Tools

Simpletracks
A universal TrackBack client. Send TrackBack pings even if your blogging tool doesn't support it.

Button Maker
Create 80x15 stickers for your blog with any text or color you desire.

CSS Tabs
A method for creating a tabbed interface with submenus using pure CSS and nested unordered lists

Movable Type Plugins
A collection of free plugins for the Movable Type Personal Publishing System. Display Amazon products, word counts, and more on your Movable Type powered site.

TextAd Exchange
My textad exchange is an easy and free way to promote your personal site.

Blogfeed
A free tool for creating an RSS newsfeed from any blog, journal, or Web page. No programming required.

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Dysfunctions of output-oriented software teams (Sep 17)
Whatever you call it, the symptom is that you're measuring your progress by how much you build and deliver instead of measuring success by the amount of customer value you create.
Evaluative and generative product development (Aug 30)
Customers never even talk to the companies that don't fit their needs at all. If the only product ideas you're considering are those that meet the needs of your current customers, then you're only going to find new customers that look exactly like your current customers.
Product Manager Career Ladder (Aug 19)
What are the steps along the product management career path?
Building the Customer-Informed Product (Aug 15)
Strong products aren't composed of a list of features dictated by customers. They are guided by strong visions, and the execution of that vision is the primary focus of product development.
Assumptions and project planning (Feb 18)
When your assumptions change, it's reasonable that your project plans and needs change as well. But too many managers are afraid to go back and re-work a plan that they've already agreed to.
Feature voting is harmful to your product (Feb 7)
There's a lot of problems with using feature voting to drive your product.
Encouraging 1:1s from other managers in your organization (Jan 4)
If you’re managing other managers, encourage them to hold their own 1:1s. It’s such an important tool for managing and leading that everyone needs to be holding them.
One on One Meetings - a collection of posts about 1:1s (Jan 2)
A collection of all my writing on 1:1s

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