Lessons Learned in 33 Years in the Software Industry

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Seth Godin on Making Software Seth Godin spoke at Business of Software Conference USA last year to share some of the many lessons that he has learned in his 33 years in the software industry. This year, Business of Software Conference USA is in Boston,… Product Marketing Community Product Management Resources Feedback research Usability Design Communication Innovation Product Strategy B2B B2C Software

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Handling Software Testing in Continuous Delivery


It’s clear that continuous delivery and Agile are the way of the future for software development. The problem is that while dev teams have managed to keep up with the demand so far, software testing teams are struggling to maintain output quality. Addressing the Gap in Software Testing.

Agile Beyond Software

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I recently attended a meeting of the Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network on the topic Agile Beyond Software. She was not presenting a process that can be adopted as-is by a large number of hardware companies in the way that Scrum can be adopted by software companies.

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Run Less Software

Inside Intercom

The same is true in software. In this battle, I’ve found a secret weapon hidden within one of our core engineering strategies, an idea called Run Less Software. are making it easier and faster for software developers to develop complex software applications atop this infrastructure.

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

He will use the example of a product manager of a learning management software system and how she would go through the process of defining reporting for users of the product. For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. It seems like PMs and engineers have grown to hate embedded reporting.

What Is Software Compliance Analytics?


Converting Software Pirates to Paying Customers. Software piracy is still a big issue. So let ’ s talk about software compliance analytics and the data that helps you convert pirates into paying customers. Software Piracy License Compliance Videos Compliance Analytics Complianc

Improving Modern Software Development with Customer Feedback


Last month, Coding Sans shared the insights of almost 700 tech survey respondents in their 2019 State of Software Development report. The wonderful nuggets of information in the report shed light on the challenges involved with modern software development.

Hardware Companies “Selling” Software

Pragmatic Marketing

Software companies have much better margins and are a zillion times more profitable. If you’re trying to defend hardware companies, you would say, “that’s because software companies have much lower costs.” Hey hardware companies, WAKE UP!!!!

Hardware Companies “Selling” Software

Pragmatic Marketing

Software companies have much better margins and are a zillion times more profitable. If you’re trying to defend hardware companies, you would say, “that’s because software companies have much lower costs.” What if hardware companies implemented accounting like software companies?

Cambridge, 11 April: Software Pricing Demystified (Business of Software)

Mironov Consulting

What: Business of Software Conference. Talk: “Software Pricing Demystified” When: 11-12 April 2019. Software is intangible: it doesn’t have weight or size or per-unit manufacturing costs.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

INTRODUCTION 2WHEN TO BUILD YOUR OWN ANALYTICS The first instinct for many software companies is to. Software companies that stay on the “build” track. Risks to Software Stability: Internal. software products. Most software companies are under pressure from.

What Is Software Usage Analytics?


Depending on what you do (product management, software development, etc.), you may call it software usage analytics, runtime intelligence, software business intelligence, or software intelligence (if I missed your favorite please add it in the comments).

In software, nothing comes for free

Inside Intercom

Often in software you’ll hear that you get something for free, like “the framework just gives us this for free,” or “if we use X service provider, we get Y for free,” or your developers will tell you “we were building this bit anyway so we get this extra piece for free.”.

Taking a Customer-Centric Approach to Software Product Management


Software customers have many choices and high expectations, and as such, even the most established installations could fall to a more agile competitor. This includes a deep dive into designing and implementing relevant and impactful beta strategies with software usage analytics.

How (Industrial) Hardware Is Different from (B2B) Software

Mironov Consulting

But I’ve been working with several clients who build long-lived industrial hardware — and whose core operating assumptions can make it difficult to add revenue software products to their portfolio. To meet customer expectations for consumer-like software usability.

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New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

The company was making a shift to a SaaS (Software as a Service) model— which requires adopting new ways of thinking, changing organizational models, constantly measuring, and. If a software company grows less than 20 percent annually, there is a 92 percent chance of failure.

Top 5 Software License Compliance Stories of 2018


While that’s all very exciting, the world of software license compliance had its moments too this year. Here’s a look at our top picks for software license compliance-related stories in 2018. Only named users are authorised to use or access the mySAP ERP software directly or indirectly.

Product-Wide Software Licensing Strategy That Drives Compliance


The chain of events set in motion by SAP’s actions against so-called “indirect access” (where 5,800 users utilized SAP ’ s software engine on a single license through a third party application) was front-page news in the world of enterprise software compliance.

Die Dashboards, Die! Why Conversations Will Reinvent Software

Nir Eyal

In years to come, conversations will breathe new life into software—particularly the boring enterprise tools millions of knowledge workers begrudgingly use every day. Why Conversations Will Reinvent Software appeared first on Nir and Far. Conversational user interfaces (CUIs) work because of our familiarity with messaging. Even the most technically complex interactions can look as simple as getting an SMS text when presented as a conversation. There […].

Let’s stop calling it software engineering

Under10 Playbook

Much of the language of software creation is based on the manufacturing metaphor. We “plan” software. We “engineer” software. We “assemble” software. In my experience, creating software isn’t rote; it requires thought.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

software market. As a result, the new world of software development is. software. Application teams and software. value you’ll add to your software application. these sophisticated capabilities within their existing software apps.

Third-Party Software Integration: Best Practice, Perils and Pitfalls

Mind the Product

Product management teams often ask themselves if third-party integration is right for their software product roadmap. Because of this, look through product management job descriptions and you’ll find many that mention third-party software integration, APIs, strategic partnerships, and so on.

The Software Development Deli Counter

Mironov Consulting

I’ve noticed a frequent executive-level misalignment of expectations across a range of software/tech companies, particularly in B2B/Enterprise companies and where Sales/Marketing is geographically far away from Engineering/Product Management.

Reduce Development Rework with Software Usage Analytics


Yet ironically, often the desire to increase efficiency and productivity is not applied to the product development process itself – especially when it comes to software development. The main source of software development rework is a lack of a clear understanding of customer requirements.

Should You Be a Product Manager or a Software Engineer?

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Here's a breakdown of how to consider a career in product management versus software engineering As a new grad, I was lucky enough to choose between product management and software engineering amongst other options. As an engineer, you’re responsible for building and shipping software.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Ubiquitous Five years ago, data visualizations were a powerful way to diferentiate a software. In the competitive software world, customers are always ripe for. MONETIZING ANALYTICS FEATURES: Why Data Visualizations. Will Never Be Enough.

Supporter Profile: Software Secured

Business of Software Conference

Supporter Profile: Software Secured. Today, meet Software Secured – experts at Continuous and Traditional Application Security testing, who help your applications launch securely with unparalleled accuracy. “We are excited to attend the Business of Software conference as it is the perfect opportunity to influence and be influenced by successful players in the software space. The post Supporter Profile: Software Secured appeared first on Business of Software USA.

Agile Software Development: We’ve Come Full Circle

Proficientz – Product Management University

When Agile software development took the software world by storm, it was like many other paradigm shifts before it. Agile promised to be the next panacea for whatever ailed software companies. Sprints: Sprints have made software development teams more productive because they can digest requirements in spoon-size bites versus swallowing the elephant. The post Agile Software Development: We’ve Come Full Circle appeared first on Proficientz.

Using Compliance Analytics Data to Improve Your Software Audit Program


According to Gartner , analytics enables software providers to improve retention and revenue by “tracking how often and when the software (including specific modules) is being used, allowing identification of licensing compliance gaps.”

Who Comes to Business of Software Conference USA?

Business of Software Conference

Who Comes to Business of Software Conference USA? If you are curious about who comes to Business of Software Conference USA, be curious no more. Want us to let you know about new talk videos, speaker AMAs, Business of Software Conference and other event updates?

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

At Logi, we’ve worked with over 800 software. Some software. software company grows less than 20 percent annually, they have a 92 percent chance of failure. Updating your application’s dashboards and reporting features. may feel optional—until suddenly it’s not.

China’s Golden Week 2018 and its Impact on Software Piracy


We thought it would be interesting to update our blog post from 2017 in which we looked at China’s Golden Week and its impact on the use of pirated software by businesses. One of our PLM software vendor customers saw similar trends: 2016 Data for PLM Vendor.

2018 Revulytics Software Piracy Statistics and Thoughts on the BSA Global Software Survey


BSA | The Software Alliance recently released its 2018 Global Software Survey and I thought it would be useful to review some of the findings and their implications for software vendors and end user organizations. The commercial value of unlicensed software globally is $46.3 billion, and 37% of software installed on personal computers is unlicensed. The commercial value of unlicensed software in North America and Western Europe alone is $19 billion.

Boston, 1-3 Oct: Business of Software Conference

Mironov Consulting

I’m thrilled to share the Business of Software stage with Jared Spool, Tania Katan, Peldi Guilizzoni, Claire Suellentrop, David Cancel, Bruce McCarthy and other star-studded speakers. What: Business of Software Conference.

Let’s stop calling it software engineering

Under10 Playbook

Much of the language of software creation is based on the manufacturing metaphor. We “plan” software. We “engineer” software. We “assemble” software. In my experience, creating software isn’t rote; it requires thought.

Embedded Analytics, Everywhere

Speaker: Dean Yao, Director of Marketing at Jinfonet

What's the next big trend in analytics software and applications? Software development teams more often now are embedding 3rd party analytics solutions into their products and applications to let them focus on other core areas of their software.

Reducing Legal Exposure in Software License Auditing, a Data-Driven Approach


Over the years, the software vendors conducting the most licensing audits haven’t changed much, according to the most recent survey by the International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA). Software Piracy License Compliance Compliance / Legal Compliance Analytics C-Suite

What Product Teams Need from a Software Development Tracking Tool

The Product Coalition

With the increasing popularity of web software applications came a more flexible development lifecycle and new guiding process frameworks like Agile. For this reason, software development tracking tools like Rally and Jira play a large part in the life of any product team.

The Benefits of Product Usage Analytics in Protecting Software Intellectual Property


As software vendors (especially those hitting crossroads in their growth journeys) consider how to protect their IP, Abdul-Jabbar’s insight and advice is quite relevant. Revulytics software usage analytics has supported customer compliance programs generating more than $2.1

A Product Manager’s Approach to Building Integrations for SaaS Software

Mind the Product

Software as a service (SaaS) has become much more attractive to customers as SaaS companies embrace the idea of offering rich integrations with other platforms. Below are some of our learnings, as well as approaches and practices that product managers can look at as they start thinking about the integration of their SaaS software. There are are handful of options software companies can take when it comes building integration.

5 Key Considerations for Top-Notch Product Dashboards

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, as he covers five key considerations for you to keep in mind when you’re updating your software or app to offer the latest in embedded dashboards.