|All industries are undergoing change.|
We are players in a new world where innovation is being industrialized and daily life is being altered. And you have the opportunity to influence the future — not just be changed by it.
We predict that the years roughly between 1980 — 2050 will be recognized as the Software Revolution era. The era will be defined by the augmentation of intelligence and experience by computers. The historical definition of the period may be:
“A period of major industrialization that took place during the late 1900s and early 2000s. The Software Revolution began in the United States and quickly spread throughout the world. This time period saw the computerization of business and personal life and had a massive effect on economic, social, and cultural conditions.”
If you work in technology you likely agree that this time period is unique and being driven by a number of powerful factors including the democratization of software development, widespread broadband access, and the emergence of mobile devices. Software has been commercialized at a dizzying pace, yet new processes and technologies are just starting to be developed to bring efficiency to idea development and execution.
Of the three major forces mentioned above, the democratization of software development is having the most profound impact — it’s both structure and finish. Democratization equates to a world where all that is needed to create great software is a computer and a bold idea (and some dev chops of course) and a marketplace of free and low cost apps that billions of people and millions of businesses have immediate access to.
No function is more important in technology companies than product management. Yet, it's the last to be properly tooled with applications that are modern, transparent, and collaborative.
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