Archive for the ‘Product Management’ Category

Leadership in Product Management (3) – Functional Organization

In the first post I laid out the case for leadership in product management and outlined three primary aspects of a company [Leadership in Product Management – Effecting Organizational Alignment].  The second post addressed the importance of effecting leadership within the context of the two aspects of people and organizational culture [Leadership in Product Management […]

Build Your Personal Credibility by Leveraging Your Company’s Existing Assets

Few moments bring more credibility to product managers than when they are able to provide rock-solid market facts to defend their strategy against opinions or third-hand customer single data points raised earlier at the water cooler. Yet finding truly relevant, uncontested and trusted customer data is a daunting challenge. It is also time-consuming. Of course […]

Product Managers as Writers – Is Content the Newest Must-Have Product Feature?

I have been helping a small company get a strategic content generation service launched as part of my product management consulting lately and, in doing so, have stumbled on the theories of Content Marketing.   It is an interesting, fast-growing side-effect of Web 2.0 – now that users are generating content, companies have to begin generating […]

Leadership in Product Management (2) – People & Organizational Culture

In the first post on leadership in Product Management I laid out the case for leadership in product management and outlined three primary aspects of a company [Leadership in Product Management – Effecting Organizational Alignment].   This post will address the importance of effecting leadership within the context of two of those aspects: people and organizational […]

Bullet-Proof your Business Case in less than 8 hours

In a previous post, I presented a method that product managers can use to integrate the stakeholders’ inputs into their business case, rapidly assess their impact on specific goals and, as a result, increase everyone’s confidence in the quality of the decision regarding the business case. In the same post I then made the claim that […]