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Are product managers the sales prevention department?

As a product manager you may have been called the ‘sales prevention department’.

Don’t worry – saying ‘No’ is an important part of your job.

Are you the first product manager?

If you’re the first product manager in a business or are introducing product management into a company for the first time – you face some big challenges! Read on for our tips on how to succeed.

Why you should never ask your mother if your idea is any good

Talking to customers and getting accurate information is hard….. not because they lie but because they often tell you what they think you want to hear. This is never truer than with your own mother. The Mom Test helps ensure you improve your customer conversations.

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Should you be responsible for product profitability?

Should Product Managers be responsible for product profitability?

It’s one of the big questions that we get asked again and again…

Product Management Dashboard

Our Product Management Dashboard is a unique tool that we use when reviewing product management at our clients.

Use it to identify key challenges, discuss what’s going wrong and to communicate what needs to change.

In defence of the HiPPO

We talk about dealing with Hi.P.P.O.s (Highest Paid Person’s Opinion) on our training course but this blog introduces a new animal to be feared – the Z.E.B.R.A.

Here are 3 reasons why we might want to listen to the Hi.P.P.O.

Product Management Maturity Model

Our Product Management Maturity Model has been refined based on the work we’ve done with a variety of technology companies over the past few years. It’s always nice to know what to aim for and this model shows what a best practice product management function can look like.

Download our infographic to review the maturity of product management in your business.

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7 things you need to know about UX if you’re a Product Manager

7 things you need to know about UX if you’re a Product Manager

The worlds of product management and User eXperience (UX) are closer than they’ve ever been. If you want to deliver a product that your customers will love then you need to know about UX. But do you, as a Product Manager, really know about UX?

From projects to products

Does the next customer deal drive development priorities? Do Sales and Senior Management sell whatever the customer wants? Are costs spiralling and profits falling?

We explain the challenges of moving from a project driven to product driven business.

Roadmap Prioritisation – a case study

Find out how a process to priortise candidates for the roadmap works in real life.

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