Adam Bullied has thrown down a “manifesto” to start a conversation on product management – and to try and help drive our community to a common definition or understanding of product management. And he’s asked for feedback. Using idea seeding, we’ll see what we can come up with in 30 minutes.
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Jun 14th was the first productcamp in Austin (and the second one anywhere). It was a great event, and here’s the presentation that I did on how to define the strategic problems that drive our products.
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Are you a product manager with a technical background? Do you constantly find yourself getting dragged into tactical roles like giving demos or providing feedback on design approaches? Are you getting shut out of strategic conversations about value and objectives and “business drivers”? Or do you think on your feet and perform scintillating feats of business to developer translation (and vice versa)?
Read on for some tips about what to avoid and how to leverage your technical chops effectively.
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We know the importance of identifying the use cases that enable our business goals. We also know the value of understanding the actors that will use our products. This article shows how to demonstrate a simple but powerful view that maps the use cases to the actors.
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Adam Bullied wrote a really good article about not losing motivation in the face of challenges. His closing quote spun us off on a philosophical tangent about being “good enough.”
Continue reading Good Enough For Now