Look, another book!

As the calendar turns to December, I am reminded that this is the month when my new book is being released by New Riders. So in the days leading up to it being available, I thought I better do a bit o’ blogging about it! The book, Digital Product Management, was written this past summer.…

Product management for the web: the book

It’s official: I’m writing another book! And, happily, I submitted the introduction and chapter one to my editor today. Here’s an excerpt to let you know what it’s all about: Whether you are new to web or app design and development, or have been doing it for years, you probably know the drill pretty well…

The Minimum Viable Mobile User Experience

Slides and notes from my University of Minnesota Web Standards presentation about how product management methodology can increase design and development success. The presentation highlights what what “minimum viable” means (it’s not just the least amount of work possible!), ways to think about design and feature prioritization for web and mobile, and how to communicate about…

The Management Problem

Today, Whitney Hess wrote a great blog post entitled The Management Problem. In it, she argues: The problem with managers is that they’re totally disconnected from the everyday doing [that is] getting done. She goes on to suggest a solution, that it’s a designer’s and developer’s responsibility to make sure that their managers understand and…

Products and projects

Sometimes there can be some confusion around products versus projects and, especially, product management versus project management. They sound so similar, they must be the same, right? No. An entire book could be written about the differences (and I might just do that someday!). Meanwhile, this post is meant to be a quick and shallow…