Webinar: Agile Product Management Essentials for Project Managers

PMI’s Agile Community of Practice is one its largest subgroups, with more than 20,000 members. They are hosting a Sept 13th webinar with Rich Mironov on “Agile Product Management Essentials for Project Managers.” Registration requires PMI membership, session starts Noon PT.

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Video: Product Management and Startups

In this video Magnus Billgren (of Tolpagorni) and Rich Mironov talk about the very earliest-stage startups and their need for product management thinking — even if they are too small to have a dedicated person exclusively for this role.  Conversation isabout founders with good product reflexes, lean startups, why there’s usually not a formal product manager among the founders, and when to add one full-time.  (In my experience, it’s at twelve to twenty employees.) This is the third in a series, recorded in March 2012 at Stockholm Product Leadership Days.

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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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StartUP SF: Defining Product Management

I was pleased to lead the discussion at the StartUP Product Talk on 16 May at Atlassian‘s SF offices, hosted by #ProdMgmtTalk‘s Cindy Solomon and Atlassian PM Nick Muldoon.  About 45 people networked, ate pizza, and joined an energetic discussion.

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Video: Importance of Roadmapping

Magnus Billgren of Tolpagorni Product Management talks with Rich Mironov about the importance of roadmaps as part of a coherent product strategy. How do we handle customer requests that are not in plan? This was taped during Tolpagorni’s Product Leadership Days, March 2012.

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Podcast: Galvanizing The Product Management Career Path

I was honored to join Cindy Solomon’s Product Management Talk podcast series on April 16th.  Co-hosted by Adrienne Tan and  Nick Coster, we had a lively conversation about Galvanizing The Product Management Career Path.

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Stockholm Product Leadership Days

Stockholm’s third annual Product Leadership Days (“Produktledardagen“) was held on March 22-23, drawing more than 60 product management professionals and technologists from Sweden and northern Europe. (Agenda in Swedish.)  This year’s focus was on sustainable profitability for B2B tech companies.  

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Agile Product Manager/Product Owner Dilemma

Thoughts on how software product management overlaps, but is not identical with, agile product owner.

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