View Post

Stand-Ups Drive Improved Performance – True or False?

In 2015, Agile, Business Analysis, News, Product Management, Product Management Facts, Product Owner, Product Teams, Project Management, Scrum, Take Charge Product Management, The Study of Product Team Performance, Uncategorized, User Experience by Leave a Comment

Analysis of this year’s data reveals the importance of regularly conducting effective stand-up meetings. In fact, the more frequently stand-up meetings are held, the more likely product teams are to achieve high performance. Stand-Up …

View Post

How Much Time Do Product Managers Spend In The Field?

In 2015, Agile, Lean, News, Product Management, Product Management Facts, Product Marketing, Product Owner, Product Teams, Project Management, Scrum, Take Charge Product Management, The Study of Product Team Performance, Uncategorized, Updates by 1 Comment

Time spent with customers is precious. Organizations often talk about the importance of capturing “the voice of the customer” and product managers are directed to collect meaningful customer input. This …

View Post

How Strong a Voice Should Sales Have in the Product Development Process?

In 2015, Business Analysis, Marketing, News, Product Management, Product Management Consulting, Product Management Facts, Product Management Training, Product Marketing, Product Owner, Product Teams, Project Management, Sales, Take Charge Product Management, The Study of Product Team Performance, Uncategorized, Updates, User Experience by Leave a Comment

This seems to be an eternal question. As a product management consulting and training organization we have seen the balance tilted in every conceivable direction. From product management holding sway …

View Post

The Innovation Leadership Continuum

In 2015, Agile, Business Analysis, Disruptive product, Innovation, Lean, Marketing, News, Product Management, Product Management Consulting, Product Management Facts, Product Management Training, Product Marketing, Product Owner, Product Teams, Project Management, Sales, Scrum, Skills, Strategy, Take Charge Product Management, The Study of Product Team Performance, Uncategorized, User Experience by Leave a Comment

“Who is responsible for incubating and leading the definition and development of innovative or disruptive products in your organization?” This is one of the key questions we asked survey respondents …

View Post

Would Google’s Hiring Practices Work At Your Company?

In 2015, Business Analysis, Marketing, News, Product Management, Product Management Facts, Product Marketing, Product Owner, Product Teams, Project Management, Recruitment, Sales, Take Charge Product Management, Uncategorized, User Experience by Leave a Comment

I recently read a Wall Street Journal article about Google’s human resource philosophy as espoused by Laszlo Bock, head of HR where human resources is referred to as “people operations.” …