Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Alyssa Dver on Great Product Managers

Alyssa Dver tells us what distinguishes a great product manager from a good one. Great product managers:

1. Know their product but also know their own limits.
2. Listen first.
3. Ask why, not what.
4. Are decisive.
5. Are responsive.
6. Communicate frequently, concretely, and concisely.
7. Manage passion.

For details, read the rest of Dver's piece.

1 comment :

Alyssa @ CPLC said...

Roger - thanks for the post on my article. I thought I would mention that I have delivered that content in presentation form a lot - recently at the Software Marketing Conference and prior to that via webinar with the FeaturePlan group. Anyone intersted can listen to the archive of that webinar at:

There is the same presentation also archived on the Boston Product Manager's Association website. I delivered it to that group in April.

I am also presenting (a similar but more performance measurement view) at the AIPMM confernece in Tahoe next week - anyone interested in coming - contact me for info on how to save $300! Obviously hurry though - the conference starts next Wed.

I hope its OK, too, that if anyone is intersted in more of this type of content, they might be interested in my book, "Software Product Management Essentials". I just did a major update in honor of the 4th anniversary printing and with teh 10,000th book sold back in Nov 06. The book can be bought on Amazon or B& but if you order from my website, you get free access to the online templates ($17.95 value). The website is:

Thanks again for your post! All the best, Alyssa Dver;