Alistair Davidson

  

Principal, Eclicktick Consulting

Location: Mountain View

Biography

Alistair Davidson has both extensive product development and product marketing experience. His career includes developing three first of breed products, improving developer performance by 20X, and full life cycle responsibility for over a dozen software products from ideation to hiring teams to agile development, go to market strategy, internationalization and commercialization for over a dozen products on business, information management, software developement and innovation. He has developed products in the areas of financial modeling, stage gate assessment and tracking, strategic planning, artificial intelligence, business intelligence, simulations, information warehousing tools, databases and scheduling, sensor data information warehousing, video streaming content insertion, and foreign exhange trading. His industry experience includes software development, telecom equipment and services, web services, storage, consulting, financial services, pharma, healthcare equipment, retail and post office, manufacturing and the military.

Alistair has run small software companies for 16 years. He has an MBA from Harvard, is a trained facilitator who has also trained other facilitators.He is that author of six books, whose topics include strategy and technology change, best practices in information management, software and business model best practices, innovation in a world with increased competition, and practical advice on assessing new innovations and products. In is spare time he is a contributing editor at Strategy and Leadership magazine. He has one article on agile/Scrum development which is available at www.eclicktick.com/scumalliance and a second pending article on the parallels between the evolution of strategic management and agile development.

Alistair also has extensive experience in using tools for working with management teams to analysing markets, competitors, new products and dynamic simulations.

Articles I've written

How Strategic Management Processes Can Imitate Agile and Scrum
Software is difficult to get right. What you specify up front always seems to need to evolve as the understanding of a problem and users improves or as markets and competition change. . . .