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    What makes a good QA process manager?

    The job title “quality assurance manager”—in short “QA manager”—may suggest that the job is boring, ambiguous and uncreative. One particular species of QA manager, however, deserves particular attention: the “process quality manager”. Read »
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    Why Organizational Change Initiatives REALLY Fail

    Piles of books about organizational change, strategy, and leadership adorn management libraries, yet a satisfactory answer to the question “Why do change initiatives really fail?” remains elusive. Read »
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    The T-Rex Company

    Innovative, high-tech systems vendors face specific organizational challenges. In order to succeed in a world where these types of organizations have become the drivers of business and industry, old-fashioned, matrix-based organizations need to become agile "T-Rexes." Adopting a simple organizational pattern can make this possible. Read »
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    The Dying Diplodocus

    Many technology enterprises are having a very tough time dealing with ever-shorter development cycles. It's clear they're going to have to restructure in a fundamental way. But what is the right strategy? And can they handle such significant change? Read »
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    Standards May Be Lethal to Your Projects

    Standards may be helpful to system developing organizations, but often they turn out to be part of the problem, or even become the actual problem. Read »
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    Quo Vadis, Atlassian?

    Atlassian has become a very attractive vendor of project management applications. An acquisition of Atlassian would have numerous implications to business across many engineering-centric industries. The question may be not “if” but “when Atlassian will become acquired?” Read »
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    Megatrend: The Post-Freemium Economy

    Once upon a time, newspapers were bought at the newsstand, sending letters required postage stamps, and tickets had to be bought to watch movies. There was no such thing as a free lunch. That is about to change, and the word “free” is taking on a different meaning. Read »
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    Megatrend: Cheap Clean Energy

    Energy is the blood of the economy, but fossil energy sources are becoming scarce. They also suspected of causing global warming. They pollute the air in our cities. Fossil fuels are becoming more and more expensive, thwarting the economic progress around the world. We must – and will – solve this problem. Read »
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    Megatrend: Projectized Organizations

    There is only one organizational form that can keep up with the increasing pace of global markets: the Project. Read »
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    Megatrend: Open-Source Economy

    Intellectual property has been an important asset of innovative businesses for centuries. Protecting new technologies, however, will soon become a largely obsolete strategy. Read »
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