Category: Agile Working

What is a Value Stream?

  • Published on March 18, 2019
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It may not be obvious, by the concept of a value stream is one of the most important concepts in a digital transformation.  Why?   Because once you understand a value stream, you start to truly understand your business and you’re on a clear path to improving customer experience.  Exceptional customer experience is your key business differentiator […]

Governments Could Fall If Digital Transformation is not Successful

  • Published on March 8, 2019
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There are a number of examples in history, of how governments have fallen.  Either through the ballot box, through a coup d’etat or via a civil or military war.  But have you ever stopped to think that a lack of progress in a digital transformation, could be a fourth reason? Let me back up a […]

What is Microsoft Azure and why should I use it?

  • Published on March 1, 2019
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Microsoft is one of the world leaders when it comes to cloud computing services.  In the last comparison of revenue streams from the cloud giants, back in Feb 2018, it seems that Microsoft was just ahead in front of AWS. Want to learn more about Azure?  Well, there are options.  There is a great free […]

Why Governments will be Disrupted?

  • Published on February 11, 2019
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Digital transformation is the process of cultural,  technological and thought leadership innovation, that is required to ensure businesses remain competitive, relevant and able to survive.  Let’s break that down and explain what I mean. Click on the image below to see ALC’s range of courses that can help with your digital transformation journey: Cultural Innovation This means […]

Why should Enterprise & Solution Architects take TOGAF Parts 1 & 2?

  • Published on January 9, 2019
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Because…….Part 1 (TOGAF Foundation) only covers the theory, whereas Part 2 (TOGAF Certified) covers the practical, hands-on knowledge and experience required for real enterprise and solution architects.  If you want to learn how to really use TOGAF, you need to do both….here is why? TOGAF is a framework for developing complex solutions.  By complex solutions, […]

What are the Benefits of using the Scaled Agile Framework?

  • Published on December 3, 2018
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The Scaled Agile Framework, known as SAFe for Lean Enterprises, is a large knowledge base of proven, principles, practices and competencies, that integrates cultural change practices for Lean, Agile and DevOps. The diagram below, shows the latest full version (v4.6) of the framework: By proven, I mean that all the work contained within the framework, […]

How Does Modern Musical Composition Echo The Trend of Big Data

  • Published on November 23, 2018
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I was very fortunate in 2011 to be awarded a Leading Edge Forum Grant to perform distinguished research on In-Memory Data Grid technologies (IMDG).  At the time, the term Big Data had not been coined, or at least I had never heard of it.  The 3 months of intensive study and research for the CSC […]

What is Robotic Process Automation?

  • Published on November 12, 2018
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Robotic process automation, or RPA for short, is an emerging technology that allows you to automate business processes. It does this by mimicking the work of one or more users. I’ve seen this technology running on a thin-client machine, where the aim of the original business process was to create consulting codes. The diagram below, […]

How Agile Project Management Enhances Software Development

  • Published on October 25, 2018
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Software development teams have specific requirements, especially as they usually face a combination of complex challenges. With globalised competition, the ever-shifting technology landscape, and need for highly skilled people, software development teams might need to leverage powerful methodologies to ensure they’re getting the most out of their talent. It comes as no surprise that agile […]

How Scrum Can Help You Manage Your Marketing Campaigns

  • Published on September 10, 2018
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Marketing agencies operate in a real-time digital environment, with instant access to information and data. Challenges can include disruption associated with technology as well as traditional ones like achieving results for customers. More than ever, marketing agencies need to have tools that help them manage and run multiple campaigns. Agile project management and one of […]