Rethinking the Function of Business Functions

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Business units come and go, but finance, HR, IT, marketing, legal, and R&D are forever. Nonetheless, many CEOs and top executives struggle with their functional organizations, and some question whether the established functional model is still relevant. In their view, functional priorities are all too often in conflict with — or not fully supportive of — the strategic needs of the business.

John Lasschuit ®™‘s insight:

Their leaders are officers with titles like Chief Risk Officer, Chief Innovation Officer, and Chief Growth Officer.

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Alles is ‘Taylor’ – HRzone

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Alles is ‘Taylor’. Taylor is springlevend. Er vindt in organisaties nauwelijks iets plaats zonder dat het ‘iets op moet leveren’. Het proces staat centraal en zelfs datgene wat met ‘mens’ te maken heeft, staat feitelijk ten dienste van het proces.

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What’s Wrong with the Project Approach?

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What’s Wrong with the Project Approach?

Some time back the late Grant Rule wrote this paper on the problems with “projects” as an approach to organising software development. As the original has now ceased to be, I’ve taken the liberty of reproducing it here for posterity:

What’s wrong with the project approach to software development?

January 11th, 2011
Author: pg_rule

Pretty much since “software” was first invented (60 years ago?), numerous folk have been promoting an ‘engineering-led’ approach to ‘software projects’. Yet this advice goes largely unheeded, with the result that the relative success of IT projects is poor, and has improved very little during all my years in IT (38 and counting). Given that such admonishments seemed to have had such little effect in all that time, I also find myself asking, “Do I think it likely that further exhortations to those involved in ‘software projects’ to change their…

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