Seattle, 4 Aug: Upgrade PM

Seattle’s Product Management Community (PMC-Northwest) is sponsoring an afternoon to upgrade product skills at the Talaris Conference Center (Seattle) on Saturday, 4 August. Speakers include Rich Mironov and Suzanne Abates (Founder/100 PMs; CEO of The Development Factory). A great opportunity for networking, learning, and an afterparty.

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Portland: Four Laws of Tech Product Economics

There are some fundamental laws of tech product economics (especially software) that should drive executive-level decisions about business and product strategies. It’s easy to forget them, or decide they don’t apply to our special situation. We unpacked a few.

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TwitterChat on DevOps & Product Management

A live Twitter chat on DevOps and Product Management, including why DevOps should matter to product managers, and how product managers can support DevOps as part of a healthy engineering organization.

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Productivity vs. Responsiveness

Engineering teams focus on overall productivity and repeatability. Sales teams want account-level responsiveness. How can product managers mediate this inevitable conflict?

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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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The DIY Illusion

It’s easy to believe that broadly available commercial products don’t give us exactly what we want, but that our internal team can quickly whip up precisely the right thing. This ignores some fundamental economics of software commercialization.

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Product Tank Silicon Valley, Four Laws of Software Economics

There are some fundamental laws of software economics that should drive executive-level decisions about business and product strategies. It’s easy to forget them, or decide they don’t apply to our special situation. (Gravity’s not just a good idea, it’s the law.)

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Agile@Cork

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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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Four Laws Of Software Economics (Part 3)

The software bits we release are not the whole product, but a part of the product. We need to make sure we ship a whole product, which includes a compelling story of interest to customers. Strategy, segmentation and customer joy matter.

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