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Innovation in software product development- Why is it all important? And how is it enabled?

The only thing that is constant in this universe is ‘change’ and the moment we drift away from accepting this makes us narrow our scope and vision. Innovation is a part of change, a diminutive experience as we put it where new things are born and later adapted as trends. This thirst for innovation is making […]

Apple WWDC – 2015, Highlights and Much More

It had happened 25 times before; it was the 26th time where Apple once again created history. Before I begin with an extensive review of the 2015 Apple WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), let’s review some numbers. The 2015 conference was attended by more than 10,000+ attendees from over 70 countries in the Moscone Center, San […]

Top 5 Reasons Why Outsourcing Flunks!

In my earlier blog, I shared about my views about outsourcing being all-pervasive. I have been involved with tech outsourcing for more than 15 years, and have seen excellent value additions to a business through an outsourcing partnership and have also witnessed it failing. Based on my conversations with CXOs over the years, here are […]

We don’t OUTSOURCE… Really?

Recently, I was communicating with a CTO about outsourcing. “I agree, outsourcing will not just help us save costs, but also bring a lot of value”, he said. “But my CEO had a bad experience with outsourcing in the past, and he just doesn’t want to risk it again,” he rued. Is this something that […]

Know Why DevOps at Harbinger Loves Ansible

A Simple but Powerful framework for IT Automation In the previous blog, Eshan Sarpotdar, had stressed on the need to synchronize the development with IT operations (DevOps). It’s a broad term and there are different models of DevOps on People, Processes and Technologies. As an engineer, my focus remains on the Technology aspects of DevOps. […]

Change Management Genie – Assess, Integrate and Communicate

A software product company typically evolves from a product to a product line (SPL) due to expansion of base product functionally and technologically. This necessitates the company to apply a unique scientific approach towards change management. In this approach, the focus is on the impact assessment of entire product line with due consideration of the […]

Change Management in Product Development LifeCycle– An unbottled Genie?

Just rewind to the 1990’s, when software development was done using waterfall model, the word ‘Change Management’ was playing a spoilsport for all the wishful thinking. The software engineering team used to blame it on the business interface team why the system release was getting impacted both in budget and quality. The business interface team, […]

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