Understanding the concepts and language of financial reporting
Whether you are an executive, manager or professional, you may need to evaluate a customer, plan new projects or policies, or simply deal with the financial aspects of your role. To be effective you'll want to be able to use the language of accounting.
Making the Microchip - At the Limits III is an overview of the semiconductor processing industry. This video course provides a comprehensive view of the complex manufacturing steps using non-technical terminology and analogies.
The success of a product is a function of many factors that cannot be controlled. Given that, what criteria that is measurable, would be good to judge a product manager?
"Leadership"being able to get the informal team to work together. Humility and good interpersonal relationships are components of that. Market share, independently reported, is a good measurable one.
We had a very measurable oneprofit marginthe product manager's bonus was a function of increases in this area.
Another one is paid sales to target customers, according to the forecast. You notice I said "paid" sales—if equipment is not yet accepted by the customer, you are not fully paid. Payment and a happy customer are related.
If Bob Graham from Novellus fame were still with us, what we he look for? SALES and GROSS MARGIN.