I'll be speaking on how to spike enterprise application adoption at the following Product Tank event, "February '17: Wells Fargo, Mastercard, and Compass" in NYC on Tuesday February 21st, 2017. This will certainly be a great event with a number of excellent speakers, click here for details and registration info!Read More
I'll be appearing on a panel at the following Product Tank event, "Design Disruptors": A Community Conversation in New York on Wednesday January 18th, 2017. This is an excellent Product Design film and will certainly be a great event, click here for details and registration info!
About DESIGN DISRUPTORS:
“DESIGN DISRUPTORS features an elite group of 15 disruptive companies—valued at $1 trillion combined—who collectively touch nearly every corner of the globe. DESIGN DISRUPTORS explores the common link that has enabled each business to upend their respective industries: the fierce focus on customer-centric product design.”
“The film provides an exclusive look into the processes, perspectives, and approaches of the product design and user experience (UX) leaders at the world’s foremost technology companies, including Airbnb, Coursera, Etsy, Eventbrite, Evernote, Google Ventures, HubSpot, MailChimp, Netflix, Pinterest, Salesforce, Spotify, Twitter, Xero, Zendesk, and more.”Read More
What Is Product Management Leadership?
Positive Influence: You have to care and you have to ensure that it is visible that you care, or no one else will. That includes your team, other teams that work with your team, and most importantly your users.
You roll out a system...Read More
That statement pretty much sums it up. I'm all for "Requirements Gathering & Analysis" as much as the next guy, but those initial requirements always need to be taken more as ballpark estimates of core problems that the business is trying to solve.Read More
I'm currently reading a great book on strategy, Kenichi Ohmae's (McKinsey & Company) "The Mind Of The Strategist", and was inspired to put pen to paper on some principles I'm keeping in mind for 2016. Disclaimer: I write from an enterprise user app development standpoint as apposed to a mass consumer application standpoint (like Uber).
Below are two principles to keep in mind in order to CRUSH User Adoption in 2016.Read More
I'll be speaking at the Top 10 Things You Need To Know About Technology Economics for Banking & Financial Services panel in Boston on October 29th, 2015. Will certainly be a great event, click here for details and registration info!
Date: October 29, 2015 | 8:00 – 10:30am
As a prelude to a panel discussion of how firms have become “masters” of their technology economics — instead of being victims — Howard Rubin will be presenting his annual update from his work on charting the world’s “technology economy” with a special focus on the technology economics of banking and financial services. He will also focus on the “windshear” forces of regulation, innovation, and emerging technology and how those impact the economics and value of technology in our sector. The panel itself will be composed of IT and business leaders that have demonstrated such “mastery” and the participants will engage in a lively discussion covering a range of topics from IT transparency to optimizing costs and value to communicating at the Board level.
The 3 Keys To Enterprise Product Adoption!Read More
There are four critical steps in managing a product development team to success...Read More
Sensational headlines aside (I love them I'll admit it), it's critically important to define the amount of time your product's users have to use your application when designing for them.
If I've learned one great lesson from designing for various front office groups at banks (Traders, Salespeople, Researchers, Assistants / Administrators, etc.) is that time is critically important. It may sound simple enough, but it's crucial (as is taking into account the users' attention span). This doesn't just apply to enterprise however, knowing the time your users are willing to commit to clicking around, trying new things in your app, how quickly they could get frustrated etc. is extremely important.Read More
We've all been there. User requirements piling up at every turn, some useful, some well...less useful.
"I want to enter in this one thing, then have it pull in a file from here, change it to this, and email these three people, but only when it's this thing but not that, and not EVERY time, and I want to know who is on the email, and it should pull up in Outlook, ALWAYS. Can you build it?"Read More