Agile Product and Project Management is a blog run by Voximate Founder/Chief Marketing Officer Eric Krock. The blog premiered in August 2010 and normally publishes on a weekly basis, though the site underwent beta testing in the middle of the 2011 summer.
The blog was named one of the top 200 Agile blogs to follow in 2011 by AgileScout.com, as Eric gets Voximate off the ground after high-end corporate stints (see below).
Voximate is a recent startup that Eric told us “is working on a new solution for Agile project management and team collaboration.”
With two decades of experience in product and project management, Eric uses Agile Product and Project Management to publish regularly real-life experiences that can apply to the everyday project manager.
“Our blog provides practical advice to the in-the-trenches product or project manager on how to avoid common mistakes and improve your outcomes,” Eric says. “It highlights ubiquitous bad practices in the industry so PMs can anticipate, recognize, and stop them, and it provides practical solutions for common problems everyone faces. It has a special emphasis on how planning, discipline, and understanding of human psychology can make a PM more effective.”
“After 19 years of working in high technology, we’ve learned a lot the hard way about product and project management and would like to enable others to learn the easy way–by reading! We hope that by shining a bright light on bad practices in the industry, we can help to stamp them out and make everyone’s life better as a result. There’s so much needless waste in the high technology industry due to poor communication, bad planning, and lack of discipline. It doesn’t have to be this way!!!”
Eric has applied project & product management for over 19 years at some of the pioneering Internet and software companies of the world, including Zvents (Vice President of Product), VeriSign and Kontiki (Director of Product Management) and the Gecko browser engine at Netscape (Group Product Manager). In addition to his wealth of project & product management experience on corporate-level strategy, Eric holds Bachelor’s degrees from Stanford in both Computer Science and Japanese. In his free time, Eric has used his talents for philanthropic developments, producing HIV/AIDS prevention education videos in many languages, which are available free online at www.AIDSvideos.org/
Now with a new start up on his hands, Eric is using his name (Social Media Marketing Magazine named him one of the top 85 CMOs on twitter in May 2011) to get Voximate out front through the blog.
“As we develop it, we want to share with the product and project management community what we’ve learned in our own work experience, training, and certification courses. Obviously, we wish to build an audience and raise awareness of our solution in advance of its launch, but the blog also serves as therapy for me after almost 20 years in the trenches of the software industry!”
Eric points to a wealth of professionals that he feels would benefit from Agile Product and Project Management, including product managers, project managers, program managers, and engineering managers at companies that develop products. “We’re particularly focused on software and Internet companies that use Agile and Scrum to manage their projects and deliver their products,” he says.
With straight-forward, eye-catching titles, Agile Product and Project Management posts certainly capture the eyes. Eric says the most popular post on the blog concerns the sharing of information:
Amongst his three favourites are these:
- Most Software Product Road Maps Are Harmful Evil Lies!
- Product Management Tip: How to Piss Off Customers
- Product Management Tip: How to Piss Off Engineering
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