Product Management Haiku, Redux

This post is sponsored by Quantum Whisper. The Cranky PM loves them because 1) they pay her, and 2) they are maestros of the agile product management tango.


In their spare time, the Product Management Crankerati just LOVE writing haikus.

Check it: here (Pivotal PM), and here (previous Cranky PM post), and here (Product Management Meets Pop Culture), and here (Tyner Blain), and here (On Product Management), and here (Spatially Relevant).

The fun just never ends.

Anyway, here’s some brand, spankin’ new haiku from the Cranky PM.  From her sleep-deprived, addled brain. (Too many products to manage, too many kids to parent – at home and at work.)

As always, submit your own Product Management Haiku in the comments!

Feemium product
has too many great features.
No one upgrades. Crap.

CTO sees the
bright shiny object du jour.
Development stops.

Virtual dev teams.
Half of meetings are now spent
debugging A/V.

Agile dev process
moves bottleneck from Dev to
Product Management.

Product Manager
who cannot use his product
should be fired. Now.

The new Architect
always demands rewrite of
every line of code.

Hey, Support Martyr,
some enhancement requests won’t
get done ever! Chill!

Sales Droids always bitch.
Unless they can do no work,
but still collect checks.

The Agile stand-up
should be 10 minutes, not hours.
My feet really hurt.


  1. Linda Merrick

    Thanks for the link, CPM! We, too, find writing haiku to be therapeutic, especially when things are hectic.

    Contact us at [email protected] to get our Winter edition of Product Managent Zen, a free and beautifully illustrated eBook of PM Haiku. Suitable for … well, at least posting one in your cube now and then!

  2. Sam Jackson


    Just wanted to mention that I added your blog to my reader feed a few months ago, and you definitely don’t disappoint. Your content is consistently hilarious and useful, even just starting out as a lowly project coordinator.

    So, thanks! Please keep it comin’.

  3. Pingback: More Haiku madness… — On Product Management

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