The Optimal Product and Minimum Viable Product

Minimum Viable Product vs the Optimal product

Minimum Viable Product (MVP) versus Optimal product – what’s the difference and the MVP trap that many companies fall into.

Watch our short video to explain the theory behind the Lean Product, MVPs and Optimal Products.

product manager role and why you need to lead

The product manager role and why you need to lead

Is your direction set by whatever crisis you face? Are you busy reacting to the requests of others? Does your email drive you?

Don’t swim with the shoal – why product managers need to lead.

A checklist to evaluate product management training providers

A checklist to evaluate product management training providers

Don’t waste your training budget.

Use this 15-point checklist to confirm the training provider you’re considering is right for you.

A simple tool for stakeholder management

What do stakeholders and children have in common?

Use the answer to simplify your stakeholder management process.

Putting product management in the driving seat

Over the past 10 years we’ve worked with thousands of product managers. We see unique problems but surprisingly lots of very similar ones.

Watch this cartoon video to discover what they are and how to put product management in the driving seat.

Using listening posts to keep up-to-date

Question: How do you find out what’s going on in your market?

Answer: By setting up a network of “listening posts” to hear about what’s going on with your customers, prospects, competition and the market.

What’s most important – great product managers or great organisation?

Product management by heroes or by committee?

Are you stuck in the mud?

It’s not you it’s the system

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in mud? It takes more time and effort to do things than it should.

It’s probably the processes and structures used to run the product management function that just aren’t working. Use our framework to review your set-up.

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Which companies do best practice product management?

We’re often asked to give an example of a company that does best practice product management. There is no easy answer. However we do work with lots of technology companies and what we see are pockets of excellence…

Conference call best practice

Conference Call Best Practice

6 best practice tips and a funny video of how it can go wrong!

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