The “Why” behind your product roadmap

– By Don Stoddard – In the very best companies, roadmaps support key objectives with very specific measures impacting the business. These key objectives capture details like who is responsible, how it will be measured, and specifically when it will get done. Roadmaps are great at showing a direction, but they often don’t tell the story of…

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…

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…