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April 15, 2007
Ryma Technology Solutions announces the next in its series of ongoing webinars: Where Does Product Management Belong in the Organization?

Industry Expert Rich Nutinsky examines the impact of organizational dynamics on product management

Montreal, Quebec – April 15, 2007FeaturePlan, requirements management software for Product Management, and co-sponsor of the community blog The Product Management View, today announced a special installment in their series of weekly webinars entitled “Where Does Product Management Belong in the Organization?” on Thursday April 19 2007.

Guest speaker Rich Nutinsky, (Instructor, Pragmatic Marketing®) takes a penetrating look at the role of product management within an organization, and the common institutional factors that influence it.

“Product management serves many functions in a company, including understanding the market, defining requirements, articulating the marketing message and supporting sales. The priority of product management activities is often a reflection of where product managers reside in the organization chart. Is there a difference when reporting to development, sales or marketing? This session will introduce the many roles of product management and explore the impact of organizational dynamics on the role using results from the annual Pragmatic Marketing product management survey.”

More details on the content of the presentation can be found at GrandView

“Product management and organizational structure have been Rich’s bread and butter for years,” says Russell Foy, VP Marketing and Sales of FeaturePlan, co-sponsor of The Product Management View. “There are few others in the world who have his expertise and insight, and even fewer still who are as enjoyable to listen to.”

Rich Nutinsky brings over 18 years of experience in the software industry, including 15 years in product management. He has implemented the Pragmatic Marketing Framework for a number of companies and launched several successful software products following this market-driven methodology. He's now an instructor for the top-rated courses Practical Product Management®, Requirements That Work® and Pragmatic Roadmapping® as well as onsite workshops.

Rich's background includes executive, managerial and individual contributor roles in professional services, consulting services, sales, software development, product marketing, product strategy, analyst relations and product management. Rich has extensive experience as an independent consultant, helping companies like Microsoft, ATT, DuPont, NEC, GE and Siemens improve product strategy, product management, and marketing processes.

Prior to joining Pragmatic Marketing, Rick was VP of Product Management and Development for Arasys Technologies. Rich brings a wealth of startup, mid-size, and large company perspectives from his experiences at varied firms.

Visit to register for this Webinar.

This special Product Management View Webinar will be broadcast Thursday April 19, 2007 at 12:00 noon EDT (-5 GMT). There is no charge to attend.

For more information on upcoming Webinars, visit The Product Management View at GrandView.

About The Product Management View:
The Product Management View is a blog and webinar series run by a community of forward-thinking product managers driven by the belief that there is a better way to build a world-class product management organization. It is sponsored by FeaturePlan, Pragmatic Marketing®, the Software Marketing Perspectives Conference, and GoToWebinar. The blog has a variety of prominent contributors from the high-tech industry, who write about a variety of Product Management topics, including the latest trends, methodologies, challenges, solutions, events and activities. The webinar series presents a free weekly webinar given by leading experts on important product management subjects.

About Ryma:
Ryma Technology Solutions delivers requirements management solutions for the Product Management community through its flagship product, FeaturePlan™. FeaturePlan is based on the industry-standard product management framework from Pragmatic Marketing® and uses a best practices approach to collect and organize market inputs for product management and strategic innovation. FeaturePlan is used worldwide by leading organizations such as Reuters, Autodesk and Trend Micro to gather and analyze market requirements, instantly generate fact-based documents and roadmaps, and support strategic business-critical decisions throughout the enterprise.