Private Equity in Technology. What Are the PE Trends?
You probably heard the trope that every company is now a tech company. M&A statistics seem to confirm this trend. During the last 5 years, investments into tech-enabled businesses have grown by three hundred percent. What’s more, in 2022 deals for pure-play technology companies compromise 31% of all buyouts; as a…
Post-Merger Integration – Plan and Challenges
IT Due Diligence – An Introduction (Different Than You Might Expect)
Three hundred percent – that’s how much investments into tech-enabled businesses have grown during the last 5 years. In 2022, deals for pure-play technology companies compromise 31% of all buyouts. However, even in this tech-dominated landscape, IT due diligence is still performed by only a small percentage of investors. And…
Why You Should Outsource Product Owners in 2022
When companies need Product Owners, outsourcing isn’t necessarily the first option they consider. Not so long ago, this mindset was totally justified. However, the last 2 years have shown that leasing out a Product Owner is a reasonable alternative to internal hiring. In this article, I’ll explain why.
Don’t Write Detailed Specifications When Ordering Custom Software
Ordering IT in the early 2000s usually meant listing functional requirements. Back then, developing software in accordance with a specification provided by the client was a common practice. As a result, the outcomes were often disastrous. So, in this blog post, we’re going to show you how to do it professionally in the 3rd decade of the 21st century to avoid flops.
What Is Prototyping? (And Why Do 95% Of New Products Fail)
Launching something new – especially when it’s innovative – naturally bears a risk of failure. Although the reasons for an offering’s lack of success are often complex, there are overarching themes that link the failure of new products. Luckily, there's a way to avoid all of these traps. In this article, we'll show you why prototyping is so important and why you should never start developing a big software solution without the right preparations.