Free Library Catagory: Product Management 101

Too Busy Chopping Wood to Sharpen the Saw? Try this.

You don’t have time for any major capability improvement initiatives.   You’re overloaded. You can’t pull your best people off the front lines.  At the same time, you can’t afford to stagnate. Your competitors get better every day. Investors demand higher and higher...

How to Ace Your First 100 Days

Congratulations! You're the new General Manager. The CEO decided for you out of a dozen capable candidates. You're just itching to demonstrate just what a brilliant decision that was. The voice in your head is screaming “Let's go fix something!” Not so fast, hot-shot....

Why Program Managers Fail

Planning, budgeting, scheduling, status checking, action item tracking. Is this how you view your job as a product development program manager? If it is, you’re missing a big part of your job, and you could be on a path to failure. You have a much more important role....

Who Owns Growth?

Typically, three situations lead to a call-to-arms to develop new growth options.  They are: You're in an attractive market, but your position could be stronger. Your current markets are not going to satisfy your growth appetite no matter how strong your position is....