You need a serious piece of software to help run your business—an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Maybe you’re replacing what you’ve got, or maybe you’re outgrowing your paper processes. You’ve looked around, but you don’t see anything for sale that exactly meets your needs. And now you’re considering building your own.
Commercialization is focused on scaling your product and growing value. Since this is the first major product offering for your company, it’s also about creating a viable long-term entity.
Congratulations! You have a working prototype that’s solving a problem. Things are about to get real, really fast. It’s time to take the leap and build your Pilot Release.
The Product Discovery phase is about determining that you’re solving the right problem, along with starting to validate and de-risk your solution. This phase of effort is arguably the most difficult of your product’s lifecycle. Each day can be an emotional rollercoaster of extreme excitement and frustrating lows.
Planning to launch a startup around a new software product? The Software Product Roadmap will help you ask the right questions, talk to the right people, and make the right moves every step of the way.
I recently joined a local Vistage group run by Steve Johandes. Vistage is a peer-to-peer membership organization for CEOs, business owners, and executives of small- to mid-size businesses. Vistage has a powerful issue processing framework that I really enjoy. It’s effective at getting to the root issue of a problem that someone is facing, and it […]
Monitoring accounts receivable (AR) is something that all companies do. Generally, this is a function of the accounting department. The challenge is: Who is responsible for following up when AR is past due?
It’s always enjoyable to reflect on the incredible things that happened during the year. Here’s my list of fun facts.
We’ve all been there—that moment when you realize you’ve bitten off a little more work than you can handle. Interestingly, the more you increase your skill level, the more often you find yourself in this situation. It stands to reason; people like to assign work to competent and talented people.
There are some extremely smart and creative people in the tech world. Surprisingly, many of them struggle with the simple concept of finding a win-win situation when adversity strikes. I’ve observed that it’s common for developers to see a difficult circumstance as a win-lose, lose-win, or worse yet, a lose-lose proposition. These situations can seem […]