Posts Tagged ‘product management’

Are You Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

One of the challenges facing product managers is the difficulty balancing daily crisis and strategic work, which often results in the strategic taking a back seat. However, product managers have a unique opportunity to add value when a crisis is presented to them by ensuring that the problem is properly defined. All you need is […]

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 […]

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 […]