Author: Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
18 Sep, 2019

Vertical Value

One of the issues I see a lot out in software product land are teams trying to plan and jam big features or capabilities through their development cycles. Often these are discussed on the order of many weeks or months with multiple, complex, and interrelated projects to complete before...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
11 Sep, 2019

An Investor’s Guide to Tech Diligence

As an investor or acquirer of a technology company, you have many aspects of due diligence to consider as part of the valuation and informing the decision-making process on whether to make the investment or purchase (or on what terms). You’re going to do financial diligence on the target,...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
04 Sep, 2019

Digital Transformation Transmogrified

Digital Transformation has taken off as a topic out on the InterWebs this past year. While there is a lot of good stuff being discussed, I’m starting to think that what should be an obvious point, and ultimately, the crux of the matter, has gotten lost in the shuffle....
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
28 Aug, 2019

Recession Proof Your Business

Economists are currently predicting that the U.S. and global economy are headed for a recession. We know based on history that companies that take preparative steps before the recession hits can not only survive the economic slowdown, but actually thrive and grow during this otherwise challenging time. We also...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
09 Jul, 2019

Congrats, New Lead Engineer! Now What?

Congratulations, you just got promoted to Lead Engineer. You’ve been working with your team for 2 or 3 years and your talents have been recognized by company leadership, or perhaps you made the jump to a new gig for the career advancement. Either way, you’ve got a whole new...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
11 Apr, 2019

Who’s Really in Control of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Today, if you are building and operating cloud-based or cloud-native applications, the concentration of the source for TCO comes from one place. Your development team. That’s right, the developers essentially control your TCO and neither the business or the developers probably even know it. How is this possible? It...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
03 Apr, 2019

Toward Better AI

There are a multitude of things being done with AI today, the range goes from frivolous to world changing to downright scary. Autonomous vehicles and deep fakes are getting a lot of public attention, and the impact of AI in healthcare is predicted to revolutionize medicine. The raw potential...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
13 Jun, 2018

The Future of…

Growth We do a lot of work with growth companies, across all scales from startup to multi-national firms. This post on LinkedIn from Deby Joevita is a really great encapsulation of a growth lifecycle that works, and draws on well-established disciplines and methodologies. How Growth Stage Entrepreneurs Build Meaningful...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
08 May, 2018

5 Critical Success Factors for Agile Transformations

Last week we hosted a panel discussion on Agile. We had three excellent panelists, Patricia Remacle (SVP Product, Hobsons), Ankur Agarwal (Manager, Scrum Master, Capital One), and Jim York (Coach, Co-Owner, FoxHedge Ltd)  who provided an engaging and interesting discussion for and with our audience. In case you couldn’t...
Frank Oelschlager
Frank Oelschlager
27 Mar, 2018

8 Things About Digital Transformation Your Parents Never Told You

“Digitial Transformation” has become the buzz phrase du jour. Technology vendors, service providers, and government entities are all heavily investing in either providing transformative digital capabilities or consuming them. Either way, the goal is the same, to be one of the winners of the digital transformation wave that is...