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Displaying articles for: November 2013

Discover Barcelona 2013: Your last-minute survival guide

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If you haven’t yet registered for Discover Barcelona 2013, it’s time to get your ducks in row—it kicks off on December 10, and that’s right around the corner. Last-minute planning can make any show seem a bit overwhelming, especially one the size of Discover Barcelona. Here’s how to make the most of your chance to meet with experts from HP, IT thought leaders, and your peers in a bustling, energized gathering while discovering new ways to solve your technology challenges. Follow this guide and take the stress out of your planning—before, during, and after the conference—to help you get the most out of your experience.

 

Getting ready

Do your homework: ramp up your knowledge in advance. Read up on speakers, sessions, and track descriptions, and check the Discover Barcelona agenda as it takes shape in the coming weeks. Get a handle on your own agenda for the event:

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An Agile Manifesto for enterprise IT

shamim ahmed.jpgShamim Ahmed has over 20 years of experience in large-scale application architecture, design and development, product research and development, large multi-shore project/program management, organizational quality management, and IT consulting.

 

How can enterprise IT become more agile? This question is one I constantly get from customers as I meet with them in IT transformation workshops.  IT is under intense pressure to release applications at a pace that enables the business to remain competitive. And in answer, we’ve seen the rise of Agile development. But Agile principles really work best in small teams. When you try to scale up those principles to large enterprises it’s a challenge.

 

With my colleagues in HP ALM and HP Software Professional Services, I’ve been working on defining what the agile enterprise looks like and how traditional IT organizations can get there.

Change management: The CIO’s nightmare or dream-come-true?

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DD Mishra is a partner at CIO Specialist Advisory LLP and a member of the Discover Performance community's IT Strategy & Performance LinkedIn group.

 

As CIOs are at the forefront of process and technology, change management must be a skill in the IT leader’s toolkit. Managing change has never been an easy task, with the accompanying natural human resistance as well as the organizational politics at play every organization to some degree. Successful changes manage to overcome the resistance or circumvent it entirely. Without a strong sponsor and commitment from the top, change management could be a touchy journey. Traditionally change management has followed a top-down approach. I call the traditional change management compulsive as it may not be initially acceptable to all of those involved, and it requires a carefully crafted approach.

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