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Fix the process and culture will follow

Over the years, I had clients that complained about their culture, and were looking for a quick fix. I sounded like a broken record but my usual answer was; “Fix the process and an improved culture will follow.” …
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When Disciplines Don’t Mix

This article discusses working together as a cross-functional team….
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Product Management Master Class: Innovator’s Guide to Strategy Webinar Starts this Friday

  As a Product Manager, is this happening to you?  Lack of agreement on innovation priorities Misalignment between business strategies and product strategies, or no strategies at all Conflicting priorities between departments We frequently hear about the frustrations described above, and they are often symptomatic of the lack of a well thought out strategy guiding…
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4 Product Strategy Insights… and Why You Should Care

Development of product strategies should be an ongoing, collaborative bi-directional effort between senior management and product management. Senior management sets the overall direction through the enterprise and business unit strategies. As the product strategies are developed and executed, they can affect the business unit strategies and the enterprise strategies. They also need to be reviewed…
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Do it early, and do it often… A Project Manager’s Survival Guide to Risk Management

  You feel really good about the project. Management agrees with the scope, your cross-functional team helped build the project schedule which meets your required delivery date, your risk management document captures all your known risks and you have mitigation plans defined. You’re prepared for anything that could happen on your project, right? In these matters…
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Product Managers a.k.a. New Product Development Experts

Product Management responsibilities are immense. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to life cycle management, P&L oversight, market research, segmentation, competitive analysis, pricing, launch strategies, marketing plans and sales force motivation. Recently, I had an interesting conversation with a Senior Product Manager and we discussed the changing roles and responsibilities of his position. He no…
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Stryker and Strategy 2 Market co-presenting at Medical Device NPD/ Product Management Conference

Stryker Instruments and Strategy 2 Market are excited to be co-presenting at the Medical Device New Product Development and Management conference in Chicago on September 19th. Mike Miller, Director of Portfolio Development for Stryker Surgical, and Mary Drotar, Co-founder and Partner at Strategy 2 Market will discuss the importance of Product Management in the early…
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Why Product Managers are worth their weight in gold

Part 1: Product Managers Gold Series – Setting Strategic Direction This is Part 1 of a series of articles we will publish on the role of the Product Manager within the new product development process. A Product Manager plays one of the most valuable roles within your organization: managing the ongoing profitability and viability of…
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