Video: Agile Product Mgmt challenges


The second video (of five) in Tolpagorni‘s product leadership series: Magnus Billgren and Rich Mironov talk about strategic product management challenges in agile organizations: the need for roadmaps, strong market input, and the increased (but very valuable!) additional work load for product managers. Recorded in March 2012 during Produktledardagen.

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Product Management Essentials for ProJECT Managers


Rich was June’s guest speaker for PMI Silicon Valley, on ProDUCT Management Basics for ProJECT Managers. We talked about product management as a murky role: poorly understood and inconsistently practiced across tech companies. And how to bridge role/goal/terminology gaps…

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The Power of Face-to-Face Social Networking


Bloomberg BusinessWeek gathered stories of people who’d gotten jobs after being sidelined.  Kay Roseland got a job “after attending ProductCamp Minnesota, an event focused on product management and marketing. [She] followed up with one of the presenters on LinkedIn… met for a great conversation, and the presenter recommended” her for a PM position. A good emphasis on personal (face-to-face) networking as well as the online variety.  In chats with more than a dozen job-seeker over the last month, I’ve echoed this advice: get breakfast, lunch or coffee with a new contact – it makes you a real person and lets you paint a nuanced picture of what you’re looking for.  Too often, online resume submissions and job postings are handled…

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