It has been a poorly kept secret that I have had an alter ego, the snarky, White Russian drinking league bowler known as the PM Dude. Created to be an outlet for some truly bad management from above, and with a high level of snark, it was cathartic.
However, as I have in the past 5 months started a great new job with a kick-ass company, the need for the snarky persona has lessened considerably. What to do with the PM Dude’s blog?
First, I migrated the most insightful (hey, the Dude did make some good points in the midst of the snark) to my main page: http://tralfaz.org so that you can go back and read the archives. Look in “The Dude’s Corner”.
Second, I started playing with some forum software. Actually, as part of a beta test for my hosting provider, I saw this thing called “Vanilla Forums”. Dove in and love this framework. Clean, relatively lightweight, and it seems pretty solid. Spent about a week testing it, and creating a theme (it is STUPID easy to adjust the look and feel by messing with the CSS file(s)).
Now I am ready to launch. Come on over to http://thepmdude.com and register, start some conversations, and in general hang out and talk product management, product marketing, and anything that tickles the fancy.