How to Be More Innovative (and Other Tips from the Mentor Roundtable)

Contributed by Cait Porte The first Mentorship roundtable of the season kicked off on May 15th with a bang! There were over 25 attendees from more than 22 different companies. After running through introductions, the group spent time discussing different topics like techniques to stimulate innovation and how to get the most out of your relationship…

Need a Mentor? (or Mentee?) Look Here!

Contributed by Safiyyah Khan  The BPMA mentorship program is a hidden gem of a resource for product management professionals. We’re talking about having a successful, senior level mentor committing 6 months to guiding their mentee through developing their  careers.  We’d challenge you to find such an objective resource dedicated to product professionals anywhere. Mentees come to the…

The Path to an Exceptional Product Team

Contributed by Sarela Bliman-Cohen The Product Executive Forum (PEF) discusses matters that pertain to product managers and product marketers. During our last Product Executive Forum we discussed the following topic: how do you make sure your team is the best and has the right set of skills? Product teams are comprised of many product managers, all…

Propose a Session at ProductCamp Boston

Contributed by Steve Robins Have you ever had a nagging question that you just couldn’t answer? How to get product and engineering teams to work more closely? How to advance your career? What agile means for product managers? What’s the big deal with big data? You can help yourself – and your colleagues – to…

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…

Is Your Competitive Analysis on Life Support?

Contributed by Marianne Slight How does your organization manage competitive intelligence? Who gathers it and from where? How is it disseminated and to whom? Where’s your own no-go line and is it the same as your employer’s? Our organizations are usually deliberate about collecting and sharing CI, but many of us don’t have an overall…