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Operational Excellence

Why Collaborative Decision Making Needs a Feedback Lab

On a recent trip to Northern California, I was mesmerized by the sardine tank at the Monterey Bay Aquarium – the sight of thousands of sardines swimming almost effortlessly in the same direction created a glittering silver loop around the overhead tank. When the staff threw food into the tank, the sardines started swimming in…

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Enterprise Agility

Agile Software Testing: How Your SDLC Can Benefit From a New Strategy

The shortened sprint cycle is a significant change that occurs as the direct result of migrating the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to an Agile development methodology. It brings a number of immediate benefits, but also introduces several challenges. One of those challenges is maintaining a consistent level of quality as part of every release…

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Enterprise Agility

5 Surefire Ways to Become an Awesome Product Owner

As a product owner, you’re the one who defines and prioritizes a team’s work, which is difficult but rewarding. After all, you define the tools for building the product that will ultimately help your company achieve its business goals. Frankly, it can be overwhelming to try to balance often-competing business priorities and constraints of time,…

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Operational Excellence

Making Your Case: 4 Ways to Plan for Enterprise Mobile Applications

According to a survey by Mobile Helix, a majority of enterprises think they’d experience 40% more productivity if they moved their enterprise apps to mobile. Strikingly, only 32% of those companies feel they have the skills necessary to pull off development. The disparity comes down to having budget dollars to invest in mobile infrastructure, access…

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Enterprise Agility

Agile Transformation: 5 Changes Project Managers Can Expect

The manufacturing and software development fields have been using Lean and Agile principles for years, and service sectors like financial services and healthcare are rapidly following suit for project implementation and delivery. Companies want to find a competitive edge by delivering the most valuable product in the least amount of time, and Agile development methodology…

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Operational Excellence

3 Ways to Digitally Engage Employees During Organizational Change

Let’s face it: change really is the only constant in our world. Has that age-old statement caused us to be numb to change? As leaders, do we think that because our employees accept change as part of the status quo, they don't need any support when the organization is facing significant transition? Of course not.…

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Operational Excellence

The DAM Sequel: The Future of Digital Asset Management

A number of vendors in the DAM industry were asked one question: "What innovative new features and technologies will you offer in the future?" Despite the diversity of the DAM and MAM industry, four clear trends emerged. In my last post, I covered the plans for reimagined user interfaces and approaches to making video more…

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Enterprise Agility

Two Ways for Product Owners to Prioritize a Backlog

While executing Agile development projects for large organizations, we often run into a few of the same challenges no matter the type of client. A common challenge is the “everything is critical” scenario when trying to prioritize work. Sound familiar? For these projects, an Agile Product Owner is typically provided by the client. And to…

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Enterprise Agility

What is the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)?

The increasing number of organizations performing Agile development at the team level know that nothing beats an Agile approach for delivering fully tested, valuable products to the customer in the most efficient manner possible. Agile methodologies were originally created for teams  working on project-focused and product-focused delivery. But now Agile principles are being applied to work across…

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Enterprise Agility

Embracing an Agile Corporate Culture

Businesses from all industries are facing competitive markets like our economy has never seen before. The notion of delivering a product as fast as possible with the highest quality is making that competition move at the speed of light. This is especially true with digital products as they have become the key driver for increasing…

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Why do companies struggle with digital transformation?

Companies of all sizes are faced with industry disruption, new technologies, and changing customer needs. Organizations with outdated…

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Operational Excellence

Leading people through forced change

When employees face disruptive change, they are often spurred on because there is a well-founded “why”—a justification for…

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Customer experience

So you have a journey map. Now what?

As organizations strive to become more customer-centric, journey mapping has become an integral tool to help organizations get…

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RPA in 2020

Mindless. Repetitive. Tedious. Necessary. Some of the most important functions in your business are cyclical, manual processes. Often…

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Activate your journey map

Why is activating a journey map difficult? As organizations digitally evolve and transform, every aspect of the customer journey is mapped. ...

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Harnessing innovation at scale

Harnessing innovation can be painful and disruptive unless you turn an innovation process into part of your company’s everyday routine. ...

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Service blueprinting explained

Work smarter. Not harder. How we do our work matters, especially in today’s business climate. When employees are productive and engaged, ...

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