Changing from traditional ‘top-down’ models of management to a more matrix approach can be a challenge. How can you be sure you are empowering your teams, while also keeping the right level of accountability and governance? In this blog we look at some ways to ensure you unlock the potential of matrix management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Avoid product managers acting as an expert helpdesk.
Focus on the fuzzy front-end.
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.
Product management by heroes or by committee?
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.
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…