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MicroPact Panelists to Share Federal IT Leadership Insights at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando

Former Federal Officials Will Bring Vision to How Government Agencies Can Leverage Agile COTS Applications to Invoke and Manage Change with Operational Efficiencies and Costs Savings

September 14, 2015 | Company NewsFederal SolutionsSocial BPMRapid Application DevelopmentAgile Development

MicroPact will host four former federal technology leaders for an interactive panel discussion titled “Shifting from Custom to COTS: Managing the Shock of Transformational Business Change” at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which takes place Oct. 4-7 in Orlando. Read More

Gartner BPM Summit 2014: Make A Stronger Case

Solid Tips For Successful Selling of Case Management and BPM Projects

December 18, 2014 | EventsCase Management/BPMAnalystsRapid Application DevelopmentAgile Development

Making a rock-solid business case for developing and implementing an enterprise-scale Business Process Management (BPM) or Case Management system is no small task – it requires a great deal of persuading. The best possible way to go about making your argument is to show the return on investment. Read More

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Roger Hughlett

Gartner BPM Summit 2014: Implementing an Application Rationalization Program

Leveraging BPM towards an Application rationalization Effort

December 12, 2014 | EventsCase Management/BPMAnalystsAgile Development

In an insightful session here at the Gartner BPM Summit in Las Vegas, analyst Andy Kyte discussed the need for application rationalization and how BPM can play a role in such an effort. In this post I will highlight the points that jumped out to me, and I will also look at them in the context of Case Management and BPM. Read More

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Sandeep Khare

Gartner AADI Summit 2014: Bi-Modal IT - Bringing Discipline to the R&D Approach

My First Foray Into the Gartner Event Arena

December 11, 2014 | EventsCase Management/BPMAnalystsRapid Application DevelopmentAgile Development

Let me preface this post with the fact that my presence here at the Gartner AADI Summit is my inaugural experience with a Gartner Event – or Gartner in general. I entered Gartner’s AADI Summit with a healthy mix of uncertainty, eagerness and skepticism.  I raised an eyebrow at the track names and talk topics. Powering the Digital Future. Energize Your Application Strategy. My interest was piqued by the possibilities, but my experience told me that there were no magic wands or silver bullets in IT or App Development. Read More

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Mark Hubbard

Understanding End User Computing Scenario

How to keep users productive through 2018 – Gartner IT Expo 2013

October 9, 2013 | EventsOpen ArchitectureAnalystsAgile Development

Nexus of Forces (Cloud, Mobile, Social and Information) are causing disruptions across the technology landscape and forcing business models to rapidly adapt to a painful transition from IT-centric computing to an ecosystem more and more focused on end-user needs and expectations. Companies need to understand these changing end-user needs to create differentiating products and to stay ahead of the competition. Gartner Research VPs Stephen Kleynhans and Leslie Fiering gave some great business tips on how to keep end users productive through 2018. Read More

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Sandeep Khare

Less Time Requires More Agile Methods

The Popularity of Agile Software Development Is Based On Building Better Apps

July 19, 2013 | Rapid Application DevelopmentAgile Development

Software developers have a lot less time to do what they do best (and what they are paid to do): write code. In fact, according to a recent industry survey, developers spend less than half of a 40-hour work week on designing and programming applications. Read More

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Roger Hughlett

Business Process Management Practices Must Evolve

Will Future Methodologies Mirror Case Management Approaches?

June 7, 2013 | Case Management/BPMAnalystsSocial BPMAgile Development

Traditional BPM methods and practices have been under fire for some time because they often don’t connect well with the way we actually behave. Thankfully the conversation is now shifting to concrete suggestions of enhanced approaches to system design. Read More

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Bob Ragsdale

Java developer builds and launches platform independent open source office suite in 30 days

Rapid Application Development Platforms Accelerate Success

May 24, 2013 | Open ArchitectureRapid Application DevelopmentAgile Development

We do love the power of Java. NetworkWorld reported yesterday that a freelance Java developer took only 30 days to build and launch a basic open source office suite that runs on multiple OSes. Read More

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Bob Ragsdale

Gartner BPM Summit 2013 – Maverick Thinking Drives BPM

Think Differently Through High-Impact Future Scenarios

April 3, 2013 | AnalystsAgile Development

Gartner’s Maverick Research aims to explore high-impact future scenarios that help businesses think differently in order to uncover opportunities and enable innovations. Read More

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Roger Hughlett

Inside the FBI – Getting Agile with Sentinel

May 7, 2012 | EventsFederal SolutionsAgile Development

For the past few years, the FBI's IT team has been busy upgrading the agency's networks, desktops, and enterprise systems. The FBI's CTO provides an update on the agency's IT strategy and implementation. Read More

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Steve Gaitten