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Andrew Chapman
New Jersey
Senior Enterprise Software Development Professional
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Agile go to Market Preparation What motivates people to buy enterprise software. I remember Mark Lewis from EMC asserting that there are only three reasons: To make money To save money To stay out of jail I am a huge fan of this assertion; it keeps you focused on what is really important but note what is intentionally missing from the list…sex and sizzle, glitz and glam, shiny new stuff, etc. Consumer software often sells on this basis and it will get people in the enterprise to sit up and listen, it might get you through the customer’s door but... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at
I was reading a great Gartner article today about delivery of IT operations management tools and it has some very interesting observations related to the perception of SaaS vs. the Cloud. The question that got my attention related to whether SaaS and Cloud were the same thing. Of the respondents almost exactly one third selected yes, one third selected no and the remaining third went for “sometimes”. It’s rare that you see quite such an even distribution in any survey and it got me to wondering why it’s so ambiguous. The answer, it turns out, is actually found within the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2013 at
I’ve spent over 20 years developing software, most of the time I’ve used some derivative of the waterfall methodology (aka, light the blue touch paper, stand back and then hope and pray). In my previous professional incarnation we started to use what we called an “Agile Methodology”. With hindsight what we really did was empower just the project management team to adjust our delivery and review cadence. Engineering and Product Management didn’t really materially change their approach to development. I suspect that this is because we saw Agile as just a modification of the waterfall approach’s scheduling to include risk... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at