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Developer Tools Product Management

One Secret about Open Core Technology That Nobody Talks About.

I used to think that open core technologies were just a free tier for developer tools.  The free tier was a way to let prospective customers try before they buy.  While this seems true on the surface, there’s more here than meets the eye. It can seem that there’s a natural contention between an open-source […]

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Developer Tools Product Management

This Common Mistake Causes Most Developer Tools to Fail.

I used to believe that building a successful developer tool was relatively straightforward.  Build a product that makes your customer’s life easier.  Reduce friction in the integration phase. Watch success happen.  That is intuitive.  It’s what everyone is doing.  And it’s also completely wrong. The truth is that this is backward.  Building a successful developer […]

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Public Speaking

7 Things Product Managers Need to Know When Making Technical Decisions

I had a great time presenting to MBA students from Berkley Haas School of Business learning about Product Management on Technical Product Design.  They already had an understanding of product management and it was great to be able to get right into some of the things I’ve found most impactful. Take aways from the talk […]