Saturday, May 16, 2009

Fuzzy front-end, market research, VOC, definition, roadmap, product line planning. #pcampRTP
presenters talked about for CMS and for logo creation. #pcampRTP
SAS is a model with social media strategy: social networks, blogs, podcasting, video, wikipedia and content syndication. #pcampRTP
B2B deals have so many characteristics such as relationships, long sales cycles, which social media attributes match up nicely. #pcampRTP
social media = interaction+engagement+conversation+relationships
Track 1: Enhancing B2B relationships using Social media. presented by
The book mentioned is Business of Software.
market visioning is an exercise that allows you envision concentric circles around what you do now and imagine possibilities. #pcampRTP
OH: vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. #pcampRTP
Jeff doesn't like to think in terms of "alignment" which indicates two separate things. He prefers "synergy".
Jeff prefers mindstorming. it is free of "side of the brain" issue. let's you focus on ideas free of judgmental nature of brain.#pcampRTP
Jeff doesn't like brainstorming. are we using left brain or right brain in that? #pcampRTP
Jeff Krukin talked about market sensing techniques your company could use. #pcampRTP
Consensus on the need for using usability specialists while designing products and features. #PCAMPRTP
Somebody mentioned that social bookmarking is a great idea when a team is doing a project. That's knowledge generation & sharing. #PCAMPRTP
Here is a cool idea. Let a 3rd party operate the social media site for your customers with restricted access. #PCAMRTP
how do you understand customer behavior? for your website, you could use tealeaf.
Two key points while interviewing customers: what makes you feel good and what makes you look good? #PCAMPRTP
Good discussion on usability. Consensus about getting as many people as possible to meet customers directly. #PCAMPRTP
obvious in the discussion that too many PMs are doing things because your competitors are doing it. #PCAMPRTP
Participants expressed consensus that focus groups are good, but they are expensive. #PCAMPRTP
somebody mentioned as a web service you could use on your website to gather feedback.
Discussion about feature collection process trended towards personas. Somebody mentioned this is nothing but human factor engineering.
Nicole Krug of BB&T started off the discussion on how people collect ideas for products and features. #PCAMPRTP
Lisa Hida is a great presenter. Fantastic presentation and good discussion. #PCAMPRTP
Innovation could also be establishing leadership for your segment. #PCAMPRTP
Innovation is increasing your competitive advantage and increase your value. #PCAMPRTP
Product Manager's job is make people 'get it'. If you can't make your colleagues 'get it', your product won't succeed.
Heard a new concept: Human Factor Engineering. new concept or is it recycled from something old? #PCAMPRTP
She says doing post-launch audit is a best practice. #PCAMPRTP
Lisa Hida is talking about how to do VOC for product innovation. #PCAMPRTP

Friday, May 15, 2009

Ready for tomorrow's ProductCamp RTP. Will be lot of fun!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Didn't realize MS Project is such a big deal among AEC industry project managers. Seems like it is no match for Primavera.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Preparing for productCamp RTP
Preparing for pCamp in RTP next week. <a href="{"go_to":"events/57717","referrer":"public"}">{"go_to":"events/57717","referrer":"public"}</a>
Preparing a business plan is lot harder than people had me thinking. A Lot.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Too much fun playing with WordPress. Great stuff.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Looking for another big volume of pre-reading for Term 4 tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Cisco's John Chambers on future of Collaboration:

Monday, May 04, 2009

More awareness in the WordPress universe. There is a whole business model around selling themes!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

After a long time, mountain biking tomorrow. I hope I will come out alive.
Seems like WordPress is way better platform to rollout small business websites. Solid stuff. Worth buying templates than spend hours.
Learning WordPress to launch small business website next week. #MSCRM, #AEC