product management

Product Management Belongs in the Marketing Organization

I recently started a new job, so I’m a little late picking up this conversation . It’s such an interesting topic that I just have to chime in. Saeed from On Product Management asked if Product Managers and Product Marketing Managers in technical companies should be a part of a single “Products Organization.” The overwhelming […]

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How Strategic is Product Management?

In a recent post on his blog, Product Management Consultant, Derick Workman, poses the question “What is the Purpose of Product Management?” I certainly agree the premise of the post; that Product Managers must focus on strategy, as opposed to just being task doers. I would, however, emphasize more strongly the strategic nature of the […]

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Size Matters: Creating Optimally Sized User Stories

In Agile development methodologies, User Stories express desired product functionality from the perspective of a given persona. It’s these User Stories that the development team will estimate and ultimately implement as part of a development iteration/sprint. As a product manager, if you want predictable results and a steady burn-down from your development team, it’s incumbent […]

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Use Kano Analysis to Prioritize the Product Backlog

Deciding which features to put into the next release is one of the more agonizing decisions that a product manager has to make. If you are like most, you’ve got a list of desired features which far exceeds the time and resource constraints under which your next release will be created. Leaving some of these […]

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