Leveraging Software Platforms

Roman Pichler

Be Clear on What a Software Platform Is. Different people have suggested different definitions for the term software platform. Let me briefly share mine: I view such a platform as a collection of software assets that are used by several products, as the following picture illustrates.

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Economics of Software Part 1 – Why Traditional Economics Concepts Don’t Apply To Software

Mind the Product

However, when it comes to economics, especially Microeconomics, there are very few resources and case studies focused on the software industry. The post Economics of Software Part 1 – Why Traditional Economics Concepts Don’t Apply To Software appeared first on Mind the Product.


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Economics of Software Part 2: Elasticity Explained

Mind the Product

How you can apply it to software, and how it could benefit you. In it we learned about demand, supply, and market equilibrium, how you can apply these concepts to software [.]. The post Economics of Software Part 2: Elasticity Explained appeared first on Mind the Product.

How To Deliver Meaningful Software

The Product Coalition

Despite the common belief that software… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». agile product-management software-development software-engineeringMaybe it started out well — but over time it grew stale. Or it was wrong from the very beginning.

Monetization Monitor: Software Usage Analytics 2020

Revenera’s 2020 Software Monetization and Pricing survey gathers input from leading software companies and provides you with key insights.

Best 4 Classic Software Development Books

The Product Coalition

Much of modern problems in software development have actually been solved and we keep forgetting this to our peril. I think of these as classic books on the fundamentals of software development. I remember this book for practical insights into effective software project management.

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Lessons Learned in 33 Years in the Software Industry

bpma ProductHub

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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Why Your Software Project Needs a Product Requirements Document

The Product Coalition

Those who have worked in the software industry for a while have likely witnessed a project that went off the rails. project-management software-development product-requirements prd product-management

Agile Beyond Software

280 Group

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. At the start, Jeanne said that people doing Agile software might find their “heads.[continue The post Agile Beyond Software appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

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The Best Custom Software Development Companies in Poland

The Product Coalition

The Most Trusted Custom Software Development Companies in Poland Are you looking for a reliable software development partner for your business? Hopefully, this list of the top leaders in the software development industry in Poland will help you make the right choice.

Making Software Pirates Pay: An E-Commerce Playbook

Vendors large and small have been using software intelligence to understand who is using unlicensed versions of their software so they can develop data-driven strategies to identify and convert unpaid users, generating new license revenue.

Technical Women Are Software Managers

Johanna Rothman

Up until the mid-80s, many of the software engineering jobs were for special-purpose machines or applications. Fewer women graduated with Computer Science degrees and fewer women applied for software jobs.

Product Development Across Hardware, Software and Learning by Toby Hughes

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Toby Hughes, Senior Product Manager at pi-top explains how to combine product development across hardware, software, and learning. Developing software and hardware for products. Developing software and hardware for products.

Software Piracy in China


China’s reputation for its heavy use of pirated software is well established. The latest research from BSA reports that commercial value of unlicensed software in China is $6.8 Why Does China Have High Rates of Software Piracy? However, studies into the cultural norms of China have shown that Chinese students respond differently in their attitudes toward software piracy. Software Piracy License Compliance Compliance Analytics Compliance

7 Common Types of Software Testing


Most developers have no clue about how testing is actually done, and how valuable the understanding of software testing basics can be for developers who really want to excel in their careers. 7 Software testing approaches that will make you a better developer.

9 Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

Channel Software Tech Stack 2021

Forrester's Customer Insights

^CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL SCREEN^ The channel software stack comprises a group of technologies that help companies develop, design, and execute plans to find, recruit, onboard, develop, enable, incent, co-sell with, manage, measure, and report on partners.

Top 10 FinTech Software Development Companies 2019

The Product Coalition

The market is saturated with hundreds of FinTech software development companies, so it can be challenging to choose the one that best fits your business. These companies will help you build a user-friendly software that allows you to manage your financial activity efficiently.

Ten laws of software development

The Product Coalition

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Software development brings with it its fair share of paradigms, patterns and principals. Many of these take the form of software development laws. Some software development laws relate only to coding practices. Here are ten interesting software development laws. particularly in software development (or any product development, for that matter). Melvin Conway articulated this law of software development in 1967.

Top 10 Countries to Outsource Software Development in 2020

The Product Coalition

As an entrepreneur, CEO, or project manager, you might be interested in outsourcing software development to another country and getting still high-quality work done for fewer costs. Another appealing reason to hire a Vietnamese software development team is the quality of services.

How to Generate Revenue Using Software Intelligence

Did you know there are people who already use and love your software, but aren't paying for it? Compliance analytics allow you to quantify unlicensed use of your products and accelerate your revenue recovery efforts.

How To Make Ethical Choices When Developing Software – Common Questions, Answered

Mind the Product

The post How To Make Ethical Choices When Developing Software – Common Questions, Answered appeared first on Mind the Product. There are some questions about the practice of “ethical product development” that I’m asked all the time from folks actively working on products.

Best Customer Feedback Software for SaaS Businesses


Are you looking for customer feedback software for your SaaS business? What is Customer Feedback Software? Why is Having Customer Feedback Software Important? Customer feedback software is an essential tool in the arsenal of SaaS businesses for keeping track of user sentiment.

6 Software Piracy Myths


As long as there has been software, there has been software misuse: both pirated use (companies using pirated versions of software with cracked licenses) and overuse (legitimate customers exceeding the legal use defined in a license agreement). Software companies have had a conflicted history of addressing those who misuse their intellectual property often due to some persistent misconceptions about software piracy.

Why I Became a Software Engineer at Modus Create

Modus Create

As an aspiring business leader and entrepreneur, I believe that not having a fundamental understanding of software development and data analysis weakens executive decisions that accordingly diminish long-term value creation.

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

The Cost of Hiring Software Developers in Latin America [2021]

The Product Coalition

It’s no surprise that North American companies are starting to see the value in hiring technical talent from Latin America. With thriving… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». staff-augmentation staffing-and-recruiting remote-developer remote-work hire-developers

Game Design for Business Software PMs


When you think of business software products, do you imagine something entertaining, fun, exciting, and unexpected? Read more » The post Game Design for Business Software PMs appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

Trust But Verify (Software Adoption)


Following the former president’s lead, it wouldn’t hurt to verify your product management and software development instincts with demonstrable facts. Unlike a restaurant – where diners can offer specific feedback in person – or even a video game – for which users eagerly share opinions in online forums and on social media – B2B or enterprise software’s more utilitarian nature can make feedback more difficult to obtain. Instinct can lead to wonderful places.

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6 Expert Tips to Hire a The Best Offshore Software Development Company

The Product Coalition

To help you make a better-informed decision on the next tech partner for your business, we have prepared this guide to hiring the best offshore software development company. Offshore software development has become a popular practice for businesses worldwide.

Embedded Analytics Product Fit Guide - A Product Manager’s Handbook

Adding embedded analytics to your software doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. This guide is the perfect companion for SaaS product managers. It will walk you through the process of choosing the right analytics provider step by step.

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.” They decide to create a software product that adds additional value to their hardware. If software companies gave away their software because there wasn’t any cost, they wouldn’t make any money.

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.” They decide to create a software product that adds additional value to their hardware. If software companies gave away their software because there wasn’t any cost, they wouldn’t make any money. Hey hardware companies, WAKE UP!!!!

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. As well as being a critical philosophy behind how we build software, it also represents how I feel about the software industry and technology in general. To understand why Run Less Software is so important, let’s map out the battlefield, the armies on it, their missions and their strategies.

Driving Customer Success with Software Usage Analytics


Let’s take a look at some ways the most innovative customer success managers can generate insights into measuring the benefits their software delivers to customers through product usage analytics. Sales Usage Analytics Software Analytics Customer Success

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

Why Safety Culture Is a Heart of the Software Engineering Model?

The Product Coalition

devops agile software-engineering project-management software-developmentSafety culture is a culture where employees can tell the boss bad news. — Dr.  — Dr. Sidney Dekker Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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. According to research from Microsoft and Adobe, 83% of users of pirated software in mature markets are legally-inclined and will pay for software. Software compliance analytics is a fundamental building block to software vendors ’ compliance programs.

Top 4 Customer Analytics Software Solutions for SaaS businesses


Here’s a sobering truth: if you run a SaaS company and don’t use customer analytics software , you probably won’t be in business very long. If you’re looking for quality customer analytics software for your business, you’re in the right place. What is Customer Analytics Software?

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). It is used by software providers and application developers to understand users’ behavior at various levels of aggregation — individual users, users within a customer account and users overall.

What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this whitepaper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.