Monthly Archives: April 2012

8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses

Another great post, this time from Geoffrey James, on what makes some organizations so much better than others. Bottom line: it’s all about the leadership… (or lack of it!) Advertisements

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“Renewable fuel” – when commercial lobbyism meets public ignorance

While this post might perhaps appear to be slightly off topic, I’m posting it anyway, because IMO it illustrates the power of “smart” commercial marketing and lobbying pitches to the masses,  who are not interested in hearing about any disturbing … Continue reading

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No Fear – Business leadership in the age of digital cowboys

I just finished reading Pekka Viljakainen‘s “No Fear – business leadership in the age of digital cowboys”. I can simply say “wow!” Pekka (or the “Bulldozer”, as is his nick name) has written a straight talk, totally BS-free management and … Continue reading

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Feature Centric Development and architectural decay

My previous post was about the difference between a component based organizational architecture, and a feature based one. In this post, I’ll raise a concern that is increasingly being heard in the software development business, about FCD and agility – … Continue reading

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Feature teams, component teams or cross functional teams ?

My two latest posts have dealt with Feature Centric Development (FCD), an “orginizational architecture” pattern that is rapidly gaining popularity in the world of systems and software development. In this post, I’ll briefly touch upon a couple of the concepts/notions … Continue reading

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Feature Centric Development, part II

In my previous post about Feature Centric Development (FCD) I posted the perhaps somewhat rhetorical question on whether FCD is simply the renaissance of top down functional decomposition, hoping that someone would jump in and challenge that claim. And now … Continue reading

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IBM Watson entering the financial markets

After last year’s success in Jeopardy, IBM Watson is now ready for having a go at the Wall Street. Interestingly, I just recently read Robert Harris’ book “The Fear Index“, and the plot of that novel is remarkably well in … Continue reading

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Does your organization have a purpose ?

Is the purpose of being of your organization crystal clear, or is it fuzzy? Is the Raison d’être of your organization just to make money to make the shareholders happy, or is there a higher purpose driving ? To find out, you … Continue reading

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Do you focus on great profits or on great products ?

Another interesting post on Harvard Business Review, this time by James Allworth, describing how Apple managed to escape the Innovators Dilemma. The basic message is that unless your focus is on creating real value to your customers, any wins you … Continue reading

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The three killer questions to be answered for your business strategy to be successful

A friend of mine sent me this blog post, “it’s not what you sell, it’s what you believe” which appeared in Harvard Business Review a few days ago. The spirit of the article is very much in line with my … Continue reading

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