IBM to acquire Rational

IBM to acquire Rational, makers of ROSE and RequisitePro. Rational has more than 3,400 employees and customers in 89 countries. Rational estimates that more than 600,000 software developers use its software tools. Industry analysts have reported that companies using Rational software have seen return on investment rates of 200 percent and higher as a result of increased productivity.

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.

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