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150 Product Managers to Follow on Twitter

I’ve compiled a list of 150 product managers (and a few product marketing managers) who are active on Twitter. Product managers often don’t work with other experienced product managers. It’s nice to have a support network of smart product professionals to talk to on Twitter.

 

1. Rich Mironov @RichMironov

Tech start-up veteran, product executive, writer (The Art of Product Management), agilist, analogy wrangler, product camp founder.

Silicon Valley · mironov.com

 

2. Alicia Dixon @Li_Li_D

Mobile Product Mgr, INFP, HowardU Lady Bison, BAMA Alum & Crimson Tide fan, NBMBAA, & ProductCamp DC Planning Team

Maryland · just1morething.com

 

3. Joshua Duncan @joshua_d

Tech marketing, busy dad, most likely hungry. Product Management @NoesisEnergy.

Austin, TX · arandomjog.com

 

4. April Dunford @aprildunford

Interested in the business side of Startups. Startup marketing, sales, inbound, content, running. COO, Tulip Retail.

Toronto · rocketwatcher.com

 

5. Josh Elman @joshelman

Product Guy. I have worked on Twitter, Facebook Connect, Zazzle, LinkedIn, RealPlayer. Partner at Greylock, looking for crazy new things.

Silicon Valley, CA · about.me/joshelman

 

6. Michelle Harper @mlharper

Strategic product management & marketing executive, adjunct professor, animal advocate, equestrian.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/michelleharper

 

7. Niels Hoven @NielsHoven

VP Product @PocketGems. I make games. Previously @Playdom, @Tableau. I like startups, design, and adventures.

San Francisco, CA · nielshoven.com

 

8. Hunter Walk @hunterwalk

@homebrew, Seed Stage Venture Fund for the Bottom Up Economy. Previously made products & fun at YouTube, Google & Second Life. Word.

san francisco · hunterwalk.com

 

9. ElizabethQuintanilla @equintanilla

#Marketing Gunslinger #ProdMgmnt #Prodmktg #e20 #WOM #socbiz #custserv #Austin #sales #demandgen Entrepreneur MBA #ATX GliderPilot ScubaDiver Speaker – Not AVG!

Austin, TX · http://about.me/elizabethquintanilla

 

10. Dennis Shiao @dshiao

Product and Content Marketing at @DNNCorp and #Author of a lead generation book (http://amzn.to/cqadOu ). Sharing (hopefully) useful info, one tweet at a time.

San Mateo, CA · allvirtual.me

 

11. Danny Roberts @ProductITGuy

#ProductManager, #Mobile, #AutomotiveSoftware, Believer, Husband, Painfully Nice Guy, Coach, ScifiGeek, Planner/Doer/Entrepreneur I build solutions All Day

Midwest

12. Jason Evanish @Evanish

Customer Driven Product guy. Student of Leadership. Avid non-fiction Reader. Prev @KISSmetrics. Started @GreenhornBoston a hub for Boston tech.

San Francisco via Boston · about.me/evanish

 

13. Yama @yama

Product at Telmate; formerly at @seesmic; @TechKaraokeSF; prodmgnt; GTD; jack of all trades, master of fun; Muay Thai – These tweets are my own.

San Francisco · about.me/yama

 

14. ~Cindy+F+Solomon~ @cindyfsolomon

Passionate about people & product excellence! Host, Global Product Management Talk @ProdMgmtTalk http://bit.ly/nbw9Yr @StartupProduct http://bit.ly/IfsyLr

SF Bay Area · startupproduct.com

15. Roger L. Cauvin @rcauvin

Product strategist, blogger, downtown Austin dweller, and creator of the Dadnab service.

Austin, Texas · blog.cauvin.org

 

16. Katelyn Friedson @kfriedson

Mobile + Product + Strategy. http://care.com

NYC – Boston · katelynfriedson.com

 

17. Luis Daniel Soto @luisdans

A Zettabyte is a big step for IT but a small step for mankind. Director of Product Management for Microsoft SQL Server & Big Data. New and emerging technologies

Reality · luisdans.com

 

18. Alisha Outridge @AlishaOutridge

Product Director & Growth Strategist. Likes: karaoke, #QS & turning ideas into engaging products MVP+. Formerly @Aol @KickApps @iHeartRadio Now @FlybyMessenger

New York, NY · alishaoutridge.tumblr.com

 

19. Jim Holland @Jim_Holland

Product strategy and leadership – find me hanging out at #innovation

Boise · pmtribe.wordpress.com

 

20. Kelly Kuhn-Wallace @KKDUB

Marketer w/ice cream issues. Sales supporter. Startup survivor. Wicked devil’s advocate. Often wrong. #cats #geek #b2b #prodmktg #prodmgmt Happy to help!

Minneapolis · linkedin.com/in/kellykw

 

21. Thomas Schranz @__tosh

Co-founder & CEO of @blossom_io — Love Product Management, UX, Service Design, Typography, Game Design, Dart, Growth Engineering, Tea, Minimalism, Dao, …

San Francisco, London, Vienna · blossom.io

22. J Metz @drjmetz

Cisco Storage PM, Data Centers. Rabid individualist, Promotor of Liberty and Personal Privacy

San Jose, CA USA · jmichelmetz.wordpress.com

23. Carol Kollm @ckollm

Wife & mom, entrepreneur, product owner. Connecting on new product dev, technology, & random stuff. Say hello!

Boston, MA · linkedin.com/in/carolkollm

 

24. Stewart Rogers @StewartRogers

Director of Product Management at QHR Technologies. I tweet mainly about #prodmgmt and #BlueJays.

Vancouver, BC, Canada · strategicproductmanager.com

 

25. Giles Farrow @SmartSoftMarket

Helping Software Companies and Startups improve their Marketing. Tweets on #ProdMktg #Startup #Software #Marketing.
http://smartsoftwaremarketing.co.uk/

West Sussex, UK · smartsoftwaremarketing.co.uk

 

26. John Peltier @johnpeltier

B2B Product Storyteller • @PCampATL Organizer • @CrepeCottage Co-Owner

Alpharetta, GA · johnpeltier.com/blog

 

27. Jeffrey Paul @jeffpaul

Experienced Digital Media, Agile, & Product Strategist | Passions: #beer #bourbon #dogs #food #triathlons #technology #gadgets #socialmedia #digitalmedia #agile

Westchester, CA 90045 · jeffandcrystal.com

 

28. Meghan Keaney @meghkeaney

Product Marketing at @HubSpot. Interested in tech, social innovation, writing, and just about any action movie from the early 90s

Cambridge · linkedin.com/in/meghankeaney

 

29. Jeff Lash @jefflash

Passionate about making product managers great & making #b2b companies successful. Research Director, #prodmgmt for @SiriusDecisions. Tweet/link ≠ endorsement.

St. Louis, MO · goodproductmanager.com

 

30. Jeremy Horn @theproductguy

product, technology, & content strategist

nyc · TheProductGuy.com

31. Ben Yoskovitz @byosko

VP Product @GoInstant. Partner @YearOneLabs. Ex-CEO/Founder Standout Jobs. Blogger. Entrepreneur. Father. Opportunity-seeker.

Halifax · instigatorblog.com

32. Larry McKeogh @lmckeogh

Product Management / Marketing – Taking 1 + 1 and getting π. Co-founder Rocky Mountain ProductCamp

Boulder

 

33. Nir Eyal @nireyal

I work on, advise, write, and teach about products that move people. Author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products http://goo.gl/xuLWPN

Palo Alto · nirandfar.com

 

34. Steve Johnson @sjohnson717

The tech industry’s authority on product management processes. Author, speaker, consultant, guitar player.

DC area · about.me/sjohnson717

 

35. Fred Beringer @fredberinger

VP Product at SOASTA Web Performance, Software Testing, Software Development, Cloud Computing, Mobile Testing & Startup fun!

Mountain View, CA · fredberinger.com

 

36. Ryan Hoover @rrhoover

Co-Creator of @ProductHunt.
EIR at @Tradecraft.
Creator of @StartupEdition.
Former Director, Product at @PlayHaven.

San Francisco, CA · ryanhoover.me

 

37. Phil Wolff @evanwolf

Product Manager. Technologist. Advocate. Communicator. pwolff@gmail.com. http://letmydatago.org +1-510-444-8234

Oakland, California · linkedin.com/in/philwolff

 

38. Jason Shen @JasonShen

Build + grow tech products. Host of http://TectonicPodcast.com . Author of Winning Isn’t Normal. Nat’l champion gymnast. Prev: @Smithsonian @YCombinator @Stanford

NYC SF DC · jasonshen.com

 

39. Melanie Holloway @baltomel

Product mkting mgr loving life in Baltimore. I like making sandwiches. I like running I like history.I believe in the power of a positive mental attitude. #pma

Baltimore Maryland · thisismetraining.com

 

40. Alison Sigmon @alisonsigmon

Focus: Product & UI/UE design, psychology, & marketing. Writer. Therapist. Runner. Veteran. Dog lover. Devoted learner. CDO at The Outdoor Shopper

Oklahoma · mindscraping.com

41. Kristofer Layon @klayon

Product designer. Author of Digital Product Management, my third book for New Riders/Peachpit. All around mobility enthusiast: devices, running, travel.

Minneapolis · kristoferlayon.com

 

42. Geoffrey Anderson @gander2112

Product Manager, techie, geek, musician,dog lover, heart attack survivor. My tweets are my own

Tucson, AZ · tralfaz.org

 

43. brian piercy @brianpiercy

The product manager your parents warned you about. Hacker, breakfast taco expert, college football junkie. Terrible jogger.

austin, texas, y’all · brianpiercy.com

 

44. Martin Eriksson @bfgmartin

I’m Martin Eriksson – Product Chief at @Covestor, founder of @ProductTank, @MindtheProduct and #mtpcon, Swedish, gadget nut, foodie and petrolhead.

Boston & London · martineriksson.com

 

45. Andrea Moe @AndreaMoe

ENTP, dog and kitty lover, experimental cocktail mixer, football chick, fitness wannabee, OH! and I do a little product managing and marketing for @AirSage

Atlanta · linkedin.com/in/andreamoe

46. Brandon Watson @BrandonWatson

I run Product Management for Kindle Reader software. I love tech, learning, and ratcheting up the crazy with endurance racing…views here are my own.

Redmond, WA · manyniches.com

47. Ken Norton @kennethn

Partner @GoogleVentures. Former PM @Google. Bring the donuts.

Silicon Valley, CA · kennethnorton.com

 

48. Ubaid Saleem @Ubaid_Saleem

Digital executive. Tweets on Product Mgmt, Marketing, Customer Exp, Strategy, Innovation, Leadership & Management. Love tech, gadgets & SciFi. Opinions my own.

Northern Virginia

 

49. John-Paul Herrmann @extraterrestric

I love to discuss and build great products. Characteristics: Creativity, courage, competency, confidence, commitment and common sense.

München

 

50. lisaw1 @lisaw1

Strategy & Management Consultant; Product & Project Management

San Francisco Bay Area · about.me/lisaw1

 

51. Sachin Rekhi @sachinrekhi

Entrepreneur, Product Guy, and Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA · sachinrekhi.com

 

52. Allan Berger @allanberger

Co-founder & CCO of @Blossom_io. I tweet about Product Management, Lean, UX, UI, Kanban, Growth Hacking, Dart … Passionate Cyclist & Foodie 🙂

San Francisco, London, Vienna · blossom.io

 

53. Emer Kirrane @Exxx

Web Analytics Fairy & Product Manager. Community Liaison for @AnalysisXChange. I tweet about #measure ‘n’ junk

Budapest, Hungary · about.me/emerkirrane

54. Dan Olsen @danolsen

Passionate about product management, UX design, and analytics. Startup consultant, interim VP of Product, entrepreneur, speaker, coder, Lean Startup guy

Palo Alto, CA · olsensolutions.com

55. peter scharnell @scharnell

product manager in the payments space

atlanta, ga

 

56. Ayori Selassie @iayori

Mom, Nerd, Baby Face, Product Manager, dabble in Ruby, Organize @pitchmixer, Mentor @TechWomen, Curate @BWIComputing, Editor/Strategic Adviser @blkintechnology

Oakland, CA · huggingyuri.com/hug/

 

57. Laura Klein @lauraklein

Principal at Users Know & Author of UX for Lean Startups. I blog about UX, Research, Product Management, and Lean Startup.

Silicon Valley · usersknow.com

 

58. Paul Brown @brownpf

Intrapreneur,occasional maker, abductive thinker, technologist and T-shaped agile product guy;tweets on #prodmgmt, #agile, #ux, #lean, #innovation and #startups

London & East Sussex · brownpf.com

 

59. Jonathan Libov @libovness

Product Manager at @appsfire (http://appsfire.com ) and co-creator of Snapix (http://snapwith.me ).

I’m very handsome.

Tel Aviv, Israel · whoo.ps

60. Darrin Johnson @marketmotivated

Husband and father interested in connecting with people about, entrepreneurial ventures, product mgmt, the outdoors, and education.

USA · http://www.linkedin.com/in/darrinmjohnson

 

61. drjimanderson @drjimanderson

Soft Skills For Tech Folks: Negotiating, Product Mgmt, Public Speaking, IT Mgmt, CIO Skills; Consultant, Speaker, Coach, and Trainer; owner of 80lb Boxer pup

Florida, U.S.A. · BlueElephantConsulting.com

 

62. Jennifer Doctor @jidoctor

Passionate experienced Product Marketing & Management leader … & diehard lifelong Red Sox fan! (Views expressed are mine.)

Delray Beach, FL · outsideinview.com

 

63. Joe Cotellese @JoeCotellese

Director of Product @AWeber. I tweet about email marketing, mobile apps, product development and progressive politics. Opinions are my own (you can’t have ’em)

Bucks County, PA · Linkedin.com/in/joecotellese

 

64. Paul Young (ptyoung) @ptyoung

Paul Young is an Instructor for Pragmatic Marketing and Founder of ProductCamp Austin

Austin, TX · productbeautiful.com

65. Cranky Product Mgr @crankypm

The Cranky Product Manager is the fictional, snarky alter-ego of a mild-mannered software product management professional.

Silicon Valley, CA · crankypm.com

 

66. Ellen Chisa @ellenchisa

product @kickstarter, trustee @awesomefound, and alum @olincollege

Brooklyn · ellenchisa.com

 

67. Johanne Lemaire @J_Lemaire

Easy Tech Marketing: Getting B2B Product marketing just right. Can I help you, too? http://easytechmarketing.com

Vancouver-based global nomad · about.me/johannelemaire

68. Michael Hopkin @michaelrhopkin

Developing leadership in product management and product marketing. You’ll find me in #leadership #prodmgmt #prodmktg Husband, dad, runner, outdoors enthusiast.

Lindon, UT USA · leadonpurposeblog.com

 

69. Ellie Cachette @ecachette

VP Product Marketing @koombea. Supporter of @women2 and @springboardent. Technical products.

NYC via SF · elliecachette.com

 

70. Michael Ducker @miradu

Web Product for @Twitter. @OlinCollege Alum.

San Francisco · miradu.com

 

71. Robert Karel @rbkarel

VP Product Strategy with Informatica. Former Forrester analyst for DI, DQ, MDM and data governance. GovernYourData moderator. [All opinions are my own]

Redwood City, CA · informatica.com

 

72. Ben Tepfer @bentepfer

Alum of @SyracuseU | #ProductMarketing @Adobe | Geographer | Lover of Craft Beer, Maps, and Music Festivals | Tweets are my own

Boston, MA · bentepfer.com

 

73. Matt Schlicht @MattPRD

Experimenting with #bitcoin & #dogecoin. CEO of @HipsetNetwork, General Partner at Dominatefund, @Forbes 30 Under 30 twice, did product at @Ustream for 4 years

San Francisco, CA · medium.com/@MattPRD

74. Teresa Torres @ttorres

I help companies put customer development and Lean principles into practice. Read my blog at http://www.producttalk.org

San Francisco, CA · producttalk.org

 

75. Brendan Flynn @hbflynn

Digital strategist + head product guy at Shoplocal (@localatscale), passionate @ #prodmgmt #pmot #ppm #agile #leanstartup #webdev #ux #retail #music #golf

Chicago, IL

76. Christine Luc @christineluc

Product marketer in #tech. Tweets about startups, product management, marketing, music, art, food, and adventures of varying scale. I also like cute things.

Bay Area, CA

 

77. Nicholas Muldoon @njm

Aussie at @twitter. Product Manager & Marketer. Agile Coach.

San Francisco · nicholasmuldoon.com

 

78. Nils Davis @nilsie

Product management & innovation, tools both digital and hand. I can help you make better products.

Menlo Park, CA · nilsdavis.com

79. Andy Stitt @andystitt829

Founder and Publisher at Agile Product Media. Tweeting about agile product management and related topics.

Denver, PA · http://andystitt.com/agile-product-report

 

80. Robert McDaniel @RobertMcDaniel_

product guy focused on digital advertising, online video and mobile

 

81. Bruce McCarthy @d8a_driven

Innovator, consultant, coach, and evangelist for better products and product management; currently building Reqqs, the smart roadmapping tool

Boston Metro · productpowers.com

 

82. Ken Romano @kenromano

Product Director @AP // Teen Leadership Development @YMCA // Hiker // Craft Beer // #Astoria resident

New York, NY · medium.com/@kenromano

 

83. Steven Cutbirth @svenc

Lead Product Manager @dailyRx & @RxWiki Christ Follower. Aspiring Social Entrepreneur. Sports Lover. Art Appreciator. Music Admirer. Tech Geek. Texan.

Austin, TX · StevenCutbirth.com

 

84. Pradheep Sampath @PradSam

Product Guy.I build products & product teams. Making e-commerce & supply chains frictionless as VP Product Management at Liquidity Services. Personal views here

Northern Virginia / DC · about.me/pradsam

 

85. Andre Piazza @AndreAtDell

Marketing leader @Dell. I believe in intelligent products and memorable customer experiences. #ProdMgmt #Marketing #Creativity #Travel #Formula1 #SXSW #Soccer

Austin, Texas · linkd.in/andrepiazza

 

86. Joan Benson @Joani_B_

Leveraging the cloud to support & improve nonprofits and faith-based organizations. Baylor alumni. Sr Prod Mkt Mgr – Intacct.

Austn TX

87. Prashanth @sprabu

Entrepreneur, product designer, collaboration enthusiast, product manager for people and work mgmt software, SAP Mentor. Author

Palo Alto, California · productdesignjournal.blogspot.com

88. Charley Rich@Nastel @nastel

VP Product Mgmt & Marketing at Nastel: Middleware-centric APM, Analytics, MEssage tracking and self-service

ÜT: 40.907445,-73.336724 · nastel.com

89. Janna Bastow @simplybastow

Product badass. Co-founder of @ProdPad – product management software, and co-founder, organiser, writer at @MindTheProduct.

London, UK · prodpad.com

 

90. Anish @anish337

Snr Product Manager in eCom @ blinkboxbooks | ex. @ticketmaster @Microsoft | MBA Surviving Crystal Palace fan.

London · blinkboxbooks.com

 

91. Cait Porte @PMinHeels

Product (Innovator) Manager in Heels. Founder @thepawup. Passion for designing simple, effective products #prodmgmt #entrepreneur Mom of @gunnersully

Boston, MA · PMinHeels.com

 

92. Annu Augustine @annua

Product Manager – Working on improving enterprise applications

South Africa · http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=31183616

 

93. Katie Walley-Wiegert @o0KitKat0o

Journalist-enthusiast turned product manager in training. Lover of language, logic, and emerging mediums. Never settling, always pushing to learn more.

Cincinnati, Ohio · assistanttotheproductmanager.com

 

94. lorifraleigh @lorifraleigh

developer tools gEEk, product manager and developer evangelist; now PHB who is lovingly known as SWMBO; space nerd & Future Astronaut

Silicon Valley, CA · linkedin.com/in/lorifraleigh

95. Marty Cagan @cagan

I’m a partner at Silicon Valley Product Group, specializing in product teams and product strategy – former exec at eBay, AOL, Netscape and HP

Silicon Valley · svpg.com

 

96. Stacy Leidwinger @StacyLeidwinger

Dir. of Prod Mgmt | Product innovator, #sourcing & #supplychain enthusiast & Tech geek at heart. Disclaimer: Tweets are my own!

Pittsburgh · blog.directworks.com

97. Rafael Dahis @rafaeldahis

thinking people, reading numbers, writing code, building products. Product Manager @Twitter.

Rio/SF · rafaeldahis.com

98. Mike Urbonas @mikeurbonas

Director of #ProdMktg, @Attivio – Business Intelligence – Info Management – Enterprise SW – Fan of @Patriots and good beer, books & coffee – Opinions all mine

Boston, MA (USA) · mikeurbonas.com

 

99. Wayne Chen @WayneChenNY

Empowering Mobile Apps & Digital Products | Startup Guy @ACCEL #500 @Hook_Mobile. | Founder @PocketSQRMedia @Enovaminds. #Freemason. http://enovaminds.com

VA, NYC · Linkd.in/WECMobile

 

100. Juan Fernández @juanferrub

Product Manager at Liferay, entrepreneur, husband, vocational musician, reader, thinker and traveler

Madrid, Spain

101. dseven @dseven

ALM Product Strategist, Microsoft

Seattle, WA · dougseven.com

102. Bryan Jowers @bryanjowers

product guy: AppDirect + others. former founder: Giftiki. I always wear a cape. Texan. #bettertogether

San Francisco · pushingproduct.co

103. Brittany Martin @BrittJMartin

Product Marketing Manager & Student Leader Advocate @Readyforce – Startup geek – Fashion lover – Hackathon enthusiast

San Francisco via Pittsburgh · sfviapgh.com

104. Angus Peacey @AWSPeacey

#Prodmgmt Exec focused on product strategy, contact centers, product innovation & product portfolio scenario planning

Buckinghamshire, UK · awspeacey.blogspot.com

105. Lauren Nham @LaurenSophia

Biz + Design Product Manager. // Think like a designer, build like a startup.

San Francisco, CA · laurennham.com

106. Shardul Mehta @shardulmehta

Product ninja, tech geek, creator of the Product Canvas(TM), Founder of ProductCamp DC, daddy, hubby, obsessed about cricket and chicken curry. Opinions my own.

Washington DC · streetsmartproductmanager.com

107. Noa Adamsky @Noa_Adamsky

Director, Product Management at LivePerson, MBA, married to Danny and a mother of 3 kids. I tweet about Products, Design, Social Media, Business Results etc.

Israel · liveperson.com

108. Brian Lovin @brian_lovin

Product Manager @buffer. Founder @thekollection

TX · brianlovin.com

109. lukehohmann @lukehohmann

Innovation Games | Serious Games | Product Management Expert

Sunnyvale, CA · innovationgames.com

110. W. Alejandro Polanco @wapolanco

Busy Husband to 1, Dad to 2, Servant to all 3. Director of #ProdMgmt. Addicted to #Innovation. Enjoying all things #SocMed, #Tech & #Startup. Tweets are my own.

Pembroke Pines, FL · linkedin.com/in/wapolanco

111. Adriane @AMusuneggi

Director of Product Management – ecommerce, social & mobile. Nonprofit advisor @SeattleWorks. Marathon runner.

Seattle

112. Hakan Kilic @HakanKilic

Director of Product Management at LightSpeed POS, fan of high tech, interested in business, start ups and technology #prodmgmt

Montreal, Canada

113. Katz Boaz @katzboaz

Co-founder & Chief Product @bizzabo, UX expert, over 7 years of product development experience. Loves pixels, bytes and algorithms.

Israel · bizzabo.com

114. Adam Lehman @adrocknaphobia

An advocate for creatives. Product Manager at Adobe. A founder of @Brackets. Video game & comic book nerd. Punched a hole in the moon for @raelehman.

RockVegas, MD · brackets.io

115. Claude Colp @ClaudeColp

Product Manager, Innovator, Doer. BC MBA class of 2013. Passionate about enhancing products. Lover of wine, foodie, food transparency, and the arts

Wayland, Massachusetts · bit.ly/1nJJ9NR

116. Paul Yokota @p_yokota

Product guy @heymosaic. Caffeine addict. Burrito connoisseur. I do my best tweeting on Wednesdays. #prodmgmt #UX #startups

San Jose, California · heymosaic.com

117. Roman Pichler @romanpichler

Lean & agile product management expert: Helps companies create innovative products. Business owner, practioner, writer, consultant, trainer.

UK · romanpichler.com

118. Joao Reginatto @reginatto

I help teams build and ship the right technology products to customers. Organizer of Product Management Dublin http://goo.gl/v89bV9 .

Dublin, Ireland · about.me/reginatto

119. Dave Anderson @supergingerdave

Agile geek, UX nerd! student of Product Management. 15yrs in telecoms, recently moved to digital finance. Business failures 1 Successes 0

Dublin, Ireland

120. Eugene P @eplawuts

Husband, parent, product geek, second screen & broadcast tech. Will play any sport with a ball and I can beat someone.

Montreal, QC

121. Michael Habib @habib

@Scopus Sr. Product Manager at #Elsevier | #librarian #altmetrics #prodmgmt etc. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8860-7565 … (These views are my own)

NYC · mchabib.com

122. Matty Cohen @mattyza

Chief Product Officer @WooThemes. WordPress and web developer, musician & blogger. Lover of punk rock, innovation, business & 80s/90s television.

Cape Town, South Africa · matty.co.za

123. Scott Sehlhorst @sehlhorst

Agile Product Management and Strategy http://go.tynerblain.com/sehlhorst

Austin, TX · about.me/sehlhorst

124. Ope Adeoye @opeadeoye

Quick, tell her, that he is a tech fanatic currently attempting to create a consumer product success story out of Nigeria…

Lagos, Nigeria · opeadeoye.com

125. kellie jones @kelliej

Product Manager, Love to learn new geeky things, extroverted introvert,book nerd….

atlanta, ga · batcrapcrazypm.com

126. Geoff @NomadicPm

VP Product Planning @Prophix. A digital nomad tweeting about business technology, #prodmgmt, and randomly interesting things! Opinions expressed are my own.

Canada

127. Carsten B. @carbo86

Head of Product @jobmensa // Blogger @mitteilungswahn // Electronic Music Lover

iPhone: 50.734321,7.220147 · carbo86.de

128. Margarita @margaritalurye

Rock-star senior product manager in constant pursuit of innovation, technology and shoes. In no particular order.

129. Stephen McCurry @StephenMcCurry

Product Manager @Udemy

San Francisco · stephenmccurry.tumblr.com

130. Aneesha @aneeshag

Product Manager. Seeking opportunities in Australia. Geek at heart. Newbie yoga enthusiast. Love food and reading… Calvin & Hobbes fan. Green tea addict.

Melbourne · aneeshag.wordpress.com

131. Keith Hamrick @keithremarks

Product #Marketing Manager @salesforce. Excited by the #extreme, fascinated by the #mysterious. Passionate about #technology. Avid #triathlete.

San Francisco

132. Trevor Slade @TrevorSlade1

Trevor Slade – Product Analyst at IO (Tweets are my own)

io.com · http://www.linkedin.com/pub/trevor-slade/19/720/32b

133. Abhay @mathurabhay

Product Manager working on next generation assessment platform. Hobbies: Chess, Tai-Chi & Long drives.

India · successmanagers.blogspot.com

134. Liz Blink @liz_blink

passionate about product management and ultimate frisbee, co-founder of @product_anon

melbourne · linkedin.com/in/LizBlink

135. Janine Sneed @JanineSneed

IBMer, Cloud Enthusiast, Product Manager, Proud Working Mother, Avid Runner, Tweets are J9’s (my own)!

Cary, NC

136. Shantul Sharma @shantul

MBA student at Henley Business School; Team Leader; Agilist; Aspiring Product Manager; Early Adopter; Football Crazy – not necessarily in that order.

Reading, UK · http://www.linkedin.com/in/shantulsharma

137. Suzie Prince @tw_suzie

Product Manager @tw_studios tweeting about #agile #lean #tw_mingle. When I’m tweeting about other things I’m @suzie_somewhere.

San Francisco, CA · http://www.thoughtworks.com/products/mingle-agile-project-management

138. Eric Miller @gamillerteam

Optimist · Curious Product Manager, technologist & experience design advocate · Husband & father · Greatful child of God.

Suwanee, GA · giantimpact.com/to/eric-miller

139. Kristin Runyan @KristinRunyan

#Agile coach and author, Product Mgmt Pro, dog lover, motivator, collaborator. Love family, friends and getting stuff done! #ProdMgmt #Agile

Des Moines, IA · kristinrunyan.com

140. Sally Duda @SallyOutLoud

Marketing Operations Manager; reformed Product Manager; coffee lover; wannabe singer; thinks out loud.

Greater Philadelphia Area · linkedin.com/in/sallyduda

141. Sarah Donovan @sarah_donovan

product gal. loves color, simplicity, working with great teams, and good design. comes with post-its. looking for a new job at a great company.

California · linkedin.com/in/sarahdonovan

142. The Dude @PmDude

A real, sarcastic, and no holds barred product manager. I call them like I see them, and there are NO sacred cows. My tweets are my own.

Nowhere, man · thepmdude.com

143. bob mcgough @product_guy

technology product management @product_guy | | Bob’s Domains @bobsdomains http://bobs-domains.com | | Art Studio @artstud_io http://ArtStud.io

pit | sfo | bkk · linkedin.com/in/bobmcgough

144. Anders Granlund @nysteanders

Enjoying life, good food, photography and arts. Product Manager – but mostly tweeting my personal thoughts. Or things I find interesting or amusing.

Söderköping, Sweden

145. Ryan Swigler @ryanswigler

Califloridian. Wanderer. Product guy. @UVA & @UFlorida Alum.

SF

146. Craig Uhlenkott @Craiguhlen

Passionate Product Manager and client advocate. My focus is on developing great products and services that users love. Open to new opportunities and challenges.

San Diego, CA · http://www.linkedin.com/in/craiguhlenkott

147. Patrick Masi @pjmasi

Product Manager for Vertafore, finding the voice of the insurance carrier market to build better products and enable sales

Williamston, MI · linkedin.com/in/pjmasi

148. Brian Brotherton @brianbrotherton

T-shaped product manager, Agilist, former coder. Tweeting about #marketing, #prodmgmt, #UX among other interests.

Ohio, USA · linkd.in/1dkiHTR

149. Tim Feeley @timfee

Director of Site Experience @TripAdvisor. They call me the MacGyver of Product Management. (Okay, only I call myself that.) Tweets are my own.

Boston, Massachusetts · timfeeley.com

150. Nashib Qadri @nashib

Technologist, product and program manager by day, and seeker of awesomeness in people, places and life at all times.

Toronto, Canada

 

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13 Factors to Consider in Adopting New Customer-Facing Products and Services

I’ve been looking at what organizations should consider when adopting new technological solutions, and it got me thinking. Which factors need to be considered in the research and implementation of new customer-facing products and services? Here is a checklist that you can go through during your evaluation of new technologies:

 

Security

  • Will new products and services pose any risk to data security? If a user were to log in and have her personal information compromised, this would be a disaster!

Stability

  • Will new technology solutions have outages? Many of today’s technologies are “up” for less than 99% of the time. Is this acceptable? Is there something else that users can use if the solution goes down?
  • And will they strain other technologies we use? Some software types “sit on top of” existing systems and occasionally cause them to go down.

Performance

  • Consider the performance for the product or service. Will users feel it is dramatically slower than Google or Amazon?

Functionality

  • Are the features going to be there on Day 1 or will users experience iterations to get to full functionality?
  • Is there broken functionality in the product or service? Ownership: whose problem is it to fix? Accountability: to what extent is it our throat that is going to get choked when there is a problem?
  • One-size-fits-all and one-search-fits-all: should search software work out of the box for 60% of users or 99% of users? Specialists may be alienated if the general search tool is optimized for laypeople (and vice versa).

UX

  • Is a new technology-based product or service going to change the UX of other services? Major changes to your online presence have major implications for users. Even changes that are seen as very positive by most will frustrate some.
  • For a potential product or service, at what point will UX assessment be possible? Can you do UX assessment before making a large investment in resources?
  • Will the UX for mobile users change?
  • Redesigning the user interface to incorporate a new product or service is risky, and most organizations avoid drastic changes. Look at the CNN redesign model…

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Impact on employees

  • What will new technology mean for existing employees’ job responsibilities? Is there currently expertise in the organization or will new positions be required? For those affected, will their other job responsibilities be lessened or changed?

Collaboration

  • Will the implementation of new products and services open doors for collaboration with other organizations? Could nearby organizations share costs with us? Do we want to work with those guys?

Resource usage patterns

  • Will new products and services change the current usage of your organization’s resources? Will end users incur the extra costs?

Hosting

  • Where does new technology live? The days of organizations having to buy/lease/maintain servers are coming to an end. Software companies offer SaaS solutions. Cloud companies like AWS can cheaply offer huge amounts of virtualized space. Due to cloud computing, initial development investments can be $$$, instead of $$$$.

Organizational priorities

  • How do potential new products and services address your organization’s priorities?
  • What is a new technology’s impact on ideal of being green? Is there a reduction in data usage? Does the fact that someone else is hosting it make it green?

Sustainability

  • Will new technologies remain sustainable? Sure, we can afford to have them now, but what about ten years from now? If organizational priorities change in a few years, will we still be locked into supporting the product or service?

Scalability

  • Will new technologies be scalable as usage grows?
  • Will new technologies be scalable as the organization grows?

Getting the word out

  • So let’s say we did implement a new technology-based product or service…how would we tell people about it? What is the marketing strategy?

 

What other factors should an organization consider? Leave a comment!

Why Librarians Should Blog about Their Experiences with Software Products

As a librarian, do you look for online commentaries on software when you’re considering implementing a piece of software? And do you find a lot of information out there? I’m an advocate for more online commentary on software. Here are some reasons why librarians should blog and micro-blog (tweet) about their experiences with software products:

 

Filling the void. There is an astounding lack of librarian commentary on software on the web.

Librarians are not all the same. Different librarians use software in different ways. Show readers how you’re using it.

Trust. Librarians will trust other librarians more than sales folks.

Broken functionality. All library software has bugs, but are the defects a light breeze or a hurricane? My new favorite graphic for broken functionality:

Stability. Many of today’s products are up for less than 99% of the time. There just aren’t a lot of ways to find out about product stability, and a blog/micro-blog seems like a good start for informing colleagues.

Lack of a watchdog. Articles on software in the library trade journals are often word-for-word repeats of press releases.

Buyer’s remorse. Reading a blog is a good way to find out about unexpected experiences or a bad implementation.

Justification of pricing. Online reviews help justify (or un-justify) the price of the product. It can help justify the reader in asking for a discount.

Increased duties. Readers can find out how library software impacts librarians’ job duties. Ideally, software takes pressure off librarians and increases automation. What are some of the new duties that you’ve experienced with the software you’re now using? Are any of the new job duties a surprise?

Scalability. You can find out how scalable a library technology is. Can a large library system handle the product? If a system larger than the reader is doing well, then it’s a good sign for the reader who is considering the product.

Collaboration. Maybe a reader from another library will want to collaborate with you. You both use Product X, so maybe you can share some of the costs by forming some sort of alliance.

Career advancement. Having blogged thoughtfully about software may make you a better candidate for a technical position.

 

You can read about the things that librarians care about at Library Science Daily. I publish it every morning.

 

Do you have a blog or Twitter handle that you’d like my readers to know about? Leave a comment!

12 Signs that the Product You’re Hearing about is Vaporware

No one wants to announce vaporware. It’s an act of desperation, probably stemming from poor long-range planning. It happens in all industries, and even occasionally in politics. When a company rep is telling you about a product that is coming in the next year, it’s a good idea to be skeptical. It may never come out, or the date may slide. The motive might be for you to wait for that product or feature, instead of moving to a competitor’s product like a lot of other folks. During an industry event, you might be surprised at how much vaporware is being announced. Here are some signs that a product is vaporware:

  1. The details of the product have changed. You first heard it was a product that integrated with Product B, and now it integrates with Product C. Or the name of the product has changed. Red flags!
  2. The scope of the product has decreased over time. The first time you heard about it, the product did A, B, and C. Now you’re hearing it does A, D, and E.
  3. Buzzwords. Cloud computing, virtualization, business intelligence, big data, data mining, de-dupe, and 4G/5G. There is no bigger buzzword in the software industry than “the Cloud.” Ask Paul Christman what he thinks about buzzwords.
  4. The company is losing customers left and right to existing products that compete with this product. The company is desperate to keep you from leaving them, too. If you were the company, wouldn’t you make promises to keep the customer?
  5. “We’ll change your industry with this product.” Don’t believe it until this announcement: “Today we change your industry with this product.”
  6. The way the company representative demoed the product to you was through a PowerPoint or PDF. No live demo? Why wasn’t it possible?
  7. There’s a surprising amount of leeway on price. Is this product being discounted significantly on a pre-order?
  8. They say that you can pre-order, yet none of the solutions they’re pitching to you today are available today. Hmm…are you an easy mark for this company?
  9. The company hasn’t produced a new product in a long time. The point here is not about company size…it’s about how companies that don’t release new products a lot forget how. Releasing a new product is HARD.
  10. There are press releases dating back more than a year. Is it normal for a company in your industry to announce things more than a year before they are released? For most industries, the answer is no.
  11. All the information you find on the product is word-for-word from press releases. Either the press releases are really, really good (like the ones from SalesForce) or the press in your industry is not being skeptical. Google is your friend to find this.
  12. The press/bloggers in your industry rarely call companies on their BS. Who is the watchdog who would tell you that this product is never going to be delivered? Are they really out there doing that or are they a puppet for the company, copying their press releases word-for-word?

Maybe YOU should be your industry’s watchdog! Go to industry events and make a note of products that you’re told are coming in the next year. A year later, publish/blog a list of the ones that have and haven’t arrived.

Don’t let the companies in your industry get away with being all hat and no cattle…