This week’s post focuses on the closing comment of Chris O’Neil, MD of Goggle Canada, during a panel discussion on Innovation at Salesforce Company Tour: “Innovation is about getting people to learn quickly. That’s what fail fast is all about.” Thoughts on how innovative executives can foster a learn fast approach in their companies.
A report on the keynote conversation with JP Rangaswami, Chief Scientist @ Salesforce.com, at Mesh 13 in Toronto.
The one thing that having a foundation of experience in SDLC and Waterfall design methodologies has taught me is to have a strong appreciation of the requirements and design phase of the project. Agile methodologies focus on the same requirement/feature first mentality – bringing added value in prioritization of the requirements and chunking releases of these into smaller cycles.
Buy, Build or Partner is a business decision point where a company determines the best action to take to fill a gap in their market solution. Within this model, a company will develop a solution and core competencies around identified market problems. The build decision is based on the parts of the solution that aligns with their strengths, the buy decision on utilities and add-ons, and partner decision for anything else.
Having a company website is considered a necessity in a company’s marketing arsenal. Having that website be responsive to display appropriately on various devices is also crucial. I believe it is becoming increasingly important for companies to additionally provide their customers with a mobile App. I am saying additionally as this is a tool that can augment their existing digital presence.
With BYOD (bring your own device) becoming more and more prevalent in the business world, a new set of issues and opportunities are disrupting tradition IT departments. Business teams want choice in the tools they use to do their jobs and the devices they use them on. IT departments are concerned with security, consistency and manageability of business services. So how best to bridge the gap between these seemingly conflicting requirements?