Succeeding with DevOps: Google’s DevOps survey findings mapped to DASA’s DevOps competence model

DASA DevOps Competence Model First the expected good news,  "Harvard Business Review Analytic Services Study Competitive advantage through DevOps" -  a survey sponsored by Google Cloud , confirmed that DevOps delivers key business results. Survey respondents who adopted the DevOps approach say that it has improved speed to market ( named by 70%), productivity (67%), … Continue reading Succeeding with DevOps: Google’s DevOps survey findings mapped to DASA’s DevOps competence model

Redefining and reinventing project management for today’s post industrial digital age

In many organizations, employees know more about their work than their managers. This reality should force organizations that still cling to the old, top-down style of managing to recognize that many employees today are very capable of managing themselves https://iveybusinessjournal.com/publication/a-new-role-for-management-in-todays-post-industrial-organization/ With this opening salvo, Mitch McCrimmon writing in the Ivey Business Journal, gets to the … Continue reading Redefining and reinventing project management for today’s post industrial digital age

Getting DevOps right : It is not just about technology, leadership and management matters

It is a truism that to realise the benefits of a technology driven change initiative the focus has to be on deliberate leadership and management of the initiative, rather than an exclusive focus on technology and tools. However, that obvious truth gets lost, in the euphoria and excitement about the latest technology, especially in technologically … Continue reading Getting DevOps right : It is not just about technology, leadership and management matters

Go agile or go extinct : Reiventing project management for the digital age

As this is fundamental to getting Agile right,  let me begin by reiterating what I said earlier,the two aspects of Agile  - an agile mindset, and agile methods and their associated practices need to go hand in hand. A mindset without the methods and practices is non-practicable Agile, while methods without the Agile mindset will result … Continue reading Go agile or go extinct : Reiventing project management for the digital age

Agile practice guide : What is Agile and why getting the definition right matters

Agile - It is both the mindset and the method Agile is everywhere in the world of work - in casual conversations, in formal management meetings, even in boardrooms - there is constant chatter about Agile.Where ever you turn, some one seems to be mouthing an ever-expanding stream of agile phrases - daily standup, xp, … Continue reading Agile practice guide : What is Agile and why getting the definition right matters

Leverage project management to maximize the value of agile

There is little doubt that organizations are embracing the agile way of working , in a big way. What is also clear is that organizations fail to fully realize the value of agile. The primary reason for this failure to maximize the value of agile, is the overlooking of the role of project management to … Continue reading Leverage project management to maximize the value of agile

EPMO : Making a difference in the lives of patients and thier families

It would be understandable if you are hard-pressed to figure out the connection between EPMO  ( Enterprise Project management Office) and making a difference in the lives of patients and their families. Making a difference in the lives of people is not something that readily springs to one's mind when talking about PMOs. Well, this … Continue reading EPMO : Making a difference in the lives of patients and thier families

Becoming a better project manager series : Taking ownership 

Being a project manager is tough. You are responsible for delivering results but don't have complete control over the means to deliver them. Most of the times, the results are defined in the vaguest possible terms, that you don't even know what results you have to deliver. Welcome to the world of project management where … Continue reading Becoming a better project manager series : Taking ownership