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With the coming “Perfect Storm,” the staffing or support functions in the organization like Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing Communications, Operations, Business Process improvements, and IT are being reimagined. With technology-driven automation and digitization, these functions can become more productive, expand their scope, and contribute to the success of the organization. In this section, I will discuss how each area can be reimagined.

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Organizing & Managing Information security in product enterprises

An excerpt from the forthcoming book “Organizing and Managing Insanely Great Products” by David Fradin with RN Prasad. Hardly a day passes without reading about a data breach/ cyber attack in some business enterprise or the other.  It is believed that more than 75% of the companies with any digital presence across the world have…

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Product Enterprises

An excerpt from the forthcoming book “Organizing and Managing Insanely Great Products” by David Fradin with RN Prasad. We have already seen the strategic role of IT in the business functions of an enterprise.  As enterprises embrace decentralized operations in different geographical regions, many business support functions move closer to local decision-makers.  This helps business…

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Organizational Structure Considerations

An excerpt from the forthcoming book “Organizing and Managing Insanely Great Products” by David Fradin with RN Prasad. The key to overall company and product success is focusing the entire business on the customer and the customer’s experience.  If done well, the profits will follow.  How the organization is structured is key to that success.…

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Making Fact Based Decision, Enterprisewide

An excerpt from the forthcoming book “Organizing and Managing Insanely Great Products” by David Fradin with RN Prasad Every product enterprise, no matter whether they are organized as a hierarchy, networked or matrix structure, will have executive making decisions every day.These decisions could be central to their role/ responsibility or associated with business support functions…

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Alliances, partners, How to organize roles focused on Partnerships and Alliances

An excerpt from the forthcoming book “Organizing and Managing Insanely Great Products” by David Fradin with RN Prasad. How to Organize Roles Focused on Partnerships and Alliances Channel Partner Affiliate Pricing Summary In this section, I discuss distribution channels, partners, affiliates and pricing strategy. The objective of using distribution channels, partners, and affiliates is to…

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How to Organize Information Technology (IT) & Digitization Roles

An excerpt from the forthcoming book “Organizing and Managing Insanely Great Products” by David Fradin with RN Prasad Digital teams are responsible for developing, testing, and implementing a strategy to reach and engage target audiences through digital channels like web, mobile, and social.   Organizational Structure To operate more effectively, organizations should be structured like…

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20+ Innovative Ideas for Building Insanely Great Products

When:   Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:30pm-8:00pm Where:  Sunnyvale Community Center Ballroom – 550 E. Remington Dr. Sunnyvale, CA 94085 Last Date for Online Registration is 2/11 Register (Individual) Register (Group) Description: To develop a new product, most companies do it the same way they did it in the past.  New companies tend to bring the practices over from their…

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Create an Opportunity Definition

The biggest waste of all in product development is building something that absolutely no one wants.-Eric Ries, author, Lean Startup One of the key ideas of Lean manufacturing is to avoid waste. Spending more than a day completing a business document for an idea that won’t go forward is waste.We get ideas from myriad sources: executives,…

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