Product Management At Startups

Lessons From The Front Lines: Product Management At Startups   It’s an ugly secret of the universe, but as important as we product managers think that we are, most firms don’t realize that they need us until they are already up and running. What this means is that as a product manager, if you are […]

A Flexible Product Roadmap

Why Your Roadmap Should Be Flexible – MindTheProduct I talk to a shocking number of Product Managers on a regular basis who are exasperated at their company’s approach to roadmapping. Some companies refuse outright to have a roadmap, instead opting to put to paper only what they can commit to in the next few sprints […]

Commit To Finishing A Sprint On Time

The Clever PM – Solving for the Commitment-Phobic Developer August 6, 2015 by The Clever PM Leave a Comment A sprint is, by definition, a set period of time — usually two weeks.  It starts on day one and ends on day x.  Whatever is done between those two dates is the product of the […]

Product Manager vs. Product Marketing Manager

The Product Manager vs. the Product Marketing Manager | Brian de Haaff Although the two roles differ (leading the product vs. leading the go-to-market), the intersection of the two positions is critical to delivering a successful product. Building great products is exhilarating. It takes a group of committed, focused, and passionate team members who play their positions […]

Don’t Get Defensive, It’s Your Product

The Clever PM – Don’t Be Overly Defensive July 9, 2015 by The Clever PM Leave a Comment As a Product Manager, we all have very close ties to our product — in some ways it’s our metaphorical baby.  And like any parent, we tend to focus on the good parts of our product — […]

Interviewing A Product Manager

Interview Questions for Product Manager – Product managers have a distinctly important role. If you’re hiring a PM, ask these interview questions to find the best candidate. “A good product manager is the CEO of the product. A good product manager takes full responsibility and measures themselves in terms of the success of the […]

The Right Kind of Product Manager for Each Stage of Your Startup Growth

The Right Kind of Product Manager for Each Startup Phase Every startup needs a great product manager. But depending on what phase the startup is in, the definition of “great” can vary considerably.   Every startup needs a great product manager. But depending on what phase the startup is in, the definition of “great” can […]

Product Timelines That Work

How To Create A Product Timeline That Works Product managers need to be able to create product timelines in order to clearly communicate with the rest of the company what their product will do and when

Intellectual Property Protection and Product Management

Just Exactly How Much Intellectual Property Protection Does A Product Manager Need? (Every product manager job description should require knowledge of the product development definition to be on a product manager resume) Product managers need to discover what makes their product special and create names for it and then turn these into trademarks and register […]

As a Product Manager, do You Know Your Analytics?

Everything a product manager needs to know about analytics How product managers can most effectively use analytics? Reviews what analytics are, why they are important and how to plan and implement analytics. Everyone knows analytics are important for product managers. But, like lots of things everyone knows, not everyone knows why they are important and […]