Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

Managing by Influence

I used the following text as a base for my presentation at the recent ProductCamp in Chicago on June 19. The presentation is available here. In the knowledge economy, many of us are responsible for one or several  products, services, projects or initiatives. We are held accountable to get things done, but we often do not have the […]

Product Managers Must Feel The Pain

Customer pain points are a good way to start an investigation about new products or even a major feature of your new release. Granted, and to paraphrase Henry Ford, customers familiar with horses won’t think to ask you about a car, but it is a starting point. The sales force is an invaluable source of […]

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 […]

Innovate in 12 Dimensions

When it comes to innovation, I have been guilty of thinking only in one dimension. I have mostly focused only on new features and functionality changes in my products that differentiate it from the competition. I know I am not the only product manager with this limitation. However, not envisioning a new initiative as a […]

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 […]