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Global Product Management Talk on Chaos To Clarity: Managing The Unmanageable With Ron Lichty

Ron Lichty, Co-author, Managing The Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, And Insights for Managing Software People and Teams, Founder of Ron Lichty Consulting, And Interim Software Development Management, Discusses Good Software Management

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Managing The UnManageable
Managing The UnManageable
PRLog (Press Release) - Oct. 30, 2012 - San Francisco - Ron Lichty has been transforming chaos to clarity and making software development “hum” for most of his 20 years managing software development and product organizations. His book on managing programmers and software development teams, "Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams," has just been published by Addison Wesley. Ron and his co-author, Mickey Mantle, have crafted a book that will help any software manager be more successful. They distilled their experience into a book that every beginning programming manager should read and have on their bookshelves for reference.

Ron Lichty will speak at the weekly Global Product Management Talk on Monday, November 5, 2012 at the simultaneous times of 10:00 AM Pacific Time, 12 noon CST Chicago, and 1:00 PM EST New York. Participants are welcome to listen live at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/prodmgmttalk, call in to talk on the show (323) 927-2957 and to participate on Twitter by following @ProdMgmtTalk and tweeting using the hashtag #ProdMgmtTalk.

Ron says, "The essence of the relationship between product managers and software development managers should be collaboration: pairing as product leaders. I've seen too many strained relationships. But I've also seen and experience the sparks of synergy that result from close collaboration - working relationships that have enhanced the product, professional and personal lives of everyone in the product organization and through the company."

Each week, The Global Product Management Talk features an expert guest discussing pre-posted questions with the co-hosts and Twitter participants broadcast live over BlogTalkRadio. The transcript of Tweets and podcast are available following the event for on-demand consumption on the web, iTunes, Google Play and mobile devices. Get reminders and listen live by following http://www.blogtalkradio.com/prodmgmttalk

About Ron Lichty
Ron Lichty has been transforming chaos to clarity and making software development “hum” for most of his 20 years managing software development and product organizations.

He has repeatedly been brought in as a “VPE of Fix-It” to solve problems like painfully slow product development, past-due estimates with no delivery in sight, challenges arising from geographically dispersed teams, scalability stymied by sluggish data integration, productivity bridled by uncertainty, an "order-taking mentality" from teams that should be eagerly proactive, and teams unable to break out of research and move on to development and delivery.

Having managed a product marketing group at Apple Computer early in his career, Ron is especially attuned to the challenges product managers face. As an engineering VP since then, he highly values the partnerships he has formed with product managers.

Contact
http://www.ronlichty.com
@RonLichty

About The Book:
Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams published by Addison Wesley

Mickey Mantle and Ron Lichty, two software industry veterans with over 70 years of combined experience, have crafted a book that will help any software manager be more successful. Having spent their careers developing software, leading software development projects, and managing programmers and teams, they have now distilled their experience into a book that every beginning programming manager should read and have on their bookshelves for reference.

It’s a book that will also help executives who struggle sponsoring projects dependent upon software success – CEOs, COOs, CTOs, and others – understand the craft of software development and the intricacies of how to manage software people and teams to deliver software projects successfully.

This book will help any software manager get a handle on their own unmanageable challenges. Highly recommended for anyone who works or lives with software developers!
http://www.managingtheunmanageable.net

About Global Product Management Talk

For Product Professionals that don’t get a chance to leave their desk and participate in Product Talks in person, we bring Product Talks to you!

The Global Product Management Talk is curated by Cindy F. Solomon, CPM, CPMM for passionate product professionals and business owners who want to teach, learn & network about what it takes to produce successful products. Everyone is invited - all those involved with developing, designing & launching products, innovation and startups through out the entire product lifecycle process to guarantee successful products and companies.

Global Product Management Talk is a weekly mini-product camp Socratic discussion of pre-posted questions with live audio of thought leader and co-hosts commenting. As a top 10 business podcast on the BlogTalkRadio network, we receive 10,000 listens per week!

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Brought to you this week by the AIPMM

The Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM), founded in 1998, promotes worldwide excellence in product management education and provides training, education, certification and professional networking opportunities. With members in 65 countries, the AIPMM is the Worldwide Certifying Body of product team professionals and offers globalized trainings and credentials localized for specific markets designed to meet the challenges of a constantly changing business landscape. As the only professional organization that addresses the entire product lifecycle from inception to obsolescence in any industry, the AIPMM supports strategic partners with offerings in Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and SouthEast Asia, as well as North America.

The AIPMM Seven Phase Product Lifecycle Framework is a vendor independent Product Management and Product Marketing standard that takes into account best practices used in a wide range of companies and industries. This ensures that the most modern and up to date challenges faced in product management and product marketing are addressed for today’s environment. The Framework is part of the AIPMM Product Body of Knowledge (ProdBOK) that was developed with input from over 50 experts and endorsed by more than half a dozen consulting companies. The Framework includes seven distinct product phases, from Conceive to End of Life, and covers all aspects during the entire product lifecycle.

AIPMM Membership benefits include the national Product Management Educational Conference, regional conferences, the Career Center, peer Forums, tools, templates, publications and eligibility to enroll in the Certification Programs. The Agile Certified Product Manager® (ACPM), Certified Product Manager® (CPM), Certified Product Marketing Manager® (CPMM), Certified Brand Manager® (CBM), and Certified Innovation Leader (CIL) programs allow individual members to demonstrate their level of expertise and provide corporate members an assurance that their product professionals are operating at peak performance.
http://www.aipmm.com
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Intro theme music is provided by podcastthemes.com and the great Mark Blasco! Broadcast recorded live at Studio132 by BZLewis http://www.studio132.com

Thanks to our broadcast sponsor: Atlassian
Software is transforming the world – Atlassian is helping transform the teams building it. Atlassian helps innovators everywhere plan, build, and launch great software. Find out why more than 21,000 companies of all sizes use our issue tracking, collaboration, and software development products to work faster and smarter, together. http://atlassian.com

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Specifications are subject to change, without notice. While due caution has been exercised in the production of this document, possible errors and omissions are unintentional.

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