A product is actually really hard to define. Most product managers implicitly know what a product is when they see it. But it is very hard to articulate concisely, and even harder to educate or evangelise this across teams of ‘non techy people’.
I think it is so hard mostly because of the internet, creating a confusing array of definitions, opinions and points of view. Coupled with some pretty shocking anti patterns and the intangibility of the thing, especially in a digital age. …
In their excellent new book, EMPOWERED: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products, Marty Cagan and Chris Jones articulate three consistent themes that helps you identify winning product organisations.
A new product mentor, figuring the best way to learn new stuff, and teach it in less time than I took to learn it.