Agile@Cork graciously hosted me for a talk on software, strategy and product management
There are some fundamental laws of software economics that should drive executive-level decisions about business and product strategies. It’s easy to forget them, or decide they don’t apply to our special situation. (Gravity’s not just a good idea, it’s the law.) We talked through:
- Your development team will never (ever) be big enough
- All of the profits are in the nth copy
- Software bits are not the (whole) product
- You can’t outsource your strategy
Lively discussion followed about how to push back on business-side organizations that want us to build the wrong things, or projects that aren’t very important. We also recapped news from Silicon Valley.