What external factors do you need to consider?

Technology

 

Make sure that the chosen tochnology is still in the right life cycle. Too early means a steep learning curve in the project, little support and knowledge. Too late means that there might not be support throughout the life cycle of the platform. Also check if enough skills are in-house and/or available in the market.

 

People

 

People are very important to make IT development happen and integrated within the organization. Managers and their meeting culture can slow down innovation. And thus Zalando, based in Germany, acts in teams that operate autonomously and complete tasks more quickly than they did in the past. Employees are able to contribute and be heard and experience great independence and freedom. Zalando calls this: Radical agility.

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