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The objective, experience-based opinion and insight found in Cutter Business Technology Journal gives your organization the skills and vision it needs to address the spectrum of challenges ongoing business model changes and new technologies bring.

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June 2015

Practical Management: Lean and Beyond

by Jim Benson, by Tonianne DeMaria Barry

When we set out to implement Agile, or Lean, or any of the other flavors of management, we must first and constantly ask, "Am I building a practical system that will let professionals produce the most value for the customer and the company and not cause unexpected internal strife? In their own ways, the authors of the five articles in this issue of Cutter IT Journal ask this question and show either theoretically or directly how real systems engage real people.

March 2015

Value-Added Agile Strategies

by Dave Rooney

There can be no illusions that the transition to Agile won't impact the organization. There will be effects on the organizational structure, hiring practices, funding/budgeting approaches, HR reviews, and more, if the transition is to be successful. Fortunately, our authors in this issue have encountered both the problems I've listed and the solutions to them. They provide practical advice from real-world situations to manage the difficulties you will encounter.