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Ábaco Strategy is a certified Virginia Minority-Owned and Woman-Owned for-profit business, based out of Leesburg, Virginia’s HUBZone.

Are you looking for the best Systems Architects, Content Managers or Systems Security Administrators? You have found us. Check out our services and contact us today! https://abacostrategy.com/home/systems-engineering-and-it-support-services/

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Agile database development best practices - JAXenter

Methodologies such as agile development and DevOps can help data professionals fashion their ideal DataOps ecosystem https://jaxenter.com/agile-database-devops-158583.html

jaxenter.com his article reviews five fundamental best practices that can get you started in creating your own agile database development process.

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Google Lens can translate foreign language text in photos and read it back to you – TechCrunch

Google is making some updates to its impressive visual translation tech from Google Translate and throwing it into Lens. You can snap a photo of a sign in a foreign language and it will translate it to your chosen language. https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/07/google-lens-can-translate-foreign-languages-in-photos-and-read-the-text-back-to-you/

social.techcrunch.com Google is making some updates to its impressive visual translation tech from Google Translate and throwing it into Lens. You can snap a photo of a sign in a foreign language and it will translate it to your chosen language. A version of this work was already visible inside the Google Translate app,....

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The Agile Approach: Five Benefits for Financial Services

Among the success factors for digital transformation, none is more important than agility, and this firmly applies to financial services. https://www.cio.com/article/3393473/the-agile-approach-five-benefits-for-financial-services.html

cio.com CIO.com delivers the latest tech news, analysis, how-to, blogs, and video for IT professionals. Covers apps, careers, cloud computing, data center, mobile, outsourcing, security, social media, hardware and software.

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Promoting Purpose in Agile Environments - DevOps.com

Agile environments increasingly are becoming a popular option for organizations large and small. Although initially created as a solution for small software development teams with short budgets and complex scopes, it’s been adopted (and refashioned) for all industries and team sizes. https://devops.com/promoting-purpose-in-agile-environments/

devops.com Agile environments foster meaning and cooperation. In agile environments, you must ask questions that help expand how your team thinks and operates.

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Ábaco’s experienced personnel is certified in ITIL v3, ISO 9001, ISO 20000-1, ISO/IEC 27001, CMMI v1.3 and other relevant continual improvement models. Take a look at our service offer today! https://abacostrategy.com/services/

abacostrategy.com Ábaco Strategy offers a wide variety of products and services, including IT Support Services, Program Management and Quality Management frameworks. All our services include an actionable roadmap th…

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AI-Based Framework for Agile Project Management - ReadWrite

With the recent trends towards automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence as it appears that just the application of AI can not transform the enterprise computing as now, it has the power to change project management as well. https://readwrite.com/2019/05/08/ai-based-framework-for-agile-project-management/

readwrite.com With the recent trends towards automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence as it appears that just the application of AI can not transform the enterprise computing as now, it has the power to change project management as well. A well-known core concept with AI systems is that their pred...

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The need for a new agile approach in government projects

In today’s fast-paced world, it is hardly surprising that by the time a project conceived in 2011 nears completion, the requirements and technology have changed. However, unless the government recalibrates its approach to major projects, we are doomed to more of the same. https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/new-agile-approach-government-projects/64478/

openaccessgovernment.org Jim Berrisford, Step5, explains why he believes that government projects are often too long, too slow, too inflexible and calls for a new agile approach

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Program Management

Program and Project Governance? Program Planning, Tracking, and Support? Abaco Strategy is your best option! Visit our website today for more! https://abacostrategy.com/home/program-management/

abacostrategy.com Allow us to help you manage your projects. We have the expertise to help you improve your organization’s performance. Ábaco Strategy offers the following Program Management services: Program and Pr…

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The 5 Most Popular Project Management Approaches That Work

If you’re not succeeding at a challenge, you might try to change your approach. What is a project management approach? https://learn.g2crowd.com/project-management-approach

learn.g2crowd.com It’s all in the approach. Picking the right project management approach, both in regards to your team, and the actual project, can greatly affect your success. Read this article to learn which approach is best for your upcoming project.

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Why Budgeting Cripples Agile And Innovation

Budgeting as practiced in most large organizations today is cumbersome, expensive, time-consuming and wasteful. It often cripples innovation. It is riddled with gaming-the-system. It encourages unnecessary spending and fosters sub-optimal targets. It hides accountability. https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2019/04/28/why-budgeting-cripples-agile-and-innovation/#440d3cf358f3

forbes.com The budget is difficult to fix because it interlocks with internal mindsets, strategy, structure, accounting, HR and executive compensation

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4 critical roles for agile success

Agile may provide the biggest competitive advantage companies can have in a digital age. Here are the crucial roles to fill when fielding your agile teams. https://www.cio.com/article/3391208/4-critical-roles-for-agile-success.html

cio.com Agile may provide the biggest competitive advantage companies can have in a digital age. Here are the crucial roles to fill when fielding your agile teams.

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Want to Become Agile? Fill Your Company With Entrepreneurs

At this point, talking about being “agile” is like telling small businesses to start a website. It’s just assumed knowledge that lags behind the real debate: how do you actually create the structures to make this happen? https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/332635

entrepreneur.com At this point, talking about being “agile” is like telling small businesses to start a website. It’s just assumed knowledge that lags behind the real debate: how do you actually create the structures to make this happen?

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When You Go Agile, Expectations Can Get Cloudy

About half of all U.S. employees don't know what's expected of them at work. And if you're running an agile or matrixed organization, odds are that it's your workforce these data are pointing at. https://www.gallup.com/workplace/248585/agile-expectations-cloudy.aspx

gallup.com Learn how to clarify expectations -- even amid agile and matrixed structures -- by focusing on the one real solution: the conversations your managers have.

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Archaic IT systems and remote working: the cybersecurity threat and the solution

When the NHS suffered the largest cyber-attack in all its history back in 2017, the huge risk posed to businesses by ‘archaic’ computer systems became clear https://www.itproportal.com/features/archaic-it-systems-and-remote-working-the-cybersecurity-threat-and-the-solution/

itproportal.com How businesses can protect themselves from cyberattacks.

[04/17/19]   The agile development of software offers numerous advantages for developers and development teams. On the other hand, Agile also poses new security challenges. https://jaxenter.com/seven-security-sins-agile-157966.html

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The Pros and Cons of Project Management Software

For people who are addicted to project management software and tools, there has never been a better time to be alive. However, one of the foundational questions you’ll need to answer for yourself first is this: “Analog or digital?” https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/331716

entrepreneur.com Analog or digital? Here's why you should (or maybe shouldn't) use project management software.

Girls in Tech - Washington, D.C.

The National Academy of Sciences shares 10 unusual tips for advancing women in STEM. See how we can fix the system here: #GirlsinTech

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Samsung's Agile & Lean UX Journey

Samsung has applied a team-led agile transformation followed by a culture-led agile transformation, to focus teams on real users and valuable products. What can we learn and apply to our teams and businesses from this? https://www.infoq.com/news/2019/04/samsung-agile-lean-ux

infoq.com Samsung has applied a team-led agile transformation followed by a culture-led agile transformation, to focus teams on real users and valuable products. Teams create and use personas which they use to do team-driven user research throughout product development, said Jaesung Jo, senior UX designer at....

Today we share with you the guiding practices that support teams in implementing and executing with agility. Is your organization #Agile? Are you implementing and developing better practices every sprint? Comment and share!

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AI technology: When to build, when to buy

Artificial intelligence is fast becoming a business imperative. Whether it's to improve efficiency, find new business opportunities, or keep up with the competition. What do you think? https://www.cio.com/article/3387618/ai-technology-when-to-build-when-to-buy.html

cio.com Deciding whether to buy off-the-shelf AI or build your own AI-based business solutions is a complex equation based on available talent, business needs, desired outcomes, lock-in comfort and a rapidly evolving market.

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Three Steps To Business Transformation Through Agile

An Agile mindset is to recognize that:

• Working in smaller chunks is advantageous
• Failing fast is OK
• Continuous improvement is important
• Coordination and collaboration with the internal team is key

What do you think? Leave us a comment! https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesagencycouncil/2019/04/08/three-steps-to-business-transformation-through-agile/#2d5a2651100d

forbes.com Agile started with IT and developer teams, but don't be discouraged.

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Apply Balance and Critical Thinking for Greater Agile Success - DevOps.com

In an ideal world, implementing DevOps practices and Agile methodologies would be the key building blocks organizations need to realize rapid, high-quality releases. https://devops.com/apply-balance-and-critical-thinking-for-greater-agile-success/

devops.com At the end of the day, simply saying you are “agile” isn’t some silver bullet that delivers faster cycle times, a better product and more satisfied users.

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How Quality Managers Can Manage Risk | Business Improvement Architects

Quality doesn’t exist in a silo. It impacts every part of an organization – its departments and its people. https://bia.ca/how-quality-professionals-can-manage-risk-and-sleep-better-at-night/ #quality #QMS #QM #pm #projectmanagement #CEO #startup #smallbusiness

bia.ca Assessing and managing risk can save an organization significant embarrassment as well as time and money. Let me show you how the quality tools and processes we use are easily adapted to the risk management process.

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The future of the American economy is Hispanic and female

As a Small, Women, and Minority Owned Business we believe that women and men should earn equal salaries. For every dollar a man makes, a woman makes 80 cents. Let's work together to stop this from happening. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/02/economy/equal-pay-day-hispanic-female-wage-gap/index.html

cnn.com Hispanic and Latina women have long faced barriers to well-paid employment. But that's changing quickly.

[04/01/19]   There are dozens of different frameworks in existence and all have their unique perspectives on how a project is managed and executed, do you prefer AGILE or ITIL? https://devops.com/agile-vs-itil-two-divergent-paths-to-devops/ #agile #itil #devops #pm #projectmanagement #ceo

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Seven Steps To A Successful Agile Collaboration

As organizations transform to more digitally savvy business models more than business processes that need rethinking. https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbessanfranciscocouncil/2019/03/28/seven-steps-to-a-successful-agile-collaboration/#70af7c8f154d

forbes.com Alliances among large enterprises are seeking ways to become faster, more customer-centric and more responsive to change.

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Understanding Agile Values & Principles. An Examination of the Agile Manifesto

Many organizations start their Agile journey without a good (or any) coverage of the Agile Manifesto’s Values and Principles. https://www.infoq.com/minibooks/agile-values-principles

infoq.com In Understanding Agile Values and Principles, Scott Duncan analyzes each of the 12 principles and four value statements of the Agile Manifesto. Along the way, he explains the intent and importance of each. He also describes how teams may struggle to put a principle or value into practice, and offers...

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Agile Approach - a Formula to Achieve Enterprise-Success

It's easier for Agile businesses to adapt to changing market values, industrial rankings, and internal and external competencies. Is your business adapting well? https://www.cioreview.com/news/agile-approach-a-formula-to-achieve-enterprisesuccess-nid-28278-cid-200.html

cioreview.com Agile Approach - a Formula to Achieve Enterprise-Success By CIOReview - A few studies and surveys state that agile business models perform better than others. Agile businesses find it least...

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If you say agile marketing doesn’t work, which practices are you talking about? | CustomerThink

If you say agile marketing doesn’t work, which practices are you talking about? http://customerthink.com/if-you-say-agile-marketing-doesnt-work-which-practices-are-you-talking-about/

customerthink.com If you say agile marketing doesn’t work, which practices are you talking about? By Scott Brinker - March 20, 2019 0 12 views Tweet Andrea Fryrear of AgileSherpas is one of the world’s leading agile marketing experts, author of Death of a Marketer, and instructor for the Agile Marketing Advantage...

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In Agile We Trust: Understanding Agile Adoption Challenges

Agile is a hot topic in today’s federal IT market. Agencies understand the value of adopting agile but implementing it within an agency is easier said than done. Agile is not a technology and is more than just a process change. https://www.nextgov.com/ideas/2019/03/agile-we-trust-understanding-agile-adoption-challenges/155588/

nextgov.com In the beginning, start small.

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Three imperatives for educators to get more women in tech

Bridging the gender gap in tech starts long before a woman joins the workforce: it starts in the classroom. https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/07/three-imperatives-for-educators-to-get-more-women-in-tech/

social.techcrunch.com Want to see more women in tech? Don’t wait up for CEOs to bridge the gender gap.

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Applying Artificial Intelligence in the Agile World

The convergence of artificial intelligence (AI) systems with the agile world is having a disruptive effect on how we build software and the types of products that we build. https://www.infoq.com/news/2019/03/artificial-intelligence-agile

infoq.com The convergence of artificial intelligence (AI) systems with the agile world is having a disruptive effect on how we build software and the types of products that we build. By combining machine learning and deep learning we can build applications that truly learn like humans. AI bias is a very serio...

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We partner with our commercial and government customers to assess their organizational capabilities and help them improve the process, quality and performance of their organizations.
Ábaco’s experienced personnel is certified in ITIL v3, ISO 9001, ISO 20000-1, ISO/IEC 27001, CMMI v1.3 and other relevant continual improvement models. https://abacostrategy.com/company/

abacostrategy.com Ábaco Strategy, LLC is a certified Virginia Minority-Owned and Woman-Owned for-profit business, based out of Leesburg, Virginia’s HUBZone. We specialize in Process Improvement, IT Service Managemen…

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Adopt Holacracy Approach to Help Your Organization To Be More Agile | CustomerThink

Traditional organizational management requires a boss to efficiently and accurately run an
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