Multitasking? Hardly! This is the real key to success in the digital era

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Succeeding in the digital era requires an ability to adapt and a willingness to be in lifelong learning mode. Really, you have no choice in an economy where the job you might have in 20 years doesn’t yet exist. Other traits will come in handy in the digital economy: The ability to communicate and collaborate, […]

The future job market belongs to the agile and adaptable

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There’s a great (and long) article in The Atlantic that focuses on a new-generation Navy warship and its crew of “‘hybrid sailors’ who have the ability to acquire skills rapidly.” “The ability to acquire skills rapidly.” Sound familiar? It’s a topic I’ve discussed many times in this blog. The key to surviving in the digital […]

Your workforce should be re-skilled, not replaced

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Intelligent technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and neural networks already are a part of many enterprises and are expected to radically transform the workplace. But a survey of enterprise leaders at MIT Technology Review‘s recent EmTech Next conference shows that more than half of organizations aren’t adequately prepared for a future in which […]

La única habilidad que necesaria en tu futuro trabajo no será, en realidad, una habilidad

Hubo un tiempo, no hace mucho, en el que uno podía preguntarle a un niño: “¿Qué quieres ser de mayor?” y esperar una respuesta similar a la realidad actual: doctor, abogado, jugador de béisbol, astronauta, etc. ¡Ya sabes, trabajos que la gente realmente hace! Pero, ¿cómo saber hoy en día lo que se quiere ser, […]

The one skill you’ll need in the future workplace isn’t actually a skill

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There was a time not long ago when you could ask a child, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and expect a reply that bears a fair semblance to present reality: Doctor, lawyer, baseball player, astronaut, etc. You know, jobs that people actually do! But how do you know what you […]

Workplace of the future is here, and it belongs to the agile and adaptive

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A recent article on the Business Insider website contained some great career advice, yet the piece also contains a pair of flawed inherent premises, both of which are hinted at in the headline: “7 skills all young people need to survive the future of the workplace.” Let me be clear: The advice presented by Charlotte Edmond […]

3 cuestiones en torno al desarrollo de software ágil en el sector de automoción

La transformación digital de la industria de automoción ha sido increíblemente dramática, tanto en la carretera por dotar a los coches de los últimos accesorios tecnológicos, como en las fábricas, donde el Internet de las Cosas, la robótica y la inteligencia artificial han añadido claras eficiencias de producción. Aparte de los desarrollos más obvios, las […]

InFraud aftermath: Is your cybersecurity team big enough?

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On the 7th February, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment of 36 suspects involved in an online transnational cybercrime organisation referred to as the Infraud Organization. The DOJ claimed the group was responsible for more than $530 million in losses. The suspects worked from a number of countries, including the United States, UK, […]

Are you an Agile Servant Leader?

Building an Agile culture is more important than managing individual Agile projects because it sets the stage for the entire organization to be Agile. Scrum Masters, who lead Agile projects, are responsible for inculcating the right culture and mindset in the organization. But this can be difficult if the Scrum Master is set in old […]

Are you really Agile?

“Agile” is most definitely one of those words that is used liberally in sales brochures, delivery reports and, in fact, any form of communication that is attempting to show the reader that the team at hand is working “differently.” Under the banner of Agile are a number of “processes” — although we have to be […]