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Successful Digital Strategy? But What About Culture?

by Jon Ward

Jon Ward emphasizes the significance of enabling change. He believes that a culture of experimentation is required for digital transformation to succeed. Ward identifies important elements of an experimental culture, such as encouraging innovation and self-directed teams. He also specifies senior leadership behaviors as well as corporate governance approaches needed to build and reinforce an experimental culture.


Transforming Change into Trust in the Digital Era

by Jagdish Bhandarkar, by Namratha Rao

The authors observe that many classic change management models fail to consider the significant dimensions of technology and innovation. They recommend devel­oping key performance indicators to track all dimensions of change, which will enable an organization to constantly improve its capability to implement change.They also present a case study.

Sheila Cox

Change Leadership in the Digital Era — Opening Statement

by Sheila Cox

Digital transformation is not for the faint of heart. It means disrupting your company before your competitors do. It means experimenting, without any guaran­tee of success. It means creating something new and unproven, while sabotaging what’s already working. Digital transformation means taking big risks. We are pleased to have nine authors share their change leadership insights in this issue.

Peter Kaminski

Using Contextual Software Analysis to Mitigate Business Risk

by Peter Kaminski

Modern software systems are routinely very complex, comprising millions of lines of code with many thousands of dependencies. Moreover, software engineer availability, workloads, and turnover compound the problem of keeping track of the complexities of systems. In this Advisor, we examine the benefits of contextual software analysis for mitigating business risk.

Sreejith N T

Agile Values and Principles in Software Systems: 4 Metrics

by Sreejith N T

Agility is about being adaptable to changing environment conditions, delivering or acting swiftly to fulfill customer needs, and in turn becoming a successful and sought-after organization. Being connected to the fundamentals of agility and tracking the transformation progress based on the Agile principles described in this Advisor helps organizations to be on track toward transformation progress and stay connected to the big picture.

Cutter Consortium

Top Intriguing Agile Product Management & Software Engineering Excellence Articles for 2017

by Karen Coburn

Here are the Agile Product Management & Software Engineering Excellence articles that garnered the most feedback from Cutter Members and clients in 2017. Look for these lists from each of our four practice areas, and rediscover Cutter's most intriguing articles of the year!

Agile Product Management & Software Engineering Excellence

The Agile Transformation Journey: The Leadership Skill Set Must Change

by Jan Paul Fillie, by Hans Boer

The change to an Agile mode of operation demands a manager who is able to act as a leader with an emphasis on inspiration, motivation, learning, and giving responsibility and trust.

Mohan Babu K

Proactive and Reactive: Taking on Technical Debt

by Mohan Babu K

In this Advisor, we will look at some of the proactive and reactive recommendations for dealing with vendor-created technical debt.