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Watch “Owning Agile” by Jeff Patton

In this talk at Mind the Product 2018, Jeff Patton Jeff Patton deconstructs agile from a product manager’s view, explains how “broken” agile felt to him in the days when he was in a product role and what helped him to fix it, and makes it clear that so far agile is the best thing we’ve got to get work done.


Watch “20 Years of Product Management in 25 Minutes” with Dave Wascha

In this entertaining talk at Mind the Product, Dave Wascha distills 20 Years of Product Management in 25 Minutes, and then think about your own lessons and what you think is key to great product management.

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Autodesk listed as “World’s Most Admired Companies 2011” by Fortune Magazine

Autodesk has been recently listed as the 5th “World’s Most Admired Company” in the Software industry […]

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Information Technology in China: Software sector set for growth

China’ software industry revenue is expected to grow more than 20 percent annually over the next five years, an industry association official said recently […]

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Autodesk offers $500 rebate to take design further with AutoCAD 2010

Now is the time to purchase AutoCAD 2010 and experience one of the world’s leading 2D and 3D design software platforms. From November 2, 2009 – January 15, 2010 you can save $500 on every new seat of AutoCAD 2010. […]

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Information Technology in China: software industry maintained rapid growth in 2008

In spite of the impact of the international financial crisis, China’s software industry has maintained a growth rate of over 20 percent since the second half of 2008, making it one of the fastest growing industries […]

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Autodesk helps government agencies better utilize Geospatial information

Autodesk leading technologists talk to Directions Magazine about how government agencies can better utilize geospatial information. Geoff Zeiss, director of technology, David Kingsbury, Sr. Industry Manager for State and Local Government, and Pete Southwood, Geospatial Technical Evangelist conduct a round table discussion of Autodesk’s Feature Data Object, or FDO, an open source solution that is embedded in many of the company’s industry solutions […]

China Economics

Intellectual Property: U.S. claims victory in WTO complaint on China piracy, China vows copyright cooperation

The United States claimed victory recently in a groundbreaking World Trade Organization case against China for failing to protect and enforce copyrights and trademarks on a wide range of goods. ‘Today, a WTO panel found that a number of deficiencies in China’s IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) regime are incompatible with its WTO obligations,’ acting U.S. Trade Representative Peter Allgeier said in a statement. The International Intellectual Property Alliance, a coalition of U.S. music, movie, book and software industry groups, conservatively estimates that piracy in China costs them more than $3.7 billion in lost sales. The WTO ruling means China and other nations ‘can’t simply go through the motions’ of protecting intellectual property, but must provide effective results, Neil Turkewitiz, an executive vice president at the Recording Industry Association of America, said in a statement…

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China’s software export hit $14.2 bln in 2008

China’s software export soared 39 percent last year to 14.2 billion U.S. dollars from 2007, despite the international financial crisis, announced the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The export included 1.59 billion dollars from outsourcing services, up 54.3 percent year on year. MIIT said the software industry maintained a rapid growth last year, with the business revenue increasing by 29.8 percent to 757.3 billion yuan (110.8 billion U.S. dollars). The growth rate was 8.3 percentage points higher than a year earlier

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Autodesk Helps Famous Cities of the World Create 3D Interactive Maps

Autodesk is helping cities create their next generation base maps as 3D interactive models with technology made possible with the recent acquisition of 3DGeo. These visualizations can explain urban developments and their implications to both city officials and their residents in a new way. Directions Magazine invited Doug Eberhard, Geoff Zeiss, and David Kingsbury to talk about Autodesk’ Digital Cities initiative, and 3D interactive models can help government model, visualize, and realize a sustainable future for cities…