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Relevant Quips: Technology Product Management

  1. Technology Product Management www.spatiallyrelevant.org © 2007 Relevant Quips
  2. None of the authority. All off the accountability. <ul><li>PM 101 </li></ul>
  3. It’s easier to find products for people you know than it is to find people for products you know. <ul><li>Steve Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>Pragmatic Marketing </li></ul>
  4. A computer program will always do what you tell it to do, but rarely what you want it to do. <ul><li>CS 101 </li></ul>
  5. You are always doing something marginal when the boss drops by your desk. <ul><li>PM 101 </li></ul>
  6. The P&L is a beautiful barometer. <ul><li>BUS 101 </li></ul>
  7. Know your and trust your product team <ul><li>PM 101 </li></ul>
  8. Always be shipping! Nothing helps a team become efficient more than a steady release tempo <ul><li>Ken Norton </li></ul><ul><li>VP, Product Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>JotSpot </li></ul>
  9. WARNING: Cool technology can cause feature anemia and schedule slip <ul><li>OJT </li></ul>
  10. Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate. <ul><li>OJT </li></ul>
  11. If only PowerPoint ran on Unix, better yet a ppt code generator. <ul><li>Trade Show Quip </li></ul><ul><li>15 Year Solution Architect Veteran </li></ul>
  12. Competitor information IS required reading. <ul><li>PM 101 </li></ul>
  13. While product is the biggest P, the others drive revenue and profit <ul><li>MKTG 310 </li></ul>
  14. On time delivery with quality is a catalyst for loyalty <ul><li>OJT </li></ul>
  15. You cannot win by doing the same thing as your competitor, only 10 percent better. Offer something different and be 10 times better. <ul><li>PM 210 </li></ul>
  16. A product roadmap is best considered a business plan. <ul><li>PM 215 </li></ul>
  17. He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning. <ul><li>PSY 101 </li></ul>
  18. If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you’ve never tried before. <ul><li>OJT </li></ul>
  19. Warning: dates in the calendar are closer than they appear. <ul><li>PM 101 </li></ul>
  20. Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience. <ul><li>OJT </li></ul>
  21. Hit ‘em where they ain’t. <ul><li>MKTG 215 </li></ul>
  22. Don’t look for answers in your office. Get your ideas and products in front of customers sooner, not later. <ul><li>OJT </li></ul>
  23. Other people have good ideas too. <ul><li>PM 101 </li></ul>
  24. A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked perfectly. <ul><li>OJT </li></ul>
  25. Two heads are better than one. When you’re wrestling with a thorny issue, get others involved. Creativity is not a one-man job. <ul><li>FA 215 </li></ul>
  26. The challenge of developing products is not in deciding what to include but what you can omit . <ul><li>PM 150 </li></ul>
  27. The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong. <ul><li>PM 315 </li></ul>
  28. Accept what your product is, understand what it is not, know what it MUST be. <ul><li>PM 510 </li></ul>
  29. Never miss a good chance to shut up. <ul><li>PM 301 </li></ul>
  30. The basic principles of reasoning: first, define the problem, for a problem clearly defined is already half solved; to gather evidence, pro and con; to discard the irrelevant; to formulate a tentative solution; and finally to put the solution to the test. <ul><li>Logic 101 </li></ul>
  31. Understand the problem, know the technology, and execute the plan <ul><li>PM 210 </li></ul>
  32. Market entry requirements are no fun, but are called requirements for a fairly good reason. <ul><li>MKTG 203 </li></ul>
  33. Customers rarely appreciate your products as much as you do. <ul><li>PM 110 </li></ul>
  34. No, I clearly believe there are technology buyers. I have already met 8. <ul><li>Dinner Discussion Quip </li></ul><ul><li>20+ Year Technology Vet </li></ul>
  35. Technology Product Management www.spatiallyrelevant.org © 2007 Relevant Quips

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