Category: General / Opinion
General conversation, rants, philosphical discussions.
From what we’ve seen, Product Managers are avid readers. So here are the top 10 “must read” Harvard Business Review articles, and all of them applicable to product management. They include classics from Clayton Christensen, Michael Porter, Peter Druker, Kaplan & Norton, and Theodore Levitt. If… Continue reading
Last month’s Input survey asked about Agile or Lean adoption in your product development or IT team, and we can see that many organizations are still struggling with adoption. About a third of the respondents are reaping the benefits of Agile or Lean for most or all initiatives. As one… Continue reading
Here’s a great video clip about how to get your cross-functional team really pulling together: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2010/03/17/VI2010031700340.html?hpid=artslot Requires registration (free).
With an economy that’s shifting toward expansion, many of us will have opportunities to propose new business cases in the coming months. If you’re working on one now, or will be soon, be sure to avoid these common mistakes that can cause your business case to… Continue reading
A colleague recently voiced frustration that their divisional strategy is far from clear, yet they are accountable for following it and delivering results against it. Does this problem sound familiar? Here are a few good ways to cope: 1. Look for “breadcrumb trails” – Find a… Continue reading
Last month’s “Input” survey asked what product-related investments Product Managers will propose this year. The good news: Even in this erratic economy, the majority of Product Managers are proposing investments in existing or new products. When asked what type of product-related investments they would analyze or… Continue reading