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With the coming “Perfect Storm,” the staffing or support functions in the organization like Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing Communications, Operations, Business Process improvements, and IT are being reimagined. With technology-driven automation and digitization, these functions can become more productive, expand their scope, and contribute to the success of the organization. In this section, I will discuss how each area can be reimagined.

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Product Managers for the Digital World

An excerpt from the forthcoming book “Organizing and Managing Insanely Great Products” by David Fradin with RN Prasad. The role of the product manager is expanding due to the growing importance of data in decision making, and increase in customer and design focus, and the evolution of software development methodologies like agile according to McKinsey…

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Product Enterprises

An excerpt from the forthcoming book “Organizing and Managing Insanely Great Products” by David Fradin with RN Prasad. We have already seen the strategic role of IT in the business functions of an enterprise.  As enterprises embrace decentralized operations in different geographical regions, many business support functions move closer to local decision-makers.  This helps business…

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India needs Product Success Managers

It is not well known, but the job of the product manager is the most important job in the company. But seldom understood. Too many think that a new product is somehow is handed down from inspiration, technology or an idea from brainstorming or innovation. Successful products do not come from those things. They do…

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How to Organize the Product Success Leadership Team

An excerpt from the forthcoming book “Organizing and Managing Insanely Great Products” by David Fradin with RN Prasad Developing Strategic Leadership The greatest limitation on success and growth is the availability of leadership talent. The good thing is that leadership skills can be learned. Leadership builds on the company’s vision, values, and mission plus its…

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