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23rd Jan 2015

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The Voice of the Customer

Regardless of the industry you are in, one of the best ways to inject the customers’ points of view into a product is to expose those people who are designing...

+Software Development

13th Jan 2015

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Leadership: Technical vs. Soft Skills

One of the things I’m always pleased to see is the number of recruiters looking to fill leadership roles in software development organisations based on soft skills in getting teams to work together nicely...

+Software Development

08th Jan 2015

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The Importance of Roadmaps

There are a surprising number of organizations that don’t use roadmaps to guide and manage their development efforts. This is a major risk to future growth and revenues. Two companies...

+Product Management

24th Aug 2014

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Chasing The Sale = Chasing Your Tail?

Anyone who has worked with me over the past few years will be familiar with my strong opinions regarding the importance of solid product management in a software development company.  I admit,...

+Product Management

27th Jun 2014

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Defining Your Product

Whether you work in product management, marketing, or sales, a good problem statement can be very beneficial in helping to define, market, or sell your products. The other day a...

+Product Management

12th Jun 2014

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Affordable Usability Tests

  There is a common question asked in most companies I’ve gone to work for, and that is “How do we make software that people enjoy using?” Well, I have...

+Product Management

07th Jun 2014

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What drives your software company?

In my many years working with software development companies, I’ve seen three distinct types of leadership, each with its own challenges. The leadership tends to evolve along a consistent path...

+Product Management

17th May 2014

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Outsourcing: Is It Right For You?

It comes as no surprise to any of us that the offshoring of software development and testing efforts has become the standard for most companies. But what drives that decision,...

+Product Management

27th Apr 2014

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Write Once, Print Often

A wise man once taught me that there is no need to write and rewrite and write again the marketing collateral for websites, brochures, and flyers for a product. In...

+Software Development

03rd Feb 2014

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Taking Desktop Software to Mobile Devices

Many traditional software companies are reviewing options for taking their products to the mobile space, but how can you be certain you’re bringing the right features to the mobile audience?...

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