The role of IT leaders is to align their efforts with vision and the strategy of the organization, striving to find and implement the right technology solutions that supports them. Most of the time IT Teams procures off the shelf solutions which are ready made products developed by software vendors and can be implemented and used in a short amount of time. Where off the shelf solutions might satisfy general needs and requirements it becomes very difficult to find niche business applications that might be required only for specific organizations.
Businesses interested in experiencing growth have turned their attention to product development. The development of new products helps breathe new life into the business. The benefits connected to product development include:
IT managers are playing a bigger role than ever before in how a business is run and its ultimate success. One of the questions many IT managers have found themselves asking is whether they want to be a part of a business that focuses on agile product development or one that favours a traditional project management plan.