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Anne-Lise Waal discusses the essential anatomy of a product manager at ProductTank Oslo

Anatomy of a Product Manager

Anne-Lise Waal strips us product managers down to our skivvies! As the Managing Director of Attensi and former Director of Funcom, she knows a thing or two about the business savvy skills that product managers need to manage the commercial needs of your product. Be metrics driven—but make smart metrics Live and breathe your metrics […]

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Optimus Prime - Transformer and Leader, and metaphor for product leadership

Transformers: Understanding Product Leadership

We are confused and speechless (in the literal sense) when it comes to leadership. Or shall I say management? After all, we generally call ourselves “product managers”, not “product leaders”. Maybe “product directors”? Or “product owners” who need to lead laterally, as they don’t really have the power to call the shots (contrary to those […]

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Using OKRs to focus on customer problems

It’s that time of the year again. You need to set your team’s OKRs (objectives and key results) for the next quarter. What should go in there? What shouldn’t? What are you going to focus on? Here’s a quick look behind the curtain at what we’ve learned while setting them and making it effective at […]

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Evaluating Market Dynamics with the Startup Scorecard

How do you know whether a product idea is going to succeed if you build it and take it to market?  If you’ve ever been part of a startup, or if your organization has launched a new products, you know how precarious the effort can be. Sure, there is Lean methodology for discovering product-market fit, […]

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Product Manager Survey 2013 - Overview

Product Manager Survey 2013 Results – Overview

In the second of our annual surveys, we again, looked at the state of working product managers. We had double the responses compared to last year, so have lots of great data to share – this first post will look the general stats, with further posts coming to look at specific aspects in more detail. […]

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Consumer vs Enterprise Product Management

Whether you call it consumer or B2C¹, enterprise or B2B², being a product manager on one side or the other has long been a defining characteristic. You either know how to build products for enterprises or for consumers and job ads make a big deal about focusing on one or the other. But is there […]

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I am a Product Manager

This is a guest post by Paul Pechey, Product Manager at Just-Eat, in response to our recent article “What, exactly, is a Product Manager?”. Reading Martin’s excellent “What, exactly, is a Product Manager?” post yesterday I felt compelled to revisit a really interesting exercise I did about 18 months ago – one that I would […]

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