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Product Management

Collaboration between product managers and engineers

Product vs. Engineering

“I’m working, so why don’t you go do whatever a product manager does” – Cameron, Halt and Catch Fire I’ve been thoroughly enjoying this show on Netflix, and when that zinger was thrown by the hotshot software engineer, I turned to my husband and started cracking up. “Well, what is …

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Save Your Project (with this One Weird Trick)!

I have been doing tech projects for years. My first job in technology was driving around New Jersey in 1990 trying to get retailers to carry Windows 3.0. I used to joke that I was so good at my job, the Department of Justice sued Microsoft for being a monopoly …

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Don’t Throw Away Your Shot: Be A Hamilton Product Manager

Five years ago, nobody really remembered Alexander Hamilton, but with the helping hand of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical he has burst back into the spotlight over two hundred years later. While I will agree that Miranda’s songs are incredible, there is not enough focus on Hamilton’s greatest achievement: he got the US …

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Is Your Project Truly Agile?

Agile and Waterfall. Agile is the topic of many blogs just like this. People will tell you horror stories about their experiences with Agile. People spend hours at a time researching and debating about which is the better development method. Some people say waterfall development is a thing of the past. …

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ATX Wave of Transformation

Seilevel recently held an event in Austin focusing on driving transformation in organizations.  It was a terrific event; anyone who follows me or Seilevel on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook saw various pictures and comments from the event as it was happening.  I know I learned a lot! We did livestream …

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Negotiating with Stakeholders

One of the toughest aspects of being a product manager or a business analyst is to get people to agree.  Especially when they have different wants,  ideas and opinions on the features the product must have.  Negotiating with our stakeholders is a must. Of course, part of our job as …

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