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Are you a product MANAGER or a PRODUCT manager

Are you a product MANAGER or a PRODUCT manager

Originally published April 11, 2011 on OnProductManagement blog. Saeed Khan When you think about your job and the work that you do, how do you see yourself in the role that you fill? Are you primarily product focused (i.e. a PRODUCT manager) or primarily business...

5 Steps to building a “10x” Product Management Team

5 Steps to building a “10x” Product Management Team

Recently, there was a popular thread on Twitter talking about "10x Engineers". It started like this: And here are a couple of the tweets describing what a 10x Engineer looks like: The full thread is here for your reading pleasure. And just to be clear, this is NOT...

So, What is Software Product Management?

So, What is Software Product Management?

[Note: This is a follow-up to an earlier article that proposed the Venn diagram described in this article] I’ve been in software product management for over 20 years. When I started, I had to explain what I did to my family and friends. They were curious as they’d...

Why are product processes so poorly executed?

Why are product processes so poorly executed?

When I work with companies, one of the questions I often ask the Product teams is: Of all the product-related processes you participate in, which one works the best? The two most common answers are: Process? We don't have process. We just get sh*t done.The Agile...

How to Make Better Decisions Faster

How to Make Better Decisions Faster

A lot of what Product Managers do is make decisions or help others make decisions that positively impact the business or product. One of the problems we face in meetings or discussions is that we've never been taught any formal ways of having productive discussions...

When form doesn’t follow function

When form doesn’t follow function

NOTE: This article entitled - Why did Shoes of Prey fail? Because it listened to its customers - along with @MattAnderson's talk at ProductCamp Silicon Valley (also happening today) entitled How To Not Make Your Product The Homer Simpson Car reminded me of this post I...

What are Product Management “Best Practices”?

What are Product Management “Best Practices”?

By Saeed Khan I sometimes get asked by clients to recommend “best practices” for Product Management teams, or by companies that are embarking on implementing formal Product Management programs. Sometimes, they have a group called Product Management, but those people...

Let’s start solving REAL problems

Let’s start solving REAL problems

I originally wrote the following post back in December 2010. It was entitled "A call for Product Managers Without Borders". I believe it's even more relevant today than it was back then. I had forgotten about this post, until I read this piece from Tolpagorni in...

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