Product Management Rule #28: Find Market Problems Worth Solving | 280 Group

Product Management Rule #28: Find Market Problems Worth Solving | 280 Group Product Management Rule #28 from the best-selling book, 42 Rules of Product Management, was written by Nick Coster, Director, brainmates pty ltd A lot of people come up with new ideas all the time. Unfortunately, most of these ideas never make it to […]

ScrumMasters Should Not Also Be Product Owners – Mountain Goat Software – Mike Cohn

ScrumMasters Should Not Also Be Product Owners Hey, ScrumMaster: Step away from the index cards! You should not be a team’s product owner if you are also the team’s ScrumMaster. My Take: I definitely agree with this statement and supporting opinion from Mike Cohn. I have seen this in a few cases in smaller companies […]

What happens when good innovations do bad things? – The Washington Post

What happens when good innovations do bad things? – The Washington Post Don’t leave it all to regulators. The solution is public-private partnerships. From the Article: If you could point a simple product at a person and determine whether they were infected with Ebola, would you want it deployed in our airport screening areas and […]

Innovation: What It Really Takes to Market a Good Idea | The Fiscal Times

Innovation: What It Really Takes to Market a Good Idea | The Fiscal Times Management gurus who have long touted the value of teamwork and productive collaboration now have new evidence from journalist and biographer Walter Isaacson.In his new book The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, […]

What is Product Management? | Roman Pichler

What is Product Management? | Roman Pichler This post describes how I view product management. It introduces a product management framework to help you become an even better product manager or product owner. This is a really well thought out product management strategy. Quite often I find that product managers like to try and commit […]

Are Young Engineers Missing Out?

I was reading through a few blog posts on Wired and came across one titled Why Young Engineers Are Missing Out, hence the relation to the title of this blog post. The author, Derick Schaefer, made several good points in his post about the challenge with engineers gravitating towards start-ups to hone their skills as coders […]

Via Greg Geracie – Product Development Process Adoption: Can the Past Predict the Future?

Product development adoption rate trend lines

I found a nice bit of research done by Greg Geracie at Actuation Consulting covering the rate of growth and decline of several product development methods; Agile, Waterfall, Kanban and Lean. As noted in Greg’s research while there has been growth in the Agile Method, the blended method of Agile and Waterfall is still the […]

Steven Haines, Author of “The Product Manager’s Desk Reference” :: Book Trailer

What will you learn when you pick up “The Product Manager’s Desk Reference”? Author Steven Haines outlines the different aspects that make his book a must-read for product managers and business leaders. You can buy the book at Amazon.com if you’d like.

An Algorithmic Model for Product Feature Prioritization – Gabriel Steinhardt

A very interesting article for a hard to quantify item, the product feature. Written by Gabriel Steinhardt and titled “An Algorithmic Model for Product Feature Prioritization“. Product feature prioritization is a key and critical activity in the product definition process. In this article we review how to efficiently prioritize future product features. Product FeaturesA Product Feature […]

Via Mashable – Stealth mode: The case for product first, marketing second

This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management. Press and marketing might accelerate businesses, but product builds the foundation. Nearly every entrepreneur gets tempted by the media’s spotlight, but when startups go to press too soon, they […]