Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes.
Join me at the annual PDMA conference, Chicago Nov 12-15. Five educational tracks and 30+ sessions. I’m co-presenting with John Spero from Praxair on how organizations effectively and simply accelerate their product capability. I’ll also be leading a workshop with Sudhi Gulur from Boeing, applying the Lean Canvas as a minimum viable business case. Learn more at http://www.pim.pdma.org/p/cm/ld/fid=1972
12 lessons corporate innovators can learn from startups – aka, how to innovate like a startup. (1) The initial idea is the least important part. (2) Always begin with a problem statement. (3) Develop a value proposition which answers these questions. See all 12 at http://innovationexcellence.com/blog/2017/10/31/12-lessons-from-start-ups-for-corporate-innovators/
The 12 activities that make this one-week product management challenge a winner. For digital product managers who feel stuck or lacking control, these 12 activities will get you focused on what is important. Check them out at https://hackernoon.com/the-one-week-product-management-challenge-97a23092473c
Interview with Evernote co-founder Phil Libin on developing new products. Taking an entrepreneurial perspective, Phil shares that innovators should start with a product idea and develop it, not a company first. Read the interview at https://www.forbes.com/sites/rimmaboshernitsan/2017/10/27/why-you-should-consider-developing-a-product-without-building-a-company-first/#1bce9c0a18e1
A research agenda for retiring products. Retiring products is less purposeful and less understood than it should be. No product should continue in the market forever. Removing them is needed. Here are several questions to get you thinking more deeply about product retirement… https://medium.com/product-hospice/reapingresearchtopics-25aa8fc07029
26 time-management tricks and tips I wish I’d known at 20. OK, I don’t have these all mastered and find there are times some must be violated, but this collection of tips provide good reflection on how you spend your time. See them at http://aussiedaily.com.au/aussiedaily-tech-news/26-time-management-tricks-i-wish-id-known-at-20/
12 of the most inspirational, innovative founders. Sometimes a good example is what we need to see innovation in a new light to help our own success. These 12 innovators are a good place to start… https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/10/27/12-innovative-founders-to-watch-and-learn-from/#8ce87b11e53e