“You’ll learn more from spending an hour with a customer than you can from 50 market research reports” says Adrian Slywotzky.
So get out of the office and speak to customers …
As a product manager are you constantly sweeping up the mess made by someone else?
Of course we’re sympathetic … but I sometimes wonder if we bring some of this upon ourselves…
Do you get frustrated when your sales people don’t deliver what they forecast.
Yes? So what can you do to get them back on track…
As product managers and product marketers our role can bring us into contact with the big technology analysts – with their magic quadrants, waves and cycles.
But are there some potential conflicts of interest?
Product managers spend nearly half their time firefighting.
But is this wrong? Well it depends on what you think product management is for.
So, is Agile better than Waterfall? Scrum better than Stage-Gate? We don’t necessarily think so.
There is no single best way of developing even though some people would like us to believe there is!
Does your sales team sell your product (in exchange for money) or do they give it away for free?
An excellent blog entry from Jock Busuttil.
How happy is your team?
Here’s a quick checklist of things that you can do to help check that your team is happy and performing at their best.
Is it you?
Should you be judged on the success of your product?
Well the easy answer would be yes however I think back to my early years in product management and think is it really that easy…