Transform Your Organisation’s Agility By Re-engineering Its DNA

Any organisation that wants to rapidly adapt to change with sure-footed agility needs to be able to rapidly adapt its DNA. But what on earth do we mean by an “organisation’s DNA”? So that we can answer this question, we need to view organisations through a zoomorphic lens. Organisations have complex internal systems that allow… Read more »

“Next stop – Datopia”

The Data Point - Showing the Data Journey

As the days tick by the relentless collection of data accelerates. To an extent we are all willing accomplices in this journey. Occasional events remind us of why we can access games and communication channels for “free”. And then there are the sporadic news articles where there have been data breaches or malevolant use of… Read more »

datagility 4 – data agility

The way in which we re-engineer our organisations must not only be able to cope with what we know now, but also be able to adapt to a future that is unknown. This is the fourth blog in the Data Topic series based on the book datagility. The previous blog is datagility 3 – data… Read more »

datagility 3 – data driven delivery

Most deliveries seem to mandate substantial software engineer involvement before any consideration as to why, or to alternative approaches. This is the third blog in the Data Topic series based on the book datagility. The previous blog is datagility 2 – data centricity. Well here we are in the 21st century and people are still… Read more »

datagility 2 – data centricity

If we do not take determined action, the future of our organisation’s system landscape will become increasingly unmanageable, and irredeemably fragmented. This is the second blog in the Data Topic series based on the book datagility. The previous blog is datagility 1 – data simplicity. In Data Simplicity we described the importance of events and… Read more »

datagility 1 – data simplicity

The existential threat to our organisations is very real and growing. To be able to survive they must be able to adapt to changes more frequent and profound than ever before. We are all very aware of these assertions. But it is extremely difficult to imagine and deliver solutions that respond to the root causes… Read more »

In the future, the only organisations that will survive are those that can rapidly adapt to overcome challenges more frequent and profound than ever before. The current phenomenon of disruption threatens the survival of every organisation operating in every sector around the globe. Seemingly indomitable market leaders can fail overnight.  Organisations can no longer simply… Read more »

Will Agile+DevOps Undermine Data Governance?

“How can we deliver systems with more agility and clearer demonstrable benefit than ever before, and yet retain effective Data Governance?” As we are all aware, many organisations have questioned why they are unable to deliver systems with the agility and rapidity that they desire. Even when systems have been delivered, they sometimes didn’t fit… Read more »

Planning a Data Journey Anytime Soon?

With increasing frequency, organisations are undertaking journeys that require operational and associated technical and data transformations. Some of these are small, others quite radical, but all come with some degree of risk. Despite this, the organisations believe that these journeys are worth taking because the destination will deliver tangible benefits, including for example: cost savings… Read more »

Is The Data Model Finished Yet?

Naturally, this title caught my attention. Intrigued, I read on. The article argued that with the advent of Big Data, we no longer need to waste effort putting together, often complex and time consuming data models. In this transformed data landscape, everything can be developed rapidly to meet a specific set of requirements. As soon… Read more »