Effective Development Begins and Ends with People

Posted May 15, 2008 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence, Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies

We know that people are our most valuable resource, but we seem to forget this too easily. Recently, I was with an executive team of a high-technology company, and the team was struggling with a string of late-to-market development projects. Finally, the CEO got up and proposed yet another rewiring of the organization chart. I have seen this scenario repeated too many times.

About The Author
Preston Smith
Preston G. Smith has been an independent management consultant since 1986 helping manufacturers to bring new products to market faster. He is coauthor of the time-to-market classic,Developing Products in Half the Time. More recently, he has authored Flexible Product Development (Jossey-Bass, 2007), which re-creates the approaches of agile software development to enable the developers of non-software products to enjoy the benefits of an agile… Read More
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