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Using the 5 Whys to Stop Firefighting and Become Proactive

Many product managers spend too much of their time sorting out issues and putting out fires.

This blog helps you reduce your firefighting by changing perceptions, having a stronger focus on prioritization and addressing the root cause of issues.

Maths Skill through life

Data is essential for Product Managers

Data is a big trend so as a product manager it’s likely you’ll need to get to grips with it.

Our advice is to make sure you’ve got at least basic Excel skills and don’t hesitate to pull in the data scientists if you need help with more complex challenges.

The 4++ times Product Managers meet B2B customers

When do you get the opportunity to meet customers? And are these the right type of meeting to get the insights you really need?

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Are you a slave to your email?

We all use email every day but it often fails us. Sometimes it can feel as if our inbox drives what we do.

Here are a few thoughts to get you thinking about email best practice and how you can use it more effectively – and a really fun video!

The Mom test

Why you should never ask your mother if your idea is any good

Talking to customers and getting accurate information is hard….. not because they lie but because they often tell you what they think you want to hear. This is never truer than with your own mother. The Mom Test helps ensure you improve your customer conversations.

Product manager personas

Product Manager Personas – to help understand your role

You may already use personas when developing propositions or working on requirements, but have you ever thought about using product manager personas?

They’re useful because they help you think about the skills and behaviour you need to be successful in your job.

Product management problem

What Would You Do? Try this dilemma…

As a product manager, there are always hard decisions.

What would you decide to do with this typical launch dilemma?

Buzzwords

Buzzwords – do you use them?

See this wonderfully funny short video about business buzzwords.

The P in Product Management (PM) really stands for?

Does it really means People Management 🙂

And what else could it stand for – Project Management, Personal Management …

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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