Impostor Syndrome

Product Management and the Impostor Syndrome

Many workers, across all industries, know what it’s like to feel like an impostor in their own job. It’s a feeling that’s especially prevalent in product management.

We look at the reasons why Product Managers are at risk from Impostor Syndrome and some ways in which they can combat it.

Product Activities Framework

Some things change – and some things don’t

We’ve updated our Product Activities Framework to reflects the trends we’ve seen emerging in product management. However most of the key product management activities remain the same.

Use the framework to work out who does what in your business.

The fight over the customer

The fight over the customer

Historically there was a battle between Sales and Product Management. Sales, having more contact with customers, felt they had a better understanding of customer needs than product managers (and sometimes they were right). But I think today the bigger fight is between User Experience (UX) practitioners and product managers.

Product Managers and User Experience professionals are increasingly working together to deliver products. In some cases this relationship is highly productive, leading to outstanding products, but in others, it can be a bit dysfunctional.

Mother elephant with tiny baby

Enterprise vs Consumer product management

How different is B2B product management compared to B2C product management?

To help answer this question we’re showcasing a great blog from Rich Mironov which explores these differences in some detail.

Role clarity for product managers

Are you the first product manager?

If you’re the first product manager in a business or are introducing product management into a company for the first time – you face some big challenges! Read on for our tips on how to succeed.

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.

Internal product manager stuck in a box

Are you an internal product manager stuck in a box?

Internal product managers come up against unique obstacles and dilemmas. The challenge is serving internal customers rather than selling to external customers.

If you’re stuck in your role as an internal product manager we’ve outlined 6 ways to break free.

Working on the product not in the product

Do you spend your time fixing things, answering the same old questions and going round in circles like a hamster in a wheel?

Maybe you should be working on the product not in the product.

Firefighting vs planned activities diagram

Firefighting – 7 tips on how to be really good at it

The average product manager spends 45% of their time fire-fighting.

Whether you call it fire-fighting, trouble shooting or issue resolution – that’s more than 2 days per week! So have you thought about how to be really good at it?

A Product Owner is not a Product Manager

What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?

And why people can get so confused…

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