We Need All of our Alliances to be Agile!

In early 2018, my colleague Laura Powers, an Agilest Icon, and I held a workshop on Agile Partnering. One of our attendees was Kristina Scott, Sr. Director Partner Enablement, Marketing, Operations at Seclore. Seclore is an emerging security software startup with a broad ecosystem of channels, technology alliances and OEMs. A year after the workshop, [...]

By |2019-09-16T16:36:05+00:00September 16, 2019|

It Takes an Ecosystem

or How to Build to Build Partner Ecosystems for Agility, Innovation and Growth in Your Business as published in Forbes.com. As someone who has been architecting and managing business partner ecosystems for more than 30 years in the tech industry, I am quite interested in the attention ecosystems have been receiving from management pundits of [...]

By |2019-07-24T19:58:40+00:00July 17, 2019|

Managing Communities and Ecosystems with Social Media

Findings from a Survey Conducted by Phoenix Consulting Group, June 2009 Social media is gaining presence within partner ecosystems These are natural communities and naturally lend themselves to these media.There has been a trend for some time by large vendor companies to position themselves as the hub in a vendor-centric partner ecosystem. Most have built [...]

By |2018-07-27T18:51:49+00:00September 15, 2009|

Is Social Media Crossing the Chasm in Partner Management?

Findings from a Survey Conducted by Phoenix Consulting Group, June 2009Well, arguably yes and no. Some technologies that might be labeled early Web 2.0 were in pretty widespread usage. Others such as Twitter are caught up in the tornado. Some, such as MySpace, already seem to be in decline. Blogs, wikis, and web meeting technology [...]

By |2018-07-27T18:51:49+00:00September 10, 2009|