Part of the mission of many technology companies is to pursue innovation – it’s a great message to their customers, an enticement to new employees and a key tool to differentiate in crowded markets. But if it’s uncontrolled, there’s a risk of spending lots of money on expensive innovations, few of which pay back their investment.
So, what do we mean by innovation and how can we get it under control without stifling its opportunities?
Product Managers are increasingly becoming overwhelmed by the number of tools they interact with daily.
We look at some of the main culprits – tools for communication – and discuss some ways to help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.