Issue tracking tools: Not just for software development

Though they have have become an integral part of software development, especially with the growing need to collaborate with geographically dispersed teams, issue tracking tools can be used in other areas which don’t deal with software specific projects. There are, … Continue Reading


Five Products That Failed in 2012

Last week, I wrote about some of the most successful product launches in 2012. Apple, Samsung and Activision were some of the companies that came up with innovative products that made their business skyrocket. However, some companies were not as … Continue Reading


Social business: Love your team

Social Business: All you need is love…and three other things There are many definitions of social business floating around the web, but at the end of the day creating a social business consists of three core elements: Collaboration Communication Integration … Continue Reading

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Why was the Release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 So Successful?

In my previous blog post, I wrote about some of the most successful product launches in 2012. In first place, I stated that video-game maker Activision saw one of the most successful product launches last year. The release of Call … Continue Reading

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User portals: Insight for the product naming process

If you don’t know where to search for them, finding great ideas for a product name can be almost as impossible as looking for a needle in a haystack. The most important thing to remember is that your product name … Continue Reading


Five of the Most Successful Product Launches in 2012

2012 was a big year for product launches. Many leading companies leading companies launched products that the market immediately adopted. Here are a few product launches that stood out in 2012: 5. The iPad Mini Out of the many product … Continue Reading

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Product development and the social web

Social media tools must be incorporated into a product development strategy Social media efforts can no longer just be used as a stand-alone strategy. Insight gained from these efforts must be integrated with other business processes such as customer service … Continue Reading

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Top 5 Gaps in Product Development

Products are often managed by disconnected and non-integrated silos. Once we identified this, we wanted to develop a way to bring siloed teams together through a user experience that reflects the simplicity, ease of use and social connectedness of consumer … Continue Reading

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Good project management: Turning panic into process

Turning Panic into Process You know the feeling— the knot in your stomach caused by the fear of not getting a report, presentation or project done on time. The ticking of the clock on the wall is so loud, and … Continue Reading


Bye-Bye Penny – Mixed Reactions from Canadians

Today’s Google doodle pays tribute to an important milestone in both Canadian culture and in the worldwide financial sector – the extinction of the Canadian penny. As of today, the little copper coins, worth one cent, will no longer be … Continue Reading