Innovative Product Management

    

ABOUT ME

My Passion

I believe in solving business problems for customers long-term which will create the best business opportunities.

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  •  Bay Area, San Francisco & Denver, Colorado
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Top 16 Product Management Frameworks

  I believe frameworks are not the silver bullet we hope they are, however, they do help to be structured and help to be sure you think about the major factors.  Below is a collection of my top  16 Frameworks I found useful for Product Managers.    1. Story Telling Storytelling is actually the oldest […]

Why saying NO is doubly important for Product Managers.

Why saying No is doubly important to Product Managers. Effective product management often comes down to making the best choices possible with the limited resources we have. To be successful, a product manager will often have to say no — to ideas, to suggestions, and to requests or even urgent demands from both internal stakeholders […]

First 90 days in your new Product Management job

When you join a new team or company it is imperative to effectively win the trust of your new stakeholders and teams. What are the crucial steps? As a product manager you lead first and foremost through influence and relationships. Typically those organizations in tech companies are (in priority): Engineering Sales Marketing Services / Support […]

Mind the Product Conference 2018

The MTP Conference in San Francisco 2018 was an awesome event. Below are the videos and takeaways from the conference MindTheProduct 2018 – Roadmaps Relaunched by C. Todd Lombardo C. Todd has been tinkering and doodling since he was four years old. Originally trained as a scientist, he’s had job titles ranging from scientist, to […]

How to look at data / evidence and not translate it into your own agenda?

copied from here  by Jasmine Friedl True empathy is hearing and understanding in order to implement solutions to meet the actual user needs, not just our interpretation of those needs. A crucial part of product design is learning how to approach user problems with empathy. Empathy is the ability to share and understand the feelings of others. […]

Try Feedforward instead of Feedback!

I cringe every I time hear the question, “Would you like some feedback?”Let’s face it. Feedback is a dirty word. Though we see numerous articles on how feedback is THE tool for effective leadership, the word is loaded with negative connotations. The Problem is a fundamental issue. Feedback focuses on the past – things that already occurred. […]

Creating the ultimate Customer Experience: A different perspective!

Prediction: Customer experience will overtake price and product as differentiators According to Walker Info’s customer experience statistics list of 2017 , customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator by 2020. That screams for how as Product Managers can we make sure that our products also focus on customer experience in order […]

Is it good enough to have a better product than the competition?

Well the short answer is No. There is many examples where new companies in an existing market have better products, but they still don’t win. Here is a good strategy which allows you to gain market share? Strategy: When there is competition in your market (which most likely always is) go for the new customers… […]