6 years, 4 months ago

Outsourcing: Beyond cheap labour

Skills, best practice and business alignment mean outsourcing is here to stay (First published in ComputerworldUK) Is the IT offshoring trend we have seen over the last few decades now beginning to reverse whereby outsourcers and their customers are beginning … Continue reading

7 years, 4 months ago

AGILE & CMM : The Marilyn Monroe Connection (Part 3) : Some Like it Hot!

Here we are at the final part in our hot discussion – will Agile and CMM get hitched, become a potent combination? If you have followed the earlier parts of this story, you would share my excitement – for the … Continue reading

7 years, 4 months ago

AGILE & CMM : The Marilyn Monroe Connection (Part 2) : Something’s Got To Give

In the first part of the discussion, drawing upon the genesis of Agile and CMM, we were left wondering if the two are “The Misfits”, and most likely to disappoint  the pacifists, or can they become soul-mates after all. The … Continue reading

7 years, 4 months ago

AGILE & CMM : The Marilyn Monroe Connection (Part 1) : The Misfits

If you have begun reading this, you probably have drawn two correct conclusions already. One, that I am a fan of Norma Jeane Mortensen Baker, professionally recognized as Marilyn Monroe. And two, having worked with both, Agile and CMM, I … Continue reading

8 years, 5 months ago

The Agile CIO as a Business – IT Marriage Counselor

Print PDF Guest post by Tim Mattix and Mike Mariani If the relationship between developers and business users is like a marriage, sometimes the CIO’s job is akin to a marriage counselor. In a marriage, one spouse often wants the other to change. In the market, business executives want change, too; changes in the way systems operate so they can capitalize on new opportunities. And often the complaints in both situations are the same. It’s […]

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8 years, 6 months ago

10 Ways to be More Agile

Print PDF Written with contributions from Michael Mariani, Tim Mattix, Ryan Finnamore and many others. You might think the word “agile” is synonymous with “paralysis” to see some organizations react to the idea of introducing agile development principles to their traditional systems development lifecycle (SDLC). Concerns about introducing too much change to the organization can stop agility discussions with the business before they start. But if the organization’s goals include increasing the speed of development, […]

If you liked this, you might also like:

  1. Are Agile and CMMI Compatible?
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  3. Is Agile an “All or Nothing” Proposition?