As seasoned product managers, most of us eventually have to phase out old versions and completely eliminate old products. This is called End of Life (EOL) or End of Service (EOS), and is important weed-clearing. It’s generally motivated by our internal economic needs: rebalancing resources in our product portfolio, reducing support costs, moving customers to the latest version, abandoning products that can’t pay for themselves.
The Heretech is Tom Grant‘s blog for Forrester on technology product management. His August 18th podcast with Rich Mironov covered a range of topics including agile and PM; product innovation and B2B products worth loving; where to look internally for good PM candidate; parenting as metaphor for product management; and dinosaur extinction theories. Tom’s light touch and literary allusions (“Dinosaurs in the Hands of an Angry God”) always make for good listening. Hear this podcast