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Change management, business disruption and handling the transitions to agile methodologies and techniques

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Algorithms on the hunt for profit

The image below shows an automated trading algorithm called Stop-loss terminator, trying to trip loss triggers and cause a surge or loss collapse. Evolution has gone electronic. From Zerohedge: … the end game is obvious: hunt for loss triggers on both the up and the downside, and hope to precipitate a stop loss collapse or […]

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Big banks need IT reform almost as badly as regulatory change

Big banks need IT reform almost as badly as regulatory change

I‘ve been talking about the sorry state of banking IT for a while. Many banks have systems that are design dead. Changing or adding new functionality is a high risk operation because of the unknown (and unknowable) impact of those changes. Even worse, it’s impossible to turn off these machines because they’re tied into a […]

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[From the Archives] Collaborative decision making and the impact of Scrum

I‘ve been blogging about Scrum and Agile software development since 2005, and you can find my older work on my personal website. Some of the material has proven to be very popular over the years. So, in an effort to share this the material with a wider audience I’ve decided to start a series featuring […]

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Video thumbnail for youtube video Two wonderful videos from RSA

Two wonderful videos from RSA

Here are a couple of videos that I’ve been watching recently. Both are talks given at The RSA and animated by Cognitive Media. I’ll start with my favourite which is “The Empathic Civilisation” by Jeremy Rifkin. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7AWnfFRc7g&hl=en_US&fs=1] And, this second video is “Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us” by Dan Pink. [youtube […]

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