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How the Agile Software Development Manifesto ideals align with Gartner’s Top 10 Technologies for 2015

December 29th, 2014 | Category: Technology

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/gartners-top-10-technology-trends-for-2015-all-about-the-cloud/?tag=nl.e106&s_cid=e106&ttag=e106&ftag=TREf7159e0 From the above article, “Gartner’s Top 10 Technology Trends for 2015: All About the Cloud”, it is It is no surprise that only two of these technologies have been on this list for more than two years running (IoT and Cloud/client computing). Four of them are on the list for the first time and…

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The Art of Being Prepared

October 20th, 2014 | Category: Business Consulting, Technology

A recent Washington Post article outlined how unprepared hospitals and personnel felt about dealing with possible Ebola cases, despite repeated guidance from the CDC and other health agencies. The primary issue is not that guidelines don’t exist – they do. The primary issue is that health care facilities have not exercised the guidelines and become…

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Weighing Out the Risks in Business

October 10th, 2014 | Category: Technology

An ISO 31000 definition of risk is the ‘effect of uncertainty on objectives’. Uncertainties include events (which may or may not happen) and uncertainties caused by ambiguity or a lack of information. While common definitions of risk focus on a negative uncertainty, uncertainty by its very nature presents both negative and positive impacts on objectives…

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The Time to Create a Security Strategy is Now

October 3rd, 2014 | Category: Technology

Your security strategy should be created with two methods in mind: A proactive strategy – Make certain you get ahead of the threats with the proper tools and policies which cover physical security, policy and governance, assets that protect the assets (anti virus and malware, firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention solutions). Identify what is most…

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What Agile is Not: The Feedback

May 8th, 2014 | Category: Technology

In my last post, I set out to understand better what the spirit of Agile is. I first defined some common terminology prevalent in the industry: values, principles, framework, methodology, processes, and practices. Then I applied those terms against Agile and related IT Software Development concepts in a matrix fashion and invited feedback on that…

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Agile is not ________________ (fill in the blank).

March 28th, 2014 | Category: Technology

Recently, I read some interesting articles with titles like ‘Agile is not Scrum’ and ‘Agile ≠ a Methodology’. This got me to thinking about how to parse through the jargon and get to the heart of what Agile and other IT Software Development concepts really are in order to better understand such articles (both of…

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