Trained (development), polished (detail focus), and experienced (retention) teams only occur if you make an investment in them. And these teams are a must if an organization is to be competitive into the global future.
There are a number of key aspects to achieving an executive role. There are two in particular that stand out from the rest.
The key to success is clear: Smooth, rapid, delivery of a product demands effective, clear, and complete communication between all involved parties. It is better to risk over-communicating than the alternative. And, only through frequent communication can teams hope to adapt to change (they need to know about it).
Maybe we should call these Software Anthropology meetings.
The world around us continues to evolve; nothing new there. But many organizations, even as they change what they look like, have largely stayed the same inside. Social, technical, global evolution has now come so far organizations simply have no choice but to finally begin changing who they are inside.
We’re going to see energy costs for data centers start climbing rapidly again—and soon. This means SaaS is going to benefit—no one will want to keep growing their own data center—if they can gain economic benefit by consolidating with other (SaaS) data centers.