Learn the secrets required to advance the technology industry beyond digital transformation.
Today’s technology industry is in its growth phase, on its journey to maturity. How quickly can the industry accelerate to be ready to take on the challenges of the next industrial revolution? What are the key patterns, characteristics, and methods that can allow for the accelerated growth and increased market share of a technology business?
Looking at foundational lessons from the past through the lens of more established and mature industries, businesses, technologists, and practitioners will gather insights into how organizations can make significant advancements and expand their market share.
The book reveals patterns and characteristics that can help businesses succeed. Start with an idea and transform it into a compelling product—what methods can help you deliver faster, attract new customers, and retain their loyalty? Forming a value-driven culture where your people are central to ever-improving cycles of change requires adopting the well-documented approaches described in this book.
The author, Nana Fifield, a senior technology leader, has spent nearly three decades working with many technology organizations, dedicating significant time to researching the methods that successful and mature industries have adapted to continue thriving, evolving, and innovating over centuries.
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Chapter 1: Industrial Growth and Maturity
The days of mass production
The story of Toyota
How mass production created waste
Total Quality Management (TQM)
The purpose of maturity models
Disruption through innovation
Chapter 2: Lessons Learned Over the Years
Chapter 3: Emergence of the Modern Technology Industry
Chapter 4: Building a Product
Start with the idea
Prove the concept
Route-to-Market: Create the roadmap
Focus on delivering value
Work with themes
Now, next, later
The impact mapping technique
Plan for release
Did it meet the expectations?
Develop the product
Choose the delivery process
Chapter 5: Software Engineering
Begin with quality
Productivity, metrics, and measures
Chapter 6: Don’t Throw an Engineer at a Problem
Chapter 7: People, Organization, and Culture
Chapter 8: Transition to Future Growth
Nana Fifield, a senior technology leader, has spent nearly three decades working with many technology organizations, dedicating significant time to researching the methods that successful and mature industries have adapted to continue thriving, evolving, and innovating over centuries.