Upon his graduation from Stanford University (MBA), he worked at YouTube leading product management, and then he joined Google in 2003 as a product manager. He is currently a partner of Homebrew. 8- Alicia Dixon – Senior Product Manager at Hilton Worldwide. She is just another famous one among product managers to follow. Finding world-class industrial designers and design engineers has always been a challenge for product innovators. Unlike many commoditized industries, creating a successful new product prototype using 3D modeling or CAD services is not only about utility, but also about design aesthetics.
Many companies approach product development as if it were manufacturing, trying to control costs and improve quality by applying zero-defect, efficiency-focused techniques. While this tactic can boost the performance of factories, it generally backfires with product development. The process of designing products is profoundly different from the process of making them, and the failure of executives to appreciate the differences leads to several fallacies that actually hurt product-development efforts.
In this article, the authors, an HBS professor and a consultant, expose these misperceptions and others. They look at six dangerous myths:
1. High utilization of resources will make the department more efficient.
2. Processing work in large batches will be more economical.
3. Teams need to faithfully follow their development plan, minimizing any deviations from it.
4. The sooner a project is started, the sooner it will be finished.
5. The more features a product has, the better customers will like it.
6. Projects will be more successful if teams “get them right the first time.”
The authors explain the negative effects these “principles” have when applied to product development, offer practical guidelines on overcoming them, and walk readers through a visual tool that will help them keep projects on track.
Today products are much more complicated and Product Management is a dedicated role that requires your fullest attention and involvement, and loads of internal communication.
Our team is always looking for advice and knowledge to pick up from those with more experience, and on that hunt we started from the basics – the videos on Product Management Essentials.
So take a look at what we’ve hunted down, contribute if you have something (don’t be shy), and join us next week to see what else we find and add to our Product Management bookmarks.
Here’s a handy Table of Contents:
Product Management 101
What is Product Management? from Sachin Rekhi
What is product management? from Brainmates Pty Limited
Intro to Product Management – Launch48 Pre-Accelerator Week from Janna Bastow
MIT Class on Product Management 10-22-2013 from Jeffrey Bussgang
Essentials of Product Management from Janna Bastow
The Art of Product Management from Sachin Rekhi
Product Management 101 for Startups from Dan Olsen
Practical Product Management for new Product Managers from Amarpreet Kalkat
Early Stage Web Product Management by Dan Olsen from Dan Olsen
The Double Diamond Model of Product Definition and Execution from Peter Merholz
Product Management by Numbers: Using Metrics To Optimize Your Product by Dan Olsen from Dan Olsen
The Product Manager’s Job
Product Management Roles – Briefly Explained from Brainmates Pty Limited
10 Tips on how to be an Awesome Product Manager from Brainmates Pty Limited
Product Manager 101: What Does A Product Manager Actually Do? from Chris Cummings
What is good product management from Giff Constable
Agile Product Manager/Product Owner Dilemma (PMEC) from Enthiosys Inc
The Product Management X-Factor: How to be a Rock Star Product Manager from Paul Young
Ten Traits Of Good Product Managers from Jeff Lash
Agile and Lean Product Management
Lean Product Management for Enterprises: The Art of Known Unknowns from ThoughtWorks
Agile205: Intro to Agile Product Management from Rich Mironov
Lean Product Management – ACE 2015 from Melissa Perri
Famous Product Managers Of America
The Lean Product Playbook by Dan Olsen from Dan Olsen
Product Strategy and Product Roadmaps
Product Roadmaps – Tips on how to create and manage roadmaps from Marc Abraham
Product Roadmap: An 8 Step Process to Create and Effective and Compelling Roadmap for Your Product from 280 Group
10 Tools to create impressive product roadmaps from Radiant Minds Software
How to Use Your Product Roadmap as a Communication Tool from Janna Bastow
Famous Production Managers
Agile Product Roadmap Tutorial from Roman Pichler
Famous Product Managers Ranked
Product Strategy from Matt Hunter
Product Market Fit
A Playbook for Achieving Product-Market Fit by Dan Olsen at Lean Startup Conference from Dan Olsen
Finding Product / Market Fit: Introducing the PMF Matrix – Presentation by Rishi Dean to MIT Sloan Breakfast Club from Rishi Dean
Famous Product Managers List
Nathalie Nahai – Naughty or nice? The psychology behind successful products from Nathalie Nahai
The experience is the product (for Mind The Product 2016) from Peter Merholz
User Experience and Product Management: Two Peas in the Same Pod? from Jeff Lash
Product management organization structure patterns v1.02 from Johan Oskarsson
New is Easy but Right is Hard: Hacking Product Management from Bernard Leong
Strategic Role – Product Management from Digital Marketing Consultant @ Afzalkhan.Org