Category Archives: organizing

Teams versus the Professor/Student Learning Relationship

Once again, I was reminded of the power of a committed group of good thinkers to generate insights with problems that have been bugging me for a while. Six of us got together yesterday to gain a preliminary understanding of … Continue reading

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A Little Strategic Networking to Finish the Week

Not often enough my schedule conspires to present a strategic networking day.  An excellent article in the Harvard Business Review “How Leaders Create and Use Networks” makes the distinction between Operational Networks, Personal Networks and Strategic Networks. Most of our … Continue reading

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First, Second and Third Raters

Every startup expertise blog or book starts with telling you how important talent is in hiring and shaping the team that is going to drive the startup.  The authors assert that you should always hire “A players.”  How do you … Continue reading

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Attenex Patterns History – The Critical First Year

A successful product has many parents.  No one claims a failed product. Attenex Patterns was both a successful AND an innovative visual analytics product. The seeds of the success occurred for six months before and after the founding of the … Continue reading

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What process should we use?

“The future is not a choice among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created – created first in mind and will, created next in activity.  The future is not someplace we are going to, but … Continue reading

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The Other 90% of Software Product Development

So you’ve just finished your alpha software product and you are ready to release it to the world to get some feedback.  Congratulations.  Now you are ready for the next 90% of the software development effort – RAAMPUSS. In a … Continue reading

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Competing Product Design Centers

Traditionally product planning is the realm of the software engineering team represented by a program manager or engineering manager and the marketing team represented by a product manager or product marketing manager.  Often, these activities became exercises in “list management” … Continue reading

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The Making of Enterprise Software – All-IN-1

In the early 1980s I was part of Digital Equipment Corporation’s (DEC) Software Services group in Charlotte, NC.  The unit I was a part of consisted of 10 software specialists and a manager.  Due to the nature of our remote … Continue reading

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Bootcamping with the McCarthys

I am spending the weekend getting booted at a McCarthys bootcamp sponsored by my colleague, Professor David Socha at UW Bothell.  It is an exciting way to learn new things about myself and to meet a wonderful collection of students, … Continue reading

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The Power of Metrics to Guide Software Development

One of the big challenges with software product development is how to prioritize which features to add.  Many books and academic papers are written on this topic each year.  From my vantage point, the human centered design process is the … Continue reading

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