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Scaling Agile Is Life’s Work For Digital Influencer Scott Ambler

Followers of my Digital Influencer series for Forbes might have noticed that many of the thought leaders I interview come from the software development world.

That’s no coincidence. After all, today’s digital enterprises are becoming software-driven organizations. Getting the software part right is absolutely critical.

But digital influencers like today’s subject, Scott Ambler, never consider software to be a separate world from the business. They all realize that software drives business success – not as a distinct effort, but as an integral part of what it means to successfully run a modern, digital enterprise.

Building Good Software: It’s all about Process

Scott Ambler is perhaps best known as one of the progenitors of Disciplined Agile, a leading framework for scaling Agile within large organizations, along with Mark Lines. Or perhaps you know him from one of the many, diverse book titles he’s penned or co-penned over the years, including Agile Modeling, Refactoring Databases, The Elements of UML 2.0 Style, or Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans, to name a few.

Read the entire article at http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbloomberg/2017/01/31/scaling-agile-is-lifes-work-for-digital-influencer-scott-ambler/.

Scott Ambler will provide more details about scaling Agile in his session Disciplined Agile Business Agility – One Size Does Not Fit All at the Business Agility Conference in New York City on February 23 – 24, 2017.

Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. Image credit: Scott Ambler.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).