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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Target Audience

We all have our presenting habits based on the audience that we work with most. Since most of my training recently has been to a technical audience, my main focus is to remind them that a human being uses the … Continue reading

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Business Mom

I recently listened to a Webinar where Deepak Chopra spoke. At the end he was asked what people could do today to change their lives. He gave out three questions which one should ask oneself every morning. I put them … Continue reading

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Pricing Dilemma

Most of my work is really fun and challenging in all the right ways. However, where people don’t seem to be happy is in the area of pricing. And it comes from an expectation. The expectation is that pricing is … Continue reading

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