Category: Strategy

Updating Philosophy

By: | Post date: April 9, 2008 | Comments: No Comments
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Developers are told repeatedly to “ship code to real users” and get feedback. How does this translate into the customer experience and their update cycle? What do you think? I’ve decided recently to move away from packaging up point releases and instead ship more frequent updates via the Sparkle+ framework. This will allow me to […]

An Aside on Creative Thinking

By: | Post date: January 3, 2006 | Comments: No Comments
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In my last post, I began describing a technique that is based on the military estimate or appreciation process for developing strategy and operational plans.In a nutshell, when faced with any series of alternative actions that you or the opposition may take, you should look at three key alternatives: The worst thing that the opponent […]

Competing – Capabilities and Intentions

By: | Post date: January 1, 2006 | Comments: No Comments
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So strategy is hard. Anything complex usually is. And as the old adage about eating elephants goes, “we have to do it one bite at a time.”So the first bite is understanding what your competitors are capable of and what they intend to do. (I’m assuming at this point you have at least a good […]

Identify the Goal – II

By: | Post date: November 10, 2005 | Comments: No Comments
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So why is it difficult for a company to decide on its objectives?It is not, I assert, because business leaders are lazy, or stupid. I truly hope this is a true statement.I propose that it is difficult to settle on firm objectives because of the infinite possibilities that present themselves for any given situation.Let’s take […]

Identify the goal

By: | Post date: November 9, 2005 | Comments: No Comments
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Now, from my prior post, it may appear that I don’t find anything useful regarding strategy development on the web.That’s not true. At least not totally true.I think there are some corner’s of the net that have very interesting work and links. Of course, context is required.Before we dive into game theory and its relationship […]