From The Editor
“While big data has grabbed the attention of organisations worldwide, CMOs and CIOs are struggling to understand the full benefits it has to offer.”
So says a March , 2014 BigInsights article, which goes on to provide some answers to C-Suite questions , see The 7-step customer centric big data plan below.
Another interesting March, 2014 insight, this time from Deloitte Insights in CIO Journal, comes in an article which aims at “setting the record straight on the most common misconceptions about an increasingly popular—and controversial—approach to software development.” See below, 9 Myths About Agile.
On another topic, there is nothing mythical about the use of standards to identify which potential supplier could be a higher risk for delivering a service – and how to close the gaps, before the supplier starts work. See below, Supplier selection should not be like a box of chocolates.
And on the topic of standards we have some local news and an opportunity to catch up with some international experts, see below, Engineering Standards Experts of SC7 coming to Sydney for the first time in 28 years.
Articles in the current Issue cover:
“experience has shown successful projects require deep customer/business insights, development and integration effort with internal data sources which is difficult to outsource.”
“Certain myths permeate the often-heated discussions taking place among IT and business leaders considering Agile.”
“Consistent delivery requires experience embedded in organisational DNA.”
“To allow some access, a half day mini summit has been organised with some of the highly specialised and influential industry experts and professionals. This work positively affects millions of IT workers worldwide…For a taste of work in progress and their application, register to attend the Disrupting Technology Management summit on 19 June”
QESP is sponsoring two events in June. The first is the 2014 SC7 International Plenary for Software & Systems Engineering Standards, see above, Engineering Standards Experts of SC7 coming to Sydney for the first time in 28 years.
The second event is a ½ day Mini Summit and Networking lunch, which takes place during the SC7 Plenary, also at the UTS. The Mini Summit, featuring international keynote speakers, is titled Disrupting Technology Management Technologies and Practices Challenging the Status Quo.
See the website Events Page for details and to register for the Mini Summit and Networking lunch.