Spokane Regional Networking, Social Media, Professional and Business Development
In one of the product management forums I monitor, there has been an ongoing discussion about decision ownership. For instance, does the product manager make all the final decisions regarding his or her product?
As the discussion evolved, it reminded me a guiding principal a mentor gave me early in my career. "Never lose alone."
The best successes come from collaborative efforts, working alongside others. You may get lucky as a sole…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on December 12, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments
Three times this week, I have stumbled across discussions of ‘online tools’ in relation to product management. And, in each
case, numerous software solutions were named, yet no one specifically discussed social media. How’s that?
At first, I noticed that social media wasn’t being included by
virtue of, what seemed to me, a glaring omission. After all, in today’s world, consumers can rip a company a ‘new one’ quite…
Added by J. T. Pedersen on October 6, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments
This book is for leaders and managers (aspiring leaders) continuing to look for ways to survive in our never ending, ever faster world. In short: Good book. Enjoyed it. Found it was inline with many of the issues contemporary business leaders increasingly face every day.
In The Anywhere Leader, Mike Thompson’s written a book that suggests, just possibly, he could pick up in the shoes of the late…Continue
As mentioned in Crisis, Chaos, Panic, and Its Corollary, I had an opportunity to do some software consulting this past month. In the prior article I discussed the lost productivity resulting from poor communication.Here, I want to talk about organizational effectiveness as relates to having defined processes.
Added by J. T. Pedersen on June 9, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments
In separate thread, Jon Madian, did indeed highlight a significant area for…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on May 5, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments
Interesting article: When your offering is like the fridge of the new kitchen. The gist of it is, how do you diversify your product/service offering, if it’s basically taken for granted? People simply expect it to be there, keeping things chilled, perhaps with water/ice dispenser, but otherwise not the key item around which major decisions are based.The… Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on May 2, 2011 at 8:43am — No Comments
Information radiators. Hadn’t heard that phrase before last night’s Agile discussion. What’s an information radiator, the best example was cited by Helene Gidley. Helene used the example of the ‘thermometer’ charities use to show progress toward a goal. Driving down the road, in a glance, you can tell if whether there has…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on March 24, 2011 at 8:40am — No Comments
Every once in a while, there comes a book you’re sorry to see come to an end. It’s not to say other books you’ve read were not tremendously enjoyable…just that they often come to an end about the time you’re ready for them to. With Enchantment, I really…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on March 3, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments
Let’s start with ‘CRM’ itself. Here’s the long-form definition of CRM, or Customer Relationship Management. For purposes here, the essence of CRM is essentially: (1) the…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on February 15, 2011 at 8:25am — No Comments
This afternoon I came across a LinkedIn comment which lead me to read through an article discussing, “What are the basic principles of IT project management?” I think the article is really just a piece of linkbait.
The person posting the article added the comment, “Projects progress rapidly until they become 90 percent complete; they then remain 90 percent complete forever.” The comment is more interesting than the…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on January 12, 2011 at 4:16pm — No Comments