Product Teams articles


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The Internal Agency Model

I have long written about the importance of dedicated, durable product teams and that we should always strive to optimize for...

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Milestone Swarming

In my last article, I discussed the power of milestones and I promised I’d talk about one of my favorite techniques for...

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The Power of Milestones

In this article I wanted to talk about a concept that seems to be increasingly missing in product teams. I...

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Developing Strong Product Teams

Note: This article is a collaboration between myself and my long-time friend and colleague Jeff Patton.  We often work together...

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Vision Pivots vs. Discovery Pivots

The term “pivot” is probably one of the most overused and abused terms in today’s product teams.  If you’re not...

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Top-Down Dates

In my last article, I discussed how we manage public commitments in an Agile, Dual-Track environment.  In that article I...

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Project-based Funding

If your company is one that still allocates product development funds based on approval of projects, then you still have...

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The VP Product Role

If you take a look at the list of open product positions at the end of my recent newsletter, you’ll...

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The Rapid Response Team

Have you noticed how fast a team goes when they’re just getting started, but that once the product is live...

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Building High Performance Teams

This article was contributed by Marty Abbott. Professional sports teams know that having the right team to accomplish the job...

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Recruiting Product Managers

Probably the single most common question I get from CEO’s is where to find great product managers? I tell them...

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Lessons From Apple Part 2

Earlier I wrote about general lessons from Apple, but now that i’ve had my iPhone for a couple of weeks,...

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The Product Council

Even in small companies, getting decisions made is often time-consuming and frustrating. Every product company needs a mechanism to get...

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Microsoft’s Advantage

In my last posting I criticized Google’s culture including their hiring practices. In this issue, I’d like to talk about...

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How Does Your Manager Rate?

I’ve always been a big believer in the adage that employees join a company but they leave a manager. This...

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