When the Hopper’s Overflowing, How Do You Prioritize NPD?

03/27/2013 adminLP

As a Product Manager, you are the center of activity for everything involving the product(s) you are responsible for. Depending on your organization the scope will vary.

However one thing is consistent: You have to balance new feature requests, time to market, and finite development resources. […]

Serendipity Demands You Are There For It!

03/02/2013 adminLP

I love road trips. Taking the car this trip, as an avid motorcyclist, part of what I love about road trips is that you just never know what you’re going to discover.

Or, when. Quite often timing is everything. You have to be there to experience serendipitous moments. They rarely occur digitally. […]

Interpreting, Eisegesis, & Exegesis

02/11/2013 adminLP

The advent of digital communication has brought us incredible freedom to search, to access equally incredible archives.

Now, more than at any time in our histories, we need to pay careful attention to how prior work is interpreted. Not only technical or religious, but also things like political policy, art, and more. Eisegesis vs. Exegesis. […]

How Do You: Move Your Team from Complacency to Urgency?

10/31/2012 adminLP

The main way I’ve found to overcome complacency, to instill urgency, is to install a ‘sunlight,’ so a dash of real-world light is let in to swirl about them.

Installing a sunlight, letting your teams know their efforts help make the sun shine, is but one approach toward helping instill motivation, a sense of urgency within. Make sure everyone knows, and is reminded frequently, the value of –their- efforts. […]

What I’ve Read Lately: Winning the Story Wars

10/26/2012 adminLP

One of the challenges we face as a nation, as well as a large part of the developed world, is a loss of focus, of disbelief, of a lack of trust.

If there is a single moral to the story, in Story Wars, I think it must be, “Live the Truth” of your brand. Authenticity grants brands a quality unto itself. […]

What Ethic, Myths, & Suffrage Have in Common

10/03/2012 adminLP

The basic guide posts by which we have framed social values are being outpaced by societal development. Might it be that the very stories our families needed themselves, to be passed down to their offspring, no longer serve as bedrocks upon which to build?

If the very myths society has anchored itself around are no longer followed, might their values and ethics also no longer have a defined meaning, a place in our world? Might we be at risk of becoming a lost society? And, that is why we find ourselves needing ethics courses? […]

Who Owns the Pricing?

05/22/2012 adminLP

A frequent discussion in product management circles is: Who owns product prices at the time of sale?  When Sales is negotiating a deal, and it’s time to look at making pricing adjustments, who makes, who […]

Constraints Add Color to Your Life

05/10/2012 adminLP

Simply having constraints can improve your creativity, challenge you to do your best. In the case of an automatic camera, removing the automation serves to sharpen your focus on getting the picture right.

What constraints do you set before yourself? Which constraints in your life, perhaps placed there with intent, make your life more colorful, more rewarding as a result? […]

Do You Artificially Constrain Yourself?

04/11/2012 adminLP

Moments, free of distraction, allow our minds to wander freely. The tortoise part of our brain crawls out of its shell. Unfortunately, even when we think we are thinking freely and without constraints, we are not.

My most creative moments come when there is great peace around me. If writing is the focus, my favorite times are… […]

Your Followers: Quality vs. Quantity

03/29/2012 adminLP

A never-ending question: What are your thoughts about Quality vs. Quantity of Followers? Should I focus on quality, or number of Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or other network followers?

In a word: Don’t. […]

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