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How product managers can make meetings great again

BY Nis Frome on August 24, 2016

It’s become a common trope that product management is less about the management of products and more directly about the management of stakeholder relations. To that end, meetings would seem like an ideal use of time, enabling product managers to communicate with key members of the team. But as most readers know, that’s rarely the Read more »

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 Read more »

From Waterfall to Agile: A Product Manager Transition

BY Ramon Guiu on February 16, 2016

A few weeks back, Martin Eriksson reviewed the history of Product Management and explained how the discipline was born in the FMCG manufacturing industry. At the time, the process for creating products was similar to the Waterfall project management model we’re familiar with because the development, testing, production and market distribution of physical goods is expensive and Read more »

6 Things a Product Manager Is Not

BY Simba Sagwete on December 8, 2015

A product manager is simultaneously none of these six things and all of them at the same time. Not all of us get to work in organisations that are set up with specialists in each subject area. Being the generalists we tend to be, working in a smaller organisation is great for allowing us to Read more »

Product Managers: Vision, Instinct & Obsession

BY Hemal Kuntawala on July 23, 2014

I wanted to note down my experience of the product management role as after speaking to a few startup founders I’ve heard a lot of differing opinions, at least here in London. (In this post I’ll use the word customer over the word user as I prefer it. User sounds a bit hollow). The basics Read more »

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 Read more »

Product Managers: 5 ways you can make an engineer's job easier

BY Kirsty Lee on March 31, 2014

As a Product Manager, demands are placed on you from many different areas – from engineering and design, to marketing and business development. However, software engineers tend to be the ones who work closest with Product Managers on a day-to-day basis – and they usually have a pretty clear idea of the things which make Read more »

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. Read more »