April/May 2019
 

If your perception of portfolio management is that it's more advanced or involved than traditional product management, it may be time to reconsider. 

This month we focus on the upside of adopting a portfolio approach to product management and the strategic value it brings to your organization as well as your customers.

Enjoy our April/May issue. 






High Octane Product Management Blog
  • Video: Portfolio Product Management: The Up Side You Didn't Consider 
  • The Ultimate Product Manager Job Description for B2B
  • The Transition Into Product Management From a Technical Role
The Product Management Playbook
  • Business Requirements vs. Value Propositions: Is There Any Difference?
In the Trenches FAQs
  • How Important Are Good Writing Skills for Product Managers? 

High Octane Product Management Blog
 
Portfolio Product Management: The Up Side
Portfolio product management defies conventional product management wisdom. It's true that if every product is successful, your company will be successful. In B2B though, what's best for every product may not be the best or most valuable thing for the customer organization or yours.  View the Video.


The Ultimate Product Manager Job Description
The product manager role has two ultimate goals:
  1. Create products and solutions that make users "quantifiably" better at job tasks that have strategic value to their organization.
  2. Make sure products and solutions can be delivered, marketed and sold in a manner that supports your organization's strategic goals and financial targets.
View/download the job description.


The Transition Into Product Management From a Technical Role
The transition into product management from a technical role is one of the most difficult. Why? Of all roles that touch the product, technical roles are the furthest removed from the market and the customers. It can be done successfully however, as many have already proven. If you're a BA, technical product manager, engineer or developer with product manager aspirations, make the move in two smaller steps instead of one big leap for greater long-term success. View the Article.


Product Management Playbook
Business Requirements vs. Value Propositions: Same Thing?

As it relates to content, business requirements and value propositions are one and the same. What's different is the purpose for which they're written. Here's the trick to writing something once and using it for both purposes. 

In the Trenches FAQs
Writing Skills for Product Managers

  1. How Important Are Good Writing Skills for Product Managers? 
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