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You Have to Have an Overseas Dev Team to Scale? Baloney!

Posted on September 7, 2013

ba·lo·ney 2 also bo·lo·ney (b -l n ) Slang. n. Nonsense. interj. Used to express disagreement or exasperation. Recently, I was doing something on LinkedIn, and it asked me to endorse various people’s skills like it often does.  One face in particular popped out at me:  Anders Hejlsberg.  I’ve known Anders for many years, so […]

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Posted in business, software development, strategy | 3 Comments »

How I Helped Start the Agile/Scrum Movement 20 Years Ago

Posted on October 2, 2014

I’m a day late, it was 20 years ago yesterday that Dr Dobbs published James Coplien’s article on how my Quattro Pro team was building software at Borland.  Jim sent me a very nice note of reminder on it: 20 years ago today, the famous Dr. Dobb’s article on Borland QPW was published: foreshadowing agile and […]

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Posted in saas | 6 Comments »

Does Your SaaS Company Have to Have a Sales Force?

Posted on October 7, 2013

Any time absolutes are being bandied about, I have to do the fact check.  Sorry, it’s just an automatic reflex.  We live in a world that is largely gray and seldom black and white.  This was never more true than in the world of startups.  Entrepreneurs need to see both sides of every coin before […]

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Posted in business, Marketing, strategy | 9 Comments »

6 Ways The Pundits Are Dazed and Confused About Google Reader and RSS

Posted on March 14, 2013

One of the you-betcha-surefire Pundit strategies is that when something is getting a lot of heat, like the current flap over Google dropping Google Reader, you can get a lot of attention by disagreeing with the crowd.  You want to do so in the most colorful possible way, in fact.  It’s a common form of […]

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Posted in user interface, Web 2.0 | 5 Comments »

This Product Roadmap Kerfluffle is Getting a Bit Silly

Posted on March 18, 2011

In case you’ve missed it, there’s a big Kerfluffle on right now over whether SaaS companies should share a product roadmap with customers or not.  The charge against is led by Kashflow CEPO Duane Jackson, who says sharing your roadmap is flawed because: – Reduces agility – Creates expectations that make it harder to delight […]

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Enterprise Software Too Boring: Oh do come along…

Posted on December 10, 2007

Once again Robert Scoble has the blogosphere all atwitter (no pun intended, but it probably is a reasonable pun given Scoble’s predilection to Twitter).  This time its about how Enterprise Software is just not sexy.  I didn’t mind Scoble’s post too much.  In his characteristic way, Robert is not critical, he is quizzical.  But after […]

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Posted in business, strategy | 9 Comments »

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