Articles by Janet Brunckhorst

Janet Brunckhorst

Janet Brunckhorst

Happy Teams Build Great Products. Here’s How.

Ever feel like your product team is not working to its full potential? Here at Carbon Five, we’ve worked with hundreds of product teams, and we wondered what differentiated strong teams from struggling teams. Our curiosity drove us to create the Product Dartboard, a digital tool that helps teams identify their strengths, challenges, and blind

Janet Brunckhorst

Janet Brunckhorst

Carbon Five Wins Amplitude Emerging Product Leaders Award

We were honored to receive the award for Outstanding Product Agency in Amplitude’s Emerging Product Leaders Awards. This award is for the agency that provides clients the best product development, growth, or strategy support. At Carbon Five, product managers help clients to transform their vision into reality. We also build high-performing teams, mentoring client PMs

Janet Brunckhorst

Janet Brunckhorst

Using Strategy as a Prioritization Tool

We <3 Prioritizing In modern software processes, prioritization is at the core of what we do. We prioritize because we don’t like waste. Waste: Of human effort, which is disrespectful. Of money. Of time. If you’re wasting one of them, you’re probably wasting all of them. Prioritizing is variously simple, complicated, demanding, exhausting, and strangely

Janet Brunckhorst

Janet Brunckhorst

Book Review: Matt LeMay’s Product Management in Practice

We just received our copies of O’Reilly’s latest Product Management title, Product Management in Practice: A Real-World Guide to the Key Connective Role of the 21st Century, by Matt LeMay.

Janet Brunckhorst

Janet Brunckhorst

The Product Dartboard

Update: Product Dartboard is now digital. Create your Dartboard account here! Some projects go so well you want to bottle them. Others, not so much. A few months ago, I started surveying our projects from the last three years. I was looking for patterns of success and … less success. I had heard people say that

Janet Brunckhorst

Janet Brunckhorst

Product Management For Agile Teams: Why Oh Why

At Carbon Five, we build software. We build it using Agile methods. This has worked out well for us and our clients for a long time. We recently added product management as a discipline to our team. There are some common challenges we see at C5 and we’ve been deliberately experimenting with different activities and practices around product development,

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