Collection of Valuable Articles Related to Product Management, Agile, Social Media and other Great Topics
- Estimating with story points VS hours. Common question and often not well understood. Agile Buddha offers a great Post.
- Great overview of Kano model and how to use it.
- Agile Product Owner (and managment) video. Hidden gem.
- We found a nice blog post on how to write user stroies. We like it becuase it is clear, simple and provides a great example. We hope you like it too!
- The Hidden Wealth Beyond Net Promoter Great suggestions how you can take NPS to another level.
- Product Management Survey - 2009 REPORT!
The results are in! View and discuss the survey online or download a PDF copy.
- Customer Development is a main component of the Lean Startup philosophy. For a primer on Customer Development, I encourage you to watch this video.
- Good summary of customer development (see above) for product managers by Cindy Alvarez ( I met her and she rocks!)
- 10 Tips for Aspiring Community Managers
- Example of how you can use surveys to learn about a feature before it is built. See post by Sean Power.
- How much is enough when it comes to Voice of Customer? Check out this post by Johnathan Levitt
- Software Pricing: Don't Just Roll the Dice!
How do you price your software? Is it art, science or magic? This usefully short book will help you get the theory, practical advice and case studies you need to stop you reaching for the dice.
- Estimating Business Value for Agile Product Managers
Excellent overview and source of links on the topic from leading experts.
- Tips for Managing Online Criticism - via Hubspot
- Interesting post on Prioritization by Karl E. Wiegers entitled, "First Things First: Prioritizing Requirements"
- Prioritizing Features by Dean Leffingwell
- How to Meaure Business Value in Software
- How to Measure Product Market Fit
Read this for ideas on how to get to product/market fit, how to measure fit, and how to survey your users so you can improve fit.
- The Innovator's Dilemma (summary)
Disruptive innovations upset the existing "order of things" --- quick read.
- Bullet-Proof your Business Case in Less than 8 Hours
Excellent step by step approach --- including a downloadable spreadsheet. Be sure see Parts I and II as well.
- Crowdsourcing your Business
Quick overview on crowdsourcing, how to do it, and the business benefits. Presentation format.
- 50+ Product Managers on Twitter that are Worth Following - Twitter can be an excellent source of information. You can learn from other product managers by following them on twitter. Certainly an easy way to stay connected.
- Product Management Survey (By TechnoBrands, April 2009)
John Hawkins recently conducted a brief survey among Canadian Product Managers. John inquired about product management needs and kindly provided the survey results as well as an analysis of the findings.
- "Prioritizing Your Backlog for Profit" (by Luke Hohmann)
Agile product managers (and their Agile development teams) are told to prioritize backlogs based on ROI. In practice, this isn't possible. Prioritizing for Profit is Enthiosys's alternate approach.
- Social Media Lower The Risks Of Bad Requirements (By Tom Grant, Ph.D., Forrester Research, June 2009)
To date, technology vendors have based product decisions on meager, skewed, and unreliable information, with predictable results. Schedule slips, user rejection, and other expensive problems are directly attributable to this highly flawed customer and . . .
- Innovating through the downturn (PriceWaterhouseCoopers, January 2009)
As the global economy enters into recession, organizations face new challenges and opportunities. In today`s interconnected world, it is impractical for companies to suspend their innovation initiatives...
- Product Managers Are Working On The Wrong Things (By Tom Grant, Ph.D., Forrester Research, July 2008)
Inbound Tasks Must Take Priority -In the technology industry, product management has a unique, strategic responsibility that is not shared with anyone else in the company: matching product and market requirements to decisions about products and services. Unfortunately, product managers do not focus enough on this core responsibility...