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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 …

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INTEGRITY

Integrity (noun): adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. Every company wants to hire the best people possible.  In technology consulting, the employees are the most important asset of the company.  So what makes a great employee or consultant and how do…

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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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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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THE STORY BEHIND OUR NAME

Since launching our new technology consulting startup, we’ve received many questions about our name, ImagineX.  So, here’s the story behind our name.   Back in 2005-ish, 5 of the 6 founders were all working together in Vancouver, British Columbia on an …

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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…

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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…

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Case Studies

DevOps – Implementing a QA automation tool to reduce end to end testing by more than 50%


A multi-brand consumer packaged goods company was experiencing consistent production issues related to their multiple consumer facing websites (e.g. gracobaby.com, calphalon.com).  To reduce the number of production hotfixes required after each deployment by focusing on efficient quality assurance in the lower environments, ImagineX was engaged to perform a proof of concept for QA automation testing.
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Software Engineering – Creating an easy way to access brand assets


ImagineX partnered with company to build a new custom front-end web application interface that is user-friendly in order to search and download content from the provider’s enterprise-wide Adobe Digital Asset Management (DAM) tool. The application will replace the current web application, which is nearing end of life and uses a separate content management platform…
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Adaptive Agile – Customizing training to accelerate Agile and Kanban methods


A large insurance firm struggled with high volumes of help desk tickets, long turn around times, constant interruptions and siloed efforts between functional teams. They wanted to move their enterprise to a lean delivery methodology but lacked the experience to do so.
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Technology Consulting – Reducing risk by streamlining end of life asset processes


ImagineX partnered with company to establish a new organization with the purpose of ensuring all IT assets within the enterprise were kept current. As vendor-provided hardware and software requires updates for items such as security patches and functionality…
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