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Being an enabler of Enterprise Agility

Several organizations have adopted agile, such that today an agile approach is ubiquitous. Since the Agile Manifesto was published in February 2001, agile software development practices have come a long way. However, there is still some debate on ...

Nagarro and Pixar: An unexpected commonality

I have been reading “Creativity Inc.” by Pixar’s President Ed Catmull. Chapter 5 just blew me away.

ASSA ABLOY unlocks success with its offshore Innovation Centre

When ASSA ABLOY opened its new Innovation Centre in India, the initiative’s success hinged on finding the right partner. The past few years has seen ASSA ABLOY grow dramatically. It now dominates the market for door opening solutions. With the ...

Threat Modeling: 5 simple steps to a secure system

Imagine that you are working on a new e-commerce website with a team of developers. Everything appears to be going smoothly. With the release date coming closer and the marketing team ready to announce the new site to the world, everyone starts to ...

Backlog grooming in practice

Over the last few years while working in numerous scrum teams, I have come to realize one thing that all of us seem to struggle with - completing user stories within sprint boundaries. The most common reason is the long list of tasks we have at ...

Wealth management and the middle-class German

Wealth management, one of the most appealing facets in the financial sector, is undergoing a fundamental transition in European countries. This is due to the emergence of a new generation of investors whose preferences are greatly influenced and ...

Guarding against 'disruption'

'Disruption' is the most dreaded word for any CXO nowadays. Every CXO is worried about his/her industry being disrupted by a new player - probably by a tiny startup. Most startups claim they have a new platform that will disrupt the industry. And in ...

Are you losing out to disrupters?

Will this Banking Innovation Survive? Photo Bill Pay, One of Many Customer Improvements

Mobile imaging technology is one of many new innovations improving the customer experience in retail banking. We’ve all seen how “Remote Deposit Capture” (RDC) is growing in adoption, with mobile photos snapped of checks, then sent via smartphone ...

Becoming #omniagile: 3 ways to avoid losing opportunity and resources

The term “omnichannel” has been a buzzword in the retail industry for several years. Retailers have added more and more channels to their business paving the way for more opportunities to connect with shoppers and follow them along their path to ...