Am I a Product Manager or a Product Owner? Part 1

By Ellen Gottesdiener  Part 1: Confusion Abounds With the maturing of the software industry and with an overwhelming acceptance of agility, I am still surprised at the inconsistency and overall confusion between what product managers and product owners do. On a panel I participated on this very topic, the presenters had different, sometimes contradictory perspectives.…

7 Ways of Creating and Sustaining an Agile Product Roadmap

By Ellen Gottesdiener – Product Roadmaps Are Necessary for Product Success A product roadmap visually depicts how your product will evolve over time to realize your product vision and achieve continual value for your customers and business. (I define the term product to refer to a software application, system, device, service, or a combination that…

Doing Things that “Do Scale”

By John Zilch – It can be fun doing things that don’t scale in the early days of a product or business. Whether it’s testing product-market fit, marketing messaging or innovation options, teams can be creative as they fine tune their business model. For example, InsightSquared, a Boston-based revenue analytics company, launched in 2010 to help…

Is MVP Dead?

Is Minimum Viable Product Dead?  – By Don Stoddard   Minimum Viable Product is a widely accepted concept; so why do so many people want to declare it dead?  There are numerous articles now about MVP and why it no longer works.  Much of the discussion centers around the misuse and confusion of the words “minimum” and…

BWP 2017 Year in Review

Boston Women in Product 2017 Year in Review: By Emera Trujillo.  2017 has been an exciting year for Boston Women in Product. With events throughout the year, our organizing committee has loved being on this journey with all of you. As we gear up for 2018, here’s a look back at the past year with Boston…

Book review: “Product Roadmaps Relaunched”

How would you assess your own roadmapping process? A new book, Product Roadmaps Relaunched, could help you re-think and re-launch your approach to Product Roadmapping. It’s a real practitioners’ book, written by four Boston-based leaders in Product Management: C. Todd Lombardo, Bruce McCarthy, Evan Ryan and Michael Connors. The 11-chapters are a master class on…