Internal competition between product managers

Are you in a dog fight with the other product managers?

I bet you thought that other companies were your main source of competition. But is it the other product managers at your company that are your biggest threat?

Best practice

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…

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Product Management Maturity Model 2014

Check how mature your product management function is with our maturity model.

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How do you measure a product manager?

If you want stuff done, start measuring it. But what should you measure for a role that has such broad responsibilities?

Can football cliches be applied to product management?

Football clichés for product management

It’s a game of two halves…

Product Manager vs Project Manager

Product Manager vs Project Manager

Has your role ever been confused with being that of a project manager?

It’s a common problem – so what can we do about it?

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As a product manager you are … a janitor

The role of a PM is, necessarily, murky. It changes wildly from company to company, and even within a company from team to team, and even on a particular team from day to day. It is perhaps the job where the epithet “wears many hats” is most apt …

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What would you tell yourself?

If you could have stood in front of a mirror and told yourself 2 things when you first started out in product management – what would they have been?

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A superb product manager

What makes them so damn good?

Some wonderful comments from product managers in this blog entry.

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What is product management?

Product management is the job of looking after a specific product within a business.

There are two parts to the job – bringing new products to market and managing those that are already launched and ‘in-life’. Read more of this explanation…

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