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Choose Culture over Tools for Devops Success

Ask any of the folks at the heart of the DevOps movement which aspect of Culture, Automation, Measurement, and Sharing  (CAMS) is the best predictor and enabler of DevOps success, … Continue Reading →


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The Universal Credit Project: a failure of Waterfall project management or a failure of Agile methods?”

Many central Government departments have been trying to adopt a more incremental approach to projects, especially those that depend on IT systems development. For example, the DVLA is putting live … Continue Reading →


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To focus on the business need we need to understand the business need!

Agile projects do not deliver features and functions, they deliver business value. Simple enough in theory, but in practice this move away from a requirements led project effort is having a … Continue Reading →


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Why we need a special flavor of DevOps for mature IT

If there is one thing that has struck me from my journey optimizing the software delivery process of a traditional enterprise and the feedback I get from the people that … Continue Reading →


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Enterprise-architecture: which way forward?

Which way forward for enterprise-architecture? It’s common to think of enterprise-architecture (EA) as a discipline that’s mainly about getting the best use of the organisation’s IT. Yet whilst, yes, most … Continue Reading →


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Corporate Intellectual Property Department Governance

Governance Governance is the act of governing. It relates to decisions that define expectations, grant power, or verify performance. It consists of either a separate process or part of decision-making … Continue Reading →


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REQUIREMENTS SPECIFICATION & THE CONTROL < -- > TRUST CONTINUUM

It amazes me how often BAs cite a great, thorough, well considered specification as an indication of a job well done. A specification, as beautifully written as it may be, … Continue Reading →


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The Model Driven Organisation: finding a new role for Enterprise Architecture.

Business and ICT alignment remains a thorny problem despite being first noted in academic literature in 1977 [1] . A key objective of alignment is to establish that an organization … Continue Reading →


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It’s time to move beyond the single approach to change

Before I made the move to running my own consultancy business, I spent a good portion of my career as a business analyst. And like many business analysts or change … Continue Reading →