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Who Owns the Product Roadmap? How to use Insight and Influence to Guide Product Direction

BY Tunde Adeniran on January 5, 2021

In my early days as a Product Manager, I wondered why the experiences of my peers varied so much from one company to another. I’ve come to realise that different organizations operate with very different levels of flexibility and ownership around multiple aspects of a product manager’s traditional role. In this article, we’ll take a dive into the different scenarios product managers may […] Read more »

Negotiating with Sales: A Guide for Product Managers

BY Pradip Khakhar on October 20, 2020

As a product leader, you’ve likely been in this situation. The sales team needs one specific feature to close a new opportunity with a large new prospect. Your gut instinct tells you that you’ve done right through customer interviews and competitor research. You have a solid roadmap to execute, and you wonder if maybe the […] Read more »

August Roundup: Roadmaps, Product/Market Fit, Team Culture and More!

BY Imogen Schels on August 31, 2020

Today, August signs off for another year and this month we covered product/market fit, team culture, careers, diversity, roadmapping and more. Read on for a recap and to see what’s coming up in September. Spoiler alert: you’ll have an opportunity to put your questions to Marty Cagan, live! If you’re not yet a Mind the […] Read more »

A case study: The hidden costs of constantly shipping new things

BY Michal Bugno on August 25, 2020

In this guest post, CTO Michal Bungo shares real-world examples to explain how you can avoid the dangers of shipping products too fast. […] Read more »

4 ways to level-up your product strategy

BY Sophie Harpur on July 30, 2020

Sophie Harpur shares 4 lessons she’s learned about keeping your product strategy up-to-date, & effectively communicated to your stakeholders and customers. […] Read more »

Transform me, but Please Don’t Change Anything by Gabrielle Bufrem

BY Graeme Goulden on July 5, 2019

Gabrielle Bufrem delivered a talk at #MTPEngage Manchester and #MTPEngage Hamburg which drilled down into the desire of a business to digitally “transform”, but not really change anything along the way. Gabrielle reminds us that every company is now a tech company. If you don’t embrace your digital channels, you will fall behind. How does digital […] Read more »

Meeting the Challenge of Rebuilding a Legacy Product

BY Matt Green on April 15, 2019

For the last 18 months our team has been working to rebuild an existing system using entirely new technologies, methodologies, and a new development team. My company, Hindawi, developed a platform in the mid 2000s to allow academics to peer review academic papers online. For 10 years, the system performed admirably, helping the company grow […] Read more »

How can Enterprise Product Managers Attain Maximum Insight From Limited Datapoints?

BY Nancy Wang on January 14, 2019

Not surprisingly, when you’re looking for customer validation for B2B products, there simply aren’t as many datapoints to draw from in enterprise product management as there are for consumer products. Therefore, every interaction counts and your enterprise sales force becomes one of your closest allies when gathering requirements and validating product assumptions. The following are […] Read more »

Creating Good Roadmaps: 6 Practical Steps for Product Leaders

BY Matt Walton on February 15, 2018

Much has been written about the process of creating product roadmaps, not least the six great articles written by my own team. But there has been surprisingly little written about a product leader’s role in the process. I believe the actions of a product leader all too often are the root cause of a “bad” roadmap. Without […] Read more »

How to Gain Alignment From Your Team on the Product Roadmap

BY C. Todd Lombardo on November 22, 2017

When No-one Agrees With Your Roadmap When I arrived at Workbar, a growing co-working space headquartered in Boston, I had to wrap my arms around what the product was, how they did releases, and who decided what was going to be in the next sprint. Turns out that it was a bit of a mess, […] Read more »