As a Product Manager, do You Know Your Analytics?

Everything a product manager needs to know about analytics How product managers can most effectively use analytics? Reviews what analytics are, why they are important and how to plan and implement analytics. Everyone knows analytics are important for product managers. But, like lots of things everyone knows, not everyone knows why they are important and […]

Do You Know the Difference Between a User Story and a Task?

The Difference Between a Story and a Task Here is the real difference between a story and a task in Scrum. Great post written by Mike Cohn in the Mountain Goat Software Blog: “Well that’s an easy question, I thought, the first time it was asked of me in a Certified ScrumMaster class. “The difference […]

3 ways open data is revolutionizing product development | VentureBeat | Business | by Gil Sadeh, Signals Group

3 ways open data is revolutionizing product development | VentureBeat | Business | by Gil Sadeh, Signals Group GuestWhen we think of big data and product development, the discussion is usually about internal data: feedback on existing users, products, etc. But it’s when we turn our attention outward to the masses of unstructured data that […]

Is It Good To Have The Product Owner And Development Team In The Same Place? Yes!

Product Owner at the same room with the Development Team | LinkedIn Product Owner at the same room with the Development Team Here is the original question from a post on Linkedin – Product Owner at the same room with the Development Team “From one perspective these two are a little bit on opposite sides.  For […]

What’s It Like To Be A Product Manager?

The Pros and Cons of Product Management – Forbes What are the pros and cons of becoming a product manager? This question was originally answered on Quora by Dan Schmidt. This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the pros and cons of becoming a product manager? Answer by Dan Schmidt, PM my entire career, on Quora If you are considering […]

Scrum Alone is Not Enough | Agile Pain Relief

Scrum Alone is Not Enough | Agile Pain Relief To be successful with Scrum in the long term you need more than the basic framework. This is intentional. Scrum provides the structure as a starting point, but To be successful with Scrum in the long term you need more than the basic framework. This is […]

Dysfunctional Products Come from Dysfunctional Organizations – HBR

Dysfunctional Products Come from Dysfunctional Organizations – HBR Visual thinking is an antidote. Producing great products isn’t just about creativity and execution. It’s also about organizational alignment. Let me tell you a quick story. One of my alumni, Eli, recently finished a contract with a government transportation agency. She had been tasked with spending time with the […]

The Importance of Understanding the Whole Product | The Clever PM

The Importance of Understanding the Whole Product | The Clever PM Product Management is often seen as a simple matter of inputs and outputs — we take information from the field, from the market, or from the users, and we create new products and features that meet their needs. Product Management is often seen as […]

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 […]