The Changing Nature of Growth and Competition in Emerging Markets

For years, the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) were synonymous with broad-based, rapid growth. Not anymore. Data for 2015 from Oxford Economics shows China‚Äôs GDP growth slowing to 6.5%, South Africa eking out a percentage point or two, Brazil flat, and Russia actually contracting. Growth in other emerging markets, especially those with…

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Why Agile?

Agile grew out of a desire to improve traditional methods of software development. Customarily, software has been developed sequentially, with the waterfall serving as a rough metaphor for its progression. Separate groups conceive, design, build, test, put into operation, and maintain software, each group waiting for the preceding group to complete its work. The method…

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