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Since we launched our Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster two weeks ago, several hundred people around the globe have downloaded it - but it's not clear how many of them have taken the time to work their way through it. Haven't seen it yet, you say? No worries - you can download the poster for free at AgileDigitalTransformation.com. OK then - everyone have the poster handy? Good. Here's how to make sense of it. So...Where's the Roadmap? The first thing you'll notice about the ADT Roadmap is that it doesn't look too much like the sort of roadmap you'd likely see in the course of your work. There are no clear starting or ending points, and while the progression generally goes from left to right, there are plenty of branches and backtracks along the way. Welcome to digital transformation, folks! Your transformation will also likely have unclear endpoints, and ... (more)

Threads of Digital Architecture | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

In last week's Cortex newsletter, I introduced the following diagram of a customer-centric digital architecture, where digital architecture is shorthand for enterprise architecture that's laser focused on driving digital transformation.   Customer-Centric Digital Architecture In the diagram above, the traditional architectural layers (represented here as concentric bands) have been grayed out in favor of customer journeys that cut across user interface, process, technology infrastructure, and data concerns, instead focusing on the preferences and behavior of individual custom... (more)

DevOps Is Paving New Inroads | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

In my last Cortex newsletter I explained that the trimodal pattern from Value Chain Mapping wouldn't fix the well-known issues with bimodal IT. I've also gone on the record taking issue with Gartner's questionable advice to let slow go slow. Instead, my advice for getting out of the bimodal IT trap is to fix slow. Fix slow, you say? Easier said than done! After all, enterprises have been struggling with legacy modernization and migration initiatives for decades, with woefully limited success. Why should we expect any better luck this time around? Even if we did have some magic ... (more)

2016 DevOps Predictions By @TheEbizWizard | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Expanding DevOps Beyond Dev and Ops The principles, processes and tools that are core to the existing DevOps movement will expand beyond traditional development and operations teams. Non-technical teams are often in silos too, so can also get value from the benefits DevOps provides to software teams, including a high-trust open culture, creating and validating hypotheses, measurement, shortened feedback loops and enhanced collaboration; all of these lead to high velocity organizations regardless of type. Approaches and tools like pull-requests and ChatOps are no longer just for ... (more)

Fixing the Agile Digital Transformation | @DevOpsSummit #Agile #DevOps

Enterprises are finally realizing that digital transformation must be end-to-end if they want to remain competitive in today’s software-driven, customer-focused world – but virtually every large organization has a massive boat anchor dragging them down – slow IT. Legacy technology woes are bad enough – but what really makes slow IT slow are the people and the processes they follow. Nobody likes to change, yet change is what digital transformation is all about. Some organizations look for shortcuts. Let fast go fast and let slow go slow, Gartner says – but that road leads to ruin,... (more)