“Would you recommend Agile in every situation?” The answer from Tiago Garcez on this question is “Yes!”. But sometimes people are unsure what agile means and what an organization can do to become agile? Tiago talked at Agile Tour Brussels about why agile is better suited to the challenges that companies are facing, the value that agile can deliver, and how you can start an agile transition.
Great projects are generally the end result of commitment from three basic sets of actors: individual team members, teams and projects. With agile teams committing based on the needs of the business and their capabilities, and delivering against the commitment they make.
The growth of mobile devices, advances in technology and the rise of social media are impacting the way customers interact with organisations. This article examines how business process management can drive the way organisations respond to and interact with their customers using social media. Automated BPM can provide the tools for deeper and better customer engagement.
ADMIT is a framework composed of decision points used when crafting any IT based architecture, whether Enterprise, System, Infrastructure, or Software. 5
Planning and budgeting large complex projects leads most often to (unwanted) surprises. Insights from beyond budgeting can help to increase flexibility, and focus on business value. 1
Winston Bumpus introduces Cloud Service Brokers – agents providing guidance in selecting and using the most appropriate cloud service – and the CIMI model used to integrate cloud service providers. 2
David Josephsen recently published this book which contains best practices, lessons in operational theory focused on the usage of Nagios, and practical guidance for implementing Nagios. 2
Enterprises want to understand customer needs and deliver products that create value. How Yammer test their business customer hypotheses, and why they focus on the architecture of their products.
Web services offer distinct opportunities for real-time innovation, but requires new standards in the way APIs are secured and managed at the B2B enterprise gateway level.
The battle over security and performance is fought by security professionals and network administrators. These factions have to barter an uneasy truce for the organization to survive.
Zato is an open-source ESB and application server written in Python. It is designed to integrate systems in SOA and to build backend applications (i.e. API only). 2
Large organisations wishing to benefit from greater agility can establish a compelling roadmap building on existing pockets of best practice and overcoming various cultural and other obstacles. 2