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How we made firewall management simple w...

How we made firewall management simple with Firepower Device Manager?

When I first introduced Firepower Device Manager, someone in the audience asked, “Hey! When are you bringing all the features of the central manager (i.e. Firepower Management Center) into the Device Manager?” I answered, “Never!” Initially, he was shocked. But when I explained why I said that, he nodded his head. Firepower Device Manager (FDM) […]

What I learned from 4 UI transformation ...

What I learned from 4 UI transformation projects?

You may be thinking, why am I even writing a blog post on this topic? Isn’t there more than enough information available on User Experience and Product Usability for most people to figure this out. Yes! It’s true that there is lot of information available on the topic and its also possible that you will figure […]

Is business case is required for a produ...

Is business case is required for a product release?

Do you think a business case is required for a prospective product release? In very few companies what to develop in the next product release is decided based on gut feel (as demonstrated in the Dilbert below). In most companies there is some methodology or process, which is followed while making decision on prospective product […]

Innovation, Systematic or Haphazard, whi...

Innovation, Systematic or Haphazard, which one do you follow?

No matter what type of products or services your organization offers, to be a successful it must innovate and monetize innovations on an ongoing basis. The truth is although innovation is a crucial component of business strategy the process of innovation may seem difficult to manage. Many companies have no systematic innovation program to allow […]

How to do concept testing and market val...

How to do concept testing and market validation for a product idea?

In my last blog I discussed how you can ascertain whether your idea is worth building into product at very high level. In this blog I will try to go over details of what type of activities you should perform, what methods are available and what should you try to learn during your concept testing […]

How do I know whether my idea is worth t...

How do I know whether my idea is worth to be built into a product?

The short and straightforward answer is no one knows. I don’t believe anyone can ever be 100% sure on whether their idea is worth built into product/offering because either by the time you become 100% sure you will see businesses around the same idea (very likely) or no one else has had the same genius […]

Quotes I love!

Real Life Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.  – Martin Luther King Jr. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho “20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t […]