Motivating Development Teams

Motivating development teams can be tricky: we can’t make developers work harder, we can only make them *want* to work harder. How do we set context, add meaning and connect teams to real users?

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Products That Count Podcast

A podcast with SC Moatti, founder of Products That Count. We discussed technology product management roles, career ladders, the critical need for cross-functional communication, how incentives shape what our peers do, and when a startup hires its first full-time product manager.

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Lean Meetup: Challenges of Enterprise Product Management

Lean Product/UX Meetup: Enterprise software products often have long sales cycles, lumpy revenue streams, and organizational gaps between buyers and users. How does this shape enterprise product management?

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MTP Product Leadership Workshop, London

Mind The Product

Rather than focus on managing individual products/services, this workshop is for people managing teams of product managers: organizations, issues and strategies. Organizations are complex; getting things done is hard; evidence-based validation may not be enough.

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Agile@Cork

Cork coat of arms

Agile Cork Dublin is hosting me for a talk on “Four Laws of Software Economics” that should drive executive-level decisions about business and software product strategies.

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ProductTank Dublin, Four Laws of Software Economics

Product Tank Dublin hosted me for a talk on “Four Laws of Software Economics” that should drive executive-level decisions about business and software product strategies.

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Organizational Thank-Yous

Thanking people for their good work is one of the most powerful, least used tools we have at the office. Here’s one organizationally-minded way to share appreciation.

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A VP Product’s Checklist

VPs of Product Management have to create the conditions for individual product managers to succeed. This includes organizational, process, hiring/mentoring and cross-functional leadership — plus buy-in at every level. What goes on a new VP’s checklist?

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Everyday Innovator Podcast: Product/Organizational Challenges

Chad McAllister invited me to join his Everyday Innovator Podcast. We talked about coaching new product managers, organizational challenges and how to overcome them, making time to talk with lot of customers/prospects, and approaches to corporate innovation.

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SVPMA 15th Anniversary: Future of Product Management

The Silicon Valley Product Management Association (SVPMA) celebrated 15 years of in-person social networking for product folks with a series of rapid “Product Management: Then, Now, and in the Future” talks. Here is my lighthearted two-slide talk.

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