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May 01 2018

Building the Right Product vs. Building the Product Right

Product Management Venn Diagram The Product Manager is an essential player in the software development process. Yet, we often find ourselves answering a troubling question when sitting down with eager prospective clients. > "Why do I need a PM? I already know

Paul Lanyon

Product ManagementDesignEngineeringProductTeam Management

Sep 26 2017

How to Successfully Kick Off Your Product Discovery Process

At MojoTech, we’ve had many internal discussions about the line between project and product management in a client-services product management model. But there is a product practice area that we use for almost all of our clients: Discovery facilitation —

Shaughnessy Conley Speirs

Product ManagementProject ManagementCommunicationProduct

Aug 29 2017

Product Management Biases (And How to Avoid Them)

As a product manager, our job is to shepherd the client’s vision to help make it a reality, and along the way make suggestions and improvements based on our research and our own experiences. It is the latter part that

Lauren Mullaney-Reid

Product ManagementProject ManagementProduct

Feb 13 2017

Being Agile — and Gray

For all of us “mature” folk working hard to create value with technology, it is important to remember that the “A” word (agile) is nothing to be afraid of. You don’t have to unlearn everything you know, find brain space

Duncan Shaw

Product ManagementBusinessAgileProduct

Feb 09 2017

Why Products Built by Large Teams Fail So Often

There’s an old anecdote about a chicken and a pig. It goes like this: A pig and a chicken are walking down the road. The chicken says: "Hey Pig, I was thinking we should open a restaurant!" Pig replies: "Hmmm, maybe. What would we

Nick Kishfy

Product ManagementProject ManagementBusinessProduct

Mar 01 2016

When do you put working software into the hands of customers?

You have an idea. You’ve thought it through, and you’ve decided that software is the best way to bring this idea to life. At this point, you have a some guesses about how to improve the lives of your potential

Drew Jankowski

Product ManagementProduct

Sep 30 2015

Part 3: A review of “Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly.”

Welcome back to my 3-part review of Bertrand Meyer's, Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly. As a quick refresher, last time, in part 2, I took a look at what Meyer considers “hyped” about agile methods. In part

Drew Jankowski

AgileProduct ManagementProduct