How zero trust architecture can improve government user experiences


I filled out a form, input my government ID information, and waited for a confirmation code that never came. Agencies are accountable not only as government cyber defenders, but also to deliver services to customers/citizens and internal employees. Dynatrace news.

The capabilities government leaders need as they manage the cloud’s data explosion


A new Dynatrace report highlights the challenges for government and public-sector organizations as they increasingly rely on cloud-native architectures—and a corresponding data explosion. Distributed architectures create another challenge for governments and public-sector organizations.


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DevSecOps: Recent experiences in field of Federal & Government


For a more detailed explanation, including why Dynatrace was named by Gartner as a Leader for the 10th consecutive time and received the highest scores in five of six Critical Capabilities use cases I recommend a quick review of the Dynatrace platform page and our Government solutions.

Government: Why it’s important, now more than ever, to optimize digital user experience


When the Australian Federal Government set its 2025 vision to be a world leader in the delivery of digital services, nobody predicted the coronavirus pandemic was around the corner. Dynatrace news.

A Truly Agile Federal Government Focuses on Flow


“To service citizens well, governments will need to be more integrated. William Eggers, Mike Turley, Government Trends 2020, Deloitte Insights, 2019. From AI to the cloud, to predictive analytics and innovative systems, there are few places that software isn’t impacting the government.

Governing IT Investments

The Agile Manager

In the previous blog , we looked at common misconceptions of IT governance. We also looked at how corporate governance works to better understand what governance is and is not. In this blog, we'll look at how we can implement more comprehensive governance in tech projects. For corporate tech investments, the top most governing body is the firm's investment committee. People who govern delivery do so on behalf of investors, not delivery.

If there was ever a good time to be sure you have good governance, this is it

The Agile Manager

Since 2006, I've written multiple blog posts , a few articles and self-published an e-book on governing investments in strategic software. In practice, software development governance is clubby, even more clubby than most corporate boards where the CEO has hand-picked the directors.

Regulatory Capture and IT Governance

The Agile Manager

Industries are regulated by governments so that companies don't compromise the public interest. In the same way, we have governance within businesses to make sure that management doesn't compromise the interest of investors. And just as it is with businesses in a regulated industry, management of a well-governed business may have a set of priorities that are perfectly justifiable in management's context, but are orthogonal to investor's interests.

Trust Over Uncertainty: How Federal Agencies Can Demystify AI


Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic among federal agencies as government IT leaders look to modernize their systems to help solve complex challenges. government leaders perceive AI as “important” for mission outcomes. Dynatrace news.

Activist Investing in Strategic Software Chapter 1 Excerpt - Why Governance Matters

The Agile Manager

Here's an excerpt from Chapter 1, Why Governance Matters. * * * That there are abundant examples of bad governance but few examples of good ones comes as no surprise. What passes for "good" in governance is not all that remarkable. People in governance roles are expected to discharge their duties competently; meeting expectation is not exceptional. Hence we have few examples of good governance but many examples of bad. IT Governance Strategic IT

The White House Executive Order on Cybersecurity: How Dynatrace observability delivers on three essential directives


The Federal Government must improve its efforts to identify, deter, protect against, detect and respond to these actions and actors.”. At Dynatrace, we are committed to supporting a robust response to these objectives throughout the Federal Government’s agencies. Dynatrace news.

IT Governance Maximises IT Returns

The Agile Manager

This suggests strongly that “how work is done” is an essential IT governance question. That is, IT governance must not be concerned only with measuring results, but also knowing that that the way in which those results are achieved is in compliance with practices that minimise the probability of failure. One of our governance objectives must be that we are cognisant of how solutions are being delivered everywhere in the enterprise, because this is an indicator of their completeness.

Expanding the Cloud: Amazon Web Services to support the Federal Government

All Things Distributed

In the past week both Vivek Kundra, the U.S. CIO, and Casey Coleman, the CIO of the GSA, have made very strong statements in supporting the use of cloud computing to power Federal programs. A good example is today's announcement about

Join Your Peers at an Agile Governance or Budgeting Event In October

The Agile Manager

We’re pleased to present Real Time Governance , a follow-on webinar that extends the concepts to their next stage of evolution. I’ve had the opportunity to present the Governance material with my ThoughtWorks colleagues Jane Robarts and David Leigh-Fellows in Calgary, Toronto (which was recorded and is available on InfoQ ) and San Francisco. Agile Management IT Governance Leadership PMO Strategic ITOctober is normally a heads-down month.

What Does God Need With a Starship?

The Agile Manager

IT GovernanceAndy Kessler wrote in the WSJ this month about the value of being a contrarian. Contrarians have a reputation for being cynics or curmudgeons because they’re out of step with mainstream thinking.

Armchair Regulator

The Agile Manager

If the regulatory failures surrounding Madoff are examples of bad governance, what does good look like? IT GovernanceBernie Madoff, one of the greatest financial fraudsters of all time, died earlier this month.

What Can You Do With Less?

The Agile Manager

IT Finance IT Governance Restructuring ITIn the heady days of the dot-com boom, it became common for investors to challenge would-be entrepreneurs with the question, “what can you do with more?”

Grüezi Schwiiz! Bonjour la Suisse! Buongiorno Svizzera! An AWS Region comes to Switzerland

All Things Distributed

When the AWS Europe (Zurich) Region is launched, developers, start-ups, and enterprises, as well as government, education, and non-profit organizations will be able to run their applications and serve end users across the region from data centers located in Switzerland

Tech Transforms podcast: Web 3.0, gamification, CIA innovation, getting ahead of the adversary – March 2022


On the Tech Transforms podcast, sponsored by Dynatrace, we have talked to some of the most prominent influencers shaping critical government technology decisions. Eric Trexler – VP of Global Governments and Critical Infrastructure Sales at Forcepoint. Dynatrace news.

Dynatrace stance on the crisis in Ukraine


In response to the Russian government’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, triggering a tragic humanitarian crisis, as well as U.S., and worldwide government sanctions, we are suspending all business in Russia and Belarus. Dynatrace news.

I'll be Gone, You'll be Gone

The Agile Manager

The Financial Times recently ran a long article describing the breakdown of governance over the Crossrail development , the first new underground railway in London in over a century. Good governance is usually only appreciable by its absence, but the Crossrail case allows a before / after contrast between the presence of good and, after the sacking of a key board member, the presence of bad. As a case study in governance, the FT article is an analysis very much worth reading.

The Tech Transforms podcast: More than meets the eye – January 2022


We have talked to some of the most prominent influencers shaping critical government technology decisions. In January 2022, we spoke with these government technology influencers: Scott Hume – Managing Director, Operations in Contested Environments at MITRE. Dynatrace news.

Speeding Up Async Snippets

CSS Wizardry

For all the resulting script is asynchronous , the block that creates it is fully synchronous , which means that the discovery of the script is governed by any and all synchronous work that happens before it, whether that’s other synchronous JS, HTML, or even CSS.

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Boost Software Testing Productivity with Test Data Management


Views: 28 When Elon Musk stressed how self-driving cars would dominate the market in years to come in Dubai during the World Government Summit, it.

The AWS GovCloud (US) Region - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

This new region, which is located on the West Coast of the US, helps US government agencies and contractors move more of their workloads to the cloud by implementing a number of US government-specific regulatory requirements. Our government customers sometimes have an additional layer of regulatory requirements given that they at times deal with highly sensitive information, such as defense-related data. Government and Big Data. All Things Distributed.

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New federal IT modernization research illuminates cloud growth, potential AI adoption challenges


The adoption of cloud computing in the federal government will accelerate in a meaningful way over the next 12 to 18 months, increasing the importance of cloud monitoring. Dynatrace news.

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Activist Investing in Strategic Software

The Agile Manager

A few years ago, I felt I had enough experience - and had put enough thought into the subject - to write a book on governance in software development. I had observed that most tech firms and captive IT organizations are largely left to self-govern, and both are pretty light touch about it. I had also observed that governance is widely misunderstood and the term is used in technology in a lot of different ways, almost universally incorrectly. IT Governance Strategic IT

Dynatrace receives FedRAMP authorization at moderate impact level


Upon this backdrop, Dynatrace has just received its FedRAMP moderate impact level authorization , which is available for our f ederal customers through our new Dynatrace for Government offering. . About Dynatrace for Government : . Dynatrace news.

4 Software QA Metrics To Enhance Dev Quality and Speed


Lines of code govern almost everything we do in our day-to-day activities. Introduction. Today, the demand for software is higher than ever. The way we buy, the way we sell, even the way we communicate. In 2019, according to Evans Data Corporation, there were 23.9 million developers worldwide.

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The Agile Manager

There is no law or reason governing why I was there at the moment the battery exploded, or for the battery to have exploded at precisely that moment. The landscape of strategic software investing and governance is riddled with speculation. IT Governance Risk ManagementEarlier this year, my house should have burned to the ground. A CR2032 battery exploded and caught fire in a confined place dense with flammable objects.

The Persistent Imbalance Between Supply and Demand for Software Development Labor

The Agile Manager

As it happens, it will go largely unnoticed because neither the concept of technical debt nor its commercial ramifications are well understood by the (average) business buyer of software, and because IT governance remains weak in practice. IT Finance IT Governance Strategic ITThe growth in demand for software has consistently outpaced the growth in the supply of software developers. This has been the case for well over half a century. It's worth looking at why.

The New Normal Demands Resilience Engineering


The only way to keep the Dutch at home is by grounding their offspring , as our government has discovered twice over. So, after spending two weeks dreading the end of the holiday season, last week marked the start of the second homeschooling season in a year.

In Tech, Portfolio Management is a Metaphor, Not a Way of Life

The Agile Manager

A few years ago, I wrote about the chronic misuse of the word "governance" in technology. When we think in shareholder activism terms, we understand the importance of good governance structures and mechanics, and the need for diligence by those investing in the business through technology. IT Governance Strategic ITThe word "portfolio" is suffering the same fate.

From Schooling to Space: Eight Predictions on How Technology Will Continue to Change Our Lives in the Coming Year

All Things Distributed

Businesses large and small, governments new and old all had to completely change what they do and how they operate. 2021 is going to be a launchpad for change, and here’s what’s coming. 2020 was a year unlike any other.

Xamarin vs Nativescript— Comparing two Mainstays, Modern Mobile Apps Frameworks.


From private organizations to government agencies, everybody wants to embrace a mobile-first approach as it streamlines business goals, agile processes, feedback, and implementation among other intricate functions. .

Get to know Dynatracers: Hannah Seelye


As part of the “small but mighty” investor relations team, Seelye manages Dynatrace’s investor relations, analyzes Dynatrace financials, and develops environmental, social, and governance strategy. Work-life balance is essential for mental health and well-being.

Tech Transforms podcast: Security, privacy, and African American history – February 2022


On the Tech Transforms podcast sponsored by Dynatrace, we talk to some of the most prominent influencers shaping critical government technology decisions. Dynatrace news.

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Webinar: Being an Activist Investor in IT Projects

The Agile Manager

An ounce of good governance is worth a pound of project rescue. Agile practices, with their emphasis on transparency, business alignment and technical completion, are enablers of better IT governance. An Agile organization needs a new approach to governance, one that makes everybody think not as caretakers of a project but investors in a business outcome. What you will learn What are the principles of IT governance? What kind of governance does Agile enable and demand?

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ journey to modernization


VA is estimated to migrate 350 applications hosted on-premises and in external data centers to the VA Enterprise Cloud by 2024, making this one of the most ambitious digital transformations in the federal government. Dynatrace news.

Performance reality check: 4 ways to keep up with unexpected surges

TechBeacon Testing

From online retail to finance, and from streaming entertainment to healthcare providers and agencies, all manner of businesses and government entities have seen their web traffic and app activity explode.

Fuel management system: An efficient way to manage fuel consumption using telematics


You need to take care of insurance, vehicle maintenance, compliance with government regulations, etc. Managing a fleet is a challenge. Amongst all these challenges, the biggest one is - monitoring your fuel costs. You may ask, why?

Resiliency, Not Predictability

The Agile Manager

A steady diet of reliable data about the software we're developing and how the delivery of that software is progressing allow a steering committee to continuously and fluidly perform its governance obligations. This, in turn, gives us information to act on the last governance responsibility, which we do by changing team structure, composition and even leadership, and working with the investment committee to maintain viability of the investment itself.

Rules versus Results

The Agile Manager

We assume, not only that good procedure will give rise to good outcome, but also that the ability to articulate the procedure is the key to good outcomes. -- John Kay, writing in the Financial Times A common error in both the management and governance of IT is an over-reliance on rules, process and "best practices" that portend to give us a means for modeling and controlling delivery. Best practices" are held out as the basis of IT governance. Agile Management IT Governance