Category: Agile Working

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 […]

How Agile Methodology Can Streamline Infrastructure Projects

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  • Published on August 27, 2018
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Infrastructure is one of the critical components of a healthy economy, though few people realise just how significant it is. To put it into numbers, a 10 percent rise in infrastructure assets improves a nation’s GDP by one percentage point. Nations that have poor infrastructure suffer when undertaking other large projects, because the roads are […]

The Benefits Of Agile Project Management For Financial Institutions

  • Published on August 17, 2018
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Agile project management offers advantages for financial institutions as competition from fintechs and regulatory pressures continue to challenge them. What are the possible benefits of agile for financial institutions? We look at some of the top challenges agile could help solve, including managing large teams. The red tape of financial services The financial sector’s critical […]

Why Government Contractors Need Agile Working Practices

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Organisations that deal with government agencies are facing a new wave of challenges. Small and medium sized contractors are feeling the bulk of these new tensions, but many of the issues apply to contractors of all sizes. Some of the current challenges facing contractors include: Government agencies are tightening their belts This means there are […]

Agile Project Management Solutions for Supply Chain Management

  • Published on July 23, 2018
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Running an agile supply chain is quickly becoming a necessity for modern businesses. It sounds simple on paper, but as most companies know, building agility into a supply chain doesn’t happen overnight. Here’s a look at some of the common challenges facing supply chain management, and how introducing an agile framework into the mix can […]