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Product Development Success is dedicated to helping software development professionals learn how to improve their companies' ability to deliver software products with business impact.

Much of the information presented on the site is influenced by or related to a first-of-its-kind research study sponsored by 3Pillar Global and the Center for Excellence in Service at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. 3Pillar and the University of Maryland sponsored a baseline study on the key factors and drivers behind creating successful software products. The study was conducted by Rockbridge Associates and included 204 professionals at the Manager, Director and Executive levels who are responsible for software product development in the Business Services, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare, Health and Wellness, Hospitality, Information Services, Media/Entertainment, Technology or Telecommunications industries.

All respondents were responsible for software product development in the Business Services, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare, Health & Wellness, Hospitality, Information Services, Media/Entertainment, Technology or Telecommunications industries. The study led to the creation of the first-ever Product Development Success Index, a tool for determining an organization’s overall development maturity and readiness to develop software products.

Professionals surveyed

of respondents come from companies w/ annual revenue over $50 million

the average success score of all respondents

of companies considered highly successful

factors identified as crucial to product development success