To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, all sorts of pundits came out of the woodwork to announce that Agile was dead. Why are people so excited to announce the death of software development paradigms?
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I was surprised that SEMrush, the SEO optimization platform, had gone public and is on track to generate over $150M in revenue in 2021. A closer look at their financials explains why they have a premium valuation to other SaaS companies.
The Software Equity Group continues to publish excellent research on software-related M&A activity. Q2 2021 showed a modest decline in SaaS operating metrics. There was a sequential increase in Enterprise Value/ Revenue valuations in comparison to Q1 2021
Pareto Analysis is a technique product managers can use to make better prioritization decisions.
ash Flow Statements are probably the hardest type of financial statement for product managers, but potentially the most useful. They strip away the complexity of accrual-based accounting. They show how cash moves into and out of a business. Product managers should care about the cash flow of existing customers, prospective customers, and competitors.
Demand generation for enterprise SaaS firms is tough. A seasoned CIO offers his direct feedback on what works and doesn’t work for him.
Balance sheets are an esoteric topic for product managers. Product managers do not need a degree in accounting to be effective in their jobs. They need to understand a few basic things about assets, liabilities, and stockholders’ equity. Product managers should care about Balance Sheets.
Why is someone from Port Moresby, New Guinea reading my blog? I wrote something that answered a question for them. And I used 21 strategies and tactics to improve my post and SEO.
A more detailed understanding of Income Statements enables product managers to build more effective value equations, competitive analyses, and business cases.
Balancing priorities between new features and technical debt is tough. As the recent Keseya ransomware incident shows, not prioritizing technical debt can have huge consequences. There are multiple strategies product managers can use to effectively balance features versus technical debt.