Tag Archives | Product Manager

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How to fix Runaway Project Timelines

We’ve all been there: two months into a two-week project and the end still isn’t anywhere in sight. Sometimes a good project goes bad, you learn your lesson, and move on. But sometimes the issue is deeper than that, and it’s not a one-off fluke, but an institutional issue that keeps repeating itself. It’s so […]

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A Product Manager’s Guide to Strong Team Communication

Product managers and their more recent Agile brethren, product owners, hold one of the most demanding positions in an organisation. As the crucial nexus in the product development framework, their plate is all too often full with business demands, technical requirements, and marketing concerns. Product management in this context can feel like chaos, the type […]

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Changing Lanes – Becoming a Platform Product Manager

I’m a product manager for a content management system that runs some of the most-visited websites in the world. Our team reports to the CTO, and we sit within the engineering arm of the organization. Prior to this I’d had a year’s product experience at a customer-facing SaaS company and naively I believed I could copy-paste […]

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Dave West distinguishes between Product Owners and Product Managers at ProductTank NYC

Product Owner vs Product Manager

As a Product Owner and the CEO of Scrum.org I was invited to speak at ProductTank NYC earlier this year about the conflict between the roles Product Owner and Product Manager. And how organizations need to consolidate on one overall decision maker for the product, and that person should be engaged with the delivery teams […]

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What’s the toughest part of your job?

The product management job has no shortage of challenges, tactical or strategic. There are the ones you sign up for: validating problems in the market, identifying a differentiated value proposition, defining the roadmap, shepherding feature development. For most of us, those things are synonymous with the job itself. Then there are the challenges we don’t […]

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ProductCamp 2015 London

Read our round-up from ProductCamp London 2015

Last Saturday more than 200 product professionals from around the world descended on Paddington for what promised to be a day of lively discussion, networking and many coffees at ProductCamp’s sixth London “unconference”. In true unconference spirit there were no official speakers and no formal agenda – but instead a truckload of discussion ideas pitched by […]

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product management in startups and agencies

Product Management in Agencies and Startups : What’s the Difference?

The principles of product management are generally the same across the board: product managers are responsible for the successful delivery of product releases. But in every company the role of product management is slightly different, depending on the circumstances and culture of each enterprise. There are also clear differences in the product manager’s role when […]

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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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The Importance Of Narrative

Mid last year, Janna, my co-founder at ProdPad, and I were having trouble understanding where ProdPad was taking us, so we sat down and came up with a narrative and storyboards for our product. Having this narrative for ProdPad has helped immensely and I only wish we had written it down earlier. Product managers need […]

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