3 months, 22 days ago

The Open Group Houston 2018 – Event Highlights

The Open Group hosted its latest event July 23 – 26 in the Lone Star State at Houston’s Westin Oaks at the Galleria. The theme was ‘Digital Transformation in the Energy Industry’. We welcomed over 200 attendees from 13 countries, including Brazil, China, and the Netherlands.

10 months, 3 days ago

The IT4IT™ Standard – What is all the fuss about? Isn’t it just an architecture after all?

In October 2015, The Open Group launched a new standard, The Open Group IT4IT™ Reference Architecture, and I personally feel this may have been one of the biggest events when it comes to the history of IT. At last, IT is starting to really mature! Let me tell you why I have this view.

11 months, 1 day ago

Agile Only ? No thanks ! Agile + DevOps, Please!

In 2017 — although I suppose I should say in 2018, as it’s almost the end of December — it is simply unacceptable for any IT organization to focus on an Agile-only or DevOps-only journey. They are two sides of the same coin, and one completes the other…

11 months, 8 days ago

Agile Plus DevOps Is Slowly But Steadily Reaching Enterprise Scale

Agile is still alive and well and in demand, according to Forrester’s Agile adoption panel. This year, our biannual survey tracking the health of Agile initiatives focused on the main challenge: Agile at scale. As software teams get further along their…

1 year, 14 days ago

Predictions 2018: New Technologies Propel Software Development

These days every company is in the software business. Fast, iterative delivery of high-quality software means better customer engagement and higher satisfaction, so an effective development organization is more important than ever. But in 2018 software…

1 year, 20 days ago

The Open Group Amsterdam 2017 – Event Highlights

The rapid pace of technology innovation in today’s digital economy means that businesses require a level of agility and responsiveness that cannot be delivered by conventional business strategies and operating models.

This event focused on how Enterprise Architecture and the use of standards from The Open Group, such as TOGAF®, ArchiMate® and IT4IT™ (for managing the business of IT), are empowering companies to build better systems by architecting for digital business strategies.

Topics included: EA and Business Transformation; EA in Government; EA in Healthcare; Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities; Risk Management and Cybersecurity; Process Automation; and IT Management.

1 year, 1 month ago

Hybrid By Design Vs. Hybrid By Accident

As a veteran of enterprise IT, there’s a difference between “hybrid by design” and “hybrid by accident.” Let’s be frank: you are probably doing hybrid by accident – just about everybody is. Hybrid by accident is: Integrating public cloud with on-premises tech without standardizing on a common infrastructure-as-code practice Shadow IT cloud “experiments” that suddenly […]

1 year, 2 months ago

Continuous Delivery and Release Automation – Critical To DevOps Success

I am seeing more and more inquiries focused on driving business transformation where the transformation depends on software and business technology.  ING is a model for digital transformation, and Ralph Hamers, CEO, has publicly reinforced the bank’s transformation. Hamers stated “We have to recognize that technology is what Banks do”[i]. Every business today must focus […]

1 year, 2 months ago

The Forrester Wave™: Continuous Testing Service Providers, Q3 2017

Digital disruptors and customer-obsessed organizations are improving customer experience (CX) by shortening their software delivery cycles, delivering features in smaller increments, and scaling their existing Agile processes with DevOps. Traditional testing services don’t cut it for these organisations. In fact in my recent Continuous Testing Services Providers, Q3 2017 wave research, 38 business leaders representing the top […]

1 year, 2 months ago

Release Velocity Is Abysmal And Needs Continuous Deployment

DevOps is no longer the new kid on the block, adoption of DevOps encompasses all industries. Despite this adherence to principles of speed, velocity and agility, release frequency appears to be lagging. Continuous deployment can help: organizations leveraging an integrated continuous deployment toolset are able to make the dream of continuous releases to production a […]