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  • Q&A on the Book Testing Business Ideas

    The book Testing Business Ideas by David Bland and Alex Osterwalder provides experiments that can be used to find out if your product ideas are desirable, viable and feasible. Experimentation also helps to reduce the risk and increase the likelihood of success of new venture or business projects.

  • Q&A on the Book Quantum Leadership

    The book Quantum Leadership by Frederick Chavalit Tsao and Chris Laszlo brings to light the power of direct-intuitive practices – such as meditation, nature immersion, art, and exercise – to transform a leader’s consciousness to the highest point of leverage for entrepreneurial creativity that embeds social purpose.

  • Q&A on the Book Managing Technical Debt

    The book Managing Technical Debt by Philippe Kruchten, Robert Nord, and Ipek Ozkaya provides principles and practices that help you gain control of technical debt throughout the software development process and life of the software product.

  • Q&A on the Book What’s Your Digital Business Model

    The book What’s Your Digital Business Model, by Peter Weill and Stephanie L. Woerner, explores how companies can reinvent themselves to become successful in the digital economy. It provides a research-based framework, coupled with assessments and examples, for executives to think about how to compete in the digital era and decide what’s needed to migrate towards a digital business model.

  • Evidence-Based Management Guide - Updated

    The Evidence-Based Management Guide provides a framework for organizations to measure, manage, and increase the value they derive from their product delivery. The updated version includes a new key value area called Unrealized Value and provides example measures that organizations can use to find their own measures that fit their context.

  • Author Q&A on the Book Project to Product by Mik Kersten

    Mik Kersten has published a book, Project to Product, in which he describes a framework for delivering products in the age of software. Drawing on research and experience with many organisations across a wide range of industries, he presents the Flow Framework™ as a way for organisations to adapt their product delivery to the speed of the market.

  • Q&A on the Book "A Seat at the Table"

    In the book A Seat at the Table Mark Schwartz explains how the traditional role of the CIO conflicts with an agile approach for software development. He explores what IT leadership looks like in an agile environment, advising CIOs to set a vision for IT and take accountability for business outcomes.

  • The Seven Steps to Building a Successful Software Development Company

    Building a successful software development company is hard. There are lots of challenges and barriers that need to be overcome. This article provides seven things that can help start on the right footing and keep on track for success. Build the right team, have a clear focus, leverage partnerships, nurture and protect your culture, identify and leverage new technologies and look to the finances

  • Six Pointers for Creating Strong Operational Business Values

    A system that is flexible and open to inputs works for organizations of all sizes. This article is a rulebook for leaders on how to create a values-driven culture that not only lifts a new business off the ground, but also keeps it going in the long run, by encouraging creativity, an ownership mentality, honesty in feedback, and open communication across the board.

  • Q&A on the Book Sense and Respond

    The book Sense and Respond provides ideas for executives, managers and business line leaders to leverage the power of technology to build more successful businesses. Authors Jeff Gothelf and Joshua Seiden explain how you can use experimentation and learning and continuous market feedback to deliver valuable products to customers, and manage teams on outcomes and foster effective collaboration.

  • Q&A on the Book Agile Enterprise

    In the book Agile Enterprise, Mario Moreira explores the end-to-end and top-to-bottom view needed to run an effective agile enterprise, focusing on the needs of customers and employees. He explains how cutting-edge and innovative concepts and practices can be incorporated into a robust agile and customer value-driven framework.

  • Q&A on the Book It's All Upside Down

    In the book It's all Upside Down, Paul McMahon provides stories from software development teams supported by upside down principles and coaching tips for applying them. He explains how you can use Essence to improve processes leading to better organizational performance.