Product Management Reviews and Assessments

We’ve been doing product management for over 25 years. One thing we’ve learned is that the management of products is done differently from business to business.

The way product responsibilities are split between teams varies, and what’s best practice depends on a number of things … your development approach, types of products and lifecycle stage … also your market conditions and the size of your business.

This makes it difficult to know if what you’re doing is good, bad or indifferent.

We can help

Our Product Management Assessment is a structured review of your product management. The output is a set of practical recommendations to answer questions such as:

  • Are we set up right and using best practice?
  • How do we move from a project to a product-based approach?
  • How do we make our product management world class?

We use various proprietary tools to investigate product management at your company, analyse our findings and make our recommendations. Our Adaptive Product Governance Framework can be applied in most businesses to review and refine your product development and product lifecycle management processes.

 

“Following our session last week with Product Focus we were delighted with the result. Your consultant hit the ground running to gather information on the business by speaking to the relevant parties. Their knowledge on the industry and context was like they worked within our business. They had a very engaging style which helped the team to be open … there was the right mix of high level overview, specifics and practical suggestions, tools and frameworks to implement the improvements we had identified.”  Head of Business Strategy, UK Healthcare

 

Please call for a free 15 minute chat on +44 (0)207 099 5567 or email us at info@productfocus.com.


Product Management Assessment


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Our Approach

We start by scoping out the assessment so we both understand what will be covered, the timescales, costs and deliverables. The focus and level of detail is set by you.

All our assessments are undertaken by senior Product Focus consultants and the high-level process is shown below.


Why Product Focus?

  • Our experience. We have worked with hundreds of companies and thousands of product managers. We know what works and what doesn’t.
  • Our proprietary tools. Through our research and experience we have developed a set of tools that allow us to quickly pinpoint common issues and their solutions.
  • Our database of past assessments. An invaluable resource used by our consultants for insights and best practice.
  • Our annual industry survey. Another resource for our consultants that allows comparison against the industry norm.
  • Our practical approach. As independent and impartial experts we make sure we give you practical and useful recommendations that will have a big impact in your business.

If you’d like to find out more, please call on +44 (0)207 099 5567 or email us at info@productfocus.com.

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After two years of getting punched, kicked and beat down I feel as though you have just taught me karate, and I am looking forward to immediately putting into practice all of the tools, techniques and best practices to fight back. Thank you for an excellent three days of Product Management training.
Richard Fletcher - Product Manager Security Products, Johnson Controls
Overnight after the training it became easier to raise issues, and design decisions. I can thank the exercises and discussions in class. In future I look forward to applying a few of the techniques when talking with customers, and gaining their feedback on first release…  
Roy Matthews - Business Analyst, Dunnhumby
Thanks so much for running this course. I cannot even begin to tell you how helpful it was for me. I now feel equipped with the tools I need to do a great job. Many thanks!
Sam Cassidy - Product Manager, John Wiley & Sons
Well structured content and solid theory. Makes a massive difference when the presenters are passionate about their subject. Highly recommended for product managers of all abilities and experience.
Andrew Scarborough - Product Marketing Manager, Bottomline Technologies
The tools, templates and checklists provided are super useful. I love the fact that they’re changeable so I can easily adjust them to my company’s way of working.
Karin Kuster - Product Manager, Iddink Group
We recently used Product Focus to deliver some excellent bespoke training to our Product and Marketing team and the feedback was really great – thank you!
Hanna Smith - HR Director, Madgex
Anyone who would benefit from understanding the role of product management should attend this course. One of the best training courses I have done, the pace was just right, it was very interesting and engaging. Never boring.
Conor Tweed - Product Analyst, Realex Payments
Excellent course, wish I'd done this a year ago when I started as a PM. It would’ve changed my view on leaving product management, but decision already made!
Cheryl Paterson - Product Manager, Allocate Software
Product Focus is one of the best run specialist training businesses I’ve visited. They are clearly positioned as market leaders in their field. They produce high quality output through marketing, sales and training delivery materials and their back office is run in the same high-quality manner.
Doug Shaw - Learning & Performance Institute (LPI)
A great course delivered by a dynamic and knowledgeable expert with real world industry experience. I believe regardless of their experience level anyone would learn something new. Best investment I have made for my team and business this year.
Phil Hornby - Head of PM Platforms, Diagnostics & Services, Continental

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