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Is it Time for a Licence to Practise Product Management?

BY Marc Abraham on August 14, 2018

I recently came across a piece by Mike Monteiro, co-founder and design director of Mule Design, titled Design’s Lost Generation, in which he makes the case that designers should require a licence to do their job. Mike got me thinking; should product managers also require a licence do their job? After all, we’re a sizeable […] Read more »

Product manager job titles and hierarchy

BY Martin Eriksson on July 9, 2018

There’s a lot of confusion around product management job titles, seniority, and hierarchy. This makes it hard to compare jobs, plan your career, and attract the right talent to your team. In this post, I’ll walk through the product manager levels, providing overviews for each product role, and some useful content to refer to. Product […] Read more »

Why do we Forget That Product Management is a Tough Career?

BY Rik Higham on May 14, 2018

Growing up, I wanted to be an astronaut – or a dinosaur. I think I got closer to being a dinosaur, I certainly did more practice! As an adult, if I could trade careers overnight I’d quite like to be an actor. The challenge of authentically playing different characters in different situations appeals to me, […] Read more »

How Going Part-Time Made me a Better Product Manager

BY Jonathan Waddingham on April 18, 2018

In 2013, before Shared Parental Leave was a thing in the UK, I decided that I wanted to change my work-life balance from full-time to a four-day working week with one day of childcare. Part-time product manager roles are rare, but luckily I worked for an employer who was open to the idea. So after a successful […] Read more »

Want Better Product Managers? Throw Them In at the Deep End

BY Timo Hilhorst on March 13, 2018

I recently read a write-up of what looked like a very interesting roundtable discussion with product leaders in London. The last of the four topics particularly caught my eye: “how do you increase the commercial acumen of product managers?”. The article suggested that “product people (especially those in Europe) are weak commercially”, which “can lead to […] Read more »

Vivek Bedi - The Awesome Product Manager

BY Tremis Skeete on March 2, 2018

Vivek Bedi is the Head of Product at LearnVest. He has over 15 years’ product management experience, working for companies like Goldman Sachs, Sterling Backcheck, and now LearnVest. In his presentation, talks about LearnVest, the role of a product manager, and what he’s learned from his years as a product manager. A Great Product Manager […] Read more »

Better for Business? Size up the Benefits of an MBA

BY Alex Jonas on February 9, 2018

Over the past couple of years, there has been something of a trend in product management circles for criticizing (or at least challenging) the value of an MBA. As a current MBA candidate, here’s why I think this is misguided. A couple of years ago an article appeared in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere which highlighted the […] Read more »

4 Challenges That Get in the Way of Effective Product Leadership

BY James Mayes on February 5, 2018

I recently had the opportunity to attend a roundtable discussion for product leaders in London. Under strict observation of the Chatham House rule, the group picked out a host of themes for discussion, and I’ve chosen the four topics which seemed to resonate universally, along with a selection of the considerations mentioned and the approaches […] Read more »

Taking Stock and Planning for Impact

BY Rosemary King on December 19, 2017

For better or worse, the turning of a calendar year conveniently provides us with an opportunity for introspection. This time of year, we examine what we have accomplished, how we feel about it, what we want to do, what we dream of doing, and what our goals are for the coming year.  Sadly for us […] Read more »