42 Rules of Product Management

A Collection Of Product Management Wisdom From Forty Experts From Around The World

42 Rules of Product Management is a collection of product management wisdom from forty experts from around the world. With over five hundred years of combined hands-on product management and product marketing experience, the authors each shares one rule that they think is critical to know to succeed in product management. Whether you are a seasoned and experienced product manager or are just starting out, “42 Rules of Product Management” will help you lead with greater effectiveness and influence.

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List of Authors and Rules

  1. “Rules Are Meant To Be Broken” by Greg Cohen, Senior Principal Consultant, 280 Group
  2. “Work on Products You Are Passionate About” by Brian Lawley, CEO and Founder, 280 Group
  3. “Beware the Requirements Death Spiral” by Greg Cohen, Senior Principal Consultant, 280 Group
  4. “Think Like an Entrepreneur” by Linda Gorchels, Director of Executive Marketing Education, Wisconsin School of Business and author of The Product Manager”s Handbook
  5. “Learn to Say “No” to Customers” by Ivan Chalif, Blogger, The Productologist
  6. “Product Management is Inherently Political” by Rich Mironov, Author, The Art of Product Management
  7. “There Is a Fine Line Between Knowing It All and Being a Know-It-All” by Alyssa Dver, CEO, Mint Green Marketing
  8. “Market Research Must Be Actionable” by Luke Hohman, Founder and CEO, The Innovationn Games Company
  9. “The Two-Week Rule” by Marty Cagan, Author, Inspired
  10. “Focus on the Needs of Your Market, Not Just Individual Requests from Individual Customers” by Jeff Lash, Blogger, How to Be a Good Product Manager
  11. “No Surprises” by Jim Reekes, Senior Principal Consultant, 280 Group
  12. “Be Data-Driven by the Consumers of Your Product” by Kevin Epstein, Author, Marketing Made Easy
  13. “90-360-3” by Dan Torres, Senior Director of Global Product Management, Kensington Computer Products
  14. “Open Up More Possibilities by Bringing Creativity into Your Role as a Product Manager” by Natalie Yan-Chatonsky, Product Management Consultant, brainmates pty ltd
  15. “Get Your Hands Dirty” by John Cook, VP of Consumer PC Marketing, Hewlett Packard Company
  16. “Get Out of the Office” by Paula Gray, Applied Cultural Anthropologist, AIPMM
  17. “You Do Not Own Your Product” by Linda Merrick, Founder, Pivotal PM
  18. “Carve Out “Think” Time” by Adrienne Tan, Director, brainmates pty ltd
  19. “Get the Market Segmentation Right!” by David Fradin, Senior Principal Consultant, 280 Group
  20. “Clarify Your Product Positioning before Your Next Important Decision” by Fritz Mueller, Senior Director of Product Management, i365
  21. “Clearly Define and Align Your Roles and Responsibilities” by Tom Evans, Principal Consultant, Lucrum Marketing
  22. “Write It Down!” by Sarah Rosenbaum Gaeta, Senior Director of Content Product Management & Sales Enablement, Plastic Logic
  23. “Make Sure You Have Clear Priorities” by Dan Olsen, Co-Founder and CEO, YourVersion
  24. “Salespeople Don”t Just Want to Make Lots of Money” by Dave Dersh, VP of Consulting and Training, 280 Group
  25. “Create a Culture of Openness” by Erick Krock, Chief Marketing Officer, Voximate
  26. “Align Your Product Strategy with the Company Strategy–Then Sell It!” by Mara Kreips, Founder, Pivotal PM
  27. “Short, Standardized Cycle Times Drive Predictability” by James Moorehead, VP of Product Management, Support.com
  28. “Find Market Problems Worth Solving” by Nick Coster, Director, brainmates pty ltd
  29. “A Business Is Not a Democracy” by Phil Burton, Senior Principal Consultant, 280 Group
  30. “Agility Is Key to Product Management Success” by Matthew Bookspan, Director of Product Management, Voxeo
  31. “Tap Into Your Customers” by Jen Berkley, Founder, The Insight Advantage
  32. “Determine Your Marketing Approach Early–and Wisely” by Barbara Rice, Senior Principal Consultant, 280 Group
  33. “Let the Customer End the Debate” by Noel Adams, President, Clearworks
  34. “Differentiation Isn”t Enough, You Have to Be Better” by Paul Alexander Gray, Consultant, brainmates pty ltd
  35. “Act Like a Child” by Michaela Zwinakis, VP of Solution Management, Governance Risk, and Compliance Solutions, SAP
  36. “Decide What You Are Going to–and Not Do” by Mike Freier, Senior Principal Consultant, 280 Group
  37. Establish Trust and Leadership” by Developing Good Relationships with Team Members and Fostering Communication across Functions by Howard Rosenfield, Founder and Principal Consultant, Matanzas Creek Consulting, LLC
  38. “Great Execution Trumps a Great Product Idea” by Janet George, Director of Research Engineering, Yahoo! Research
  39. “Be All You Can Be” by Reena Kapoor, Founder and Chief Strategist, Conifer Consulting
  40. “I Can See Clearly Now: The Transformational Power of Transparency” by Christine Crandell, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, Accept Software
  41. “Always Be Learning” by Therese Padilla, Co-Founder and President, AIPMM
  42. “These Are Our Rules. What Are Yours?” by Greg Cohen, Senior Principal Consultant, 280 Group

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