Tag: Good PM

Product Management

Why Isn’t Agile Working for Me — Part 2

In the first part of this series, I focused on two of the primary causes for failure in the implementation and use of Agile methodologies — cultural failure and lack of training.  While these are probably the primary things that cause issues with Agile processes, they’re far from the only things that can (and do) go wrong. […]

Product Management

Solving the Mystery of Latent Customer Needs

The single most powerful tool that Product Managers have to make products that amaze and delight their users is to figure out what problems their customers have that they don’t even realize are causing them pain.  Most people didn’t understand the benefits of 1,000 songs in their pocket when Apple first introduced the iPod back in […]

Best Practices

Pulling Yourself Out of the Fires

If you’re like most Product Managers, you find yourself constantly struggling to manage incoming priorities, especially when there are problems that directly impact your clients, customers, and ongoing plans.  It’s way too easy to wind up getting caught up in the constant firefighting efforts that happen on a day-to-day basis, and extricating yourself from the […]

Product Management

You Go to Market With the Dev Team You Have, Not the Dev Team You Want

This is the second time I’ve massacred a quote from former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and while I personally have no love for the man, he’s a font of applicable and interesting quotations on the subject of battle tactics, strategy, and resource management.  This particular quote comes from a hearing in which he was […]

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