Agile · Definitions · Principles · Product management · Reblog

Am I a Product Manager or a Product Owner

Thanks to a LinkedIn group I subscribe to about Product Management, I recently came across a multi-part blog post by Ellen Gottesdiener of EBG Consulting discussing the different expectations behind job titles of product manager and product owner. Here is a link to part one: I encourage you to check it out. If you’ve read… Continue reading Am I a Product Manager or a Product Owner

Ideals · Leadership · Principles · Product management · purpose

The End of an Era

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
He who has a why can endure any how. Knowing your why is an important first step in figuring out how to achieve the goals that excite you and create a life you enjoy living (versus merely surviving!). This quote from German philosopher Frederick Nietzsche seemed appropriate given the topic of purpose…

Decision making · Product management · Reblog

Focus Is About Saying No

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
As Product Management leaders, enhancement requests come at us from all directions. But are all requests equal?  And do customer requests supersede what is already on the roadmap? As your products become more mature and more complex, prioritization becomes more critical. Several coalescing experiences over the past week reminded…

Coaching · Communication · Effectiveness · feedback · Leadership · Planning · Product management · Reblog

The Light at the End of the Tunnel & New Year Perspectives

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
Taking stock towards the end/beginning of a year is always a good idea.  I had every intention of doing this prior to taking some vacation, but unfortunately the dreaded holiday bug caught up with me this year and laid me out for the better part of a week.…

Effectiveness · Leadership · Planning · Principles

Intentional start to the new year

Each year I begin the month of January by carving out time to reflect on the past year and plan for the new one. The often hectic holiday season rarely provides me the opportunity to craft meaningful resolutions for the new year and I prefer to ponder these issues rather than rushing into commitments I… Continue reading Intentional start to the new year

Agile · Communication · Effectiveness · Jobs to be done · Leadership · Reblog

The Bird Chooses the Tree … The Tree Does Not Choose the Bird

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
The post title comes from a connection on LinkedIn … an author who enjoys teaching others about the differences between management and leadership … one of many inputs I value on my own leadership journey. So what does the question posed in the image have to do with leadership? Over…