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The results from the 2012 Study of Product Team Performance are in and there are certainly some interesting insights to be gained. We’d love to share the data now but Greg Geracie, who will be presenting the results at our webinar on the 28th, asked us not to spoil the surprise.
We can tell you that industry experts give estimates of product failure rates vary between 50% and 75%. Between outright product failures and underperforming products, we believe that the “real” number is towards the top end of this range.
First of all, a big thank you to Greg Cohen for giving a great presentation at yesterday’s webinar. He showed us how lean product management can help us get products to market quickly and successfully. Thank you to everyone who participated and for those of you who were not able to make it, please feel free to watch the replay. Greg has kindly answered the remaining questions that we were not able to cover during our Q&A session.
Want to learn more about Lean Product Management? We are hosting a webinar on March 8 with lean product management expert Greg Cohen from the 280 Group.
I might not be a product manager but I sure do spend a lot of time using spreadsheets. From a product perspective, we can use spreadsheets to manage a list of requirements, track owners and status, and make sure that nothing gets left out in the process. For complicated products with lots of people and technology involved, linked spreadsheets can help keep teams on the same page.
But at a certain point, the data we need to process becomes too complicated to manage with spreadsheets. Where exactly is this tipping point?
In Scott Sehlhorst's recent blog post about "Why Products Fail?", he posits the questions product managers should asking. That's if they could step back and take the time to consider how they might mitigate product failure.
Firstly we thank-you Scott, not only for helping us talk to others of your ilk, i.e. our audience in past webinars you were so kind to host with us, but moreover, for exacting the larger issues and asking the harder questions of "why products fail?". We thank you because we spend a lot of time trying to extract this information out of product managers; when they're not running around trying to gather spreadsheets and herd their teams.
Of course, this attempt to get at the meat of the matter is self-serving since what we offer is a way to help companies have successful product outcomes, especially when the challenges ramp up and everything gets a whole lot more complex.
We had a fantastic webinar last week with Greg Geracie of Actuation Consulting where he discussed Three Tips to Improve Your Effectiveness as a Product Manager. There were some great questions coming from the audience and we wanted to make sure that everyone had their questions answered. All of the questions that we were not able to get to during the session are answered below. Special thanks to Greg for taking the time to respond to these!
What makes a product manager successful? How do you build great products with the problems that product managers face daily? How do you effectively collaborate with globally dispersed, cross-functional teams?
Join us for a live webinar featuring guest speaker Greg Geracie, best selling author and president of Actuation Consulting, and let us help on your way to everyday excellence in product management. Greg will discuss three tips that will improve your life as a product manager, straight from his book: Take Charge Product Management.
Three Tips to Improve Your Effectiveness as a Product Manager
Thursday, November 17, 2011
10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Join Accept Software and Shawn O’Leary tomorrow at Product Camp Minnesota for a Q&A Session with Jamie Vander Hagen, Director Software Management for Consumer Lending at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services.
Q&A forum: Runaway Product Requirements: Taming the Chaos of Product Management
ProductCamp Minnesota 3
Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CT)
University of St Thomas - Minneapolis
1000 Lasalle Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
As of today, I have been with Accept Corporation for just over a month and I want to share some of my thoughts on the first weeks here.
Let me start by sharing that I have been trying to join Accept for over eight months. I believe very deeply that Accept is creating a new category of software that can bring disruptive impact and deliver great value to our customers and market. I am deeply excited to contribute my years of experience in CRM, Product Management and Sales to driving the best year yet for Accept.
If you've been on either side of the fence in interviews for a product manager position, the Cranky Product Manager's just finished 6-part video series on "The World's Most Generic Product Management Interview" might appeal to those who need to do a little venting.
The second video highlights a common thread of thinking amongst product managers:
Most CEOs are more focused on sales and revenue numbers than products that create those revenues, so product managers are used to taking the lead. Sometimes that means taking utter responsibility for the success of the product, while at other organizations it's an ongoing educational campaign – and an uphill battle – on what customers will actually spend money on. Some would say that Apple doesn't "really do" product management since the CEO takes ownership of the product instead of the company’s product managers. I would like to reshape your thinking. Apple isn't without product management; they have the ultimate product manager. Apple has one of the world's only Chief Product Managers and THAT is one key to their success.