Product Managers need to be technically competent, have great soft skills and be business-savvy. But what does that really mean? In this post, I list some of the key characteristics present in all business-savvy Product Managers. Do you have them all? [Read more…]
Many companies are hiring in-house UX teams to assist in the development process. That’s great news for your users, but it could be a challenge for you. As a Product Manager, how do you leverage this new skill set and how do you integrate it into your finely-tuned Agile development machine? This post series will give you a game plan to overcome this common challenge. Part 1 focuses on the people-oriented challenges, while Part 2 focuses on the process-oriented challenges.
Hiring a great Project Manager is critical, especially when this new team member will lead many of your software initiatives. They help prioritize tasks, interface with stakeholders and overall, drive a project to completion. But how do you find a great one?
In this series, I’ll discuss the key areas in contract negotiations that Product Managers need to know. I’ll describe the basic contracts you’ll encounter (NDA, MSA, SOW and CO) and key watchouts from both the Client and Vendor perspective. [Read more…]
As a Product Manager, sooner or later you might need to outsource some or all of your software design or development to an external vendor. To get you started, here are some key considerations when choosing a software vendor, based on my experience on both the client and the vendor side. [Read more…]