Hi.P.P.O.

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

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.

Product manager personas

Product Manager Personas – to help understand your role

You may already use personas when developing propositions or working on requirements, but have you ever thought about using product manager personas?

They’re useful because they help you think about the skills and behaviour you need to be successful in your job.

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The winning aspiration

Want to win? Why not build your product strategy on the ideas in this very successful book.

It’s about having a winning aspiration which quite simply means how do you beat the competition?

Iceberg products

Don’t let iceberg products sink your business

Many older products are left floating around. We call these Iceberg or Coconut products.

Coconut products make money and don’t cost much to run but iceberg product have big hidden costs that can sink your business.

In-life - Where the rubber hits the road

In-life – where the rubber hits the road

Creating new products can appear exciting and glamorous compared to managing an in-life product.

But in-life is where a product idea is put into practice and where the money is earned!

How websites trick you

How websites trick you

Sometimes companies do things on their websites that are designed to deliberately mislead us.

They are known as dark patterns – but are they good or bad design?

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