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10 Steps for the Boss to Understand Your Upstream Project

Previous articles on Open Source First  have been more strategy than recipe. You need a clear, easy to understand plan for making the case for an upstream project to your manager. To help you with your boss, I have rewritten the How to use Public Projects to Build Products article into a list of ten steps. These […]

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Transforming with an Open Garden

I was invited to speak at one of the TODO meetings, 17 Jan 2017, at the Yahoo Sunnyvale offices. My talk was centered around Open Source First as a strategy using the Open Garden Development and Project to Product concepts. What is the TODO group The primary purpose of the TODO group is to bring together companies […]

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Public Product Management Transforms Private at Walmart

For those of you that know me, know that I am more a of engineer than a product guy. Even so, I was hired on to transform the Walmart Platform Products using my engineering and open source experience as the Walmart Platform Product Director. It’s been very interesting so far. Not without some bumps and […]

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What does it take to run a business cloud?

There are consistent truths that cannot be ignored. Speed of light is one. There are others below. Cloud means distributed systems connected by networks. A vast majority of cloud implementations are really rebranded platform services with their infrastructure in a fluffy icon. So I’m going to replace cloud with platform for the rest of this […]

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OpenStack Seattle 2016 Keynote

I was fortunate enough to be asked to give the opening keynote to the OpenStack Seattle Days 2016 conference. These types of events are mini-conferences put on in partnership with the local OpenStack user group. The user group gets tickets at a discount that is subsidized by the vendor sponsorships. We generally follow the user […]

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