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.

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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.

  • http://www.pivotalpm.com Linda Merrick

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

    Contact us at haiku@pivotalpm.com 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!

  • http://twitter.com/gregcott/status/28573049762615296 GregCott

    RT @crankypm: #prodmgmt – New Cranky Blog Post! : Product Management Haiku, Redux http://crankypm.com/2011/01/product-management-haiku-r

  • http://twitter.com/johnsontc/status/28573484279930881 Tim Johnson

    RT @crankypm: #prodmgmt – New Cranky Blog Post! : Product Management Haiku, Redux http://j.mp/gmvwaU 17 words of joy for Fri PM! Thx Cranky

  • http://twitter.com/pghali/status/28575468705816576 Peter Ghali

    RT @crankypm: Product Management Haiku, Redux #prodmgmt http://bit.ly/echmVY

  • http://twitter.com/jim_holland/status/28578465749934081 Jim Holland

    The @crankypm is pimpin' the blog and writing haiku – http://bit.ly/echmVY #prodmgmt

  • http://twitter.com/thenatsky/status/28601066115301376 Natsky

    RT @crankypm: #prodmgmt – New Cranky Blog Post! : Product Management Haiku, Redux http://crankypm.com/2011/01/product-management-haiku-r

  • http://twitter.com/amicusergoest/status/28602783355633664 Dan Callahan

    RT @crankypm: #prodmgmt – New Cranky Blog Post! : Product Management Haiku, Redux http://crankypm.com/2011/01/product-management-haiku-r

  • http://twitter.com/lisaw1/status/28635052292186123 lisaw1

    RT @Jim_Holland: The @crankypm is pimpin' the blog and writing haiku – http://bit.ly/echmVY #prodmgmt

  • http://twitter.com/mmccarrell/status/28670417430388737 mark mccarrell

    RT @crankypm: #prodmgmt – New Cranky Blog Post! : Product Management Haiku, Redux http://crankypm.com/2011/01/product-management-haiku-r

  • http://twitter.com/gblorand/status/28715268255518720 Gad Barchana Lorand

    RT @crankypm: #prodmgmt – New Cranky Blog Post! : Product Management Haiku, Redux http://crankypm.com/2011/01/product-management-haiku-r

  • http://twitter.com/proggitarticles/status/28824975116861442 Proggit Articles

    Product Management Haiku : The new Architect/always demands rewrite of/every line of code.: submitted by marc-k… http://bit.ly/dGWS0I

  • http://twitter.com/mollydowdy/status/28928371383607296 Molly Dowdy

    RT @crankypm: #prodmgmt – New Cranky Blog Post! : Product Management Haiku, Redux http://crankypm.com/2011/01/product-management-haiku-r

  • http://twitter.com/sabhasin/status/29445011972034560 Saurabh Bhasin

    Product Management Haiku – Hilarious! http://t.co/2U50Zas /cc @jesselindeman

  • http://twitter.com/cpsarason/status/29775973599682560 cpsarason

    Product Management Haiku, Redux http://tinyurl.com/6ejlpgb

  • http://christophercummings.com/ Chris Cummings

    Thanks for the mention, Cranky. Here’s a bonus haiku:

    Vague requirements
    Frustrate everyone involved
    Be specific, please

  • http://www.prasadgupte.com Prasad

    I guess we can all relate to this :) Good work!

  • http://twitter.com/prodmgmttalk/status/31133819511767040 ProdMgmt Talk

    RT @crankypm: Product Management Haiku, Redux #prodmgmt http://bit.ly/echmVY

  • http://twitter.com/productbd/status/31222769400152064 Product Breakdown

    "Feemium product; Has too many great features; No one upgrades. Crap." – See more #prodmgmt Haikus from the @crankypm http://bit.ly/echmVY

  • Sam Jackson

    Hi;

    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’.

  • http://twitter.com/seilevel/status/32578894083129344 Seilevel

    Product Management Haiku, Redux http://dld.bz/HKHP

  • Allan Dynes

    RT @Seilevel: Product Management Haiku, Redux http://dld.bz/HKHP

  • http://twitter.com/alwaysbshipping/status/34480167074144256 Tom Leung

    Product Management Haiku, Redux — The Cranky Product Manager http://bit.ly/gP36ER

  • http://twitter.com/siimvd/status/34604734719459328 Siim Viidu

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  • http://twitter.com/menggoh/status/43451253283495936 Meng Goh

    This Product Management haiku is so awesome. http://fupay.me/hHaHcb

  • http://twitter.com/joshelman/status/44877239438950400 Josh Elman

    RT @crankypm: Product Management Haiku, Redux ##prodmgmt http://t.co/QwuyfQL

  • http://willzuckermann.wordpress.com Will Zuckermann

    This is hilarious stuff! As a long time sales person and long time product marketer I can testify to the validity of your ‘Sales Droids’ haiku. Fantastic.

  • http://webusertoday.blogspot.com/ Jerry G.

    Amazingly beautiful! This gives me the best smile while facing my full plate of works. I share these to fellow PM.

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  • http://twitter.com/lostbookends/status/115420572657262592 Franklin Moser

    Product Management Haiku, Redux http://t.co/56T6UxGT #PMBlog

  • http://twitter.com/marcusf/status/128178892346363904 Marcus Frödin

    Product Management Haikus: http://t.co/Qrmu9WJS

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