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Banking Software Vendors Won’t Differentiate With Just Functionality For Long

Jost Hoppermann September 11, 2020
A few days ago, Forrester published two Forrester Wave™ reports, one focusing on retail banking, the other on corporate banking. With these Forrester Wave evaluations, we separated off-the-shelf banking back ends for retail and corporate banking for the first time. However, this was not the only first: We also introduced a new banking software category: […]
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Lean Isn’t Always Lean: There Are Lean Cores And Lean Cores In Banking

Jost Hoppermann August 7, 2020
Understanding the lean-core concept is key to easing digital transformation challenges. Vice President Jost Hopperman clears up some of the confusion surrounding the concept.
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RPA And Test Automation Are More Friends Than Foes

Diego Lo Giudice May 20, 2020
If robotic process automation was not on your company’s roadmap before COVID-19, it likely is now to reduce costs, conduct remote business, and improve resiliency.
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Business Resilience Is No Longer Optional

Stephanie Balaouras May 12, 2020
In the 2020s, the aftermath of the pandemic and ongoing systemic risk will force every company to become much more resilient. In fact, we believe that resilience — the ability to deliver on your mission and vision regardless of any kind of crisis or disruption, be it extreme weather, political upheaval, cyberattack, or the next disease outbreak — will become a competitive advantage.
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Think Adaptive For The 2020s

Brian Hopkins May 11, 2020
In 2020 successful businesses will focus on proactively adapting and shape-shifting as events unfold. Forrester's adaptive strategy provides a framework for short-term and long-term success.
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Agile, DevOps, And COVID-19

Charles Betz March 23, 2020
Now is not the time to revert back to old industrial practices. The world is going even more digital because of the COVID-19 crisis, and old industrial era thinking needs to be abandoned once and for all.
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Lessons From Enterprise Collaboration Experiments In China In The Wake Of COVID-19

Guannan Lu March 12, 2020
The journey to enabling remote work in China has been “no walk in the park.” Here’s what other regions can learn from it.
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Strategic Design Is Finally Recognized In Agile Frameworks

Karine Cardona-Smits February 28, 2020
Designers joining Agile teams often complain about feeling like misfits. The importance of good design is mentioned in Agile principles, but designers are nowhere in the picture. The only individuals that Agile principles mention are business people and developers. How do you fit in, then, when you are a user experience, customer experience, service, or […]
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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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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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