Get out of the office

“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 …

Is your desk a dumping ground?

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 sales let you down?

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…

The analyst racket

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?

Firefighting – is that your job?

Product managers spend nearly half their time firefighting.

But is this wrong? Well it depends on what you think product management is for.

Agile hype and Scrum dogma

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!

Product Management Blog | Propositions - How to build sharper propositions that really work | Product Focus

Propositions Product Management Journal

Our Product Management Journal on Propositions is packed with best practice, tips and insights.

See a summary of the content by clicking on the title above.

Do sales give your product away for free?

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 donkey?

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.

Who in your business knows your market best?

Is it you?

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