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The New CTO: Chief Transformation Officer

Harvard Business Review

These three change accelerators are what lie behind today''s avalanche of business transformation, and they are directly affecting the roles of CIO and CTO. And, just as the CIO''s role needs to change, so too does the CTO''s—from Chief Technology Officer to Chief Transformation Officer.

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What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Harvard Business Review

Because I teach a course on Product Management at Harvard Business School, I am routinely asked “what is the role of a Product Manager?” ” The role of a Product Manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the Product.” Performing market assessments. Self-management: Being a PM can be incredibly stressful. The CEO wants one thing, the engineering team another, and customers have their own opinions about feature priorities.

Which U.S. Companies Are Doing the Most R&D in China and India?

Harvard Business Review

Which companies allocate the highest proportion of that budget to engineering in China and India, specifically? And what drives their success with these global engineering initiatives? They consider global engineering to be strategic.

How Sephora Reorganized to Become a More Digital Brand

Harvard Business Review

Sephora, the cosmetics retailer, has been widely recognized as a leader in integrating its digital marketing efforts into its overall strategy. As one sign of that, Sephora has a single executive who serves as both chief marketing officer and chief digital officer. Marketing

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The C-Suite Needs a Chief Entrepreneur

Harvard Business Review

The Chief Entrepreneur will be responsible for managing a portfolio of entrepreneurs who experiment with new business models and value propositions. This is not a CTO role or a role that reports to the CEO. You produce growth engines with calculated bets, not “wild-ass gambles.”

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Continuous Development Will Change Organizations as Much as Agile Did

Harvard Business Review

Companies that can successfully implement Continuous Development throughout their organization will find dramatic strategic benefits, including: Faster time-to-market. Maximize engineering productivity. Engineers love continuous delivery environments because they can immediately see how their work adds value to the organization. And that satisfaction leads to a more attractive work environment in a competitive talent market. aleksandarvelasevic/Getty Images.

Leading Innovation Is the Art of Creating “Collective Genius” - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business Review

HBS Executive Education brings you these articles about business management courtesy of Harvard Business School Working Knowledge. At Harvard Business School’s General Management Program. Innovation Leadership Managing organizations Managing people Sponsor Content

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Leading Innovation Is the Art of Creating “Collective Genius” - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Harvard Business Review

HBS Executive Education brings you these articles about business management courtesy of Harvard Business School Working Knowledge. Determined to feature a global perspective, the authors include narratives of executives within India-based IT company HCL Technologies, the German division of online auctioneer eBay, and the marketing division of automaker Volkswagen in Europe. Innovation Product development Leadership Leading teams Managing organizations Sponsor Content

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Make Your Innovative Idea Seem Less Terrifying

Harvard Business Review

Much as I want to believe that a glaringly good idea will stand on its merits, I have come to realize that just like any product or service, ideas require good marketing if they’re going to reach their intended customers. How Good Management Stifles Breakthrough Innovation.

How IBM, Intuit, and Rich Products Became More Customer-Centric

Harvard Business Review

This seems to be a key question on the minds of not just marketers, but company strategists these days. This intensive customer focus has increased as technology-enabled transparency and online social media accelerate an inexorable flow of market power downstream from suppliers to customers.