More than a decade of grousing about product management

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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...

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Climbing the Corporate Ladder

The corporate ladder can be climbed through luck or strategy. Being designated as a high potential early in one's career offers substantial perks and a clear path to executive success. Alternatively, actively seeking out high-profile projects and...

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Consensus Shopping

The post emphasizes the frustration of being stuck in a consensus shopping culture within organizations, where decision-making is hindered by the need for constant agreement. It highlights the negative impact on innovation, efficiency, and...