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Take Charge Product Management: Time-tested tips, tactics & tools for the NEW – or improved product manager: Second Edition

Unlock your product management potential and achieve breakthrough performance for your products and company! If you’re looking for an effective and proven approach to product management – one that recognizes that the majority of product managers enter the field with little or no training and must learn through trial and error – this is the book for you. Take Charge Product Management guides you step-by-step along the product management path with tips, tactics, and tools to make you and your products more successful.

Whether you’re a new or experienced product manager, or a seasoned executive leading a team of product managers, this hands-on guide arms you with best practices to optimize your time and effectiveness and increase your value.

  • Understand what’s expected of you at each stage of your company’s growth
  • Add value to your organization by understanding your executives’ expectations
  • Evaluate the range of product management approaches available
  • Gather the mission-critical information you need to succeed
  • Develop an effective vision for your offering
  • Align your organization behind your product decisions
  • And much more …

S.T.O.P. – The Project Management Survival Plan

Proven project management principles designed to ensure your success in project delivery, focusing on maximizing value, and guaranteeing you're not the reason for stopping the project.

Did you know that more than 60% of executives say they struggle making kill/go decisions on their projects? Corporations are counting on project managers more than ever to help them navigate these tough decisions. Do you have the right tools, team, skills, and data necessary to help your executives?

The environment that project managers operate in has turned global, with faster “to-market” turnarounds, higher sensitivities to regulatory compliance, and zero tolerance for low quality. Rapid advancements in technology and offshore resourcing make projects and their path to success more complex and fraught with risk. If you feel unprepared, then you need S.T.O.P. – The Project Management Survival Plan.

  • New equations providing focus and the ability to quantify value, team performance, and communication
  • How to apply Agile techniques to your project – the right way
  • Tips and techniques to increase the value of your project schedule
  • Five steps to Risk Management
  • Guidance and instruction on how to evaluate your project and stop it if necessary
  • Heat map techniques for project portfolio management
  • And much more …