What a jackass the Cranky Product Manager is. Before she knew that he would “violently” disagree with her (shame on him!), the Cranky Product manager promised Saeed of the excellent On Product Management blog that she would post about his blog’s nomination for an uber-prestigious Canadian Blog Award in the category Best Professional/Career Blog. But alas, the Cranky Product Manager did not act right away. She waited, thinking Thursday would be a good day for said post.
And so Thursday, today, arrives, and just as the CPM was revving up and writing a glorious call-to-action to help the On Product Management crew reap their just rewards, she discovers that “voting round 1″ is now over, and alas Saeed/Alan/Ethan did not advance to round 2.
F$&*. The Cranky Product Manager feels partially responsible for this utter travesty of justice. If only she got off her lazy ass and wrote a post earlier. Maybe it would have helped. What a turd she is.
Alas, the Cranky Product Manager flaked and broke her word. There’s no decent way to make up for this, but the CPM is going to try. Here goes….
If you haven’t checked out On Product Management do so now. Below are some of the Cranky Product Manager’s favorite posts, most of which give their unique take on the reality of Agile product development. Unlike most others writing on Agile, these guys don’t just drone on with the Agile party line. Instead they make though-provoking observations and arguments that you have not read anywhere else. Examples:
- Annoyed by newly Agile-ized developers who act like they invented the concept of getting customer feedback? Check out Is Product Management Agile?
- Why Agile/Scrum is not a panacea, and commentary on the ironic inflexibility of some agile proponents: Agile/Scrum Reality Check. (Was going to say “rigidity” instead of “inflexibility”, but kept snickering like Butt-head.)
- Agile/Scrum and Product Management – Parts 1, 2, 3, 3a, and 4. (whew! lots of reading, but worth it).
- Also, check out the hilarious Uninterruptible Power Supply Saga (don’t forget to read the comments): part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.