I cringe every time I see product teams use a spreadsheet to rank the ideas in their backlog based on some made-up math formula usually consisting of things like business value, user value, and technical difficulty. While this exercise is pervasive, it misses the point entirely. Our job is not to prioritize solutions. A product […]
Point Towards the Mountain
Set Rules for the Journey
Focus on Learning and Teaching
Empowerment is Worth it
The organisation that I am part of introduced an overlaying Product Management department only fairly recently, less than a year ago. Early in the time it was exciting to see this role dedicated to market and customer perspective, but it raised questions over how this was different from Product Ownership from day one.
Over the course of the past year many discussions have been led and lot’s of articles have been led. This week Anthony Murphy shared his perspective and experiences on the Product Coalition. While my own experiences with this separated role have been predominantly positive, I tend to see the necessity to split responsibilities for larger organisations. The article is reflecting on why the Agile movement created the Product Owner in the way it did and how it was meant to abolish the Product Manager to start with.
A product’s success is not only defined by its features. Whether it can win in the market to a large extent is owed to the environment it is offered. Customer requirements, competitive offering, market climate, environmental conditions, total cost of ownership (TCO) can have an impact on the products success. A competitive overview is essential for any product manager and a competitive analysis can help sharpen the view.
Product School just today let Joao Fiadeiro share the experience he gathered during his tenure at Google as a Product Manager for Youtube.
Competitive Analysis and Strategy To Win by YouTube PM in Product School.
With the release, a product ain’t done yet. Customers may like that product and go for with this product for a long while. At some point, a new release will bring them to make a decision. HBR has a perspective on the drivers for these decision points.
People splurge when they think they’ve grown.
Source: What Makes People Upgrade Products? Thinking About Self-Improvement
Als “Product Hunt Product #4 of December 2017” ist das sicher keiner der heissen Tips. Product Manual ist aber trotzdem für jeden Produkt-Manager eine Erwähnung wert, weil sich zu allen relevanten Themen in der kuratierten Sammlung dort etwas findet. Angefangen von der Definition von Produkt-Management über Benutzer-Interaktion (Umfragen!) und Prototypen bis zur Strategie-Entwicklung.
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You develop apps and want to move to the cloud? You may start looking at Amazon Web Services (AWS), but are confused? ExpeditedSSL translates the names for you. Priceless.
But with 50 plus opaquely named services, we decided that enough was enough and that some plain english descriptions were needed.
via: AWS in Plain English