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Agile Procurement In Government Is Not An Oxymoron

Amanda LeClair November 11, 2019
Forrester has had the pleasure of working with many change agents working at every level of government who have already adopted Agile principles to drive change. Learn more.
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Winners Of The 2019 Forrester And InfoWorld EA Awards Contest Show Strengths In Business Architecture, Realizing A Vision For Digital Transformation, And Architecture Governance

Gene Leganza September 25, 2019
In some past Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards competitions, we had named themes to align entries and winners to the current needs of modern enterprise architecture (EA) programs. This year, as last year, we went themeless to simply find the most dramatic stories of EA’s strategic leadership. The winners of the 2019 Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards […]
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The Future Of Organizations

Today's organizational structure has aged out.

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Revlon’s Cautionary Tale: The Changing Nature Of Influencer Marketing

Brigitte Majewski August 16, 2019
Revlon learned the hard way that influencer marketing is an ever evolving and finicky proposition. Learn more.
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Headless Commerce And The Horseless Carriage

Joe Cicman August 13, 2019
As with any high-consideration purchase, there’s an expectation of a bedside manner. Buying an eCommerce platform is no exception. But all too often, I hear it feels a lot like this doctor’s visit . . . Nurse tells me you’re losing sleep. The pain in your shoulder is a case of a brachial plexus avulsion. […]
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Agile Marketing: It’s About Purpose, Then Process

Ryan Skinner July 11, 2019
When good marketing strategies go bad, traditional marketing teams may miss the signals. Read why agile can be the solution.
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A New Rhythm In HCM

Mark Brandau June 13, 2019
Maybe I’ve been in the software world for too long. Or maybe I’m a product of my earlier years. You might remember the old Russian proverb, “Doveryai, no proveryai,” which President Reagan made famous in the context of nuclear disarmament. Translated: “Trust, but verify.” Either way, I’m curious about a lot of things, question everything, […]
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The FTD Lesson For Long-Standing Brands: Don’t Rest On Your Laurels

Brigitte Majewski June 7, 2019
FTD Gets Caught In A Terrible Game Of Pickle Century-old floral delivery stalwart FTD filed for Chapter 11, sending shivers through C-suites of venerable brands everywhere. In a growing US flower market, this pioneer should have dominated. It’s long offered eCommerce and delivery, features that competitive direct-to-consumer (DTC) upstarts now play to disrupt markets. But […]
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Scaling Agile? Take Our Survey And Learn How To Reenergize The Journey

Diego Lo Giudice June 3, 2019
I’m very excited to be teaming up with Margo Visitacion on the biennial Forrester State of Agile At Scale Survey. This year, we’ve added a few more questions in areas that we see organizations struggle. In addition to successful Agile team practices and alignment with business stakeholders upstream and downstream with testing/operations, we are now […]
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Digital Acceleration Is At A Crossroads — Modernize Everything Or Die

Diego Lo Giudice May 24, 2019
Have you experienced or heard of anything similar to these anecdotes? “Tesla can’t figure out how to manage its glass inventory and replacements” or “I was abroad and had to give Uber my credit card number again!” or “My banking mobile app is not approving my online train ticket that was purchased on the web […]
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Scaling Agile: Don’t Copy Spotify; Learn From It! — Part 2

Diego Lo Giudice April 24, 2019
How can mainstream enterprises successfully adapt an approach from a digital-native unicorn? While you can’t copy culture, there is a lot you can learn from it. Check out my video below to learn how the Spotify approach will — or won’t — help your company scale its Agile development. For more information, read my latest […]
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Anthos Ups Google’s Enterprise Efforts

Jeffrey Hammond April 23, 2019
(With Dave Bartoletti and John Rymer) The biggest announcement out of the Google Cloud Next conference in early April was the general availability of its Cloud Services Platform but with a new brand name: Anthos. Anthos promises to help software delivery teams build and manage modern applications across multiple cloud platforms, including on-premises and public […]
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Scaling Agile: Don’t Copy Spotify; Learn From It! — Part 1

Diego Lo Giudice April 17, 2019
How can mainstream enterprises successfully adapt an approach from a digital-native unicorn? While you can’t copy culture, there is a lot you can learn from it. Check out my video below to learn how the Spotify approach will — or won’t — help your company scale its Agile development. For more information, read my latest […]
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Adapt Corporate Finance Practices To Support Digital Transformation

Margo Visitacion February 28, 2019
We’ve been researching a central dilemma for software leaders over the last year: If software is so important to digital business and customer engagement, why isn’t software development better understood by the C-suite? To foster an environment of fast and valuable software development, CEOs must be in the driver’s seat; they must master software as […]
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Answers To An Agile FAQ: People Over Process

Margo Visitacion February 28, 2019
What Our Clients Tell Us All The Time . . . “Our organization has gone to great lengths to become Agile, and we are well on our journey, but there is friction between our org and those within the company who have not yet transitioned to Agile practices.” Agile teams feel bogged down and relevant […]
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The Hidden Lesson In Big Beer’s Post-Super Bowl Antics (Hint: It’s Not About Fast Marketing)

Brigitte Majewski February 8, 2019
What everyone will remember most about “Super Bore LIII” is not the game or the ads but the post-game tit for tat between Big Beer brands Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) and MillerCoors (MC).   In Case The Game’s Dullness Induced You Into A Media-Blocking Stupor . . . Here’s what happened: ABI aired three Super Bowl […]
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Be Better Than Best-Guess Development

Christopher Condo January 25, 2019
Developers sometimes feel as though they work in the dark, writing code, pushing updates, and delivering features but remaining detached from the customers they serve. Often relying on feedback from internal experts and best guesses, dev teams rarely have an unobstructed view into how customers truly use their features and feel about their products. Fostering […]
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Predictions 2019: Software Innovation Builds Upon Cloud, Collaboration, AI, And More

Christopher Condo November 8, 2018
As we move into 2019, Forrester sees digital transformation as a continued driving force for the software industry, pushing teams to accelerate their innovative efforts. Last year, Forrester predicted that a host of enabling technologies, such as serverless computing, integrated DevOps tools, AI+ML, and low-code platforms, would enable digital transformation efforts. We also predicted the […]
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Winners Of The 2018 Forrester And InfoWorld EA Awards Contest Show EA’s Role In Digital Transformation

Gene Leganza October 1, 2018
In past Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards competitions, we had named themes to align entries and winners to the current needs of modern enterprise architecture (EA) programs. This year, we went theme-less to simply find the most dramatic stories of EA’s strategic leadership. But the winners of the 2018 Forrester/InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards show that there […]
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Stay Ahead Of Your Customers With Continuous Delivery

James Staten September 17, 2018
If you regularly follow the financial markets, it’s hard to ignore the growth generated by the FAANG stocks (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google). When you look more closely at the “ANG” part of this quintet, it’s not hard to see how continuous delivery and rapid creation of customer value and corporate growth go hand in […]
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Agile Processes Can Transform Companies From Unexpected Places: The VGZ Success Story

Richard Sawhney September 7, 2018
In today’s fast-paced world, you’d be hard-pressed to find an IT shop that isn’t at least experimenting with Agile. The pressure for IT to accelerate and innovate faster than ever before is real. But it’s not just IT that is feeling the heat. In most firms, every leader in every function is under pressure to […]
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