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Project kick-offs and why you need them

BY Rosemary King on January 26, 2022

The uninitiated mostly scoff at the concept of always kicking off a project, while those who know how powerful they can be can’t live without them. Here’s why product managers need kick-offs, when to run them, how to structure them for success, and what not to do! […] Read more »

Yes, Product Managers Should Project Manage

BY Victor wu on October 29, 2020

It’s a truism that product managers should not be project managers. They are different disciplines requiring different skill sets. But practically, as a product manager, you probably do at least some minimum amount of project management in your daily work, perhaps even to your frustration and dissatisfaction!  In this article, I address this apparent dissonance, […] Read more »

Free Your Product Roadmap and Ditch the Timeline

BY Janna Bastow on October 1, 2019

I recently raised something on Twitter that I’ve said in the past on conference stages, webinars, podcasts, Mind the Product and elsewhere – the timeline roadmap simply has to go. The topic led to a long thread of questions which I’ve decided to answer here. My Tweet was inspired when checking out Ecosia, a new […] Read more »

Why Product Management Should not be Responsible for Project Management

BY Tremis Skeete on November 13, 2017

Jordan Bergtraum is a management consultant with over ten years of experience in the B2B SaaS industry, mostly as a head of product for various organizations in the legal, education, facilities management, and pharmaceutical spaces. He has been responsible for product strategy, UX, and teams consisting of product and project managers. In his ProductTank NYC […] Read more »

Why your IT Project is Doomed to Fail - David Kullmann (ProductTank NYC)

BY Tremis Skeete on March 17, 2017

David Kullman talks to ProductTank NYC about why most projects are doomed to fail right from the very start. David is a Partner and Development Manager at CitrusByte, working with both large corporations and startups to develop innovative software solutions to challenges they may be facing. IT Project Failures – The Statistics In 1995, IT […] Read more »

7 Lessons on Building Product with Outsourced Developers

BY Juan José Ramírez on April 14, 2016

If you’ve ever heard stories about people who tried to develop products with outsourced developers (or if you’ve tried it yourself), you probably know how cumbersome and frustrating it can be. The sad reality is that the bad reputation of outsourced development is not entirely unfair, but a lot of the responsibility for that also […] Read more »

Moving from Data Analysis to Product Management - A Personal Journey

BY Yoav Farbey on August 12, 2014

The growing importance of data and analytics to Product Management has previously been discussed on Mind The Product by Edward Upton in Going Beyond Pageviews, and Simon Cast in Everything a Product Manager Needs To Know About Analytics. Articles like these may lead you to think that moving from a data role to a product management role […] Read more »

The World is a Product

BY Michael Butlitsky on December 9, 2013

People think about what they do and the world around them being as about a process or a project. Both in everyday life and in business. And this is a problem that to my great surprise few people are talking about or trying to solve. I’ll try to convince you why product thinking is usually […] Read more »

Hey Recruiter, Project Manager ≠ Product Manager

BY Martin Eriksson on July 29, 2011

I just got off the phone with a recruiter who somehow managed to bypass my bullshit detector long enough to actually pitch me a job that was “a perfect fit for my profile”. First of all, stop talking about my profile you perv. […] Read more »