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batye
batye
5/9/2016 3:24:02 AM
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Re: Agile Developmment vs Agile Strategy
@Co-found75847  I would say they have no choice and need to do it right and fast... ASAP...

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batye
batye
5/9/2016 3:21:34 AM
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Re: Oddly enough, agility is probably the best protection for stability
@mhhf1ve  I wouls say WiFi everywhere and each device capable of WiFi would make a better future...

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Co-found75847
Co-found75847
4/8/2016 4:10:15 AM
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Agile Developmment vs Agile Strategy
'Agile' usually refers to the way internal development is done and I think this is the way Orange and Telefonica refer to it in this and related articles. It's quite formalised, not new in software development and telcos are indeed late to the party. 'Agile' is a term less defined in the context of strategy and is actually quite different, less formalised and presents quite different chllenges to the more senior  management involved, the latter more concerned about 'WHAT & WHEN' and the former about 'WHO & HOW'. Telcos need to address both if they are to do both the right things and do them quickly and well.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/5/2016 7:32:48 PM
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Re: Oddly enough, agility is probably the best protection for stability
> "Agility enables not just to adapting rapidly to the new, but to quickly bridge backwards to the past and also "sideways" to new supporting protocols."

This is exactly why I'm surprised we're not seeing more Ethernet ports taking over. It's a protocol that bridges back to the past AND into the future.... 

(I'm sure there are some drawbacks I'm not considering...)

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/5/2016 7:30:01 PM
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Consumer Ethernet?
Sounds like there may need to be some standardization for CPE hardware before we see huge advances. I'd like to see Ethernet ports take over... but I guess we'll have to settle for some fancy CPE routers.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
4/5/2016 7:18:09 AM
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Oddly enough, agility is probably the best protection for stability
One of the problems with the current very high pace of innovation is that big improvements in many parts of the industry may bet on technologies that are left behind, superceded, or just turn out not to be on the main track of development by the time the big, game-changing projects are done. So there's an exaggerated tendency of the well-known bias in the economics of technology where near term small projects (that can count on their bases, platforms, and niche staying in place long enough to be able to roll out) draw a disproportionate share of investment from longer term bigger ones (that might be born tied to something obsolete).

Agility enables not just to adapting rapidly to the new, but to quickly bridge backwards to the past and also "sideways" to new supporting protocols.

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clrmoney
clrmoney
4/4/2016 11:09:16 PM
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Telcos expansion
Of course telco would have.more to offer and as time go on into the future.

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DHagar
DHagar
4/4/2016 5:07:26 PM
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Re: How Telcos Are Doing Things Differently
@Ray, outstanding example of the critical advantage agility provides.  The new technology, with the new services and internal capability to deliver, provide the customer with attractive new services providing convenience/new features, or both.

The leading companies are transforming to doing things differently and, as you state, those who are just thinking about it are going to be left in the dust.  Or if they do get in the game, will not have the advantage of those who effectively have learned to create new value through agility.

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