Once a Project Manager... (The Reboot of all SDL Ideas)

About a year back someone apparently liked how I helped reboot SDL Tridion Ideas and so volunteered me to help the community team reboot all of the SDL Idea sites which became an interesting exercise in Midas Rule and change management (change leadership even).

I've heard "Product Management" described as a role with all of the responsibilities but none of the authority. But I'll argue that project management, especially cross-functional project management, is even more challenging.

Credit for the implementation, technical integrations, and managing the actual requests go to the community team and respective product groups. I'm just proud and lucky enough to play the role of "connector" or maybe minor facilitator in the SDL Ideas reboot. Anyways, remembering the mission, being flexible in the details, and sharing ownership while respecting the Midas Rule seemed to work.

Deceptively simple: align public ideas across all SDL product lines. Credit goes to John Backx and Lennert for the reboot. I had the job of poster child saying, "yeah, sure we rebooted SDL Tridion Ideas and it was all good. Sure, sure they don't bite."
The next phase of this project is getting more people to use SDL Ideas while doing my part to respond to ideas that apply to my own projects.