Kindle version of “Art of Product Management”


Rich Mironov’s “Art of Product Management” has been converted to Amazon’s Kindle format, and is now available for download. Get the Kindle version here or the paper version here. From the original book summary: “The Art of Product Management takes us inside the head of a product management thought leader. With color and humor, Rich Mironov gives us a taste of Silicon Valley’s tireless pursuit of great technology and its creation of new products. He provides strategic advice to product managers and tech professionals about start-ups, big organizations, how to think like a customer, and what things should cost. He also reminds us to love our products and our teams. The Art of Product Management brings together the best insights…

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Review: “Adapting Configuration Management for Agile Teams”

Short review of Mario Moriera’s new book, “Adapting Configuration Management for Agile Teams.”  Mario structures a strong case that good Configuration Management (CM) is a strong enabler and requirement for highly productive Agile development teams.  In particular, he counters the oft-repeated (but untrue) assertion that Agile teams don’t need process, structure, tools or architecture to succeed.  To the contrary, thoughtful and planful application of CM principles is important to professional Agile software teams.

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The Art of Product Management: Lessons from a Silicon Valley Innovator

The Art of Product Management: Lessons from a Silicon Valley Innovator collects the most popular of Rich Mironov’sProduct Bytes columns from 2002-2008 with forewords by Prof Henry Chesbrough and David Strom. Buy it on Amazon! “The Art of Product Management: Lessons from a Silicon Valley Innovator” is organized into five sections covering start-ups (“Falling in Love”), organizations, Agile and SaaS (“the Almost New-New Things”), getting into customers’ heads, and pricing (“what should things cost?”). It covers many of the meta-issues about product management:  “how to think” about PM rather than “how to” do individual PM tasks and projects.  I’m hoping that readers will recognize themselves and their daily process struggles in many of these pieces. With so many readers responding…

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Open Innovation: A Great Strategy Book


I’ve had the chance to read Henry Chesbrough’s new book, “Open Innovation: the New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology.” It’s an insightful mix of practice and theory about how big technology companies are shifting their thinking about R&D — and the opportunities this creates for little companies.  Following are a synopsis, a brief author bio, and two lessons I found especially important for start-ups.  I hope you’ll buy a copy.

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