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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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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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.

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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.

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

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?

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. Usage analytics enables software companies to see the actual adoption patterns behind user behavior.

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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).

Build boring software

Inside Intercom

When trying to solve a problem with software, it can be tempting to build an exciting, complex solution. At our event Building Intercom in Dublin, I argued that when it comes to building software, we should avoid excitement and embrace boring.

Software Piracy in the United States


According to the most recent BSA Global Software Survey in 2018 , software piracy in the United States is reported to be at 15 percent (down from 19 percent in 2011), yet has a commercial value of $8.6 Compare this to the commercial value of unlicensed software in China ($6.8

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

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

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

“Software eating the world” creates a growing need to educate product managers.

Product Management Unpacked

Product managers were difficult to hire even when the need for talent was coming more specifically from enterprise and B2C software and technology companies. Regardless of their traditional businesses, companies now often view themselves as software or data companies.

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!!!!

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.

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?

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.

Look Before You Click: The Risk of Buying Pirated Software


Indeed, it seems too good to be true, but that offer is just one of many on several websites that sell discounted software. The software is pirated. Business use of unlicensed software is higher than you might expect. It looks like a great deal.

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.

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

How Your Software Demo Can Make Your Product Sell Itself


When we say software demo, what comes to mind? The truth is, until recently, software demos were simply a way to show off your product to interested prospects. Why Your Traditional Software Demo Doesn’t Work. Traditional software demos are fairly time consuming.

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Capitalizing Software During an Agile Transformation

Johanna Rothman

A client wants to know how best to calculate their software capitalization. There's a great introduction article, Capitalization of software development costs.). How Some People See Software Projects. Let's first discuss how some people see software projects.

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The decade software ate the world

Inside Intercom

Putting narrative order on the past decade, a 10-year-period that has somehow remained stubbornly nameless, is quite the challenge, but it’s impossible to make sense of the 2010s without understanding the role of software.

The 80% Rule of Software Development


Take a step back and see how this idea plays out in the wider industry: Pendo says that 80% of features in the average software product are rarely or never used. According to DORA, 48% of companies are releasing software multiple times a week.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Most Popular Software Product Management Articles of 2019


As we close out 2019, I wanted to share some of our most popular software product management articles. Learn why on-premise software vendors are incorporating cloud-like business models and subscription-based pricing that make them more competitive and best meet the needs of their customers.

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).

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.

Was ist Software-Compliance-Analyse?


Lassen Sie uns also über Software-Compliance-Analysen und Daten sprechen, die Ihnen helfen, Piraten in zahlende Kunden zu verwandeln. Die gute Nachricht ist, dass Anbieter installierte Software erkennen und unbezahlte Nutzung mit Hilfe von Softwarenutzungsanalysen identifizieren können.

Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

As a senior software leader, you spend much of your time trying to optimize your team's performance – from increasing delivery rate and velocity to reducing defect rates and waste. However, as software leaders, we often find that as we go to implement these approaches, we feel stuck.

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.

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.”.

Software As A Promise: Balancing Trust and Strategy Builds a Foundation for Success

bpma ProductHub

by Davide Cis –In the world of Enterprise Software, our panelists presented strong arguments for what we will call “Software as a Promise (SaaP)”: a framework that product managers should adopt to engage clients and build products that customers will love.

What Do Industry Analysts Think About Software Analytics?


It is no surprise that we talk a lot about software usage analytics , but I thought it would be interesting to take a look and see what industry analysts are saying, too. of software publishers offer both public cloud and on-premise software (hybrid) and that percentage is expected to grow.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

About Logi Analytics and Software Pricing Partners.25 to Lift Value and Revenue01 Today’s organizations are embedding analytics in commercial software applications at an exponential rate. software vendors and SaaS companies. only see a demo and never actually use your software.