Agile Product Architecture

In order to better differentiate their product and service offerings and respond quickly to change, many companies are pursuing strategies that enable dynamic product and service configuration.    This strategy requires companies to anticipate and truly understand future business requirements as well as their current Enterprise Architecture.   Along these lines, it is necessary to fully understand the competitive landscape and anticipate future market demands and competitive responses. Only in this manner can product management plan the overall product architecture. The development of a solid product strategy captures the requirements of the business and then focuses on building a Enterprise architecture that enables integration flexibility, agility and continuous innovation. Organizations that are …

Focusing on Your Strengths

In Marcus Buckingham’s book entitled Now, Discover Your Strengths, he presents the thesis that individuals should leverage their strongest attributes instead of focusing on improving their faults and failings. He argues that by finding and refining key strengths, individuals can increase their productivity and improve their overall job satisfaction. Buckingham also points out that only 20 percent of employees at large corporations feel that their strengths are at play in every day work situations. By identifying employees’ natural talents and building them into strengths, organizations will improve performance. The book provides an excellent online StregthFinder Profile assessment tool that can help determine a person’s top 5 strengths and …

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