9 Out Of 10 in R&D Work On Commodity

This week I ran a workshop at a large well-known company applying the three layer product model (3LPM). The 3LPM is a conceptual approach to categorizing the functionality in your product, platform or portfolio. As the name suggests, the functionality in the system is put into three boxes, i.e. commodity, differentiating or innovative. The model … Read more9 Out Of 10 in R&D Work On Commodity

On Hierarchy, Micro-Management and Leadership in R&D

Over the last years, I periodically visited a company that I have really admired for a long time for their focus on autonomous agile teams. These teams have a lot of freedom within their area of responsibility and can choose virtually anything from the platforms to use, the tools to use, when to release, what … Read moreOn Hierarchy, Micro-Management and Leadership in R&D

Explaining the Ecosystem Dimension in Short

Introduction to Ecosystems The transition from internally focused to ecosystem-centric ways of working brings with it many advantages. It allows for companies to focus on their core competencies, to outsource all activities that are not strategic for the company and to employ ecosystems of third party developers to complement the core functionality provided by the … Read moreExplaining the Ecosystem Dimension in Short

Explaining Data Dimension in Short

Introduction to Data The ability to continuously deploy new versions of software to some or all customers leads to another major evolution concerning the radically changed ability of companies to measure how users are using the software. Although software companies have often used technique to collect usage and quality data, continuous, deployment demands continuous connectivity … Read moreExplaining Data Dimension in Short