Category — Product Management
I’ve been offline on my blog for a couple of months given that I have taken on a new position at my company, as the Product Manager of a very sexy and successful multimedia platform. Since joining a team of very sharp and bright folks, the work has been non-stop. In less than two weeks I wrote over thirty user stories and probably double that many wireframes. Agile and so organized, our developers are spinning out new requests into our QA environment every few days. And, I’ve moved to a nice view overlooking Times Square, so I’ve got going for me, which is nice.
Unfortunately, my job has indirect association with our own Online Video Platform in-house, so I have stopped reviewing third-party OVPs for the time being. It was an important realization when some big OVP providers recently contacted me for help on how different OVPs compare. Instead, I’ve been pouring everything I’ve got into the next version of our platform, which is due at the beginning of December. It is sure to wow our customers and its only getting better.
October 31, 2011 Comments Off
The last couple of weeks have been mind-blowing. Firstly, I have the pleasure of posting my OVP Test Drive reviews on VidCompare.com, thanks to its founder, Kris Drey. Since then, I have been contacted by a few people in the online video industry, complimenting me on how thorough and in-depth those posts really go. Thanks to all those who reached out – the encouragement will only result in more reviews, so stay tuned!
Secondly, to my surprise and excitement, I was contacted by Ooyala and had the chance to speak with its co-founder and President of Products, Bismarck Lepe. During that discussion, Bismarck kindly walked me through a very detailed demo of Backlot and addressed all of the questions I originally raised in my April review of their free trial. Don’t worry – the results of that demo will be shared on this site before the end of the month.
Finally, after the demo, Bismarck was kind enough to answer some general questions I had about Ooyala. The following is an exchange that took place by email late last week.
July 17, 2011 5 Comments
Summary Review: An informative and intelligent seminar for beginners (like me) or experienced professionals that challenges and explores the Product Management role. Practical Product Management introduces the Pragmatic Marketing framework, and uses it as a guide to deliver the course objectives throughout both days. Led by an experienced and engaging instructor, the material was well distributed and coveyed. I highly recommend the seminar for those new to the Product Management or professionals looking for new tools to improve their business. I look forward to writing my second and equally positive review on the follow up class, Requirements that Work.
Overall Rating: 9/10 (scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest) [Read more →]
August 3, 2010 4 Comments