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Consumer vs Enterprise Product Management

BY Martin Eriksson on February 26, 2013

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 Read more »

What can product managers learn from film directors?

BY David Hawdale on January 14, 2013

One day, a colleague and I were having a conversation over a pint as to whether you could make the film Blade Runner using Agile processes. We concluded that you could not. We thought you’d need something more. A vision. A way of developing that vision, and a way to not lose the vision in Read more »

I am a Product Manager

BY Paul on October 12, 2011

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 Read more »

Steve Jobs - the greatest Product Manager ever?

BY Martin Eriksson on October 6, 2011

It’s a sad day for the technology world today with the news that Steve Jobs passed away last night, finally succumbing to the pancreatic cancer which has plagued him over the last several years. I wrote a post yesterday trying to define a Product Manager, and sparked quite a debate. There probably is no one Read more »

Guest Post: Knowing You Are A Product Manager Makes All The Difference

BY EmmaHarris on August 18, 2011

Editor’s note: ‘Product Manager’ can be an ambiguous term in some companies, like ‘UX’ has been in recent times. A big part of what we’re trying to do at MindTheProduct is help companies understand the Product Manager and to identify this person formally within their teams. Almost always, at least one person is already doing Read more »

Hey Recruiter, Project Manager ≠ Product Manager

BY Martin Eriksson on July 29, 2011

I just got off the phone with a recruiter who somehow managed to bypass my bullshit detector long enough to actually pitch me a job that was “a perfect fit for my profile”. First of all, stop talking about my profile you perv. Read more »

Leadership and Product Management

BY Simon Cast on June 19, 2011

We often see Product Management in light of tools and techniques, such as roadmaps and lo-fi usability testing. However, Product Management encompasses more than that. Indeed focusing only on the tools means you are not taking advantage of what Product Management can bring to an organisation. More than the tools, Leadership is of crucial importance Read more »