More than a decade of grousing about product management

Author - pmdude

A crusty veteran from the product management trenches. Plenty of salty language, references to cannabis, and a connoisseur of White Russian cocktails
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‘Expert’ Networks

The rise of expert networks starting in the 'aughts give the promise of using some of your experience and domain knowledge to help others. Alas, my experience is that the asks were for confidential information.


Where it all went wrong…

Product is a grueling role, and it is often an entry into a brighter, better future and role. But, upon reflection, I missed an opportunity that might have greatly altered my trajectory. For the better? Who knows, but the "what if" factor still...

An oldie, but a goodie

More Funnies. Not sure where I harvested this, but every time I re-discover it, I get more than a couple chuckles, and remember to share it with a friend. Now I am sharing it with you. AT&T Customer Service Memorandum Please stop submitting...

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The 80/20 Rule

The 80/20 rule, known as the Pareto Principle, applies to business and life. In product development, it suggests that the final 20% requires 80% of the effort. However, engineering often loses interest in this crucial stage, leaving product...

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The Grim Reaper

The Dude is feeling somewhat overwhelmed lately. And if you read the title of this post, you might divine that the Dude has been shoulder deep in EOL (End of Life) land that he is becoming maudlin. And you would be correct. The setup is that about 7...