Do you spend more time writing documents about your product than actually managing it?

Many companies with some kind of product management function become all caught up in the process, drowning themselves in increasing numbers of documents. These rapidly become overwhelming to manage, contain duplicated detail and ultimately obscure the real objective of product management, namely to create successful products.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

So much of being a product manager depends on successfully persuading and influencing others. Whether you’re presenting your product strategy, presenting a business case to the Board or talking with your customers, you need to demonstrate a good knowledge of your products and market to ensure that you come over as authoritative and credible.

Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Do you find it difficult to set appropriate financial targets for your product? Recently I’ve been attempting to simplify the process as part of my planning for my company’s next fiscal year and wanted to share an approach I’ve found helpful with you. I’ve created a straightforward spreadsheet, which you are welcome to download and adapt for your own purposes.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,