A short personal story of product management for learning

Continuing the series of posts about product management in learning and getting a little more personal. The discussion and description of principles and approaches to product management for learning has caused some reflection on my part – when, where and how these have worked well for me and my colleagues and what bloopers and blunders … Continue reading A short personal story of product management for learning

What does a good product manager for learning do?

Before we start, a quick note on nomenclature, if I may. Product manager for learning and products for learning rather than learning products is a minor but useful clarification in the way we talk about this subject. Linguistic pedantry can be exhausting I realise, but I think we need to avoid the notion that we … Continue reading What does a good product manager for learning do?

What might a product manager for learning be?

For the persistent few, this is another post on the theme of product management in the learning world. (Previous posts can be found here, on our preoccupation with technology and here, on our preoccupation with platforms and programmes). I would like to shift the focus a little from the need for product management thinking in … Continue reading What might a product manager for learning be?

Making a start on digitalness – digital behaviours are simple but hard

Slightly warily, I am considering a series of posts on one theme. The theme is ‘making a start on digitalness’. I am wary because I have started this kind of project before and lost momentum. I am considering another attempt for this topic. In drafting this idea as one post I became lost in notes … Continue reading Making a start on digitalness – digital behaviours are simple but hard

The whole UX and nothing but the UX

Some recent workshop sessions and user (learner?) research with a client have made me wonder about a possible wrinkle on the smooth baize of UX thinking in the corporate world. In the wild public world of product design and delivery, we are free to design our best solution to user challenges and make it available. … Continue reading The whole UX and nothing but the UX

Learning on the web – Can it be as simple as that?

I was reminded of one of my early exchanges of views on arrival in the BBC this week. I was curious about the deliberation of the commissioning process and about the edifice that was being created under the learning banner. Coming, as I had, from the rapid fire and restless world of search, this all … Continue reading Learning on the web – Can it be as simple as that?

A learning bubble?

A quick thought… A few weeks ago, I posted about the head office bubble. A place where central office functionaries talk to each other about people in their organisation without talking to them. Returning form holiday and catching up with a few folks, I think there is an L&D bubble. This is a place where L&D … Continue reading A learning bubble?

Big data? Little data is tricky too.

Big data is a hardy perennial of scary topics. We gaze in wonder at sophisticated organisations who have mastered the beast and stride off into the future as we peer at the mountains of our own data – or what we think are mountains of data. Over many years and many data sets I have … Continue reading Big data? Little data is tricky too.