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D  My Documents Corporate Blog Images conductress resized 600So we have seen that the CIO is starved of data. But let’s take a closer look at what is going on in the development community by looking at two common myths:

Best-in-class is best

Each part of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) is a silo. No matter your role, whether an architect, designer, developer, tester, release engineer or whatever you are blessed with incredibly good technology tools to support your ability to conceive and deliver your part of the

D  My Documents Corporate Blog Images conductor resized 600So, here the irony: the person with the word “Information” in their job title. The CIO, has no information about how their business is running.

Yes, I know they think they have information, but the reality is they have opinion masquerading as pretty Gantt charts fooling them into thinking they have data about the state of their business. If we continue to think that going to status meetings is the way to get status we will continue to struggle to run IT and we will never deliver the kind of

Bloor ResearchWhen I was in London on the App Vision World Tour I met with David Norfolk of Bloor Research. David and I have met many times over the years and I do enjoy sparring with him. He has great insight, is really well connected in the tech community and has a

D  My Documents Corporate Blog Images IMG 5669I just completed the App Vision World Tour in six major cities: Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Paris and London. Tom Murphy, industry analyst, joined me and presented Gartner’s view of application development over the next 3 to 5 years. I spoke about our Orchestrated ALM approach: being a process-centric way of thinking about development.  And in each city we had a local customer,