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Building the Agile Enterprise by Fred A. Cummins

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Chapter 10. Model-Based Management

In the past, enterprise organizations remained relatively stable for decades. Changes, for the most part, shifted some responsibilities among managers, brought new products to market. or introduced a new technology, but the basic business model remained fundamentally the same. Occasionally, various forces caused a significant change to the organization structure to streamline or consolidate. These changes, if significant, had ripple effects for several years as unanticipated consequences emerged. But even with significant changes, executives could often focus on certain aspects of the enterprise and assume the rest of the enterprise would be relatively unaffected.

That time is gone. The world is a dynamic place, ...

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