Enterprise Agility The agile movement has made enormous strides in the last decade, greatly improving software delivery and creating more satisfactory work environments in many organizations. The next horizon is extending agility from basic software delivery to continuous delivery and into the business itself, utilizing the advances in delivering software features early and often into a transformation of businesses to deliver complete solutions early and often. The drivers for this, as we will see, come from a growing focus of CEOs on trying to survive and thrive in a world of growing complexity, complication and fast moving competition.
However, achieving enterprise agility requires a different style of management—an adaptive leadership style. This paper is therefore divided into three main topics—describing the need for enterprise agility; identifying what adaptive leaders need to be doing (actions); and identifying what being (mindset)an adaptive leader means
Humans use lenses to bend light and improve visual acuity across large distances with telescopes, to see tiny objects with microscopes, or just to fix our normal vision through eyeglasses. However, a pair of researchers have found a way to arrange four lenses to act as a functional cloaking device that can be seen from several angles. The project was conducted by Joseph Choi and John Howell at the University of Rochester, and the paper was submitted to the journal Optics Express, with a copy available on ArXiv.
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By Chris Vollmer and Matt Egol, Partners at Strategy&, a member of the PwC network of firms (formerly Booz & Company) Heineken recently put a tennis umpire chair in the middle of Union Square, one of Manhattan’s busiest areas.
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