September, 2009

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The Mythical Product Owner

Pragmatic Marketing

Background. Barbara Nelson said in The Politics of Agile , “When product managers weren’t looking, the developers went agile.” Indeed, many Product Managers were taken by surprise at the speed of Agile’s adoption. And with the introduction of a new Product Owner role and its perceived overlap with the traditional Product Manager function, Product Managers have expressed some anxiety about the future of their role.

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The 10,000 hour rule

SidsAvenue

Picked up this book called " Outliers " from office library. The book deals with analysis of lives of some of the most known personalities like Bill Gates, The Beatles etc. One of the concept coined as "The 10,000 hour rule" is very inspiring. In simple words, the result of analysis stated in the book says that it takes approximately 10,000 + hours to excel in the task taken up to master it and excel in it.

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Ten Ways to Identify an Impending Product Launch Disaster - Webinar

Pragmatic Marketing

There are ten easily identifiable signs that can help forecast a product launch may be in trouble. Signs you can address and fix before the launch becomes a disaster. The process of introducing a product to market is a serious undertaking. Unfortunately for many companies it’s merely an afterthought; a checklist of deliverables created at the end of product development.

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I’m Agile? I’m Agile. I’m Agile! Becoming an Agile Product Manager

Pragmatic Marketing

Eighteen months ago, I was part of the founding team at a cutting-edge technology start-up. During the first few weeks, as I lined up and conducted dozens of prospect, industry, and expert interviews, the founder hired a talented senior engineering team, and the company was formed. Agile. Mostly by design, but partly because it just worked. While I didn’t have the challenge of undoing existing processes, since none yet existed, I did still have a learning curve.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Is Product Management Agile?

Pragmatic Marketing

Product Managers have always been agile! It’s true. Don’t believe me? I’ll prove it to you by using the Agile Manifesto itself. The Manifesto has 4 elements. They are: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Working software over comprehensive documentation. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation. Responding to change over following a plan.

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