4 years, 10 months ago

It is possible to shorten the idea-to-launch time span for industrial products

The Industrial Agile Framework™, developed by Cutter Consortium Senior Consultant Hubert Smits and Peter Borsella, pulls together everything that’s needed to design and mass produce a product —beginning with an idea and including design, components, supplier considerations, manufacturing, and everything in between — to shorten the idea-to-launch time span for industrial products. In the Cutter Read more

6 years, 3 months ago

On innovation, foundations, scaffolding and Portakabins

Given that I’m reframing my work here as ‘maker of tools for change’, it seems worthwhile to republish from my now long-defunct Sidewise blog this 2010 post on some on the realities of change that must be acknowledged and addressed if

8 years, 4 months ago

Navigating the Path to Value

The business environment is changing at a much greater pace, from new payment mechanisms through to the Internet of things. Technology and customers are changing the very fabric of business, which is not only impacting new propositions, but also the way changes are prioritised. To win in the new economy leaders must look beyond cost, Read More

9 years, 3 months ago

Organisations pursue the complete solution

Technology is playing a much bigger role in customer’s lives, and is changing the way senior management view the IT department. Historically the CIO’s role was to keep the lights running, now however, IT is considered to not only be the key to unlocking new revenue, but also a way of keeping up with the Read More

9 years, 7 months ago

Designing for Emergence

The world around us is becoming more complex, it is almost accelerating away from us. Being able to plan in this ever evolving world is becoming even more difficult as time passes.  New technology, and approaches almost appear daily, which makes planning for these events, almost impossible. Linear approaches to design are no longer the Read More

9 years, 10 months ago

Taking the right path

In 2013 we saw the rise, and in some cases the rebirth of analytics and were told of the importance of using data to get closer to our customers. The growth of social media and the birth of the omni channel has meant that understanding your channels and the related data is going to be Read More

10 years, 8 days ago

Link: How To Make Meaningful Estimates For Software Products | Wait, I Know This One

If you’ve worked with me in the past few years, you know I advocate bringing product management thinking and practices to enterprise/business software projects, particularly those trying new tech, methods, outcomes and such. The things that Nils classifies as interesting:

“There is a fundamental disconnect between estimates and interesting things. Interesting things are unpredictable.”

…”I prefer timeboxes, and for interesting things, we get done what we get done in the timebox. The art of product management is figuring out what to do in the timebox.”

Source: Wait I know this one
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