One of the main problems facing B2B marketers is that content simply doesn’t work as well as it used to. We have to get used to a new normal – where content is everywhere and we have to compete harder to be seen. But we can’t simply throw more money at the problem; we need a new solution. Agile content marketing is an approach that reduces costs and improves quality – for those brave enough to embrace it. Attend this webinar to find out how to:
• Be more competitive against B2B rivals
• Make better use of resources
• Streamline processes
• Reduce costs
• Create outstanding B2B content
Agile is not new. US rocket scientists applied incremental design and development methods in the 1950’s and IBM taught incremental practices in Los Angeles in the early 1960’s. Despite its extensive history, many people think Agile started with the Agile Manifesto in 2001. The Manifesto’s emphasis on software development also created the misconception that Agile is limited to the software development lifecycle. While some practitioners focus solely on Agile methods, others perceive that Agile’s real value is in the ability of its principles to change our thinking and behaviors. For a growing number of people and the organizations to which they belong, Agile is a strategy that can be successfully applied to any context or industry in any part of any organization.
In this webinar, we will review the broad origins of Agile, examine how Agile is permeating all facets of the organization, and consider the far-reaching implications of Agile within ITSM in particular. We will also explore the characteristics of an Agile organization, with an eye towards what needs to change in Agile IT organizations (both in Dev and Ops) by way of focusing on such technical aspects as how to capitalize software product development and how we can make Supplier Management more Agile.
Learning Outcomes - attendees will be able to:
- Identify the broad origins of Agile in order to place its development within a larger historical context
- Identify how Agile is beginning to permeate all facets of organizations so they can begin planning interactions that take into account Agile’s broader, interconnected reach within their own organizations
- Analyze the implications of Agile within IT and IT Service Management so they can adjust their methodologies to take advantage of its impacts
- Assess what Agile means to software product development and Supplier Management in particular in order to begin to design successful approaches to their technical needs
In an effort to gain speed and agility, many companies have adopted composite application development approaches in addition to the rapid adoption of Agile methodology in development teams. But while Agile promises speed, it does not guarantee high quality – which is critical to achieving business goals. The combination of Agile development in faster iterations along with componentized service-based applications promises significant breakthroughs in velocity. But it also brings a whole new set of challenges through dependencies, causing significant project delays and failures as dependencies rapidly turn into constraints. The answer lies in a new software capability known as Service Virtualization.
Attend this Web Event to learn about the concept and value of Service Virtualization and how it can eliminate constraints throughout the Agile application development process. You’ll hear about:
• The Agile approach and the importance of test and development teamwork
• What types of impediments and constraints emerge with Agile and composite application architecture
• How to eliminate these constraints in test and development with Service Virtualization
• The ROI of implementing Service Virtualization
Some teams using agile report an increase in productivity of 200-400% but more than 70% of agile teams fail in their goals. Why is that? The presentation will look at some of the things that I think make a team work, and what are the common factors that lead teams to be unsuccessful. Agile is in theory so easy - so why is it so hard to get right?
Kirsteen has been working in agile teams for 10 years, the majority of which were at the BBC. From a project manager to scrum master to programme and then ultimately portfolio manager for a large team which included iPlayer, Radio and Music, TV Platforms, some mobile and some social work. As a result she has been exposed to a variety of projects and methodologies and implementations around agile.
Now at BrightTALK, Kirsteen is programme managing the technical team, developing the team’s agile processes.
BrightTALK was founded in 2002 and we are providers of webinar and live video solutions. We have built our own automated webinar platform that allows business users to create and run their own live and recorded webinars and live events. This platform was launched in September 2008 and is now used by hundreds of content creators reaching thousands of users every day across a range of B2B sectors
Successful Agile adoption involves far-reaching changes at the individual, team, and organizational level. This session will help you define and plan a successful agile change management program and prepare for the transition, laying out the full scope of what it takes to adopt Agile to those who are responsible for devising and implementing the transformation. Participants will gain an understanding of the real-world challenges and problems they will face and the steps they should take to address them. Stakeholders will become familiar with the key elements of a successful Agile adoption program, including business case definition, adoption program elements, managing the organization change, measuring success, and sustaining the results. Special emphasis will be given to how to implement and scale Agile for larger organizations, including scaling strategies such as the rolling wave and train-the-trainer programs.Read more >
This presentation discusses common failures and highlights real-world Agile success stories from Rally customers to show you what high-performance Agile looks like.Read more >
Software drives business optimization, and agile software development approaches help drive innovation. Yet managing disparate applications deployed across a range of platforms without consistent agile quality strategies is costly, inefficient, and inherently risky. Effective approaches to agile quality are becoming increasingly vital to success.
Agile development provides tremendous opportunities for efficient, adaptive code creation, yet organizational strategies to manage code quality and agile testing as part of an agile lifecycle remain woefully inadequate. In addition, as mobile, cloud, and social platforms themselves are evolving at an agile pace, complexity increases, adding further quality challenges.
Join IDC analyst Melinda Ballou as she discusses business and development strategies to leverage an agile quality community culture, agile techniques, and automation as the complex sourcing of software creation evolves.
• discuss the benefits and challenges of agile quality adoption
• explain how agile quality and related lifecycle approaches enable speedier and collaborative code creation
• provide visibility into software assets that improve software development and business adaptability
How Agile is your organization? Join Experis for a complimentary webinar designed to provide insights into the impact of Agile on IT cultures and business success.
We will dispel some common Agile myths and discuss setting realistic expectations, recommended steps and critical success factors for implementing Agile. We’ll also provide insight into establishing a pertinent and usable framework that can be leveraged to maximize Agile benefits and business value. Plus we’ll share a case study of a company that successfully adopted Agile.
By participating in this webinar you will:
• Understand how to determine Agile business relevance
• Learn Agile adoption methods and best practices
• Gain insights around maximizing Agile benefits and business value
• Determine if Agile is relevant to your own business
Your experts for this informative webinar are Dennis Baldwin, Project Management, Business Analysis & Agile Service Line Manager, Development Solutions Practice, Experis and Tom Mullen, Business Planning & Execution Service Line Manager, Development Solutions Practice, Experis.
As Agile and agile thinking has continued to gain traction in organizations beyond the software development teams, project managers are left wondering what it all means to them.
Some Agile practitioners promote the idea the PMs are no longer needed once you make the transition to using a practice such as Scrum. Does this mean that the PM role will become obsolete in Agile organizations? Or does it mean that the role of traditional project manager needs to transform to being a agile project leader?
If you are a PM in an organization making the transition to Agile, come find out what it means to you and what you need to do start the transformation to becoming an Agile Project Leader.
Agile was first adopted at the team level: groups of 7 plus or minus 2 people embracing agile practices. But in reality, this is not how most enterprise software is delivered. Enterprise software depends on multiple teams working toward common objectives. Most enterprise companies are just beginning to harness agile at this level.
With this next level comes a new focus on agile adoption patterns and a back-to-basics approach. Companies adopting agile must come to grips with the reality that successful agile at scale requires hard organizational choices. Companies willing to go “all-in” are reaping immense rewards, including the ones who have been agile for many years.
You’ll leave this webinar knowing:
-How Agile at scale is different from team-level Agile
-Why focusing on strong Agile basics is key to scaling Agile
-Why connecting delivery to strategy is essential in realizing the promise of Agile
-Where you are in your Agile journey, and what to do next
-How to identify trouble spots and fix them
The PMO world has been turned upside down by the move to Agile. The tool of choice is often Post-It Notes. The traditional PPM vendors are struggling. Agile PM’s need a tool that is built for them, on-demand, and integrated to ALM. In this webinar HP will discuss how the PMO needs all Projects to be governed, the challenges and solutions available.Read more >
As Agile has gone from acceptance to leadership in project execution for many organizations, it is only natural that those organizations look to implement Agile philosophies at the strategy level. Organizations must now learn to harness the power of their Agile teams to drive delivery of the right products, applications and features at the right time.
In this webinar, Andy Jordan will provide insights on how the business is scaling agile across their organization. Learn how businesses can set strategic guidance and create organization alignment from strategy to product to delivery, including:
•Prioritizing portfolio elements using Agile principles
•Balancing portfolio needs with financial restrictions in an Agile world
•Ensuring Agile teams are delivering optimal results for their work
•Communicating Agile approaches to the organization in ways they can understand and leverage
This webinar will challenge your thinking of portfolio definition and execution, register now to ensure you are able to effectively and efficiently add Agile to your annual planning processes.
This event qualifies for 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
From JP Morgan Chase (which employs more coders than Google) to a start-up customizing salesforce.com for sales, we are all software developers. Regardless of business, the move to software development brings a new set of rules, and a new urgency to bring products to market faster, more efficiently, and with higher quality.
Traditional development organizations have embraced methodologies such as DevOps and Continuous Delivery, but other business units in their company have not. For businesses new to software development, fear of the rapid pace of change these methodologies bring can cause paralysis, and ultimately, lost opportunities.
In this Gigaom Research Webinar, we will examine the benefits of Agile, DevOps, and other rapid methodologies, evaluate the experiences of leading adopters, and provide a game plan for businesses looking to take their seat at the table in the software-defined economy.
Looking out, your organization’s success depends on flexibility and ability to rapidly adapt to market trends, and innovate faster. Looking in, it also depends on increased business efficiency and effectiveness. These two can, and need to be achieved together.
You can drive innovation and time to market by adopting Agile software development. But business efficiency and effectiveness are hard to achieve when you manage a disparate array of applications, deployed across a range of platforms and tools chosen by different teams in your organization: business, development, quality, operations. Maintaining that type of environment is costly, inefficient, and inherently risky.
Take quality as an example. Iterative and agile development drives faster cycle times. But quality for agile has lagged the updates of agile. The result is riskier code practices, with less visibility, at a time when organizations face exposure to risk due to customer-facing mobile and other new applications.
You need consistent agile quality strategies and application component visibility in order to succeed.
In this webinar, we will show you how HP Agile Manager enables your team to surface quality throughout the entire software quality lifecycle, from writing quality code, to functional and nonfunctional testing of Agile artifacts, all the way to monitoring the application in production, and looping back production feedback into development, thus opening the door to DevOps.
Agile is becoming a mainstream development methodology in the industry. The Agile Manifesto is broadly accepted, but implementations vary quite often. Despite the sometimes fervent discussions about the real truth, there is a concrete need for organizations to transform to agile and find a working model for agile at scale. Peter Vollmer describes HP Software's journey to Enterprise Agile as a development organization but also as a vendor for agile software development tools. In this webinar you will learn about:
● Business drivers for Enterprise Agile
● How to start an enterprise agile transformation
● Major success factors
● Innovation as a managed process
● The role of Continuous Integration and Deployment
Join us to hear about HP Software’s journey to Enterprise Agile and discover how HP Agile Manager provides a valuable piece to an Agile infrastructure.
Your first love is being creative, so why does it feel like you work in a fragile house of cards, running from one thing to the next just trying to keep everything on track and everyone happy? You know you need to work in an agile way but where do you start? Stop the madness and get back to what you love most.
In this Design Week webinar, in association with Workfront, we will give you four proven ways that other creative teams have moved from fragile to agile.
DevOps, Agile, and the on-going rise of the Line of Business (LoB) are changing modern service delivery. Increasingly, new concepts such as bimodal or 2-speed IT have come to the forefront that encompass blending structured approaches and new trends. On one dimension there are traditional IT processes and the need for strong controls. On the second, is a push for agile development with faster releases driving the need for more automation.
Join us to learn how these trends align (or not) and recommendations for the service desk organization and ITSM overall.
The concept of the Product Owner who represents the business’ interests in Agile/Scrum software development activities seems like a such good idea but in practice, many Product Owners fail to deliver. Either they don’t have the enough insight into what actually goes on in the business, or they haven’t got the authority to take decisions. Or both. These major issues are often worsened by the fact that the business hasn’t appointed a Product Owner to represent them, so the IT department ‘comes to the rescue’ and fulfils the role itself. This is just asking for trouble.
Arie and Mark explore the concept of product ownership, the difficulties that Agile teams encounter, and various strategies to consider. Then Mark extends the scope to discuss all of the business’ roles and responsibilities with respect to managing information and IT. Not only with respect to building and changing information systems and the role of the Product Owner, but also regarding the actual realization of value after information systems have been deployed. The ASL BiSL Foundation’s Business Information Services Library (BiSL®) is used as frame of reference to assess how well the business manages information and related technology as valuable business assets, and to give pointers how to make improvements.
Agile, at its best, leads to efficient scaling and dynamic responsiveness to software delivery release cycles—improving business value and cutting execution times. However, many teams have difficulties meeting these lofty goals.
With large and complex projects, it’s difficult to get everyone working and thinking together on strategic business objectives and project targets. It takes a combination of people, processes, and technology to make this work.
Join Tye Davis and John Falk for this web seminar as they teach you how to:
Build in quality support and project visibility
Get all agile stakeholders on the same page
Provide insight into the entire project landscape, workflow, and potential issues or bottlenecks
Bolster agile practices, foster continuous improvement, and remove project delays
Check the quality of the code before each build
Learn more about HP’s agile quality solution through a demo of Agile Manager.
You’ve adopted agile and increased the speed and quality of your upstream application delivery cycle, yet you are still struggling to deliver more frequently to your business and users. Why? Data shows most companies have been less successful in adopting real agile practices in the downstream where new software engineering practices and technologies are required. Adoption becomes critical as the industry enters the 'Age of the Customer' and application development teams continue to develop Modern Applications.
Companies are looking for ways to achieve more with less and are looking to the DevOps movement to speed their downstream delivery and instill an attitude inside their TM, Technology Management, factories. Service virtualization is a proven technology to achieve great gains in application delivery and help bridge the gap with the upstream while enabling operational and delivery speeds downstream.
Please join CA Technologies and a guest speaker from Forrester Research, Inc. for this discussion on how to introduce this revolutionary technology and speed your application delivery practices at faster rates.
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What is the real challenge in aligning your agile development with the strategic objectives of the business?
Brian McQuillan, Alan Wendt and Russ King discuss the challenge organizations face that move to Agile Development and then have difficulty aligning with the strategic objectives of the business. Often this challenge impedes the IT organization in their ability to deliver business objectives from the IT perspective. When your organization shifts to Agile you want to allow development organizations to be flexible in how they move to Agile delivery, and yet you still need to see the big picture of how you’re doing aligning goals with the business.
HP’s comprehensive approach to managing multiple types of projects within an organization, whether traditional, agile or other project management methodologies, is brought to fruition with the combination of HP Agile Manager and Project Portfolio Manager (PPM). On the PPM side, you can bring the capabilities to drive business objectives by building through proposals and funded projects, tying that together with the progress of your agile teams within Agile Manager. HP’s Agile Manager and PPM allow your organization to understand project costs and project health, helping you determine where and how you spend your money on resources and budget allocations.