Tag Archives | Product Management

Avoiding product management whiplash

I recently spent time with some new product managers and nearly all of them commented on how they found it difficult juggling the different disciplines involved. They’re right, there is a lot to juggle, and the context switching can cause some serious whiplash and brain-drain. Each phase of product development requires a different perspective, almost […]

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The Broken Windows Theory of Technical Debt

No matter how you prioritise your backlog, it’s always a challenge to deal with technical debt. Martin Fowler has a pretty good explanation of what technical debt is, and the obvious risks it brings: Doing things the quick and dirty way sets us up with a technical debt, which is similar to a financial debt. […]

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Bringing MVP Culture to Every Product Feature

What “lean” means for us in product development I very firmly include myself in the group of people converted to the “lean” product philosophy, but what does this word really mean? Well for the broader context, lean derives from post-war Japanese culture, where limited resources were the standard. Working in these conditions – a situation […]

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Four Steps to a Free Data Analysis Platform for Your Product

Understanding how customers use your product is a vital part of product management. To get this insight of how customers are interacting with your product, there are two different routes open to you: Qualitative research, or Quantitative research. Qualitative research involves such methods as user studies, sitting with a focus group, running workshops with users, […]

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Product Managers: Vision, Instinct & Obsession

I wanted to note down my experience of the product management role as after speaking to a few startup founders I’ve heard a lot of differing opinions, at least here in London. (In this post I’ll use the word customer over the word user as I prefer it. User sounds a bit hollow). The basics […]

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Product Management in B2B

On the 4th birthday of ProductTank London in May, Thomas Schwaiger (@tschwaiger) invited three speakers to share with us their experiences of building and working in B2B (business to business) companies. James Gill (@JamesJGill), Founder and CEO of GoSquared Rif Kiamil (@rifkiamil), Founder and CEO of FOODit Clancy Childs (@cchilds), Chief Product and Marketing Officer […]

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Product Manager Survey Part 2 – UK Results

In part 2 of this series analysing the results of our Product Manager Survey, we’ll be looking at the breakdown of responses from people based in the UK. If you missed it, you can also read Part 1 of the survey results. Some 40% of the responses came from the UK. Of those responses, 60% […]

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Why Your Roadmap Should Be Flexible

I talk to a shocking number of Product Managers on a regular basis who are exasperated at their company’s approach to roadmapping. Some companies refuse outright to have a roadmap, instead opting to put to paper only what they can commit to in the next few sprints – ie. a release plan or project plan. […]

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