Category: Organizational

October 18, 2021


Reporting structure for high-performance product teams

Successful product teams drive innovation by receiving input from a variety of stakeholders, including sales, marketing and clients — and in many organizations, the product management team reports to the CTO. While this arrangement is efficient for early-stage companies that undergo frequent strategy pivots, it may cause significant issues as the company grows, including: Lack … Continued

Austin Rowan

September 23, 2021

Private Equity Industry,Organizational

PODCAST: Enabling People, Processes and Product Development

Did you know that over 95% of new products fail? Building a successful product is more than just designing it. It is important to consider the product’s competition, relative position and the product business model to create a comprehensive go-to-market plan outlining what to build and when. Join product management expert and Tachyon Solutions Founder … Continued

Crosslake Staff

February 26, 2021


Business continuity planning – how businesses survive a disaster

Natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy and Covid-19 have underscored the need for disaster recovery and business continuity planning. According to U.S. government agencies, up to 40% of businesses fail to reopen following a disaster. Before we delve into the components of business continuity planning (BCP), let’s clear up the confusion about the difference between BCP … Continued

Rocky Vienna

September 22, 2020


Successful adoption and change management

As organizations pivot to new realities — refining business models, adopting new technologies and adjusting to changing competitive landscapes — software teams are tasked with taking on a new vision and transforming the way they do business. “The best plans of mice and men often go awry.” Ensuring business continuity while in crisis management mode … Continued

Russ Albright

April 22, 2020

Private Equity Industry,Resources,Organizational

The catalyst for transformation

Overnight, COVID-19 fundamentally changed the way we work. During this unique time, many organizations have had to adapt to distributed work environments quickly. While trends have long indicated the future of work would be remote, leveraging the cloud and the shelter-in-place orders around the world forced firms to adapt overnight. The change that was anticipated … Continued

Russ Albright

August 16, 2017

Organizational,Scaled Agile

Software development outsourcing checklist — how to ensure success

Principles of successful development projects Leveraging a trusted development partner can help you expedite your product roadmap and adoption of new technologies, however, these projects take thoughtful planning and structure to execute successfully. This software development outsourcing checklist outlines many of the key practices that are critical to success and are built on the following … Continued

Russ Albright

June 21, 2017


The adversity of training

Training is one of the least effective ways to change behavior. “But wait,” you may say. “Training is everywhere! When my team needs additional skills, training is the best option and readily available. There are thousands of training organizations and lots of places to get training online!” While debatable in modern times, the 70-20-10 learning … Continued

Crosslake Staff

June 20, 2017

Organizational,Scaled Agile

A process for successful execution: How to work with a development partner

Market pressures are pushing companies to innovate and release faster and more frequently to stay ahead of the competition and digitize internal operations to reduce operating costs. New technologies continue to emerge that enable reductions in time to market and development costs. However, these technologies take time to effectively learn and adapt. While companies are … Continued

Russ Albright

April 28, 2017


Seven warning signs for how PaaS facilitates data migration

In recent years, a large and successful software-as-a-service (SaaS) company experienced tremendous growth, and with that growth, expanded its software development organization rapidly (~300% in 18 months). To enable the fastest growth possible, the company adopted a distributed development stance that saw code development functions and staff spread across multiple countries on three continents. Distributed … Continued

Crosslake Staff

January 24, 2017

Scaled Agile,Organizational

Successful distributed development — what you need to know

Distributed development is very much a reality as companies continue to get acquired and divested, and because costs and skill sets vary around the world, it’s also a necessity. The benefits include access to a larger pool of talent, the ability to increase the diversity of your team, insights into foreign markets and the potential … Continued

Crosslake Staff