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Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF): Collaborative Planning Methodology (CPM)

Business and technology resources are aligned using Enterprise Architecture (EA) in order to achieve strategic results, improve organizational performance, achieve Cost Optimization and Operational Excellence, and guide departments to fulfill their central missions more efficaciously. Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF) does that for any U.S. federal agency and helps systems transcend interagency boundaries. Planning is […]

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Digital Manufacturing

Digital Transformation in Manufacturing, or Digital Manufacturing for short, is a matter of survival now for manufacturing concerns.  Manufacturing companies desirous of survival have no choice but to hop on the Digital Transformation bandwagon, rapidly. Business Transformation of any kind is not an easy endeavor.  Change Management of Digital Manufacturing is typically more difficult than […]

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Digital Transformation: Challenges to Digital Manufacturing

Digital Transformation in Manufacturing or “Digital Manufacturing” for short is not an optional decision for companies anymore.  Manufacturing concerns that want to survive have to jump on the Digital Transformation bandwagon hastily.  Digital Manufacturing has become a prerequisite for a profitable existence even for mere survival of a manufacturing concern. Business Transformation of any kind […]

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Lean Product Development & Innovation

Improving Product Development competencies in designers and developers is a concern for senior leaders in the manufacturing sector. The approach most organizations take in developing Human Resources does not go beyond staffing the cream of the crop from leading global educational institutes.  Talent Development to them is, typically, sending their people to attend workshops and […]

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What Is a Value Analysis?

It is an orderly and creative method to increase the value of an item. This ” item” can be a product, a system, a process, a procedure, a plan, a machine, equipment, tool, a service, or a working method. Value Analysis, also called Functional Analysis was created by L.D. Miles of General Electric Company. The […]

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Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF): Business Reference Model (BRM)

Business and technology resources are aligned using Enterprise Architecture (EA) in order to achieve strategic results, make organizational performance better, achieve Cost Optimization, and guide departments to fulfill their central missions more efficaciously through Operational Excellence. Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF) does that for any U.S. federal agency and helps systems transcend interagency boundaries.  FEAF […]

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Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF)

Enterprise Architecture (EA) denotes management best practices for lining up business and technology resources to realize strategic results, expand upon Organizational Performance, achieve Cost Optimization, and steer departments to achieve their core missions through Operational Excellence. Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF) was first introduced in September 1999 by the Federal CIO Council for evolving an […]

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Value Grid Analysis

A traditional Value Chain involves a linear sequence of activities—from conversion of raw materials into components which are assembled into products.  The products are then distributed, marketed, sold, and serviced.  Management plans and execute strategies and operations based on this sequence. This set of activities worked well for organizations in the past.  However, this linear […]

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Retail Strategy: Directing IT Investments in the Right Areas

Staying ahead of the curve in the retail sector is nothing short of an ordeal. A fundamental element in beating competition entails developing capabilities critical for the future.  To this end, it is critical for organizations to reinvest the savings achieved through IT Cost Management into building those critical capabilities.  Before finalizing the areas to […]

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Economies of Unscale

Futuristic, technology-driven business models are weakening the conventional advantages of Economies of Scale.  Large corporations, founded on Scale, nevertheless have areas that they can exploit if they reposition rapidly. For the best part of over a century, Economies of Scale—Cost Advantages that businesses achieve owing to their scale of operation—fashioned the corporation into a perfect […]

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2×2 Matrix for Platform Scaling Strategy

The phenomenal success of tech innovators using Platforms has spurred a desire in companies, from a greater variety of sectors and markets, to gain advantage of Product to Platform Transformation. This Transformation is based on the need to model businesses on a Customer-Centric Design approach.  The need has arisen because the concept of Economies of […]

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Continuous Process Improvement and Innovation (CPI2) Framework Simplified

Market pressures, technological disruption, and process related challenges adversely affect organizational performance, and force the organizations to continuously refine, reduce costs, and perform better.  Eventually, they start exploring the possibilities of implementing continuous process improvement or other innovation methodologies. Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) involves improving a product, service or process, either incrementally or revolutionally.  However, […]

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