- Career Development: What It Really Means to be a Manager, Director, or VP | Kellblog
Quote: "Managers are paid to drive results with some support. They have experience in the function, can take responsibility, but are still learning the job and will have questions and need support. They can execute the tactical plan for a project, but typically can’t make it. Directors are paid to drive results with little or no supervision (“set and forget”). Directors know how to do the job. They can make a project’s tactical plan in their sleep. They can work across the organization to get…
(categories: management organization career )
- Going from director to VP isn’t as easy as it seems | Financial Post
Good list: 1) Must be thought of as an expert and trusted source in their area of influence; a technical master and authentic subject-matter expert 2) Contributes at the senior level by working across different strategic and business units in the company; able to set, engage and champion the objectives of the organization across the board and with their team, 3) Builds organizational capacity; motivates and challenges others in a way that inspires and promotes excellence. Leads and develops peop…
(categories: management career organization )
- Understanding Speed and Velocity: Saying "NO" to the Non-Essential
Quote: "Velocity and speed are different things. Speed is the distance traveled over time. I can run around in circles with a lot of speed and cover several miles that way, but I’m not getting anywhere. Velocity measures displacement. It’s direction-aware."
(categories: life management productivity work career psychology )
- No, seriously. Root Cause is a Fallacy. – Will Gallego
Quote: If you’re looking for a substitute for the phrase “root cause”, one that would typically allow for you to illustrate an important point without conceding that there’s a place to stop (beyond our finite limit to dig into everything), I use the following: Contributing factors Surrounding events One of many components Influencing ideas Conditions States"
(categories: engineering rca root-cause-assessment )
- This company built one of the world’s most efficient warehouses by embracing chaos — Quartz
(categories: amazon organization robotics )
- How to Rands – Rands in Repose
This blog post and every other thing that Mr. Lopp writes should be required reading for new managers.
(categories: management leadership )
- Distributed Systems Reading List
- How to Run a Quarterly Product Strategy Meeting: A Board Meeting for Product
Quote: "The way I define the product leader’s job is to delight customers, in margin-enhancing, hard-to-copy ways." This and so many other good things about this blog post.
(categories: leadership meetings product strategy )
- Interviewing Product Managers – Product Management Insider – Medium
Good thinking about the process that should be in place when hiring more than a single product manager.
(categories: hiring productmanagement career people )
- 10 Laws of UX, digested | yozy//NET
- The hidden costs of serverless – Amiram Shachar – Medium
Quote: "… While it might be worthwhile to consider the various free tiers across providers, most of these free tiers don’t discuss those “hidden” costs — networking, API requests, and storage."
(categories: lambda aws serverless pricing )
- Rethinking Product Management: How to Get from Start-up to Scale-up | Organizational Physics by Lex Sisney
Quote: "… some symptoms of a Product Management breakdown will show up when there is one or more of these conditions: Poor coordination between sales, engineering, manufacturing, and marketing Haphazard quality in new product releases A struggle to translate customer needs into a delightful customer experience Growing revenues but little or no profits Finger-pointing and blame between departments Perpetually late product development A strong technical product but poor product marketing or vic…
(categories: product-management pm organization engineering )
- Spotify Squad framework — Part I – Product Management 101 – Medium
Quote: "… Loosely coupled, tightly aligned squads." Lately I’ve been seeing loosely coupled but not aligned.
(categories: development management spotify teams )
- What We Need in a VP of Product Management | – Rich Mironov’s Product Bytes
Quote: "At the executive level, decision-making can be about personalities, selective memory and emotional-tinged beliefs. So someone has to be the Chief Rationalist. It might be the VP Marketing, or the COO. Often, it’s the VP Product Management."
(categories: productmanagement decision-making thinking leadership )
- Leslie’s Law: When Small Meets Large, Small (Almost) Always Wins | First Round Review
Quote: "… When a sleek, small player enters the market, it does so by creating a low-friction, high-fit and finish product that is sold at a low price to a large market. These new products are sold to a portion of the market that cannot access the larger products due to the cost of entry (in dollars and complexity) and the cost of ownership."
(categories: competition startup strategy innovators-dilemma )
- The Arc of Company Life – and How to Prolong It | First Round Review
Operational vs. opportunistic leadership.
(categories: business strategy leadership )
- Customer Satisfaction at the Push of a Button | The New Yorker
Quote: "… It’s also reasonably certain that, no matter what you do for a living, becoming less aggravating to others while you’re on the job is likely to make you and your co-workers more contented as well. “At the end of the day, we all care about how we’re treated,” Theisen said."
(categories: customerservice feedback research happiness business )
- Containers Will Not Fix Your Broken Culture (and Other Hard Truths) – ACM Queue
Everything about this blog post.
(categories: containers development devops docker organization container programming )