My name is Dan Flanigan and I am a product strategist with extensive experience building new products and launching them successfully to market. I have over twenty years of experience in enterprise software with domain expertise in human resources, talent management, identity management, and content marketing. I believe that product managers must spend time in the field, and as such, I have extensive customer and sales facing experience, outlining product solutions that have led to the close of deals with multiple Fortune 100 companies.
I have repeatedly brought new products to market, taking several from zero to $25M in annual revenue. I have brought products from 3 companies into a Gartner Magic Quadrant leaders quadrant.
Software Product Management
Talent Management/Human Capital Management
Learning Management and Development Planning
Human Resources Information Systems
Web Content Management
VP of ProductsMay 2012 – Present
Executive leader responsible for product roadmap, product requirements, user experience, content marketing, and documentation for Web Content Management and Content Marketing application.
Key Achievement: Launch of patented technology for website migration and site redesign.
Director, Product ManagementJune 2007 – May 2012 (5 years)
Product Management leader responsible for multiple products and staff of product managers, user experience designers and technical writers.
Key Achievement: Launched innovative Performance Management suite to market comprised of five product offerings -- Goal Management, Performance Reviews, Succession Planning, Career Planning and Development Planning. Product within Leaders quadrant of Gartner Magic Quadrant within three years of launch
Key Achievement: Developed and executed ecosystem strategy to partner and integrate with competency providers, Learning Management systems and 360 feedback providers
Key Achievement: Provided functional criteria and evaluation of Compensation system as part of acquisition due diligence resulting in acquisition of Worldwide Compensation
Transitioned development from a waterfall to an agile development methodology
Established user group and online customer community
Product Manager2006 – 2007
Key Achievement: Provided functional criteria and evaluation of Compensation system as part of acquisition due diligence resulting in acquisition of Nuvosoft
Key Achievement: Developed enhancements and product demonstration script resulting in HR Technology Conference product shootout win for Performance and Learning solutions
Developed product roadmap, product requirements, use cases, and detailed specifications for Performance Management and Learning Management applications.
Product Manager2005 – 2006
Developed product roadmap and executed product plans for Enterprise Provisioning Suite comprised of 5 products
Key Achievement: Introduction of new product -- RoleCourier. First provisioning vendor to provide integrated role management
Managed Rapid Response pipeline of enhancements requiring engineering resources to achieve sales or revenue recognition goals
Sr. Product ManagerNovember 2001 – August 2005
Managed product lifecycle and product roadmap for suite of 14 modules for a biannual release schedule accounting for 70% of company revenue
Key Achievement: Increased Gartner MarketScope rating for Performance Management product from Positive to Strong Positive
Key Achievement: Launched new products to market including Compensation Management, Analytics, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning. Workforce Planning provided resource demand planning, project portfolio management, expense management, time & attendance, and position management
Created corporate demonstration system, scripts and data , with scenarios to demonstrate performance management, succession planning, 360 feedback, learning management, learning content management, compensation management, hiring management, organizational climate surveys, cascading goals, coaching content, reporting, and system administration
Cyborg1997 – 2001
Provided product expertise and support for sales and pre-sales professionals
Wrote sales proposals and responded to Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
Developed technical white papers for products in development
Created sales support knowledge repository