Hugh Richards of the Product Point Group to provide a clear approach to measuring the product management function.
Montreal, Quebec - September 18, 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. Hugh Richards from the Product Point Group (www.productpointgroup.com) will be speaking on the topic “How to Measure the Product Management Function.”
The webinar will take place on Wednesday September 20 at 12:00 noon EST. First, it will look at the approaches and elements of how a product management function can be operationally measured. Then, while exploring standard marketing processes, the presentation will turn its focus to:
- The key elements of company strategy and process that enable the product management function to succeed
- The difference between the solution vs. product roadmap
- Executing coordinated programs – the role of product management among the programs
- The changing information management role of product management as the company, delivery mode, and products change
- Examining the measurable elements of product management functions among the operations of the company
- Measuring key value - how to gauge an important, but moving target
Several techniques for measuring the product management function will be explored with an aim of sharing techniques across various types of companies, styles of product management, and how the function is adopted - in some cases across multiple departments.
More details on the content of the presentation can be found at GrandView
“This is the second time that Hugh has been a featured presenter in our weekly webinar series,” said Russell Foy, VP of Sales and Marketing at Ryma Technology Solutions, co-sponsor of the Product Management View blog and webinar series. “Using his operational experience from several companies, coupled with a deep understanding of product management functions and realities, Hugh provides real value to the product management community. We are very happy to have him back on our webinar series, speaking on “How to Measure the Product Management Function.”
Hugh Richards is the MD for Product Point Group (www.productpointgroup.com) and a regular speaker in the product marketing/management community. He has held roles in operations and product management at QuIC Financial Technologies, Selkirk (now Thomson Financial), and SunGard Data Systems. Hugh has been responsible for strategic and tactical product management and customer/partner development for risk technology products. He brings over 15 years experience in the software operations business, championing product operations for technology solutions and managing complex multi-level product lines. Prior to vendor software management, Hugh also led the risk management departments of major investment banks, including BZW and NatWest.
Registration is required to attend this webinars and to sign up for future ones. Visit GrandView and submit your name and email address. Weekly email reminders of the upcoming webinars will be sent to all registrants, along with information on how and when to login to the webinars.
Webinars take place every Wednesday at 12:00 noon EST (-5 GMT). There is no charge for the Product Management View webinars.
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.