San Francisco, CAUSA
Hometown: St.Louis, Mo.
July 12, 2012
That fact that you are the orchestra leader between so many parts of the organization. That happy look on the customers face when you finally delivery the product and you make the goal.
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In continuous product improvement, how do you create and maintain a continuous beta test customer base. I have always done this with past products, using geographically close customers. It seems with tools available today that we should be able to broaden that out. What tools are people using to keep closed, confidential communications going between engineering and end user customers.
My last project ended a couple years ago looking for something new.
In smaller company environments, product management can be a lonely job. Your life is one big non disclosure document, yet you need to be able to bounce some ideas on channel strategies, pricing / packaging /services off people in similar positions. In large companies you have other to talk to. In small companies it is you and the CEO many times. The CEO does not have the background in most cases. It is good to also share tools and ideas that you have found work, with other people.
I have been in product management for over 20 years. Mostly in the software space, where you also sell services as a component of the product. Current interest is in the consumer internet space delivery services and app.s over wireless networks.