January, 2012

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Problem What are Solutions v/s What are Bundles¬† ? . Action Solutions are usually groupings of related products and services. These may be solving complex problems or simply business problems. E.g. Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office & Skype combined can be thought of a communication solution. Solutions often have high degree of integration and allow the flexibility to customize the individual offerings for a specific customer type or industry application. An …

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Problem What are product portfolios ? . Action Product portfolio is a set of all products, product lines or other groupings within a business unit or business division. Portfolios can include existing products, which may be at various phases of their own life cycles, as well as incoming products (those anticipated, actually in development, or in the launch phase). In smaller organizations, a single product or product line may in …

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Problem What is a product line hierarchy ? . Action A product line is an action of grouping of products geared towards similar markets or solving a particular type of customer problem. Typically products with a line serve similar markets or can be produced via similar methods.   A product line can be thought of a a small product portfolio. For example BMW Automobiles organize their vehicles as the below …

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Problem   What is a typical hierarchy of Product and Services in successful organizations?   . Action     Outcome   When products and services are organized in a logical hierarchical way, it not only makes it simpler but also efficient for companies to manage their products along with other decision making.   Source: Haines, S. (n.d.). The Product Manager’s Desk Reference.

Our Purpose . Mediocrity is the worst outcome of any product company. ProductLeaders.org exists to raise product leadership standards across all industries by data driven decision making coupled with pragmatic business prudence. . Our Goal . To curate organic content and publish QUICK GIST of the best product leadership resources in a simple to understand format. Product leadership resources are typically long blog posts and articles with only a …

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Problem   To know common successful elements across major product driven organization?   . Action (or rather common actions successful firms undertake)   Based on a qualitative study by Bell Laboratories bench marking 36 successful product companies over a period of 5 years, following common traits were identified: Firms have a keen focus on carefully chosen markets where there strengths can create value that can be monetized Management clearly communicates …

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