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My Family’s Cool Runnings

In the early part of 2016, my work life was about to experience a major shake-up.  I had been working for Accenture, a Big 4 Consulting firm with over 300,000 people worldwide at the time, for almost 15 years.  I was comfortable.  The work was interesting with typical...

ImagineX #29 on ABCs Best Places to Work

On Being a Best Place to Work in Atlanta

[caption id="attachment_12363" align="alignleft" width="225"] ABCs Best Places to Work[/caption] The ImagineX Atlanta office was recently ranked #29 for Best Places to Work in the small firm category by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the city's most respected business publication.  On achieving such a huge honor, we asked...

Crafted Kanban

New Crafted Kanban 5 week kickstart program

Introducing Crafted Kanban: an ImagineX Consulting 5 Week Program We are proud to announce our newest offering here at ImagineX Consulting: an immersive 5-week Kanban coaching program to launch your custom Kanban system with visibility, predictability and results. Training alone won’t drive the behavioral changes required to...

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The Value of a Product Owner

The planning stage of a project is an exciting time with lots of decisions to be made. You will always be focused on defining your timeframe and budget. Your organization will likely have a process in place to identify, interview, and select a vendor. It's...

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There is no “i” in “team”

Eighteen times a year, you’ll find me at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta, cheering on the Atlanta United Football Club (AUFC), fondly called by some the Five Stripes, in homage to our inaugural home kit. Talking to some colleagues recently, I realized there are a...

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How To Make Application Security Easy

For many companies, small and large, security can be a difficult task amongst itself. Application Security however, can be even far more daunting and complex as it addresses unique challenges across many functional and diverse areas and levels of expertise throughout an organization.   Ok, but “why” is...

Integrity

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...

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...

OMG DevOps

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...