Author Archives: Skip Walter

Lord, Thank you for Cheryl

Cheryl is our local UPS driver.  We just found out her name (although I am not sure the spelling).  She arrives like a fairy in our neighborhood and drops off her packages of magic.  She’s done this package act for … Continue reading

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A Product has a North Star

Recently, I came across a blog post on “North Star Metric” (NSM).  I was delighted that somebody else had written about a topic that is critical to the product teams I’ve managed.  I shared my thoughts in the post “The … Continue reading

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Know Now

What if you could accurately predict, in fact even know, your quarterly results at the beginning of a quarter rather than at the end of a quarter? That is the question that Eric Robinson and I explored many times over … Continue reading

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Programming a Computer makes me Happy

Translating an idea from my head into an inanimate extremely logical computer AND seeing the idea come to life makes me happy. Even after 50 years of creating software and software products I am always “surprised by the joy” of … Continue reading

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Lifelet: I love my Raspberry Pi and Python

I love my Raspberry Pi!!! What else is there to do after 39 days of self-quarantine but to relearn how to program. It’s been 35 years since I programmed professionally.  There are many who would argue that I never did. … Continue reading

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Corona Virus Accelerates Digital Transformation

“Knowledge has three eyes: memory when it looks at the past, wisdom when it looks at the present and responsibility when it deals with the future.” – 1642, Michael Wexonius In March of 2016, I had the pleasure of sharing … Continue reading

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Why are there so few visual analytics applications?

I wish I knew. Robert Crawford asked “Why are there so few interactive visualization software application products in the legal space?  Attenex Patterns showed us the power of visual analytics to dramatically improve productivity in the legal market.  Yet, outside … Continue reading

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