Abstract This paper will analyze the implementation of a new technology in a software development company. The discussion will include the trigger events that led to the implementation of Agile (the new technology), evaluate the implementation of the change, the employee behavioral changes that were necessary for the success of the implementation, the variation of employee opinions regarding Agile, and what the CEO should consider for the future. It also demonstrate three planned stages of development along with “Scrum”, agile method for project management and how it worked at Blue Cloud Thesis Statement Blue Cloud is uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work they have come to value: · Individuals and interactions over processes and tools · Working software over comprehensive documentation · Customer collaboration over contract negotiation · Responding to change over following a plan Introduction · Trigger Event that Lead to the Implementation of Agile According to Spector (2013), a trigger event is any change in the environment that precipitates the necessity for an alteration in strategies and organizational change. These triggers can lead to a change in the strategy that is utilized by the organization that can involve new markets and business models, as well as, new services and/or products, this change is called strategic renewal (Spector, 2013).
Case Questions: 1. How do information systems projects get started in organizations? Information System projects start with a request which describes problems or desired changes in an information system or a business process. The request might propose enhancements for an existing system, the correction of problems, the replacement of an older system, or the development of an entirely new information system that is needed to support a company’s current and future business needs. In the Petrie Electronics a request from the executive team has decided that the number one priority is to not only survive but to thrive and prosper by developing closer relationships with their customers.
Does it make sense given their business strategy? What are the long-term consequences of the recent quality and lead-time problems? Among producers of manufactured circuit boards, the Dasher Company has positioned itself as a top competitor along the dimension of quick problem resolution involved with producing new electronic device prototypes. The company also prides itself on anticipating evolving techniques necessary to accommodate such changes in technology. In short, Dasher is a competitor in the customized circuit boards market, where competitive advantage is gained by on- or ahead of-time order turnaround.
Role of Technology Paper Anthony Bando University of Phoenix BIS/318 Damien Edwards October 24, 2011 In today's business society, technology including hardware and software, is a critical role of all major businesses and corporations. Technology is essential in this current place in time to compete in the retail business. Technology can make the lives of a company easier as well as consumers who are willing to use it and save time and sometimes money. Technology can be in many different forms within an organization. Certain technologies enable customers and employees to communicate needs faster.
The new product may be able to use current technologies or a new technology may be presented and the new product is the outcome. The new product may offer a radically new way of doing something it may simply be an existing theme. For example, David Packard created an information processing and scientific instrumentation empire. Hewlett Packard is based on the advanced knowledge obtained from scientific developments.
With the recurrent expansion of scientific knowledge and technology in today’s society, new inventions, theories, and ideas are frequently brought into practice. All though new technologies and advancement in understanding of the world around us is crucial to scientific expansion, the outcomes of these ideas aren’t always positive. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the original practices of Eugenics both serve as correlations to vast and ever-growing scientific universe. These two works can be related in their ability to serve as sources of caution during innovation of science. Nevertheless, both Frankenstein and Eugenics can also be dissimilar from that of one another.
Micron Technology is a global marketer and manufacturer who make (DRAM) Dynamic Random Access Memory, NOR Flash Memory, and NAND Flash Memory (http://www.forbes.com/companies/mircon-technology/). Computing, consumer, automotive, industrial, networking, mobile and embedded products are what the semiconductor systems that Micron also manufactures and markets. Micron Technology has been affected by the technological segment by having to produce new products, come up with new processes, and develop new materials. The technological segment is important to Micron Technology because in this industry higher returns and market shares are normally obtained by those companies that are first to adopt new technology (Hitt, M., Ireland, D., Hoskisson, R.). Companies, such as Micron Technology and Samsung, together control about half of the memory market for NAND, DRAM, and NOR which gives them the opportunity to price these technologies in a way that they make a profit.
Company XYZ (anonymity used for confidentiality purpose), headquartered in U.S.A., is a technology leader that designs and manufactures electronic connectors, components and systems inside the products that are changing the world—making them smarter, safer, greener and more connected. It mainly focuses on industrial and manufacturing market, with products applying to various industries from consumer devices sector (such as home appliances and smart phones), to automation and transportation sector (such as cars, planes), and electronic sector (such as circuits, wire, optical cable). Due to the variety of its products, Company XYZ has a wide range of customer profile, including world leading multinational companies and medium-sized companies, mainly through B2B channel (online and offline). Regarding its market coverage, according to its latest Annual Report, Company XYZ has business in over 150 countries. Among total revenue of fiscal year 2013, 34% came from AMERICA, 32% from EMEA, and 34% from AISA (China 16.5%).
By providing newer, better and unique products, companies are able to differentiate and stay ahead of the competition. Companies that invest heavily in R&D are able to release commercial products more quickly and anticipate changing consumer demands more rapidly. They can better assess how long a product will last in the market before new technologies catch up. This information is critical in determining whether time and money should be invested in this product or not. R&D can also open new business opportunities by revealing insights about the market that doesn’t have immediate commercial application, but may be useful in the future.