The Product Management View and FeaturePlan Announce the Next Installment in Their Weekly Webinar Series: The Impact of SaaS on Product Management

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Industry expert Rick Chapman takes a close look at the spread of SaaS and what it means for product managers.

FeaturePlan (, requirements management software for software product management, and co-sponsor of the community blog The Product Management View (, today announced the next in their series of weekly webinars titled "The Impact of SaaS on Product Management" on April 18, 2007.

Guest speaker Rick Chapman, author, managing editor and publisher of Softletter magazine, will examine the spread of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model and its impact on current product management practices. He will also discuss what product managers in SaaS firms can expect in the days ahead.

More details on the content of the presentation can be found at

"Rick is one of those rare individuals who can see which way the wind is blowing and put together an insightful plan to get the most out of it," says Russell Foy, VP Marketing and Sales of FeaturePlan, co-sponsor of The Product Management View. "In today's market, understanding the SaaS trend is the surest way to stay ahead of the curve."

Rick is the author of The Product Marketing Handbook for Software , In Search of Stupidity: Over 20 Years of High-Tech Marketing Disasters and the SIIA's US Software Distribution Guide. Rick has worked and consulted in the industry for such industry pioneers as MicroPro (WordStar) and Ashton-Tate and consulted for wide variety of software and high technology firms such as IBM, Novell, Microsoft, Sun and many others. In his career Rick has worked as a programmer, sales engineer, salesman, product manager, and VP of marketing and sales. His latest book is the second release of In Search of Stupidity, released this autumn.

Visit to register for this Webinar.

The Product Management View Webinars are broadcast every Wednesday at 12:00 noon EDT (-5 GMT). There is no charge to attend.

For more information on upcoming Webinars, visit The Product Management View at

About FeaturePlan and Ryma Technology Solutions
Ryma Technology Solutions delivers requirements management solutions for the software product management community through its flagship product, FeaturePlan™. FeaturePlan is based on the industry-standard product management framework from Pragmatic Marketing® and uses a best practices approach to collect and organize market inputs for product management and strategic innovation. FeaturePlan is used worldwide by leading organizations such as Reuters, Autodesk and Trend Micro to gather and analyze market requirements, instantly generate fact-based documents and roadmaps, and support strategic business-critical decisions throughout the enterprise. For more information, please visit

About The Product Management View
The Product Management View blog and Webinar Series is run by a community of product managers driven by the belief that there is a better way to build a world-class product management organization. It is sponsored by FeaturePlan (, Pragmatic Marketing® (, the Software Marketing Perspectives Conference (, and GoToWebinar ( The blog has a variety of contributors from various industries and backgrounds, representing several product management associations and organizations. In it, the contributors write about software product management topics, news and issues relevant to the industry. The Product Management View keeps a schedule archived and upcoming product management seminars available at no charge, given by industry leaders on product management and marketing topics.

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