SUNDAY REWIND: Product managers - you are not the CEO of anything

BY Eira Hayward on April 3, 2022

Ben Horowitz’s much-repeated phrase describing product managers as the CEOs of their products has led lots of people to get enthused about product management. In this Sunday rewind we look at how MTP co-founder Martin Eriksson disagrees strongly with this thinking […] Read more »

Experimentation for product teams: Part 2

BY Eira Hayward on March 28, 2022 for Prioritised Members

Experiments are a quick and inexpensive way for product managers to validate and prioritise their ideas. In Experimentation for product teams: Part 1 we explore the types of experimentation product managers can use and at some of the pitfalls and challenges. But, to really understand experimentation, we want war stories! So, in this second part, we take […] Read more »

February's top product management content

BY Eira Hayward on February 28, 2022

We’re another month into 2022, a month that saw Mind the Product run a successful focus week on roadmapping, and a leadership panel on navigating difficult relationships. Here’s a recap of our most-read articles from February. […] Read more »

Product manager zero: When to hire the first product manager

BY Eira Hayward on February 21, 2022 for MTP Leader Members

We addressed what it’s like to be that very first product manager in a business in this article, Product manager zero: How to be number one, but how do product leaders and the management go about finding the first one? When do they hire, what do they look for, and what should they do to […] Read more »

Don’t let your first Product Requirements Document be your last

BY Adam Darcy on January 20, 2022

This post shares some fresh research on how product managers are feeling when writing a Product Requirements Document followed by a practical tool to hopefully solve this problem. This should help you to auto-generate PRDs with less time, less effort and – most importantly – less anxiety! […] Read more »

Build it right: digital governance for product managers by Lisa Welchman

BY Eira Hayward on November 1, 2021 for Prioritised Members

What can you, as a product manager, do to improve governance in your organisation? Lisa Welchman, the author of Managing Chaos has the answers. […] Read more »

SUNDAY REWIND: 6 Things a Product Manager Is Not

BY Imogen Schels on October 31, 2021

Very often we talk about what a product manager should do, what they need to learn, and how they fit into their organisation, but we like this 2015 post from Simba Sagwete detailing six key things a product manager should NOT do. From being too technical or too involved in marketing to being a data […] Read more »

5 difficult conversations and how to have them

BY Eira Hayward on August 30, 2021 for MTP Leader Members

Sunsetting a product, poor performance, telling leadership something they won’t want to hear — these are all tricky conversations that many of us have to have. Difficult conversations come with the territory when you’re a product leader, so what’s the best way to handle them? In this post, we’re guided by Denise Jacobs, the author […] Read more »

Make one change to transform your product practice

BY Eira Hayward on July 2, 2021 for Prioritised Members

Change one thing, transform your entire product management practice? Sounds too good to be true, right? Perhaps not. We spoke to five seasoned product pros who told us what one thing they’ve learned in their career that’s transformed the way they work today. C Todd Lombardo –  Say “tell me more” A long-time friend of […] Read more »

Demystification for product managers: The art of building common ground

BY Dani Sastre on June 8, 2021

As Product Managers, we are in the intersection of three worlds: business, technology and user experience. To succeed in such an environment, a common understanding is key, and “Demystification” is the perfect approach to reach it. Keep reading to know why it’s necessary, what it is and how you can start applying it in your […] Read more »