Why Focus on Infra Agility?

This article discusses critical capabilities related to IT and Infra agility which will help businesses deploy faster than the competition while eliminating waste and reducing cost on ‘route to live’. We will also look at enabling and empowering developers while meeting control requirements at the same time. Our experience has shown us that some organizations […]

Portfolio Management

In this article you will find perspectives from Holley Holland’s experiences helping a large Global Bank’s Portfolio management function to rediscover new ways of working. The article brings insights from practices and lessons learnt in a number of areas including outcome orientation thinking and planning, value based prioritisation, balanced value stream based MVP funding models, […]

Products over Projects

To launch your small domain-aligned, self-organised team (aka speed boat) the first things we need are Products over Projects. Projects are a popular way of funding and organising change. They organise work into temporary teams and are funded with a business case projecting specific benefits. They are staffed from a “pool of talent” whose members […]

Agile Steps on the 1,000 Mile Journey

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…but it helps if it’s bold and in the right direction!” The insurance industry is at an inflection point – the digital challenge and changing needs of a younger generation mean that insurers need to adapt quickly to the demands of tomorrow’s customers or risk […]

The BPA Collateral Conundrum

“Does the drive to collateralise more bulk annuity transactions lead to suboptimal outcomes for customers, pension trustees and insurers?” Bulk purchase annuity (“BPA”) business has grown significantly in the last 5 years, driven recently by pension reforms enacted in 2014 that had a significant impact on the individual annuity market.  Recent market data shows that […]