Producteering

Partnership-model based Outsourcing

These days, Enterprise CIOs are looking offshore IT service providers as their partner or as their “semi-owned” extended offshore IT unit, participating actively in their IT Management and catering their business needs globally. One of…

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Why Do Products Fail?

First of all, how do you assess whether a software project (or product) is fundamentally a success or failure? I would say by answering the following questions, one can agree on the product’s end result.…

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Avoid Final Minute Performance Screwups

  In how many projects have we noticed development getting completed on time, testing completed on time and finally live production usage failing because of unexpected behavior of the software  due to high Volume and…

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Ingredients of a Successful Product

What makes a successful product (okay to be specific – a software product)? In other words, what causes so many software projects to fail? – These are reasonable questions to ask and to be answered.…

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User Experience (UX) – Why is it important?

As the topic mentioned, let’s see the importance of user experience (UX) in this blog. The following figure shows the various components of UX. Focusing on each of these attributes, helps to achieve effective UX…

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Aspire wins 3rd Prize in Watts Humphrey 2012

Do you know what it takes to win the Customer and delivering a customer experience that your competitors can’t match? We at Aspire Systems have provided the answer, “Producteering”, to the companies across the globe…

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Importance of Optimizing Services and Business Processes for Better Results

In today’s IT world, service-oriented architecture is not a new term for enterprises. It has been adopted widely and quickly by many. However, most SOA adoptions focus only on the pilot phase and production implementation…

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Benefits of Platform BPO – ADP – Part 4

In my last blog I discussed about what a Platform BPO is about and the various requirements it brings up. In this blog I will discuss about the key benefits of having a Platform BPO.…

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Performance Engineering – Best Practices

1. Use caching wisely: Use caching without hesitation. But cache different data for different amounts of time, based on how huge it is, how long it remains unaltered and how frequently it is accessed. Choose…

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The Making of Great Products: The value of prototyping

This week, let’s bring the focus back to the ingredients that go into building great products. Now you might have a brilliant idea which can translate into a great product, or perhaps you’ve found just…

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Product innovation Vs. Business innovation – which leads the other?

We had an interesting discussion during our monthly teleconference on May 30th revolving around Product innovation vs. Business innovation. I have summarized here some of the main points that came up during our teleconversation. One…

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Defining Product Engineering

Developing a software product differs significantly from developing an IT project-based application. Although many software vendors know this, only a few consciously nurture and look for specific skill-sets and tailor processes to develop software products.…

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