Category Archives: Innovation

What Is a Customer Need?

Much of the confusion concerning the proper role of customer needs in the innovation process stems from an unclear understanding of what a customer need is. Solutions, features and product requirements are not customer needs, and yet they have all … Continue reading

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5 Myths of Customer Needs

Customer needs can and should guide innovation. So where does the problem lie? The answer is both simple and profound: It is the failure to understand exactly what a customer need is. Five myths that have a particularly pernicious effect. … Continue reading

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Jobs-To-Be-Done Theory

All you should find out is what the customers’ ultimate output goal is: WHAT they want the product or service to do for them (Needs), not HOW it should do it (Solution). People do not want a software, they want … Continue reading

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Continuous Delivery: Fast Innovate and you will be Leaders’ Strategic Partner

Most companies understand the importance of innovation, but are not able to deliver software quickly enough to meet the needs of business leaders.   Continuous delivery is the solution to improving the productivity of software development to the point of … Continue reading

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When IT Isn’t Strategic, Companies Fail

What happens when CEOs don’t understand the power and competitive value of information technology? In some cases, their companies go out of business or become marginalized. People Express, one of the first low-cost airlines, PE’s founder and CEO had not … Continue reading

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Application Lifecycle Management ( ALM )

I attended a presentation given by David Chappell. The presentation was informative and thought-provoking,  and the presenter was an enthusiastic and informative speaker.   Summary of the presentation   Business strategy means being different from the competition. Being different relies on strategic IT investments to support … Continue reading

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Living in the Future

Thinking deeply about open source and the internet got me thinking big ideas about the internet as operating system, and the shift of influence from software to network effects in data as the key to future applications. I was following … Continue reading

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How to Invent the Next Big Thing ?

You will not reinvent the wheel, but instead reapplied the current concepts into a new, revolutionary product. The next big thing will be created by innovating the “adjacent technology.” The next big thing isn’t going to take years of research and … Continue reading

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No Failure, No Innovation

An inventor’s path is chorused with groans, riddled with fist-banging and punctuated by head scratches. Stumbling upon the next great invention in an “ah-ha!” moment is a myth. It is only by learning from mistakes that progress is made. It’s … Continue reading

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