Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Have we changed how we develop apps or wasted opportunity created by a perfectly good crisis?

In a January 2010 report, Mike Gualtieri, John R. Rymer, Jeffrey S. Hammond, Mike Gilpin and Adam Knoll from Forrester provided 5 key challenges for development teams that strive to stay abreast of leading edge approaches to application development.

In addition to providing some great guidance around building a lean project portfolio and business-savvy approach to setting goals thereby helping to drive a positive P&L for our business, they also gave the 5 following key areas of change that would help development teams brace for the awesome future.

Change No. 1: Embrace Cloud Computing As An Emerging Platform

Change No. 2: Find Your Inner Startup

Change No. 3: Favor Flexibility And Cost Over Platform Loyalty

Change No. 4: Become Passionate About User Experience

Change No. 5: Find And Coach Your Talent

Looking at their 5 challenges, how do you think you are doing, or maybe what are you doing differently that was a key challenge for you?  We are about to head into the last quarter of 2010 - what do we want to focus that helps us build a case for continuance, growth or change in 2011?

Niccolò Machiavelli said it best: “Never waste the opportunities created by a good crisis.”

(ed. I'm good on #4 and #1 to some degrees and am introspecting on the others now)

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