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The HP AI Workstation

NOTE: This article is very unusual.  It is the very first article I ever published.  It was published in the HP Journal, in March 1986, which is from 35 years ago.  Since that was well before the Internet, it’s not online anywhere that I could find it, except in a PDF archive.  So I used […] The post The HP AI Workstation appeared first on Silicon...

So You Want To Write a Book?

Notes on Authoring Non-Fiction Books WHY ME? Why should I write about publishing?   I have now published three books, and the first two have sold well over 100,000 copies, and the recently released third book is well on its way to reaching this milestone.  Since most books sell only a few thousand copies, which doesn’t […] The post So You Want To Write...

The MBA Pathology

In my last article I highlighted one of the major pathologies leading to weak product managers and weak products.  While the CSPO pathology is large and growing, it is relatively new compared to the MBA pathology. I have not written as much about the MBA pathology.  It’s alluded to between the lines on some of […] The post The MBA Pathology appeared...

The CSPO Pathology

Fair warning that this and the next article will be a tough read.  It was a tough one to write, and I expect for many of you, it will be a tough one to read.  But in my view, we as an industry are suffering from a pandemic, but unlike COVID, there is no vaccine […] The post The CSPO Pathology appeared first on Silicon Valley Product Group.

Lessons from IKEA

By SVPG Partner Jon Moore As Partners in SVPG, we spend much of our time working with individual companies, helping them understand what it means to be a tech-powered product company, focused on strong value creation and how to transition to an Empowered model. Accepting the real reasons for product failure is often a tough […] The post Lessons from...

Product vs. Project Teams

I should have written this article two years ago, just after I published Product vs. Feature Teams. I suspected then that I should follow up that article highlighting the difference between product and project teams, but in truth I fell victim to wishful thinking. I really wanted to believe that it was no longer necessary […] The post Product vs. Project...

Discovery – Excuses

In this article I’d like to continue with the series on common problems with product discovery. So far I’ve talked about the difference between learnings and insights, the differences that result from focusing on the problem versus the solution, the essential role of judgement, and balancing discovery and delivery activities. Those that know me personally...

Best vs. Rest FAQ

In my last article I discussed the two different product worlds that I straddle, and I heard from quite a few people from each of the two camps, as well as several that shared that they’ve worked in both.  I thought it might be useful to share the most common follow-up questions and my responses: […] The post Best vs. Rest FAQ appeared first on Silicon...

The Best vs. The Rest

Both of the books INSPIRED and EMPOWERED were written to try to explain and encourage the best practices of the best product companies.  I have long argued that there is a remarkable gap between how the best companies work, and the rest. I have always straddled both worlds.  I still vividly remember being an engineer […] The post The Best vs. The Rest...

Prototype of the Day

In earlier articles I have written about several of the challenges that work from home has created for product teams, especially as it relates to product discovery.  I have also written about some of the opportunities that this same work from home has created. One particular challenge that has been especially troublesome for many teams, […] The post...

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