I’m not a big believer in granular (New Year’s) resolutions. Instead, similar to the approach I follow in product development, I like to follow overall themes to pursue.
Before my trip to Zurich for PMF 2017, I was able to speak at the Productized 2017 Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.
The so-called ‘Product Thinking Conference’ may not be as huge and widely familiar compared to its competing events in London or Zurich, but a carefully picked lineup and its close atmosphere make it quite an attractive destination for product people.… Continue Reading
I had the incredible opportunity to speak at this year’s Product Management Festival 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland last week.
While I will share the summary and slides of my talk over the next coming weeks, I briefly wanted to touch on some of the aspects of the event I was able to experience (unfortunately, I had to leave at the end of the first day).… Continue Reading
For those of you who have been following my writing for quite some time now, this shouldn’t come as a surprise: I don’t believe much longer in the differentiation of domain product managers.
Instead, I believe in the power of deploying (product) skills in whichever domain is necessary and staying close to some core values (e.g., relentless customer focus).… Continue Reading
Expect to hear more in-depth advice from me on validation of product hypotheses in the next couple of weeks as the (product) conference season comes to an end mid-November for this year.
But while recently listening to one of my favorite podcasts, I couldn’t help but to (publicly) shout out advice for anybody who’s tinkering with the idea of introducing a new paid product or feature to its user base.… Continue Reading
When their team recently rolled-out the excellent new version of Confluence, they established a <5 opt-out rate from the new design as their KPI to optimize for in the first place and to base roll-out decisions on (they even managed to lower this metric to <1,1%).… Continue Reading
The first thing which stood out for me was that it became clear that Facebook only guides its product teams with an incredibly broad company vision (‘connect the world’) and let them derive new ideas and the execution (+testing) from there.… Continue Reading
At one point in time, every PM will arrive at the point at which she has finally gained enough professional experience at her current or past job to climb the corporate ladder. Promotions become a thing and product management career paths need to be discussed.… Continue Reading
Why do Stakeholders always come up with Feature Requests? Because they’re like users – They don’t know what they want.
Influencing the roadmap solely with specific feature requests is their way to remain involved in product development continuously.
Why do they want to stay involved?… Continue Reading