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Rick Porter

According to Forrester Research, 95% of organizations are moving to Agile and following suit with DevOps. (Forrester Research: Aligning Agile And DevOps Practices With Business Value). Likely then, your organization is too. In his white

One of the great criticisms underpinning the move away from Enterprise Core type software applications to more agile cloud based applications is the slow and frustrating rate of change that is unsuited to the rapid

I recently came across the eBook, “Digital Transformation and the CIO: A point of view prepared by IBM and SAP” which, among other things, highlights the need for SAP IT organizations to develop systems, processes

Two-Speed IT In 2012, along with the advent of the digital revolution, the idea of two-speed IT was coined by the Agile team at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). In 2014 Gartner devised a similar

It has taken some years but analyst predictions that ALM integrations would become crucial to SAP-using organizations have proved accurate. RSC helped lead this evolution, working with various ALM Solution providers to bring the needed

Every company that embarks on a change control automation journey wants to deliver more and better change faster. How much more? What type of change? How much faster? Metrics will be important if you want

Just as it’s important to choose people strategically for your change control technology selection team, you need to think strategically about the representatives for your Change Advisory Board (CAB). It usually turns out several of

You undoubtedly have a set of change control processes but some processes deliver better results than others. Your current processes might be managed manually or be semi-automated but either way, they need to be formalized

All processes lead to an outcome. Some processes we develop ourselves (what needs to happen to get everyone out the door in the morning). Others we learn and must adhere to (like driving on a

Previously I showed how defining your release categories is essential to building specific processes to handle them. The processes you develop will go directly to your outcomes, including how well you accelerate change to the