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Advisor

Building the Foundation for Service Leadership

by Peter McGarahan

Establishing the organizational foundation for service leadership where everyone is the customer should be a high priority. In my leadership experience and interactions with service leaders around the world, I have learned that being an effective leader comes down to one thing: care and they will care.


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Outdated Approaches to Change Management

by Jason Little

Agile isn’t going to help if we continue applying outdated change models to how we transform; that is, a bunch of change people — either Agile coaches, change management folks, or the vendor — gather in a room and create the plan.


Executive Summary

Architecting the Agile Enterprise: Adapting EA for Agile at Scale (Executive Summary)

by Gustav Toppenberg

In today’s business environment, it’s rare to speak with an enterprise leader who is not adopting some form of Agile development practice. Indeed, global companies of every size are adopting Agile practices and principles. However, traditional Agile does not consider enterprise architecture (EA) as a key part of the process and only assumes that architecture guidance is being provided in the background. As we explore in the accompanying Executive Report, EA leaders who have identified the need to change in light of the emergence of Agile have significant opportunities to help Agile projects move more quickly and be more effective.


Executive Report

Architecting the Agile Enterprise: Adapting EA for Agile at Scale

by Gustav Toppenberg

In today’s business environment, it’s rare to speak with an enterprise leader who is not adopting some form of Agile development practice. Indeed, global companies of every size are adopting Agile practices and principles. However, traditional Agile does not consider enterprise architecture (EA) as a key part of the process and only assumes that architecture guidance is being provided in the background. As we explore in this Executive Report, EA leaders who have identified the need to change in light of the emergence of Agile have significant opportunities to help Agile projects move more quickly and be more effective.


Advisor

DevOps Does Not Necessitate a Change in Language

by Timothy Collinson

The idea that an organization should change from a particular language, such as one of those named above or any of the myriad of others that may be currently in use, to find DevOps success is a slippery slope and is not necessary to implement the DevOps principle of increased deployment frequency. Any language will work well with the right principles and practices in place.