Category Archives: software

Where Will You Play? (Strategically Speaking)

The question of where to play, strategically speaking, is deceptively simple. Most companies don’t give it enough deep thought and consideration. My friend Roger Martin would say, in fact, that most companies adopt a mindset of “our ‘where to play’ is where God ordained us to play.” In other words, they act as if the ...

The Edge is our New Emerging Adaptive Core

I continue to investigate and explore as much of the thought leadership on innovation as I can, it continually points to a change in how we approach innovation. Delivering this changing message becomes simply a cause in itself as so many are failing to recognize it as radically different from their past innovation management. I ...

Why Companies are Investing More in Services and Software than Products

Since the release of its first polished-steel plow way back in 1837, John Deere has provided the heavy machinery to prep, plant and harvest crops. Over the years, it has evolved into a true American icon. And its green and yellow tractors are undoubtedly the first thing many people associate with the John Deere brand. ...

50 Ways a Driverless Future Could Impact (almost) Everything

What could happen when cars and trucks drive themselves? After recently of watching Ryan Chin, CEO of Optimus Ride speak at an MIT event about autonomous vehicles, Geoff Nesnow shares these 50 fascinating thoughts about what a driverless future will be like.

Today Every Company must be a Service Provider and a Software Company

Today Every Company must be a Service Provider and a Software Company - Innovation ExcellenceCompanies will need to think innovatively about customer needs. CEOs must ask ‘In the IOT what is our new value proposition?’ Firms will have to hire software engineers to design and deliver service solutions based on usage data. They will need data analysts to review all the data they gather from their devices. In other words every company will have to become a service provider and a software company – or perish. Continue reading

Crossing the Chasm Lessons for New and Experienced Software Product Managers

Crossing the ChasmProduct managers of software products have several potential tools to consider and some vital ones that must be in their toolbox. These include knowledge of product management processes, skills leading teams, creating product roadmaps, managing portfolios, applying Lean Startup, performing Customer Discovery, managing development with SCRUM, and much more. It becomes overwhelming but... Continue reading