Tag: Performance

Getting Products Out From Under The MIDDLE Of The Bell Curve And Exceeding Expectations

“Getting Products Out From Under The MIDDLE Of The Bell Curve And Exceeding Expectations” with Preston Smalley, Executive Director, Product Management, Comcast  By Dan Galatin September 2014 Event Preston opened by discussing specific techniques and practices for producing excellent products rather than mediocre ones. He began by describing his experience helping to create the first…
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Better Strategic Product And Business Decisions For Complex Global Markets

Better Strategic Product And Business Decisions For Complex Global Markets with Liesl Leary, Director of Marketing at SDL by Lisa Rathjens  July 2014 Event When product managers think about bringing their products to global audiences, translation of the product content is of first importance.  This is an expensive endeavor, but generally well understood and straightforward. …
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3 Tools To Increase Your Productivity Immediately

“3 Tools To Increase Your Productivity Immediately” with Senia Maymin, Ph.D, Profit from the Positive, LLC By Tej Ravindra April 2014 Event April’s SVPMA speaker was author and executive coach Senia Maymin. Senia outlined and taught three tools that we can apply right away to increase productivity in both our professional and personal lives. The…
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The Most Commonly Cited Reasons for a Failed Product Launch

By Greg Geracie, President, Actuation Consulting  Since 2012 we have been investigating the various aspects that enable product teams to achieve high performance. Each year product launch is consistently cited as a problem area. There are several reasons why this area is so problematic

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Meeting Archives 2013

Meeting Archives 2013 Please click on the link below to see the meetings for that year. 2021 | 20202019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 DecemberCareer…
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The Factors That Make Product Teams Successful

“The Factors That Make Product Teams Successful” with Ron Lichty, Software Engineering Manager and Product Development Consultant by Dan Galatin October 2013 Mini-Session Ron Lichty, a consultant and expert on managing software development teams, presented a special breakout session at the October 2nd meeting of the SVPMA. Mr. Lichty is a coauthor, along with Greg Geracie,…
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Bridging Data Into Action

October Event Review: “Bridging Data Into Action” panel discussion with Jennifer Berkley Jackson, Steve Chalgren, Tanguy Leborgne, Ajay Nilaver, and Brian Sohmers by Dan Galatin October 2013 Event Jennifer Berkley Jackson, Founder at The Insight Advantage, moderated a lively panel discussion on October 2nd about how to take action based on market data. The panelists…
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Pricing Revealed, What Every Product Manager Should Know

“Pricing Revealed, What Every Product Manager Should Know” with Mark Stiving, Director of Pricing at Maxim Integrated  by Dan Galatin June 2013 Event Mark Stiving, Director of Pricing at Maxim Integrated, educator, author and coach discussed three key principles of effective pricing: know your value and charge for it; segment your pricing; and build a…
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Face Off: Value Propositions vs. Persuasive Messaging: Why Your Value Prop Is Losing and What to Do About It

by Michael Cannon Every company wants a great value proposition, the proverbial magic bullet that gets you in the door and gets you an order. The trouble is that most value propositions are more like blank or copper bullets. They don’t perform well.

Build Better Products and Services Through ‘Optimal’ Customer Feedback

“Build Better Products and Services Through ‘Optimal’ Customer Feedback” with Greg Ryan, Marketing Consultant and former Cisco Product/Research Manager By Lisa Rathjens March 2013 Event Greg has over 20 successful years in the product manager sphere in a wide range of industries, at companies like Cisco, Schlage Lock, JD Powers, Nissan, Plantronics, and K2 Skis.…
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