Success is defined not only by the skills and talent you have (developed), but also how you can interact with people around you. With people, i mean your family, friends, colleagues, customers, etc. Many times we wish we would have chosen the right people to be around, but many times you have no choice: it... Continue Reading →
Decoding Careers: the transformation of product management to the cloud.
Enterprise software vendors are transitioning their software to cloud. Some are doing a good job but others are struggling. A recent article was explaining how companies from silicon valley are struggling with cloud revenue as they are progressing through their transformational journey. And that was not going very well. Aside from the technical and architectural... Continue Reading →
The “secret sauce” Product Manager
As I described in one of the previous blogs, in 2003, I moved from an engineering role to a product management role. After a couple of weeks, due to an acquisition, I got a new boss who was based in the US: this was something new for me as it was the first time to... Continue Reading →
Decoding Careers: the “in theory” managers
Once in your career, it happens to have a direct manager or to work with peers managers who are what I call "in theory" managers, i.e. people who know how things should be done but never done themselves. And let me clarify: there are a lot of those and it is not fun. We are... Continue Reading →
Decoding Careers: the art of saying No by saying Yes.
A big challenge for the modern product manager is today creating roadmaps together with the development team and at the same time staying out of commitments to features that are not compatible with the vision of the product. How do you do that? How do you say to a customer that a feature they are... Continue Reading →
Decoding Careers: diluted titles dilute value.
Humankind is built to operate in hierarchies like for example dogs. Even modern organizations where they claim to be "flat" when a team or individual cannot make a final decision, there is always a need of a leader to make one and take the responsibility of it. It's in our DNA, we cannot fight it.... Continue Reading →