It’s all about leadership…

September 11, 2010

A short post to relay a post by OnProductManagement.net tittled Why do we undermined ourselves? Great question. Saeed is doing a great job at underlining the words that tell about this in PM and PMM specialists texts – such as being the glue and the gap filer in the company organization. I cannot say I’ve never filled that way.

Saeed is also right in the fact we as part of marketing should be actively leading and showing the way, that PM are an important part of an organization towards a better business. Now, the fact that Saeed is not saying is that many companies, many sales and development organization do not see it like this and tend to save money by under staffing their PM and PMM teams. So yes… we have to help companies do a big change and understand PM and PMM are productive and that money spent in their salary has a significant impact on the business.


What is product management?

September 5, 2010

The folks of Brainmates posted a very interesting presentation that is supposed to summarize their thoughs concerning Product Management (link to Brainmates post: “What is product management?“).

Well, I’m saying above this is supposed to summarize talks they had with clients, collegues and friends… I’m not saying this is not really the case 😉 but.. to me this presentation is a great summary of what Product Management should be. The high end of it, in charge of product strategy, having regular meetings with customers, having the time to think ahead and a complete team of people to work on the daily product follow up.

So either Brainmates is just making a nice job at selling us the nice story of PM as the great consultant they are indeed, or most product managers are dreaming of the perfect PM job. Or maybe… the two combines.
Still…. this is a great overview… and I recommend having a glimpse of their Ressources page also – always helpful to see how others are doing.

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