2.  IT CONSULTANT BALANCING ACT Balancing Low-Code Productivity With IT Engineering Best Practise ……. How Consultants Can Broker the Peace

Companies undertaking digital transformation projects are now utilising new low-code tooling and/or citizen developers to produce disruptive line-of-business apps.This new source of app development overcomes the frustrating bottlenecks and limitations faced by traditional internal IT departments that rely on time honoured engineering approaches.These traditional internal IT operations are often tied-up delivering support and maintenance for core enterprise systems.It is their inability to keep pace with an organisation’s demand for disruptive apps and the clamour of those who need them that has, in part, led to the growth of the Shadow IT, Citizen Developer market.

3.  Win the workplace: Designing services for people

Who is your HR process designed for? Human Resources or your people? The workforce is changing, and the quality of interaction that consumers experience with companies like Facebook, Uber or Amazon has become their expectation.

4.  Equity versus Rewards Crowdfunding - which is better?

Crowdfunding has gone beyond the early adopter stage, says John Auckland of TribeFirst, meaning most people have now heard of it.A recent survey by TribeFirst suggests that we are getting close to the stage where more people in the UK have supported a crowdfunding campaign than haven’t.The survey, completed by 250 people, showed that 43.8% of the respondents had backed either a charity, rewards or equity crowdfunding campaign.

ThoughtWorks 5.  Pursuing business value

article imageIn product development, there's a pretty important concept lurking around that sometimes gets lost between an abstract vision and its practical implications. It's called 'business value'. It should be something tangible, objectively measured, but often, this isn’t how it works.

8.  Top Tips For Business Consultants

The world of business consultancy can be incredibly exciting, challenging and fast-paced, not to mention difficult and at times frustrating, depending on your current clients.It may involve long hours, complex projects that you will need to get up and running in just a few weeks and dealing with in house resistance are just some of the negative factors that consultants face.However, the rewards more than make up for it, as you will make great contacts and can expect to be rewarded handsomely for your efforts.If you want to succeed, and be the go-to consultant in an industry that is saturated with great talent, then be sure to keep these top tips in mind.

PA Consulting Group 9.  Is your transformation an oil tanker or a racing yacht?

article imageMervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England, believes we’re living through a period of “radical uncertainty”. He’s right. From the Brexit vote to terrorist attacks, change is now rapid and unpredictable. These seismic events are on top of major changes in markets, regulation and customer expectations that have taken place in recent years – all leading to the need for organisations to transform in order to thrive in this new world.

Deloitte 12.  CMO survey results: Key principles for increasing creativity in marketing

article imageBecause creativity can help companies communicate better, it has been generally seen as something that is the province of the Marketing department. In fact, respondents to our latest CMO study ranked creativity first of all of the qualities they look for when they hire, nearly 10 points ahead of the next quality (tech fluency).

ThoughtWorks 14.  "Techie to tech lead: My five biggest mistakes"

article imageAs a young, ambitious developer with a strong sense of my own talent, I was eager to become a tech lead, and it took less than four years for me to achieve this goal. But over the next two years, the experience and reality of leading a team put me off leadership completely. I'd like to share my mistakes and what I have learned in the hope that others may benefit...

Deloitte 15.  You won’t ever own the customer experience

article imageThere’s been a certain sense of déjà vu creeping into many of the financial services conference sessions and boardroom conversations I’ve been participating in over recent years. It surrounds this consistent theme of ‘owning the customer experience’. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for focusing on customer-centred over product-centred design. But all too often organisations are coming at it with the wrong aspiration and the wrong approach.

PwC 17.  The top five trends in corporate responsibility -PWC

article imageLast month, our Global Corporate Responsibility Board asked what the most significant trends in corporate responsibility are today. We contacted CR and sustainability experts from around the PwC network and beyond to get their views - and five CR trends emerged. In the lead up to BITC’s Responsible Business week we wanted to share their perspective. So here’s the first big trend:

Gartner 19.  How to Build a Business Case for Artificial Intelligence

article imageThere is huge enterprise-level interest in artificial intelligence (AI) projects and their potential to fundamentally change the dynamics of business value. However, most AI technologies are nascent at best. According to a recent Gartner survey, 37% of organizations are still looking to define their AI strategies, while 35% are struggling to identify suitable use cases.

20.  The human side of implementing AI

article imageThe issues holding back AI adoption aren’t technical. Here’s how to navigate unrealistic expectations, change management issues and employees leery of AI job loss.