It is a tradition to spend time reflecting on our accomplishments at the end of each year. It is also a common practice to make new year’s resolutions as we ring in January 1st. A fresh calendar offers clear perspectivesand an opportunity to finally grab our
Leaders in product and project management often arrive at their positions through demonstration of excellence in technical fields. Newly minted engineering managers sometimes struggle to translate engineering skills into management skills. Instead of struggling to learn management skills, project and engineering managers can simply practice three simple characteristics of great leaders: attitude, gratitude, and platitude….
Management is often described as a set of processes designed to plan, organize, and control performance of work. Product management, then, must be the set of processes that plan, design, and control product development. It sounds pretty simple, but product management encompasses a wide swath of activities also involving
Working in the field of new product development (NPD), we encounter all sorts of managers. To successfully complete an innovation project, we need to ensure effective engineering management, product management, and project management. Yet most of us don’t spend much time thinking about management skills. Instead, we mimic our