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8 Key Components of Technology Roadmaps

Brian de Haaff | Posted 03.10.2017 | 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 03.09.2017 | 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 03.07.2017 | 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 03.02.2017 | 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 03.01.2017 | 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 02.25.2017 | 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 02.26.2017 | 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 02.26.2017 | 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 02.24.2017 | 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 02.24.2017 | 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 02.19.2017 | 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 02.10.2017 | 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...

How to Become Google, Amazon, or Facebook (in Theory)

Anant Jhingran | Posted 02.02.2017 | Technology
Anant Jhingran

We admire Google, Amazon, Azure, Netflix, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Swift. How many more of these are there? Hundreds? Perhaps thousands? No way....

The Road to the Super Bowl -- It's all About Stats and Performance

Tom Lounibos | Posted 02.01.2017 | Technology
Tom Lounibos

On the surface this might seem like an unusual combination, but I see many similarities between athletics and maximizing digital performance. Football, baseball, e-commerce and media companies are all driven by statistics, using data to rate skills and drive competitive advantage.

How the Software Revolution is Changing our World

Victoria Espinel | Posted 01.19.2017 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Software will dramatically change our lives and our society. We are in the midst of dramatic societal changes driven by software -- a revolution pro...

Young & Entrepreneurial: How to Scale an Anti-Virus Security Startup Into s Million Dollar Company in College

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business
David Ongchoco

For most entrepreneurs, the Internet and technology allows them to solve problems they come across. However, for some entrepreneurs like Marcin Kleczynski, the Internet and technology becomes the source of the problem one decides to take on.

How Finding a Fun Little Bug Can Avert Disaster

Aran Khanna | Posted 01.12.2017 | Technology
Aran Khanna

This story is just a real world reminder of how, thanks to the huge benefits of reusing code, almost none of the software we use exists in a vacuum, and so a bug in a silly video game can actually lead to a serious exploit in a sensitive government system.

The One Habit That Will Wreck Your Product Management Career

Brian de Haaff | Posted 01.08.2017 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I read a lot of articles about product management. And recently I noticed a curious concept: the notion that product managers should do away with release dates.

Product Managers and Project Managers Have This in Common

Brian de Haaff | Posted 12.28.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I wrote an article recently about the differences between product management and project management. I was glad to read the feedback. There is a lot of confusion around these roles, and I hope I was able to provide an interesting perspective. But the comments suggested that there is more to cover.

How This New Product Manager Earned Respect From the Sales Team

Brian de Haaff | Posted 12.18.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

If you think that you will earn respect from the sales team by incorporating every new feature they suggest, you will be disappointed.

Unlearn These 3 Technology Concepts to Succeed

Ian Khan | Posted 12.17.2016 | Technology
Ian Khan

Unlearning is a hard process, however f you open your mind to newer ideas, it will be much easier to push aside the space the older information is taking and replacing it with new one. It's like stacking a storage closet.

10 Sentences a Product Manager Should Never Say

Brian de Haaff | Posted 12.13.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Your words can be a powerful ally or your worst enemy. It all depends on how you use them. So, how often do you think deeply about what you are going to say before you say it?

Startup Founder's New Job: Bring Innovation to US Government

Renny McPherson | Posted 12.03.2016 | Technology
Renny McPherson

Phaedra Chrousos is a 2x startup founder who now is leading a large innovation initiative in the US government aimed to improve the public's experience with the American government.

When Landing Pages Convert Too Well

Mitch Causey | Posted 11.25.2016 | Business
Mitch Causey

By adding this one call-to-action, you can capture many leads that would have previously been left on the table. There are still so many businesses that don't capitalize on this idea.