Ken Coleman, VP Product Management, Experion Systems Inc. to introduce product managers to a model of the corporate life cycle, and how to better manage positive and negative life cycle transitions.
Montreal, Quebec - August 28, 2006 - Ryma Technology Solutions Inc., the leading provider of product management solutions for the software industry, and co-sponsor of the community blog The Product Management View, today announced the next industry-leading presentation in their weekly Webinar Series. Ken Coleman, VP Product Management at Experion Systems, will be speaking on the topic “Product Management in the Context of the Corporate Life Cycle.” The webinar will take place on Wednesday August 30 at 12:00 noon EST. The presentation will address how discussions of product management are often abstracted from the developmental stage of the business in which product management activity takes place. However, the success criteria for product management as well as its associated organizational constraints evolve, alongside transitions in business developmental stages. This webinar will introduce product managers to a model of the corporate life cycle and illustrate differences in requirements collection, competitive positioning, distribution influences, and product success criteria for each stage in the life cycle. The webinar will conclude with suggestions on how sensitivity to life cycle theory can enable product managers to be more effective in their specific business contexts as well as better manage positive and negative life cycle transitions.
“We’re very happy to have Kevin speaking to our community of product managers on such a relevant topic,” said Russell Foy, VP of Sales and Marketing at Ryma Technology Solutions, co-sponsor of the Product Management View blog and webinars series. “He addresses a very common challenge among product managers, and based on his background, experience and qualifications, I have no doubt that it will be an extremely valuable session.”
Ken Coleman oversees strategic planning for Experion Systems core product offerings, data research, and intellectual property. He has served as the conceptual architect of product lines serving numerous industries including banking, health insurance, and wealth management. His product lines have garnered praise including a designation as a "must have" banking technology in a 2004 Forrester brief as well as the "Best in Show" award presented by the CUNA Technology Council during the 2002 BAI Retail Delivery Conference. Prior to joining Experion Systems, Mr. Coleman worked in Product Development Management at Information Resources, Inc. His projects there included the development of commercial software utilizing on-line analytical processing (OLAP) technology on complex multidimensional databases as well as the leader of various Year 2000 remediation efforts. Coleman has also worked as a rapid solutions consultant for Fortune 500 companies and as a product data management specialist in the avionics field. Mr. Coleman holds several degrees including graduate degrees from Yale University and Duke University.
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About The Product Management View
The Product Management View is run by a community of product managers driven by the belief that there is a better way to build a world-class product management organization. It is sponsored by Ryma Technology Solutions, Pragmatic Marketing®, and the Software Marketing Perspectives Conference. The blog has a variety of contributors from various industries and backgrounds, representing several product management associations and organizations. They write about Product Management topics, news and issues relevant to the industry. The Product Management View keeps a schedule archived and upcoming product management webinars available at no charge, given by industry leaders on product management and marketing topics.
About Ryma Technology Solutions
Ryma Technology Solutions delivers real-world product management solutions for the software development community through its flagship product, FeaturePlan.™ The FeaturePlan solution is based on Pragmatic Marketing® a best-practices industry-leading product management framework. FeaturePlan's automated, collaborative environment supports product management by providing a software solution to collect and organize market data. With this solution, product management can instantly generate market requirement documents and roadmaps, while also empowering them to make product recommendations based on tangible and objective real-world facts. With FeaturePlan, product management can focus more on strategic planning issues and less on purely tactical matters, and have access to the tools needed to implement a consistent product management process throughout the enterprise. Ryma Technology Solutions also provides a full range of professional services that assist organizations in implementing market-driven best practices for their product management team. Ryma Technology Solutions is led by an experienced management team and serves a rapidly expanding customer base. For more information, please visit www.rymatech.com.