Flashback: A Year Ago This Week on Tyner Blain [2006-12-22]


A look back at the best from a year ago.

To Buy, or Not To Buy? To Build is the Question


Should we buy this application, or build it in house? Maybe some of each. How should we make that decision today?

Build, Buy, or Both?

This is somewhat of an age-old debate. IT departments were initially chartered with cost-reduction initiatives. Automate this process, reduce errors in that process. For some companies, IT departments stopped becoming a cost-center and started becoming a profit-center. Initiatives began to appear that were designed to enable top-line growth, not just cost-reductions. Enable this sale, encourage that one.

Successful Product Managers – Seven Traits

key to success

Michael Shrivathsan just posted an excellent article on his experiences of the seven traits of successful product managers. Absolutely awesome article. Thanks Michael!

Michael has a lot more details, but here’s his list:

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