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Agile Software Development: Avoiding a Loss-Making Methodology Choice

Agile Software Development: Avoiding a Loss-Making Methodology Choice

All agile and waterfall software development methodologies could destroy value when applied to an ill-fitting situation. A deliberate choice between 11 methodologies is required to be successful.

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Smart Homes: Clever Strategies Needed

Smart Homes: Clever Strategies Needed

Three competitive battles are likely to play out in the near future as the war for convenience, design and sustainability is heating up.

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Accelerating Digital Disruption in Tableware

Accelerating Digital Disruption in Tableware

Manufacturers of premium brands in the tableware market are creating new direct-to-consumer digital channels, intensifying the competition in the digital retail space

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Big Data: The Six I’s To Value Impact

Big Data: The Six I’s To Value Impact

Sorting out how to leverage Big Data in a business strategy is just as crucial as dealing with the voluminous nature.

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Digital Business Models: Two-Thirds Are Fundamentally Unsound

Digital Business Models: Two-Thirds Are Fundamentally Unsound

Digital businesses are innovative and disruptive but not always valuable – Meet the Digital Illusionist, Digital Idealist, Digital Artist, and the true Digital Business Builder.

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Making Decisions in an International Management Team

Making Decisions in an International Management Team

Take better and quicker decisions by using an approach that fits both the corporate and national business culture.

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The Country Manager: A Role That Still Needs To Be Managed

The Country Manager: A Role That Still Needs To Be Managed

Companies should think harder about getting the country manager role right.

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Think Outside The Organisational Box

Think Outside The Organisational Box

Managers should spend their time differently after a big organisational change.

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Getting Sourcing and Procurement Right in a Global Conglomerate

Getting Sourcing and Procurement Right in a Global Conglomerate

If your purchasing people are sourcing and your line managers are procuring you are not exploiting your organization’s buying power.

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Outsourcing – Follow Facts Not Feelings

Outsourcing – Follow Facts Not Feelings

Avoid outsourcing part of your business as a black box and get brighter results.

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An IT Portfolio Fit for The Economic Down-turn

An IT Portfolio Fit for The Economic Down-turn

Take advantage of the current economic climate to construct a more valuable and less risky IT project portfolio.

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Next Steps in Globalization of Life Sciences

Next Steps in Globalization of Life Sciences

Life sciences companies have long started to globalize their business systems. Now is time to go all the way.

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