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How to Gain Agency - or Outrun a Bear

BY Rik Higham on October 2, 2017

When I lived in British Columbia, Canada, I used to go running in the forests behind our house. My housemate (appalled at the idea) insisted that I run with his dog to keep the grizzly bears away. At the end of one run I was chatting with a neighbour, a retired Canadian mountain guide with […] Read more »

Great Product Managers Have an Amplifying Effect

BY Andy Budd on July 29, 2016

After all these years designing digital products and services at Clearleft, we’ve finally realised the secret of our success, and it has nothing to do with us. Well, maybe not NOTHING, but our most satisfying client engagements all have one thing in common (as do our least satisfying engagements), and that’s client-side product management. Catalysts, […] Read more »

Turbocharging Product Development

BY Mark Wilson on April 18, 2016

In the eternal debate over in-house teams or external agencies, everyone is obsessing over the politics of either-or, when they should be focusing on the end goal: the best possible services. And that can only come from an intelligent combination of both. Outsourced Step-Change For many years, we were employed by clients to undertake periodic […] Read more »

Product Management in Agencies and Startups : What's the Difference?

BY Yoav Farbey on November 20, 2014

The principles of product management are generally the same across the board: product managers are responsible for the successful delivery of product releases. But in every company the role of product management is slightly different, depending on the circumstances and culture of each enterprise. There are also clear differences in the product manager’s role when […] Read more »

Why Pitching Won't Deliver Great Products

BY Paul Jackson on March 5, 2014

As digital transformation continues to disrupt most industries and organisations, it is depressing to see the extension of the ‘pitch’ process to the selection of agencies and suppliers for product development. Depressing, because the process inevitably rewards those least likely to ever develop something of any value. Anyone familiar with Mad Men knows that advertising […] Read more »