Every once in a while, I come across an innovation or new offering in the tech world that makes me grin because it just seems like magic. From hardware wizardry like the HoloLens Minecraft demo in 2015 to software sorcery like the recently-released GPT-3 AI,… Read More »Add Some Magic To Your Life With Microsoft’s Project Tye
In recent years, a number of Polaris clients have recognized the benefits of creating modern, Agile workspaces. We’ve worked with them, and our team of Agile coaches, to develop this list of must-haves for a highly-effective workspace that fosters better communication, collaboration, and teamwork. That… Read More »Characteristics of Highly-Effective Agile Workspaces [Updated for 2020]
GitOps has been around for a few years, kicked off by Weaveworks back in 2017. In short, the concept revolves around a Git repository that serves as the single source of truth for the state of a system, while an automated process ensures that the… Read More »How to Start Shipping Faster With GitOps
Senior leaders at startups are known to spend as much time on business processes as on technology products. Conventional wisdom holds, however, that as an organization matures you move away from that early focus on process, or that the methodologies adopted will prove difficult to… Read More »Avoid the Agile Transformation Trough of Despair
If you’re a CIO, CTO, or senior technology leader, application modernization is a term you’re probably very familiar with by now. Generally considered to be part of the broader category of digital transformation, app modernization sounds simple on the surface. You have aging, legacy software… Read More »7 App Modernization Must Dos [Checklist]
Domain-Driven Design (DDD) has garnered attention within modern software architecture for the past seventeen years, and for good reason. Focusing your design around business problems makes sense. But many organizations make a simple mistake in adopting DDD: making assumptions about the right business problem to… Read More »Business Process Management: the Foundation for Good Domain-Driven Design (DDD)
Metrics and measures are always on the agenda when Polaris works with organizations new to Agile. We introduce a new, future-proof way for them to get work completed, so it makes sense that the old means of measuring don’t necessarily apply anymore. If you’re looking… Read More »Measurement for the Modern Organization
From its glory days in the 1990s and 2000s to being the browser everyone loved to hate in more recent years, Internet Explorer (IE) has been through it all. After over two decades and with the new Chromium-based Edge gaining its own ground, Microsoft is… Read More »Are You Ready for a World Without Internet Explorer?
The cloud has dominated IT plans and budgets for years. As a result, 92% of organizations report that they have at least one application or portion of their computing environment in the cloud today, up from 73% in 2018. These organizations are migrating to the… Read More »Migrating to the Cloud: What Does It Mean Today?
Security matters. According to a survey conducted by Spiceworks, one in four enterprises are increasing 2020 IT spend due to a recent security incident, and 47% of companies of all sizes cite security concerns as a top reason for bumping up their IT budget. In… Read More »Azure Lighthouse: The Best Way To Manage Azure B2B Relationships