How to control your launch date

What does the word ‘launch’ mean in your company?

Find out how to split your launch date into ready-to-tell, ready-to-trial, ready-to-sell and ready-for-service to get more control.

The P in Product Management (PM) really stands for?

Does it really means People Management 🙂

And what else could it stand for – Project Management, Personal Management …

10 tips to close the revenue gap

Have you ever faced a demand from the big boss to help close a short-term revenue gap?

When this happens, what do you do?

Do you feel disconnected from your customers?

‘Voice of the market’ means being an expert on what current and potential customers care about in your market. It’s vital to creating successful product plans.

But with a bursting inbox, fires to fight and too many other priorities, it’s easy to feel disconnected from customers and prospects.

Are you in a dog fight with the other product managers?

I bet you thought that other companies were your main source of competition. But is it the other product managers at your company that are your biggest threat?

What’s most important – great product managers or great organisation?

Product management by heroes or by committee?

It’s not you it’s the system

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in mud? It takes more time and effort to do things than it should.

It’s probably the processes and structures used to run the product management function that just aren’t working. Use our framework to review your set-up.

What vs How

Do you ever struggle to explain to colleagues what product management does? If so, here’s a simple model that can help.

Essentially product management is about “the what”.

Product Management Training course in progress

7 ways to persuade your boss to approve training

The key arguments that will convince your manager to give you some product management training.

Good luck 🙂

Making decisions on gut feel

How do you make product decisions?

I had an interesting discussion recently with Michel Roth, Senior Director or Product Management at RES Software. His big issue with product management is that too often decision making is based on intuitive feel and limited facts.

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