June, 2009

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Agile, Roadmaps, and Requirements: Are they mutually exclusive? - Webinar

Pragmatic Marketing

Your developers have gone agile. They want a backlog and user stories. Executives want a roadmap with a longer view. How do you connect strategy with execution? What happens to the roadmap and requirements when you go agile? Attend this session to find out what product managers need to provide to their agile development teams. Watch Agile, Roadmaps, and Requirements: Are they mutually exclusive?

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Clara Shih, The Facebook Era, and Business Opportunities on Facebook

Sachin Rekhi

Several months ago I had the opportunity to sit in on a guest lecture Clara Shih gave at the Stanford Seminar on People, Computers, and Design. Clara has spent the last several years at Salesforce leading their social networking product strategy as well as developed Faceconnector , the first business app on Facebook that made it easy to integrate Facebook profile data into Salesforce CRM tools.

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Advice for up and coming Product Managers

All About Product Management

I received a phone call at the beginning of the year from PM magazine. They wanted to interview me on my thoughts on how young members of a product team could grow in their careers. The questions they asked along with my answers are as follows: 1. What can young project team members do to climb the learning curve, make an impact and stand out in the eyes of their managers?

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Indian tradition and culture


I come from a family where tradition and culture are followed without questions. Yet I dared to question them and many a times was written off by grandmother saying I was atheist. But it was my inclination towards technical and logical reasoning for everything and that's why i enrolled for engineering. To get the answers for my queries and to check the authenticity of what my parents taught me to believe and follow blindly, I started reading.

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7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases. However, many developers and administrators who are new to this NoSQL database often encounter several challenges that can impact its performance.