Tag: Business and IT Alignment

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Fintech:CODE Learnings

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Last week Daysha attended Fintech:CODE in London with our good partners Atlassian where we were in the company of some of Europe’s leading banks. This blog summarises our learnings under three categories for those with an interest in DevOps and particularly for those in  Fintech. Daysha also attended the Fincode 2018 event in partnership with XebiaLabs. Culture Adapting to a [......]

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Resourcing, Outsourcing and ROI: A CIO’s Best Practice

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We know that cloud technologies are here to stay. CIOs need to embrace cloud as part of their long term strategy. Organizations are outsourcing more and more of the management of their IT infrastructure. I came across this quote the other day: “Scalable solutions have reduced IT costs and channelled investment in innovation and digital change.” –in CIO Leadership, Digital [......]

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How Do You…Manage IT Department Overload?

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Business executives these days are in an innovation pressure cooker. Everywhere they turn, innovation is the buzz. Innovation makes headlines. Innovation captures investors’ imaginations. Innovation may bring in new types of customers. Stakeholders aren’t immune to “innovation fever.” In addition to demand for steady, if not increased, profits, stakeholders may be adding to the executives’ pressure with a mantra of [......]

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2014: Will we see the death of the RFP?

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Let’s say you are a global IT firm in need of a partner to help develop a competitor to Apple’s iPhone. How will your requests to prospective outsourcing partners read? Will you ask for a smart phone designed to do exactly what the iPhone does (choice number one)? Or will you ask for a more open-ended proposal for a smart [......]

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Most Common Project Management Myths Busted

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You might hear a lot of misconceptions about project managers today: they're buried in paperwork, run constant lengthy team meetings, and so on. However, different researches and stats prove different. Based on the results of multiple studies, this infographic from Wrike busts five most common project management myths and shares a couple of useful productivity hacks along the way.  

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Breaking down silos: The Changing Role of Quality Assurance in IT Projects

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In our previous article, "DevOps: Can we automate our way to Business and IT Alignment?" we discussed how agile software development has merged with IT operations to better align technology and business teams. Ultimately, the agile movement that spurred on the DevOps phenomenon is test-based, and requires developers to take on a greater role in the validation phase through automated [......]

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DevOps: Can we automate our way to Business and IT Alignment?

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How come some organizations appear to move at blistering pace, constantly releasing new software and services, outsmarting competitors, growing revenue, and delighting their customers? How come they seem to get IT right?  Or are we asking the wrong question; could it be that moving at such pace enables them to get IT right? Perhaps moving at this pace provides the [......]

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