I was honored to give a keynote at PMA.LA‘s first Product Camp on March 1st. The organizers, led by Neal Cabage, wanted a lighthearted look at what makes a product manager good – or great!
It gave me an excuse to define “minimally viable product management” as the least amount of participation that still let products ship. We borrowed some skating analogies from the recent Sochi Olympics, explored disruptive pricing, agile, and told some war stories. Give it a listen.
Quotable closing remark: “Product management: one of the most fun things you can do at the office with your clothes on.”
There’s also a 22 minute Q&A session on a wide range of topics (quantifying value, building skills, assuming customers don’t know what they want…) that you may enjoy.
PDF of the slides are here.