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How Amica Reshaped Its IT Processes: An Agile Adoption Case Study

Rhode Island-based Amica Insurance provides auto, home and life insurance nationwide and employs more than 3,800 people in 44 offices across the U.S. Amica was looking to upgrade its web and mobile applications. To reach its goal, the IT team established a digital program and decided to pilot an Agile SDLC framework for rapid and… Read more

Change Management: 3 Success Factors for Faster Buy-In

Tweet: How does change happen on an #ITProject? Inspiration, Personal Buy-In & Quality #Abraic IT organizations generally pride themselves on their ability to embrace change. Their project execution methodologies are built around an assumed ability to rapidly identify, respond, and adapt to change. PMOs establish standardized development lifecycles and a comprehensive governance process for… Read more

Why We Are Afraid of Failing in IT, and How to Get Over It

IT executives, IT managers and other techies: I am coming at you! It’s time to embrace the concept of failing fast. (If you already have, how is it working for you? Please feel free to comment below and share your lessons learned.) This doesn’t come naturally to a lot of people. We in the IT industry… Read more

IT Governance Must Evolve or Die

Bureaucratic, static IT governance models of the past no longer work in organizations where the IT function is to enable business innovation and customer engagement. For IT governance models to be effective in today’s evolving marketplace, they must be more closely linked with business governance. What concrete benefits and tangible value are you receiving today… Read more

Everyone Is Moving to Agile. Should I

Everyone Is Moving to Agile. Should I?

Ever since the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was introduced back in 2001, organizations have questioned whether the newer alternative methodologies would be a good fit for their business. Meanwhile, as Agile’s popularity grows, there is increasing pressure on IT departments to adopt the approach. While the benefits of Agile can be compelling, those benefits… Read more