Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jun 19, 2017
Gartner reports that 75% to 80% of organizations are using some form of agile project management process.
Although agile project management has been around for many years, the way we adapt it has changed significantly, especially as project portfolio management (PPM) practices have evolved.
In today’s businesses, technology plays a crucial role in our success, but technology can also make things more uncertain. This uncertainty has given us the motive to be more flexible and requires a “think on your feet” mentality. For this reason, we've seen a big spike in Agile PPM over the last few years. So how do we continue to deliver stability and efficiency, the result of traditional style PPM, while also giving in to necessary risks that lead to innovation and competitive edge?
It’s simple: accept the value in each method, avoid the inevitable pains that may develop with segregation, and opt for a unified agile and traditional PPM model.
Discover how HPE Advisory Consulting Services consolidates and modernizes workloads and technology siloes, simplifying administration, and improving automation. Learn how IT organizations can support on-demand IT services and enable DevOps, self-service IT and agile development practices, while reducing equipment and operating expenses. This HPE Blueprint provides them with an overview of the steps they need to consider to achieve this outcome. This is valuable information to the IT person, particularly when they don’t know where to begin.
Several years into the app economy, business has changed. Accelerating product cycles and competitive threats now demand continuous planning. Change is constant and managing it is more important than ever. As a result, companies that for years have taken a traditional approach to managing initiatives are moving rapidly to implement agile business practices. And they’re seeing results, in the form of improved quality, faster delivery of value, reduced development costs and increased customer satisfaction.
But this transition also creates new challenges and responsibilities for the project management office (PMO). In fact, the success of the transformation often hinges on the PMO’s ability to expand the underlying concepts of the agile development methodology into a companywide ethos¬—a concept known as business agility.
Customer obsession has created a business environment of continual disruption. Constant change is forcing execs to recognize that traditional planning and delivery practices don’t sustain the ability to focus on strategy while delivering new capabilities. To adapt to an environment where change is the new normal, project management office (PMO) leaders and enterprise architecture (EA) strategists are expanding Agile methods, but scaling Agile to the enterprise requires significant process, organization, and cultural change. This report identifies best practices for tackling this challenge.
Agile software development is no longer a fad, a niche methodology, or just for startups: it’s a requirement for any modern and adaptive development organization. Without the adoption of agile practices, your business may be challenged to keep pace with customer commitments, beat the competition to market, and establish a roadmap for strategic innovation. But a proven framework for agile transformation—including services and tooling can enhance your productivity and speed, and support you as you scale.
Applications and services are made up of more components and integrations today than they were just a few years ago. Coupled with a much more competitive business world, this complexity has changed everything for both development and operations.
Devops is pressed to deliver more functionality at a faster pace, focusing on small, incremental changes and using agile methodologies and practices such as continuous integration.
Download this white paper to find out more about how CA Technologies can help with many of the DevOps challenges your company currently face.
Its the start of a new year and amidst the countless predictions flooding the internet, one things for certain 2019 is shaping up to be the year of cloud adoption. Analysts are expecting that enterprise adoption of cloud will ramp up significantly, but with this migration and the continued adoption of mobile and IoT technologies, the attack surface is changing dramatically and this has major implications for security.
Fundamentally, security boundaries extend from on premises infrastructure to cloud service provider environments where perimeters no longer exist. Organizations cannot defend themselves with the same strategies and tactics that applied when it did. In this brave new world of cloud, IoT and mobile technology, organizations must be agile and shift, extend, and evolve their perimeter-based defense practices to those that are more robust. Further, a comprehensive defense in depth approach enables defense of high value assets amidst a more unpredictable cyber security landsca
The industry is adopting agile and DevOps practices throughout IT to increase business agility. In this book, explore the potential for DevOps in your organization, told from a mainframe point of view.
• Digital transformation is essential in the modern software factory, and mainframes are mission-essential elements in many industries, including, finance, transportation, insurance and others
• The industry is adopting agile and DevOps practices throughout IT to increase business agility
• Explore the potential for DevOps in your organization, told from a mainframer’s point of view
If the notion of GDPR approach as an agile methodology was the thesis for this paper, the conclusion surely has to be that there is much work still to be done by the enterprise. From an obvious mismatch between the belief of board preparedness to actual preparedness, drilling down into the specific areas of storage, security and development, there’s a feeling that while organisations are now aware of the risks and the necessary philosophical practice that has – or will – become action, there is still an absence of that ‘organic’ inclusion that should make GDPR part of the furniture.
Published By: Sauce Labs
Published Date: May 30, 2018
Today’s modern development disciplines -- whether Agile, Continuous
Integration (CI) or Continuous Delivery (CD) -- have completely transformed how teams develop and deliver applications. Companies that need to compete in today’s fast-paced digital economy must also transform how they test. Successful teams know the secret sauce to delivering high quality digital experiences fast is continuous testing. This paper will define continuous testing, explain what it is, why it’s important, and the core elements and tactical changes development and QA teams need to make in order to succeed at this emerging practice.
Published By: Sauce Labs
Published Date: May 30, 2018
Today’s modern development disciplines -- whether Agile, Continuous
Integration (CI) or Continuous Delivery (CD) -- have completely transformed
how teams develop and deliver applications. Companies that need to
compete in today’s fast-paced digital economy must also transform how
they test. Successful teams know the secret sauce to delivering high
quality digital experiences fast is continuous testing. This paper will define
continuous testing, explain what it is, why it’s important, and the core
elements and tactical changes development and QA teams need to
make in order to succeed at this emerging practice.
Hear IDC Research Director for ALM Strategies explain how establishing effective agile approaches to software development, QA and testing, ensures software relevance, streamlines execution and increases release velocity.
Join IDC guest speaker and Panaya experts to hear:
› IDC Research Director, Melinda-Carol Ballou cover the latest ALM industry practices
› Which ALM strategies bring greater agility to your backend system
› How to implement these practices to achieve frequent, quality change releases
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Mar 24, 2015
Your enterprise needs the ability to identify all duplicative or outmoded IT and business applications, services and other resources, and then to consolidate those worth keeping, migrate those worth updating, and retiring the rest. And that consolidation delivers multiple business benefits. Key among these: a single interface to multiple tools and resources, and more agile global operations. With the right practices, policies and technology platform, your enterprise can accomplish these goals in ways that accelerate growth, cut costs and complexities, and enhance competitiveness.
Organizations continue to rush down the digital transformation path. Whether by modernizing their IT infrastructures, leveraging the cloud, or becoming data-centric and data-driven, organizations must become more agile in their business practices and within their IT infrastructure stack to effectively compete in today’s dynamic business environment. Between the speed and distributed nature of modern businesses, as well as the expectation of instantaneous access to data from everyday users, it’s not surprising that nearly one in three organizations are looking into ways to improve data analytics for real-time business intelligence and customer insight.
The exponential growth in digital channels has given rise to the importance of digital marketing. But digital marketing isn’t just about the channel, it’s the mechanism by which people are creating and sharing experiences; engaging not only with each other, but with companies they do business with.
With such high channel fragmentation, making strategic decisions on audience, con¬tent and platforms is critical. Marketers need the capability to define their market, build outstanding content, tailor messaging and provide that messaging in the right medium – quickly!
Use this Gartner report to help identify opportunities to optimize IT operations and accelerate your DevOps transformation. Avoid risk and drive value to your business by: implementing best practices, selecting the right tools and technologies, experimenting with agile practices, and aligning roles for success.
Confused by all the agile advice? Relax! With Agile for Dummies by your side you’ll learn the fundamentals of agile and how to increase the productivity of your software teams while enabling them to produce higher-quality solutions that better fulfill customer needs much faster.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
The healthcare industry has been affected by disruption and the need for healthcare innovation. Legislative, market, and technology pressures make it imperative for healthcare organizations — including hospitals and health systems, payers, and life sciences companies — to become more agile.
IT teams in the industry are considering a microservices-based architecture as a means of accelerating healthcare innovation and increasing project delivery speed. MuleSoft research suggests that application development productivity increases of up to 10x are possible. Healthcare specifically stands to benefit from this architectural paradigm.
This whitepaper will address:
Why microservices matter for healthcare IT teams and for healthcare innovation
Design principles for a microservices architecture
How Anypoint Platform can help you implement microservices best practices
Published By: Achievers
Published Date: Jan 17, 2014
Today’s workforce is fundamentally changing. Organizations are flatter, more agile, and require even better retention strategies. HR professionals and business leaders agree on the importance of attracting, retaining, and cultivating top talent. An employee rewards and recognition program that has the buy-in and support of business leaders can transform your corporate culture, making your organization a great place to work, building your brand as a top employer, delighting your customers with your service, and reaping the financial benefits that come from Employee Success. Download this white paper, Obtaining executive buy-in for recognition programs, and obtain best practices to sell the vision of a rewards and recognition program to your CFO.
Published By: Windstream
Published Date: Aug 04, 2014
Cloud computing today is fundamentally altering business processes and changing the way organizations interact with customers, partners, and employees.
This transformation brings incredible opportunities, including the ability to build a realtime enterprise where interaction and innovation flourish, and more agile, flexible, and cost-effective practices thrive. Yet cloud computing also presents significant challenges. The path to value is not clearly marked, and there are potential stumbling points along the way.
Please download the whitepaper to learn more!
Recently, cloud-native has been touted as the panacea to all the development concerns. In this webcast, James Governor, a Redmonk analyst and founder, will share what cloud-native really is and how it helps your business. He will highlight organizations that lead the new era of development innovation with agile and continuous methodologies and follow cloud-native development practices. Aaron De Los Reyes, Sr. Director of Oracle Technology at Cognizant, will then share how they and their clients are approaching the shift to cloud-native development and migration strategies for their legacy deployments.
Published By: IBM Unica
Published Date: Sep 08, 2011
Quality organizations are under pressure to reduce costs and improve quality, while being hit with new technologies and practices. Agile practices, rich-client technology and cloud platforms are creating disruption in the testing tools market.
Drive quality earlier in the development process with continuous testing.
Large development organizations have increasingly been adopting select agile practices to enable faster development, create more reliable software, and reduce costs. Chief among these practices is providing developers early and frequent feedback from users, from other developers, and especially from the programming, build, and test tools. In the latter category, continuous integration and continuous testing are emerging as valuable techniques for identifying errors early so they can be corrected immediately by the developer who made the code changes.
Watch this IBM webcast featuring Gartner’s Cameron Haight, to learn how APM and DevOps have changed with agile practices. In just 30 minutes you’ll learn how to:
- Streamline the innovation process with APM
- Evaluate APM tools
- Apply APM across the full DevOps tool chain, from development to production
- Accelerate product releases across hybrid cloud environments with APM
One of the biggest challenges facing companies is how to serve consumers in an environment where customer engagement is rapidly shifting. With the consumerization of customer service taking root, implementing a successful customer service experience strategy means enterprises need to be agile enough to serve customers on the their own terms across all channels. This business guide shares best practices for how to do this successfully.
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