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Extending the Scrum framework for better project management

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Scrum — a management framework that focuses on cutting through complexity to better meet business needs — maps out the elements required to run a successful project. However, many projects need to go beyond the typical Daily, Planning, Review and Retro meeting sessions used in the Scrum process to be truly successful. There are ways to enhance your Scrum framework, increase control […]

Scratch to Python: Taking your coding to the next level

Following on from my last blog post “How you can begin to Code“, by now you should be getting to grips with a good level of basic coding using games to help you. So where do you go from here? Most of the initial links I listed used a scratch type of game to help you learn, […]

Consider this when configuring and customizing insurance technology

What’s driving the need for customization and configurability in the insurance technology space? As a philosopher once said, “The only thing that is constant is change.” And this is certainly true of the insurance industry. Mix a dash of market forces, a cup of product launches, a sprinkling of new countries, a handful of fresh business lines […]

Integrating new technologies into holistic insurance solutions

Advances in technology have meant applications are more open and can talk more easily to one another. This gives CIOs the ability to pick and choose the applications that make the most sense for their organization, and to integrate them into an end-to-end landscape. The approach eliminates the one-size-fits-all mentality of the past and makes […]

Digital strategy: Why compromise?

In the first of four posts about how to accelerate your enterprise’s digital journey, we discuss how to meet the demands of your digital business through rapid provisioning of SAP resources. Organizations must continuously capitalize on market opportunities and adjust to market disruptors with new solutions, business models and revenue streams. Time to market is increasingly important, not just […]

Integrating video into ‘The Brand Called IT’  

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If you did a survey, what famous global brand would your internal customers compare you to? How would you answer the same question about your IT organization? History tells me, there would probably be a disconnect between the two answers. As I’ve researched and written for the past six years, I’ve noticed most surveys still stereotype […]

Watching for speed bumps on the digital journey

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As your enterprise begins its digital journey, you may notice that, while development tools change, many of the design principles remain. The same is true for my area of expertise: performance engineering. Over the past decades, we have developed measurement, monitoring and alerting tools to ensure good performance on mainframes, minicomputers, client/server, Web and Web […]

Why I’m a tech optimist

I was in graduate school in the early 1990’s when I became interested in the emerging field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).  A core objective of HCI was to design novel technologies for humans to interact with computers. To offer a flavor of the time for the uninitiated (or the young), we still revered the Internet […]

Exploring blockchain in banking

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Blockchain or, more precisely, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is currently one of the hot topics in the banking industry. Its main focus is on clearing and settlement, where DLT can reduce reconcile efforts, address liquidity needs and accelerate processing. Several reports and studies suggest benefits and substantial savings – in particular, when DLT is applied […]

Cloud Foundry offers cloud developer certification

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Many people can talk a good cloud game, but when it comes to building cloud applications, it’s another matter. That’s why the Cloud Foundry Foundation and The Linux Foundation is creating a cloud developer education and certification initiative: The “Cloud Foundry Certified Developer” program. In a recent survey, the Cloud Foundry Foundation found that “64% of IT […]