June, 2017

All the posts published.

Problem . How to determine priorities in product portfolios using BCG Model ? . Action . Source: Book: Carl W. Stern, George Stalk – Perspectives on Strategy from The Boston Consulting Group     1. Stars (=high growth, high market share) – use large amounts of cash and are leaders in the business so they should also generate large amounts of cash. – frequently roughly in balance on net cash …

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Problem . How to manage a product portfolio using dimensions of environment and business strengths ? . Action . Source: LINK The ADL portfolio management approach uses the dimensions of environmental assessment and business strength assessment. The environmental measure is an identification of the industry’s life cycle. The business strengths measure is a categorization of the corporation’s SBU’s into one of five (6) competitive positions: dominant, strong, favorable, tenable, weak …

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Problem . What are some of the must haves before an item makes it on your roadmap ? . Action . Quick nuggets below Source: LINK   Must-Haves to Demand Before Any Item Gets on Your Product Roadmap 1. It must have true value for your customers. 2. Its value must be supported by evidence. 3. It must have an owner. 4. It must “fit” onto the roadmap, given all …

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Problem . What are product squads & can they improve your agile development process ? . Action . Source Product Plan: LINK Squads are a relatively new methodology for product development popularized by Spotify. Spotify restructured its development organization into functional, eight-person squads — developers and a product owner — much has been written about this novel approach. But it seems few organizations have actually adopted it.  There are several …

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Problem . What are some Top Hacks from a PM Behind Two of Tech’s Hottest Products ? . Action Original Article mentioning Todd Jackson Source: LINK Summary: Always know the current status and context: You should always know where key people in the company stand on what’s important and why. You should also know what’s going on with the competition. Jump from small details to big picture: “You should be …

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Problem . Do Product Managers Make Good Startup Founders? . Action . Quick nuggets below Source Product Plan: LINK   The short answer is (probably) yes, product managers are well equipped to transition to startup founders. The strong entrepreneurial spirit inherent in many product managers has a lot to do with it, and many product managers actually aspire to launch or lead a company of their own. What’s more, product …

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