Agile Networking: Competing Through the Internet and Intranets

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9780137601257: Agile Networking: Competing Through the Internet and Intranets

The convention-smashing title shows IS executives how to overcome organizational and business challenges by tying their Intranets and Extranets into a new reengineering methodology called Agility. It is a book about merging technology with strategy, explaining and demystifying the key concepts behind agile networking. .

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"For those of us who may not have inherited Agility in our personal or organizational DNA, this book tells us not only what we are missing, but how to get it." --Chris Brennan, Program Manager, Technology Supported Team Solutions, IBM

"The authors have brought together the two main themes of agility and networking in a coherent and persuasive way....This is a practical guide for anyone interested in applying some of the latest management thinking." --Phil Fearnley, Team Leader, Knowledge-Based Business, Ernst & Young

Reap the business rewards of agile networks!

Agility is the next step in business reengineering: a comprehensive roadmap for sustaining competitiveness in the face of change. Its remarkable success rate has already attracted nearly 150 Fortune 500 companies. Now, there's a "roll up your sleeves" book about this powerful new business methodology using Internet and intranets. Agile Networking builds on the authors' Agility Engineering Practice Model -- and their extensive experience of corporate networking -- to describe concrete design practices for building agile networks.


* Agility: Key principles, strategies, capabilities and processes
* Transforming the department -- and the enterprise
* Networking the agile organization
* Agility Networking Change Domains: Analyzing your "switchability" in response to change
* Intranets, groupware, and knowledge management
* Make agile management -- on the network -- a core competency
* Create customer-focused, change-ready, virtual, agile teams

Learn how Agility Networking principles can transform your company's approach to almost every process, including communication, learning, management, teamwork, and IPR. Walk step-by-step through evolving your current network infrastructure into an agile network that ties together everyone in your value chain. Discover how agile networks can help you build more successful alliances with your partners -- and more enriching, longer-term relationships with your customers. Finally, learn how to manage the quantum leap in complexity associated with agile enterprises.

This book's agile networking techniques apply to nearly every business sector, including finance, law, health, government, education, telecom, retail, travel, entertainment, sports, IT, and manufacturing.

If you want to succeed in the 21st century, you need to understand agile networking and this book is the place to start.

About the Author:

GEORGE METES is President of Virtual Learning Systems, Inc., a strategy consultancy specializing in virtual learning, work, and organizations. He is a Partner in Agility International, which delivers global agility-related consulting and education services.

JOHN GUNDRY is Director of Knowledge Ability Ltd., a Malmesbury, UK, consultancy and training firm specializing in networked communications, work and learning. He is also a Partner in Agility International.

PAUL BRADISH, an Associate Director of the DMR Consulting Group, leads entrepreneurial ventures exploring new solutions to customer challenges in knowledge management and related fields.

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