More segments from our conversation with Adam Warburton — and shedding some light onto just exactly what makes Adam truly The Best Product Person of 2015.
The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Established in 2010, TBPP is awarded annually in association with The Product Guy and The Product Group. Nominate someone today!
Take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2015: Adam Warburton. (tweet)
> What is the hardest lesson you learned as a product manager?
Dates. Every product manager, despite best intentions, is always over-optimisitic with dates. We always commit to delivering products in ambitious timescales which can invariably put our backs up against the wall. I see it as derived from a desire to commit to doing to the best we can, but product managers should realize that people outside of software engineering don’t understand the dates we talk about are often estimates.
More to Come
Over the coming weeks we will be speaking with and learning more from Adam Warburton.
Thank you to everyone who participated, nominated, interviewed, AND passed on the word! The nomination period for The Best Product Person of 2016 has begun! The individual who first nominates TBPP is also awarded! This year, the first nominator of Adam received a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.com. Nominate your pick for The Best Product Person right now!
And, don’t forget, take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2015: Adam Warburton. (tweet)
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About ‘The Best Product Person’
The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Established in 2010, TBPP is awarded annually in association with The Product Guy (http://tpgblog.com) and The Product Group (http://meetup.com/theproductgroup).
TBPP Recognizes 1 person each year, invites them to speak and share their knowledge and experience with the larger product community. The nominations can be submitted by anyone. And, if you are the first to submit the winning nominee, you too will be rewarded Over the course of the year, the various nominees are interviewed and the finalists narrowed down to: The Best Product Person of the year . The finalists are interviewed and evaluated for excellence in Product along the following lines… Becoming a Product Person, Your Product, Advice to Product People, and Future & Trends.
TBPP is both (1) the way the Product community gets together to recognize excellence amongst our ranks as well as (2) provide, to a large audience, insights into that excellence in a manner we can all learn from and leverage in our own Product journeys.
For more information about The Best Product Person award and past winners visit https://tpgblog.com/tbpp
About ‘The Product Group’
The Product Group is an opportunity for Product Managers, etc. to come together to meet, interact, and network. It’s an awesome way to meet fellow Product People in a laid-back, conversational environment within which sharing and learning can flourish and complement the knowledge base for all on a peer-to-peer basis. The NYC chapter of The Product Group meets the first Thursday of each month. If you are interested in a establishing chapter near you, please contact The Product Guy or The Product Group for more information. (https://tpgblog.com/theproductgroup/ )