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At Mitel, kaizen proves key to streamlining business processes

Mitel CIO Jamshid Rezaei turned to the Japanese practice of kaizen prizing continuous improvement over wholesale change. Up next: leveraging AI, IoT as the future of cloud-based communications.

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What is an enterprise wide agile transformation and why CIOs should lead it

More CEOs are considering enterprise wide agile transformations, enabling a significant opportunity for CIOs to lead their organization’s process, culture and mindset changes.

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Scrum master certification: Top 9 certs for agile pros

A Scrum master certification can prove you have the knowledge and competency to lead agile teams successfully.

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Making the shift to a startup mentality

For enterprises seeking an innovative edge, a startup’s approach can reap dividends. But the road to change is challenging and not for every organization.

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4 critical roles for agile success

Agile may provide the biggest competitive advantage companies can have in a digital age. Here are the crucial roles to fill when fielding your agile teams.

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Essential practices of successful agile teams

Effective agile transformations require the right team makeup, a laser focus on business outcomes, and approaches to management and training that break from the past.

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Fine tuning SAFe with architecture

Architects and agile teams should stop working in silos. Their approaches are complementary, not conflictual. The harmonization between architecture and agile teams can contribute to the delivery of successful projects aligned to...

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11 leadership practices that could sink your software project

Software development outcomes can be foiled by any number of ‘antipatterns’: management practices that seem sound in theory but rarely pay off when zealously adhered to.

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4 keys to assembling a successful agile team

Agile teams are only as effective as their members. These core factors and key questions will help you select and develop the best.

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Making the shift to microservices: 8 tips

The move to microservices represents a sea change in application development. Here’s how to unpack the complexity of such a big shift.

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Enterprise no/low code platforms: A golden phoenix has risen

Today’s more modern no/low code platforms are finding their sweet spot within a CIO’s technology strategy. These no/low code platforms now offer new, more nimble ways for IT to help the business move faster and deliver improved...

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Architecting and delivering optimal customer journeys

To make meaningful progress in their digital transformation, corporate leaders need more then agile approaches.

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How Johnson & Johnson embraced agile to drive digital transformation

Johnson & Johnson CIO Stuart McGuigan, a veteran of several IT transformations, discusses the key factors of the health-care giant’s agile overhaul.

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Fall 2018: Delivering IT as a product

Digital transformation and a renewed emphasis on customer experience have CIOs seeking a more agile approach to delivering IT services.

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Digital transformation using business architecture

Corporations investing in digital transformation must use enterprise and business architecture in the planning stages of their projects.

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Agile KPIs: How to measure agile success

Measuring success of agile efforts can be complex. The key is to emphasize value once you’ve established organizational trust.

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Agility and architecture

Agile practices are still maturing. To scale, they require an enterprise and business architecture framework in their organizations.

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JPMorgan Chase invests in agile platforms, digital talent

At JPMorgan Chase, CIO Lori Beer is harnessing agile, APIs and microservices, and looking for new talent to help the banking giant stave off digital disruption.

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