Product Management

Oct 28, 2010

Wug uh Wug uh Wug uh

Actually, now that I think about it, all those ‘uh’s should be aah!’s I just returned from the Winshuttle User Group (WUG) meeting in New Orleans.  The gathering was a “Winshuttle product love-fest” as one colleague described it, but I like to think that I came away with some sense of  purposeful idea generation on new features, improvements, and capabilities for future releases of the Winshuttle TRANSACTION and DIRECT products. The reason for the aah’s has to do with the discovery by many customers that there were a bunch of new capabilities implemented in products released in 2009/2010 that existing customers… Read more

Oct 15, 2010

Engineering prioritization

After reading this really interesting blog about “ruthless prioritization” of business opportunities, I realize how close this is to engineering prioritization of products. In a really dynamic enterprise product development environment of a company like ours, there is always an interesting balance to be maintained around business priority and engineering priority. Sales and Product Support want everything in the product, and they have good reasons for it. Being close to customers and evaluators is not an easy job. They can see that a user needs something in the product and they can also see the deals coming in – good… Read more