Category: Business models

Book Review: Business Model Generation

Finally!  The book I wish we had for all the years I taught in the UW Software Product Management (SPM) Certificate Program.  Business Model Generation markets itself as “A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers”  but is equally suited for product managers who want to… Continue reading

Business Cases: Avoid These Common Traps

With an economy that’s shifting toward expansion, many of us will have opportunities to propose new business cases in the coming months.  If you’re working on one now, or will be soon, be sure to avoid these common mistakes that can cause your business case to… Continue reading

Three things you must do to sell your business case

Annual planning and budgeting is in full swing.  If you want to ensure that your 2010 business case is approved, keep in mind these three immutable facts… 1. Your business case can be “torpedoed” without your ever knowing why.  We’ve seen this happen a bunch of times. … Continue reading

CaaS: Car as a Service

Here’s an excerpt from the Sept. 14  Fortune Magazine article on Zipcars (“The Best New Idea In Business”) that I found thought-provoking: “Bill Ford believes that just about everything should be on the table:  letting customers bring their car back to their dealer, for example,… Continue reading