Articles in the Blogs category

Time to take your privacy a bit more serious

Posted on 18 March, 2015 by & Filed under BlogsFeatured.

Ever since the Snowden revelations privacy is a big subject. A recent report from PEW revealed that Americans did take action to protect their online privacy better. On the other hand, companies like Facebook and Google, who mainly make their money by selling your, anonymised, private information to anybody, are still showing healthy profits. The […]

The new friends of the Product Manager

Posted on 3 March, 2015 by & Filed under BlogsFeatured.

Recently, I was reviewing some new concepts and noticed something strange. Normally, this is the fun part of Product Management (especially road mapping), but this time I got more and more irritated. Endless documents, mainly powerpoint slides (which I hate so much), with meaningless one-liners. Graphs with the most crazy predictions on how these new […]

Some observations in the Comcast / Netflix debate

Posted on 26 February, 2014 by & Filed under Blogs.

As you might have heard, two major US internet companies, Netflix and Comcast, have announced this weekend that they will connect their networks together. Before this deal, an other provider, Cogent Communications, connected the Netflix servers with the network of Comcast. By no longer using the other provider, Netflix expects to be able to provide […]

Politics, or why nothing really changes

Posted on 25 February, 2014 by & Filed under BlogsFeatured.

A lot is written about the impact the culture of an organization has on its ability to change. The common idea is that culture is something that is hard to change; therefore when the culture doesn’t support rapid change, it will often also be difficult to adapt to new ways of driving innovation. Less information […]

SDN Conference 2013: The changing role of Service Design

Posted on 3 January, 2014 by & Filed under BlogsFeatured.

As I indicated in an earlier article I left for the Service Design Conference 2013 (SDN2013) with some kind of mixed feelings. Is Service Design a proper method for making strategic decisions on an organization level, or even on a product level? If not, can it at least provide information for senior management to make strategic decisions? […]

Some remarks on politics and strategic decision making

Posted on 4 December, 2013 by & Filed under BlogsFeatured.

It was some time ago that I stumbled upon an article called  written by Randy Hunt, Creative Director of Etsy. In all honesty, I initially only read the title and didn’t thought about it much. I was convinced that the Design competence was crucial to getting the flow of innovation in many organizations going again. […]

The Product Team

Posted on 27 November, 2013 by & Filed under BlogsFeatured.

In an earlier article on strategic design the Product Management competence was introduced. As a starting point the classic book of Haines, , was used which defines the competence as business management at the product, product line, or product portfolio level. It is the competence that maintains not only existing products and services, but also […]

The role of Product Management

Posted on 18 November, 2013 by & Filed under Blogs.

In several articles I wrote about the changing role of Marketing in organisations. As written, these changes are caused mainly by the faster pace at which products and services need to be developed. Traditional Market Research is to much focused on what happened in the past. Though the findings may be relevant, by the time […]

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