Category Archives: IBP News

Product Owners Are the Key to Agile Success

Agile development has definitely gone mainstream, as businesses beyond the realm of technology continue to customize the approach and even build upon it with new approaches like DevOps. But traditional companies still often find themselves struggling to implement these methodologies. When I work with clients, I see that there is often one critical point of failure: the product

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Do Employees Matter Anymore?

As Jaspar said in the intro to this series, every business has different, and often competing, interests. Each business, whether consciously or by default, ends up prioritizing the following three interests: Shareholders Customers Employees Looking for examples of shareholder-focused companies is easy. This is exactly where you find companies like Walmart and United Airlines. These companies

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Getting U.S. Workers Ready for the Next Productivity Boom

Artificial intelligence, digitization, big data and analytics, machine learning, robotics: this bundle of cross-cutting technologies is the topic du jour at gatherings from the World Economic Forum to this week’s 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival (AIF), which I am attending and where my firm is Knowledge Partner. But just how big is the disruption that lies ahead? Big.

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7 Tips to Make a Great Product Video

First things first: Great camerawork can’t save a product video that’s poorly thought out. Before you shoot any videos for your business, make sure you’ve answered the important questions: Why are we making a video? Where will we show it? Who will watch it? What do we want customers to do after they watch it?

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Steve Jobs did not invent the iPhone

An important lesson in innovation—and teamwork—on the 10th birthday of the most popular product of all time. The iPhone just turned 10 years old, and if you were anywhere near a magazine, newspaper, or screen—swipeable or otherwise—you probably saw a story or nine celebrating its advent. That story would likely run alongside an image of

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