Posts Tagged ‘alignment’

Drive your New Product Management Team to Success

Congratulations! You now have the opportunity to lead a team of other product managers. Or maybe you want to position yourself as a contender for a leadership position and make a proposal.  What should be your first steps? You already know about the constraints: your product managers are very busy, so any new team-building effort […]

So You Got the Product Manager Position – Should you take it?

In this economy, you spend so much time trying to find and land a Product Management position. So what happens when you get an opportunity?  How should you decide if you are going to take a job or not?  There are a few factors that we consider when we look at a possible position. Respect: When […]

Thank You For This Great New Product Idea. Now What?

It is a well-known fact that new ideas come from your customers, partners, analysts, competitors and other industry influencers. Like it or not, your company looks upon the product management organization to organize these ideas. But how can a very busy product manager transform the “idea machine” into a fast, fair and simple, yet transparent […]

Product Manager Wanted: HR’s Mission Impossible?

Human Resource professionals know that a well-oiled product management organization improves the chances of success for new products while increasing the long-term profitability of existing products.  But let’s face it: HR is handed a tall order when asked to recruit for product management positions. For one thing, while account managers close deals and engineers design […]

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 […]