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

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.

Warning triangle

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.

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Free label

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.

Happy donkey

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?

Product Management Journal Issue 1 - Launching

Launching Product Management Journal

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

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Judged on the success of your product?

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…

Diagram for developing a business case

Lies, damn lies and business cases

Business cases are a complete waste of time. You know that the numbers will be wrong and made to say whatever it takes to get sign-off. When being first-to-market really counts – business cases just slow you down.

Whilst we don’t believe this we’ve certainly seen this attitude in the past!

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