The Cranky Product Manager, like most good product managers, usually wins nothing. Absolutely nothing.
OK, that’s a lie. As a wee lass in grammar school, the Cranky Product Manager ”won” an immense collection green “participant” and “good sport” ribbons. In any prepubescent contest — be it the broad jump, the spelling bee, or the flexed arm hang — you could count on the Cranky Product Manager to be solidly mediocre, yet her elementary school teachers would fawn over her “achievements” lest they shatter her fragile self esteem. Alas, it did not work.
Sorry,… a digression… Back to it…
While the Cranky Product Manager’s PRODUCTS have won a few honors – most notably KICKING THE C&$# out of the COMPETITION in the market - the Cranky Product Manager HERSELF has won very few awards in her career.
Until now. The Cranky Product Manager is pleased and simultaneously shocked to have won SECOND PLACE in the Computer Weekly Blog Awards.
A BIG thanks to all who voted for her after her pathetic begging last month. Thanks. This is a big fraking deal, you know. No really, it is. Seriously.
OK, so it is only second place and not first.
And it is for the “Best ProJECT management blog” a topic the Cranky Product Manager does not write about.
And clearly it was a link bait attempt by Computer Weekly.
Whatever. It still feels good. When you write anonymously, any amount of validation is welcome. Especially when all you have is a bunch of green ribbons. And you pathetically crave attention and fame, yet ironically blog anonymously.
So thanks for voting!
And welcome any new readers. You won’t learn about how often to administer beatings to developers nor how to manage project risks here, but you will find the rantings and ravings of a woman trying to make her company a few bucks by selling software that actually solves some real problems for customers.