Frenetic Kinetic Anesthetic
It sure feels good to be a more permanently attached appendage to this organism which we call ITS. This past week, while being nothing short of hectic and frenetic, has been more enjoyable than the few weeks that I hid in a corner at STG and worked on JSPs. I guess I am attracted to the potential for accomplishing great things. That potential definitely exists at ITS. Pressure also exists, along with the sense that we must deliver.
I have spent this week picking up pretty much where I left off on most things. My product families were shifted slightly, but nothing significant was removed from my plate. Instead, another major project/product was added to the mix. I am now the guy for UMD. That right there should be a full-time job. I still have web authentication, Actuate, acceptance test environment, and the immenently important and urgent content managment to name a few. By direction of management I am focusing on three products in particular which are prioritized below:
- Content Management
- Web Authentication
I am going to try to defer any project management work to project managers. I have a really hard time doing that, but it is the only way I will ever get to concentrate on being a product manager. I am going to be focusing on writing product plans/definitions more, and backing out of the minutia.
One thing is certain (relatively speaking): I will be busy for a long time, and if I get everything done that I want to get done, I will enjoy a high level of success. The beautiful thing is that the barriers to getting things done are becoming fewer, and momentum on multiple fronts is gaining.