Companies all over the world are utilizing grid computing to tackle a variety of problems, and the marriage of grid computing and business intelligence is natural. Are you harnessing the power of the grid?
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Few organizations understand the game-changing potential BPI offers when deployed properly within an organization. The dynamics and impact of aligning the way organizations deliver value to stakeholders from need through delivery has been lost in the rhetoric. BPI is often seen as nothing more than a way to document workflows with the hopes of identifying small, incremental improvements in efficiency. Is all hope lost?
There’s been a lot of talk about how the pandemic has been a catalyst for the acceleration of digital transformation. But is that really the case? No, and it's time we stop confusing digitization with digital transformation. What has to change now is the way technology is leveraged.
A few recent events have left this project manager feeling very positive about PMOs--and that’s something that hasn’t happened in quite some time. While we can't yet proclaim PMOs as saviors of organizations, they are now on the journey to success.
The average lifespan of a PMO from inception to demise is approximately two years. That raises numerous questions regarding the purpose and relevance of PMOs. Those questions, however, can probably summed up with one general one: Have we reached peak PMO?
The next year promises to be an exciting and busy time in healthcare projects. It's is one of the few industries in the United States that has grown during the recession. The trend shows no sign of stopping, and project work is plentiful throughout the industry--especially with new initiatives and new requirements from the government that will have to be implemented.
Repurposing the PMO in an agile environment from being a reporting PMO to a fully trained analytical PMO is something that is urgently needed. CFOs cannot continue to accept the information that they’ve been getting from IT at face value.
Microservices is an emerging approach to software development that breaks down complex applications into smaller components or processes. It embraces DevOps, complements agile, and can provide better scalability and resilience, among other benefits. But it also requires significant organizational change, and it isn’t a silver bullet; in fact, it can make a mess. Is it for you?
What is the hidden danger of offshore development in Business Intelligence? It's called data security. Offshore development for BI applications puts data security in the spotlight. How can you ensure that your data is properly enabled through the BI application?
Do team members and executives in your organization see retrospectives as a waste of time and expense? If so, maybe your retrospectives aren’t providing the value they should, from establishing a culture of team learning and stressing continual improvement, to tracking metrics and celebrating successes.