Business Strategy for Software Executives
February 11 , 2008
Patterns of Project Management Success
Software vendors can improve their project ROI by following proven paths to project success.
By Rudolf Melik, Tenrox
Looking back on 2007, I found myself asking, which projects were successful? Which ones disappointed or failed, and why?
The answers were surprising. We identified a set of characteristics which helped predict a successful outcome for our business projects - and another set which forecasted failure. Software vendors can learn from these patterns of project management success and can deliver improved productivity and return from their project teams.
Enterprise SaaS is No Slam Dunk
As more large companies turn to the on-demand model, there may be a backlash on the horizon. Ken Bender of Software Equity Group says SaaS vendors’ increasing need to integrate their apps into large IT installations may force them to raise prices and negate the attractiveness of the model. Read why in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on SaaS.
Some Sleek Mobile Maneuvers
Nokia recently bought Trolltech - the latest in a series of moves which position the mobile manufacturer well for deploying a Linux stack for mobile devices. Read Guy Smith of Silicon Strategies Marketing’s take on Nokia’s savvy strategy in this post to the SandHill.com Blog on emerging technology
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DON'T MISS: The Leadership-Innovation Gap
McKinsey research reveals a wide gap between the aspirations of executives to innovate and their ability to execute. Organizational structures and processes are not the solution. Read how to bridge the gap in this article from The McKinsey Quarterly.
News Update: Signs of the Times
More speculation about a Microsoft-Yahoo combo; plus, Torvalds analyzes competitors, the marriage of HR and SaaS, body heat wanted and integration needed. Read these stories and more software news of the week in the latest SandHill.com Software News Summary.
Poll: If Not Microsoft, then Who?
Which company will end up merging with Yahoo?
Last week, readers speculated on whether Microsoft could end up with Yahoo.
More at SandHill.com:
Tech groups push patent reform.
SugarCRM receives another $20 million.
Workday acquires Cape Clear Software.
Ketera named Steve Savignano as CEO.
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