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Agile Is Everywhere – Or Should Be: Use Cases and Best Practices for Leaders Across the Business

Published June 27, 2018 What a difference a few decades make! When it was launched in 2001 with a manifesto, Agile was considered an alternative way to develop software. I was there in the middle of it, working for an innovative consulting firm that delivered custom software using…

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Video: Agile Beyond IT: Why Should Leaders in Other Areas Use Agile Techniques

Published June 27, 2018 What a difference a few decades make! When it was launched in 2001 with a manifesto, Agile was considered an alternative way to develop software. I was there in the middle of it, working for an innovative consulting firm that delivered custom software using…

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Leading Digital Transformation: How Cultivating Trust Enables Success

Published June 27, 2018 What a difference a few decades make! When it was launched in 2001 with a manifesto, Agile was considered an alternative way to develop software. I was there in the middle of it, working for an innovative consulting firm that delivered custom software using…

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Transformation Turducken: 5 Tactics for Effective Organizational Change

Published June 27, 2018 What a difference a few decades make! When it was launched in 2001 with a manifesto, Agile was considered an alternative way to develop software. I was there in the middle of it, working for an innovative consulting firm that delivered custom software using…

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How to Use Big Data Effectively: Data Strategy Tips from #DigitalBrainFest 2016

Published June 27, 2018 What a difference a few decades make! When it was launched in 2001 with a manifesto, Agile was considered an alternative way to develop software. I was there in the middle of it, working for an innovative consulting firm that delivered custom software using…

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How Big Data Transformed Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll [Infographic]

Published June 27, 2018 What a difference a few decades make! When it was launched in 2001 with a manifesto, Agile was considered an alternative way to develop software. I was there in the middle of it, working for an innovative consulting firm that delivered custom software using…

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How to Reduce the Technology Tax: Examine Ad Tech Stack & Processes

Published June 27, 2018 What a difference a few decades make! When it was launched in 2001 with a manifesto, Agile was considered an alternative way to develop software. I was there in the middle of it, working for an innovative consulting firm that delivered custom software using…

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Seven Signs You Need a Data Strategy

Big data has clearly reached a certain level of maturity on the technology hype cycle.Basically, that means many initial and early investments in business intelligence, customer intelligence, advanced analytics or other big data capabilities have yet to yield the kind of breakthrough performance gains that were promised.You could say that the potential value and the ROI on these investments were overhyped. Or you could point out that the culprit in many cases was a failure to develop a sufficient data strategy to guide activities and prioritize investments in these areas.We’ve previously explained what a data strategy is, and how having one helps your company treat data as an asset. Now we’ve identified several key indicators that implementing a data strategy – or overhauling your existing one – would help your organization get more value from its data.Seven Signs That Your Company Needs a Data Strategy1. It’s not clear what data is worth or how to use it.From an accounting standpoint, many companies are struggling with the “big mystery” about what their data is worth.On a tactical basis, much of the value of data comes from knowing how to apply it to seize market opportunities – which is exactly what a data strategy helps define.

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Two Dimensions of Transformation Success: Strategic and Tactical

In our experience designing, implementing and overseeing large-scale strategic change initiatives, we have seen how the most effective transformation initiatives are notable for having a strong strategic vision and senior leadership.They also have a nitty-gritty focus on execution and a huge number of operational details.This combination of the strategic and tactical components means successful transformations occur on two dimensions.Why Successful Business Transformations Are Both Strategic & TacticalA recent Wall Street Journal article highlighting the evolving role of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) explains it this way:Many CFOs want to be able to effect change at a company, set its course and influence its culture…To do so, they often have to be willing to roll up their sleeves and become a part of the business, not just an observer from the corner office.

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Developing Your Data Strategy: What It Is & Why You Need One

Published June 27, 2018 What a difference a few decades make! When it was launched in 2001 with a manifesto, Agile was considered an alternative way to develop software. I was there in the middle of it, working for an innovative consulting firm that delivered custom software using…

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