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Came from a developer background. What are some business books that can help me get better on the functional consulting side? Have nearly zero formal business education.

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Try to get on more functional roles and/or play an architect role on strategy projects. There are quite a few in DD and we leverage the technical architects fairly regularly. You'll get exposed to a more biz focused mindset.

Even in your current role, try to think through, and talk about how your tech stuff relates to the business problem it's ultimately meant to solve.

I'm in DD and followed a similar path once upon a time so if you'd like to talk further happy to do so.

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@SA1 I've been here for about a year, aligned with Salesforce. I also came from Accenture (CDO then Cloud First)

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@sa1 sure thing. Email me at bobbydigital@choco.la.

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Same here. What level are you? I have a masters degree in another field. I’d like to get a stronger functional consulting and business background but I don’t have the time or money to get an MBA.

@M1 thank you!

@D1 consultant. Same.. can't imagine taking two years off for it. And since I'm aiming to be a technical architect, can't justify the value with the cost

Hey OP how long have you been in Deloitte Digital? What's your focus area? I'm trying to find out a bit more because I'm interested in applying (sorry to derail...)

We need all the architects

🙋 I'll be your architect.

D2- will you also talk to me, hiiii. Accenture Digital here 😁

@SA1 yessss, we need you

Pls take me 😂 I'm getting bored of ACN. Almost 2 years in and I'm itching to jump ship 🚢

@SA1 what's your background?

I'm c&m, within analytics platforms. Familiar with the Accenture insights platform? I'm less technical in my current role as a sales lead who creates app prototypes for clients, but my education is in mechanical engineering with a minor in comp sci. I can code in Java, done very minimal python, but I can read it all

I do a lot of functional design for these apps across industries, and sometimes wade into the experience design space

Sometimes the “skills” aren’t functional but personality related. One SFDC architect I know doesn’t know when to stop arguing with everyone and prove he’s right. Get an honest colleague to give feedback and check.

Excellent ! I'll email today. Thanks!

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