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Anatomy of a Product Manager

BY Lorian Leong on July 20, 2016

Anne-Lise Waal strips us product managers down to our skivvies! As the Managing Director of Attensi and former Director of Funcom, she knows a thing or two about the business savvy skills that product managers need to manage the commercial needs of your product. Be metrics driven—but make smart metrics Live and breathe your metrics […]

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Transformers: Understanding Product Leadership

BY Timm Richter on February 9, 2016

We are confused and speechless (in the literal sense) when it comes to leadership. Or shall I say management? After all, we generally call ourselves “product managers”, not “product leaders”. Maybe “product directors”? Or “product owners” who need to lead laterally, as they don’t really have the power to call the shots (contrary to those […]

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Using OKRs to focus on customer problems

BY Viktoras Jucikas on October 20, 2015

It’s that time of the year again. You need to set your team’s OKRs (objectives and key results) for the next quarter. What should go in there? What shouldn’t? What are you going to focus on? Here’s a quick look behind the curtain at what we’ve learned while setting them and making it effective at […]

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Traditional vs Lean Management: Why You Should Be Using Kanban

BY Diego Pereira on August 5, 2015

Let me get this out of the way: I love Kanban. And this isn’t for any of the usual reasons, such as because it’s a visual management tool, or because it enhances work in progress control, or even because it’s self-managed. I love Kanban because it allows me to not have project management in my product team. […]

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Evaluating Market Dynamics with the Startup Scorecard

BY Neal Cabage on August 29, 2014

How do you know whether a product idea is going to succeed if you build it and take it to market?  If you’ve ever been part of a startup, or if your organization has launched a new products, you know how precarious the effort can be. Sure, there is Lean methodology for discovering product-market fit, […]

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Leadership and how a Product Manager has to ‘manage’

BY Simba Sagwete on June 4, 2014

I recently left my first job as a product manager and reflecting on what happened led me to a lesson which I thought was worth sharing. I was frustrated with my job and rather than fighting on, I gave up to go somewhere else that promised less frustration. I’m not afraid to admit I gave […]

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Product Manager Survey 2013 Results - Overview

BY Simon Cast on February 12, 2014

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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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 […]

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What can product managers learn from film directors?

BY David Hawdale on January 14, 2013

A colleague and I were having a conversation over a pint the other day as to whether you could make the film Blade Runner using Agile processes. We concluded you could not. We thought you would need something more. You would need a vision, a way of developing that vision and a way to not […]

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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 […]

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