Category Archives: Product Management

5 ways to overcome ‘us’ vs ‘them’

My wise minister in London once described an exercise at a retreat of ministers. They were assigned a task and then put into small groups. Over time, the groups grew, joined by other groups. When the first couple of groups … Continue reading

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3 reasons I like being a woman in tech

There’s never a line for the bathroom The look of surprise on a guy’s face when you tell him you have an engineering degree You have a purse to hold your screwdrivers and cables.

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Creative, me?

I can’t draw. I’m miserable at it and often mess up a simple stick figure. However, according to Jane, artistic talent is not the only way to be creative, so if we are talking about marketing, business and products, I consider … Continue reading

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When you know you’re wrong.

Forecasting seems to run in my family. My father forecasted products for IBM in Europe in the 70’s – on the order of 6000 products. I’m not sure that I ever have nor ever will live up to that number … Continue reading

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One of the guys

Spending most of my time with men is a by product of a career in product management and business. It is so much a part of my life that I simply forget that in many women’s lives and in some … Continue reading

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Website folly

I took an HTML class a LONG time ago. And my drawing skills begin and end at drawing a stick figure. I am certainly no designer. But now I need to create a website for a friend – and am … Continue reading

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Every Product has a Home

Once a month I teach a long class. It’s a three day class on Optimal Product Management. It’s a lot of material on product management and product marketing. The topics are most interesting when you use exaggerated examples to illustrate a point. So, … Continue reading

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