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End to end Kanban

End to End Kanban for the Whole Organization

By Colleen Johnson, ImagineX Consulting Adaptive Agile Practice Director As a community, when we talk about applying agile practices, engineering is typically where we start.  Engineering is often viewed as the bottleneck in the customer delivery flow and is a very expensive part of the overall...

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DevOps War Stories

"So, we have a problem. Being a roaming engineer I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with lots of companies here in the states. Concerning DevOps and the execution of lean concepts applied to operations: in almost every circumstance I’ve found myself in I’ve discovered...

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Honoring Those Who Serve

On this Memorial Day, the entire ImagineX team takes a quick breather from building an amazing and unique tech consulting firm, and spends the day with our friends and families so we can pay respect to the women and men in the armed forces.  Their selfless dedication...

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Personal Data Analytics and IoT

I recently read a book by Thomas Davenport and Jeanne Harris entitled Competing on Analytics.  My data-inclined colleagues recommended it to understand how analytics could be used to drive competitive advantage for enterprises.  It's a great read with real-world examples of companies that are doing it right and practical...

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Hello Barbie

Mattel went to market during this holiday season with it’s Hello Barbie product “digitized”.  Suddenly my kid’s (soon to-be toy) is a connected device in the Internet of Things, with artificial intelligence and a mobile app, while leveraging cloud storage. Wow, talk about a case...

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The Vanishing Perimeter

As devices become ever more connected and mobile, the traditional enterprise perimeter walls will quickly crumble.  These changes may already be occurring in the form of shadow IT or  businesses within your organization going outside of your normal IT delivery methods to gain the benefit...