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Building the Agile Enterprise by Fred A. Cummins

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Chapter 1. The Agile Enterprise

Agility is an essential quality of the enterprise of the future. An agile enterprise rapidly adapts to changing business challenges and opportunities. It continuously improves to optimize cost, quality, and speed of delivery. It enables top management to quickly implement new strategies and control key business parameters to gain competitive advantage. Agility resolves some common business challenges faced by many enterprises. But the agile enterprise does not fit current business models. It requires a new business paradigm—a new way of thinking about the business and new ways of planning, organizing, operating, and controlling the business.

SOA, BPM, and MBM are important aspects of this new agile enterprise ...

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