Eye on the Horizon

Contributed by Jim Bodor There is a great discussion thread on Quora.com right now about how product managers write specs. It’s full of useful tips for the everyday practice of product management, highlighting the tactics we all use to create great new products. Reading it, though, I was struck by one thought: sometimes even the best…

3 Ways to Shine as a Product Manager

Contributed by Tom Huntington When was the last time you really blew it? When have you nailed it? Product managers are changing jobs every few years, so we really need to know what it takes to shine. Twenty-five product executives tackled these issues at a recent breakfast meeting in order to sketch out how to be…

Do Metrics Under Deliver?

Contributed by Tom Huntington On the second Friday of each month Neil Baron assembles a handful of product executives to share best practices. Last month the ranks swelled to three-dozen executives as we discussed product metrics. How does the seemingly simple task of measuring progress get so distorted? The following themes emerged. Create responsible ground rules…

How Does Your Product Team Stack Up?

Contributed by Greg Geracie Have you ever been on a high performance product team? If you have you’ll never forget what it was like to transform a product, service or industry. These are often life-changing experiences for the end user and the product team members. For the past four years, we have been conducting a…