Product Management - Why Is Everyone Mad At Me

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From Product Camp Austin Winter 2009 - a product management lessons learned discussion covering research, innovation, communications, positioning, politics, delivering results, and other good stuff to know

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Product Management - Why Is Everyone Mad At Me

  1. 1. Why is Everyone Mad at Me? (a product manager good stuff to know discussion) Joshua Duncan http://twitter.com/joshua_d
  2. 2. Finance Customers Competitors Product Management Development Sales Market
  3. 3. Product Manager
  4. 4. CUSTOMER RESEARCH DO AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE
  5. 5. Most people don't know what they want until they see it in context* *Predictably Irrational
  6. 6. Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known* * Carl Sagan
  7. 7. 50% of a company's innovation should come from consumer input and designers* *Patricia Seybold (CEO for Seybold Group)
  8. 8. Time To Innovate?
  9. 9. P&G’s New Product Success Rate Is Between 50-60%* *The Game Changer, Lafley
  10. 10. 43% of Americans, 39% of British, 60% of Dutch and 47% of Australians rate themselves as ‘time poor’ Venture investments into IT down 14.5% in 2008 $3.7 billion worth of digital music sold in 2008 298 mln 2008 US 13 hours of video are video game uploaded to YouTube Internet users every minute, while 1 in China in sales billion videos are reached 2008 watched. A day $21.33 blnPC sales down 0.4% Global in Q4 2008 2009 IT spending to fall 3% US consumer electronics shipments to generate $171 billion http://www.itfacts.biz/, http://trendwatching.com in 2009
  11. 11. The greatest problem in communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished* - George Bernard Shaw
  12. 12. Pick Any Two - Good, Fast, Cheap
  13. 13. WHY? “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.” – Peter F. Drucker
  14. 14. Product Management is Inherently Political* *Art of Product Management, Mironov
  15. 15. Managing Internal Conflict
  16. 16. I WILL FIND A WAY
  17. 17. ZEN Passionately Detached http://www.flickr.com/photos/filicudi/272591878/
  18. 18. THE END

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