Tools to help product management leaders under pressure

As a product team leader, finding time to work out how to improve the performance of your team or department can be tough.

In this blog we provide some useful tools and advice.

Product Management Dashboard

Our Product Management Dashboard is a unique tool that we use when reviewing product management at our clients.

Use it to identify key challenges, discuss what’s going wrong and to communicate what needs to change.

From projects to products

From projects to products

Does the next customer deal drive development priorities? Do Sales and Senior Management sell whatever the customer wants? Are costs spiralling and profits falling?

We explain the challenges of moving from a project driven to product driven business.

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.

Where should product managers spend their time?

Avoid product managers acting as an expert helpdesk.

Focus on the fuzzy front-end.

Putting out fires as a product manager

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.

Great product manager

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

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.

Needle in a haystack

Tips for recruiting product managers

At Product Focus, we understand how tough it can be to find good product managers. So here are some top tips for recruiting product managers…

Dumping ground

Is your desk a dumping ground?

As a product manager are you constantly sweeping up the mess made by someone else?

Of course we’re sympathetic … but I sometimes wonder if we bring some of this upon ourselves…

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