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Product Management is Simple, but Very, Very Hard

BY Simon Cast on May 20, 2019

I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead. Mark Twain At its core Product Management is about making choices between countless possibilities to deliver value to the end user while meeting organisational goals and constraints. Simple huh? But not straightforward, nor easy to achieve. Indeed, this is […]

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Why Product Managers Should not Report to the CTO

BY Simon Cast on November 5, 2018

Product managers often end up reporting to the CTO, and some will argue that this is a good thing. While this might have been the case in the early days of product management, it’s not anymore. Why Shouldn’t a CTO be the Boss? Martin Eriksson’s seminal post on being a product manager shows that they […]

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Why you Need a Sense of Urgency in Product

BY Simon Cast on March 30, 2017

When I was doing my basic training in the military one of the things our instructors continually stressed was a sense of urgency. Nothing was to be rushed, but equally, nothing was to be done at a leisurely pace either. No need to take five minutes to shower when you are just as clean after […]

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Bigger and Better - Product Management Survey Results 2016

BY Simon Cast on December 8, 2016

Our universe is expanding. More than 1,200 of you took part in this year’s Product Manager survey, double the number who took part in our survey three years ago. It’s growth that is mirrored throughout the product manager community, and we see the effects directly at Mind The Product – in the increasing number and […]

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Product Management Survey 2016

BY Simon Cast on April 7, 2016

What makes a product manager? From our previous surveys we’ve learned a lot about everything from team sizes and organisation structure to compensation and academic backgrounds. It’s now time to gather fresh data and see how product management is evolving as a craft and a profession, and we need your help. We’ve refreshed our Annual […]

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Product Manager Survey Part 2 - UK Results

BY Simon Cast on May 16, 2014

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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