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ITX Product Momentum Podcast – Episode 23: The Product Leader's Path to High Performance

Posted by Peter Sullivan on May 01, 2020 4 min read

As a community, have we gotten better at product leadership? And if we haven’t, what’s it going to take to get there? The answer to both depends on who we ask and by what yardstick we use to measure our performance. For example, is there alignment between the big organizational vision and our individual product vision? Have we mastered the softer skills to bring together such a diverse group of people? And do our teams know how to think through complex problems and adapt when the ground shifts beneath them?

In this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Sean and Paul pose these questions to Richard Banfield, VP of Design Transformation at InVision. Richard’s natural curiosity provides some helpful takeaways:

  • The notion of high performance is not new; powerful examples exist in every industry and sector. Find one that works for you and imitate it.
  • Effective product people first need to be people people.
  • Building a practice of high performance requires us to teach our teams how to work together, think together, and decide together.
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ITX Corp. Named 2020 Top Rochester Workplace

Posted by Peter Sullivan on April 01, 2020 2 min read

Employees Cite ITX Culture, Values, Service to Community

(April 1, 2020) Rochester, N.Y.ITX Corp., a leading producer of custom software products, announced today its selection as one of the Rochester region’s top workplaces. Selections for the prestigious award are based on a scientific survey of company employees who rate their workplace culture.  For the 7th year, the survey was administered through a partnership between the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and Philadelphia-based Energage.

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Software Product Development Best Practices In The Age of Social Distancing

Posted by Peter Sullivan on April 01, 2020 7 min read

ITX Corp.’s Remote-First Culture Eases Transition To A New Normal

“ITX is a remote-first workplace,” marked the first words uttered by my HR contact during our initial screening interview. If they’re going to start the conversation with that, I thought, it must be pretty important.

Over that past couple years – but especially the past couple weeks – I’ve learned exactly how important these words truly are.

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The Agile Product Team's "Work From Home" Checklist

Posted by Peter Sullivan on March 25, 2020 5 min read

Social distancing is forcing Agile product teams to become truly (small ‘a’) agile. At ITX, adapting and collaborating virtually are part of our culture. With our long-standing remote first philosophy, we’re prepared to seamlessly transition from co-location to remote work. Let our architects, designers, and developers help ease the transition to your new normal.

Review our remote work checklist for everyday best practices. You can also catch some of their personal anecdotes and insights to help you and your product development teams become truly agile. We hope these tips enhance your productivity, effectiveness, and morale.

Click to download a .pdf version of the Agile Product Team's Work From Home Checklist!

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ITX Product Momentum Podcast – A Pragmatic Approach to Product Management

Posted by Peter Sullivan on March 09, 2020 4 min read

Imagine a colleague asks you to describe the software product manager role. Where would you begin? So few of us actually studied this stuff in college. How can we hope to explain it when we’re not even sure we’re doing it right? We deliver MVPs for MVAs. We set goals using OKRs and KPIs. And we apply a host of methodologies to build all this incredible software. But in the midst of all the jargon, it’s easy to lose sight of our greater purpose.

In this episode of the Product Momentum Podcast, Sean and Paul chat with Johanna Rothman. Also known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” Johanna helps product leaders identify problems, recognize opportunities, and remove obstacles in their development process. Though she has authored more than a dozen books on digital product management, Johanna sees software not as the end goal – but as the means by which we achieve that greater purpose – inspiring our teams to improve the world around us.

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