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4 Things You Need to Be Tracking If You're Self Employed

Matt Rissell | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Matt Rissell

There are more than 14 million entrepreneurs in the United States today. Together, they represent more than 10 percent of the nation's 146 million wor...

The Scrum Master vs. the Product Manager

Brian de Haaff | Posted 04.04.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

A scrum master is a member of a software development team that is practicing scrum -- the best known and most widely used Agile software development f...

How to Determine the Right Agile Development Methodology

Brian de Haaff | Posted 03.30.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Not all Agile methods are alike. If someone tells you that they practice Agile software development, you have only heard the start of their story. Tha...

Small Biz Management 101: Choosing the Right Software

Liesha Petrovich | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Liesha Petrovich

Talking about management software isn't that exciting. It's considered one of those "chores" that small business owners don't get too excited over. ...

A Bipartisan, Consensus Approach to Innovation Policy

Victoria Espinel | Posted 03.29.2016 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

In encouraging news given today's climate, Congress is making progress on legislation that will promote innovation. Even more encouraging? The legisla...

3 Essential Tools in Agile Software Development

Brian de Haaff | Posted 03.28.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Agile teams pride themselves on moving fast. They work with a sense of urgency that drives everything they work on each day. So, it is important that ...

4 Key Roles on Agile Software Development Teams

Brian de Haaff | Posted 03.28.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Agile teams work with a sense of urgency that is tough to match. That's because responding to change is their core value. They know how quickly today's software market moves. So, they use adaptive planning to practice dynamic software development.

Why Microsoft Should Channel Carl Jung

Steven Crandell | Posted 03.24.2016 | Technology
Steven Crandell

Tech in the 21st century fragments rather than integrates. It allows us to pack more "stuff" into every hour. But the technology that's supposed to make life easier actually makes it harder to enjoy.

12 Principles of Agile Software Development

Brian de Haaff | Posted 03.23.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Agile software development (Agile) is a collection of software development methodologies that promote adaptive planning, evolutionary development and ...

Why GE Is Moving its Headquarters to Boston

Lou Shipley | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business
Lou Shipley

Moving a company, especially a large one, is neither easy nor simple. There are many reasons for a firm not to relocate its headquarters. GE, which is the largest manufacturing company based in the United States, needed compelling reasons to pull up stakes in Connecticut and move to Boston.

4 Steps to a Collaborative Portfolio Roadmap

Brian de Haaff | Posted 03.18.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

A product portfolio roadmap is used to set the the strategy and timeline for all product efforts across an entire group or a set of products in an or...

An Open Letter to Rich Startups

Brian de Haaff | Posted 03.16.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

I am writing this because I keep hearing troubling stories about startups sending their employees to speak at far-away conferences, building fancy new offices, and enjoying four-course meals.

8 Key Components of Technology Roadmaps

Brian de Haaff | Posted 03.09.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

A technology roadmap (also known as an IT roadmap) is a document which outlines the plan to reach short-term and long-term goals through the use of technology solutions. This type of roadmap typically provides key information which helps organizations make better decisions around technology investments.

3 Essential Elements of Winning Product Roadmaps

Brian de Haaff | Posted 03.08.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

The purpose of a product roadmap is to communicate direction and progress to internal teams and external stakeholders. It shows the high-level initiatives and the planned steps to get there.

Going Against the Flow: James Kenigsberg, CTO of 2U

Charu Sharma | Posted 03.12.2016 | Technology
Charu Sharma

James Kenigsberg is the CTO and Member of founding team at 2U. At 2U, Kenigsberg has translated his passion for technology into creating award-winning...

3 Roadmap Templates Every Product Manager Should Use

Brian de Haaff | Posted 03.02.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

A product roadmap shows internal teams and external stakeholders where a product is going. It can be a high level strategic roadmap showing key initia...

CEO Talk: Vincent Steckler, CEO of Avast

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Lan Anh Vu

Vincent Steckler is the CEO of Avast, a worldwide leader in antivirus software. As of 2015, Avast holds the biggest share of the market for antivirus ...

3 Key Responsibilities of Successful Product Managers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 02.26.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

As a product manager, you may actually end up playing one of multiple roles on any given day. You wear multiple hats and do things that no one else wa...

Founder of Cloudera Explains What His Company Contributes To The Greater Good

Quora | Posted 02.26.2016 | Technology
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Trailblazing Women: Clare Flynn Levy, Founder & Ceo, Essentia

Anne Ravanona | Posted 02.26.2016 | Technology
Anne Ravanona

This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world and first appeared on Global In...

7 Tools Every Product Management Team Needs

Brian de Haaff | Posted 02.25.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Product managers have mostly been ignored by software vendors. Historically, there were very few purpose-built tools available for them to set strateg...

8 Careers Built on Product Management

Brian de Haaff | Posted 02.24.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Product management continues to expand as a profession. And demand for qualified product managers is growing at every level. There are a variety of roles and responsibilities depending on experience level that you could potentially find yourself in.

Ed Tech's Adaptive Sequencing: Putting The Cart Before the Horse?

Ossa Fisher | Posted 03.03.2016 | Education
Ossa Fisher

At the core of personalized learning is an adaptive approach. But as the recent EdSurge guide on adaptive learning made clear, the definition of "adap...

Secret Memo Details U.S.’s Broader Strategy To Crack Phones

Bloomberg | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

Silicon Valley celebrated last fall when the White House revealed it would not seek legislation forcing technology makers to install “backdoors” i...

Dear Tesla Motors: Losing money with software is one thing, losing it with hardware is another

Benjamin Rohé | Posted 02.12.2016 | Technology
Benjamin Rohé

Reading that Tesla Motors' net loss has more than doubled in the fourth quarter of 2015, brought up an interesting point: losing (investors') money wi...