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Losing Weight with the Lean Startup

BY Nick Cordrey on February 6, 2012

Following a weekend of Lean talks around London with Eric Ries, Nick Cordrey has written this guest post as an introduction to Lean for those who might still be unsure about what it involves and how to get started Everything is very lean at the moment. Not a bit of fat in sight. Which is […] Read more »

What would you do as a Product Manager on Google+?

BY Sam Collins on January 13, 2012

My real gripe with the Product Vision behind Google+ is… it doesn’t appear to have one. Forget the criticisms of Google+ tactics – instead let’s take a look at their strategy and get constructive. In order to make this worthwhile, we first have to reverse engineer what the goal of Google+ might be. I don’t […] Read more »

Gift Ideas for your Favourite Product Manager

BY Janna Bastow on December 16, 2011

With the holiday season just around the corner, we’re all scrambling to find the perfect gift for those who made a difference in our lives this year. Have you got a product manager you’d like to treat to something special this holiday season? We’ve compiled a list of great gifts your producteer will surely drool […] Read more »

Spare Me From THAT Product Guy

BY Sam Collins on December 7, 2011

Like most people in the tech world, I read TechCrunch. Like most product managers in the tech world, I cringed when I read Spare Me From The Product Guys – one of the most atrocious pieces I have read in a while. For example: … to drive a product means understanding the full scope of […] Read more »

Focus on the problem, not the solution

BY Martin Eriksson on November 15, 2011

At a ProductTank last year one question from the audience made me want to jump up on stage and answer it myself – “where does the innovation and creativity go if product managers are defining all the products?”. Stop, I wanted to shout, you’re doing it wrong. A lot of people new to the concept […] 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 »

Segmentation and Personas

BY Shahid on October 11, 2011

This is a guest post written by Shahid Hussain, author of The No Bullshit Guide to Product Management. Segmentation and Personas are tools to help you and your team understand your users better. First, segmentation. Ready? Before you built your product, you probably considered who might use it. That group of people is your market. […] Read more »

What, exactly, is a Product Manager?

BY Martin Eriksson on October 5, 2011

I often get asked what a product manager is. What do they do? Where do they come from? How do you get into product management? Why do they like sharpies so much? In his book Inspired, Marty Cagan describes the job of the product manager as “to discover a product that is valuable, usable and […] Read more »

Being a Lean Product Manager

BY Simon Cast on September 30, 2011

From the early days of PeerIndex we’ve been running as a (very) lean startup. This has taught me some lessons about the practice of Product Management in lean startup environments. This is less about the use of customer development tools and finding product market fit but rather about some tips and tricks that made my […] Read more »

Tame Your Roadmap

BY Janna Bastow on September 27, 2011

Your role as a product manager means you’re putting a lot of thought in to the long term vision of your product. We all know that, counting up all of the minute details you’ve got your finger on that you know will need to be accomplished along the way, getting this all into one page […] Read more »