My Recap of the Working Products 2017 Conference

While Germany overall might be a bit short on high-quality product management conferences, Hamburg is certainly not. Not that long after the great MTP Engage conference took place, the Working Products started into their second edition, gathering passionate product and design people for a two great day exchange of thoughts and knowledge. The main difference for me personally was … Continue reading “My Recap of the Working Products 2017 Conference”

Productish Podcast Episode 33: Prioritizing Efforts and Features based on Gut Feeling vs. Hard Metrics

In this episode of the Productish podcast, Tim and I are discussing the various ways of prioritizing roadmap items and backlog issues based on gut feeling compared to applying hard metrics. Note: This episode of Productish is in German. Listen to it on iTunes or SoundCloud and don’t forget to subscribe via RSS or directly on … Continue reading “Productish Podcast Episode 33: Prioritizing Efforts and Features based on Gut Feeling vs. Hard Metrics”

Why Product Managers need to embrace Lateral Leadership

Audio Version: I recently got some food for thought for relevant challenges in product management from a fellow product owner who reported on the following situation: ‘The development team didn’t accept the problem I gave them to find a solution for.’ While I wouldn’t say that that’s a very common challenge for product people, the … Continue reading “Why Product Managers need to embrace Lateral Leadership”

Guidelines for measuring success in Product Management

When I started out in Product Management, the role, in general, was considered to be a bit more stakeholder-focussed project manager. It was all about facilitating requirements and keeping the (mostly outsourced) ‘IT department’ busy for a low daily rate. The main success criteria to measure Product Managers again back then was basically to ship … Continue reading “Guidelines for measuring success in Product Management”

Product Management Vlog 001 – Mind the Product Engage 2017 in Hamburg

Welcome to the first episode of my Product Management Vlog. Follow me throughout my day as a visitor of the Mind the Product Engage conference in Hamburg and get my take on a couple of talks I attended. (Sorry for the partially bad video and windy sound. This stuff will get improved with the very … Continue reading “Product Management Vlog 001 – Mind the Product Engage 2017 in Hamburg”

Getting the Product Manager job done from your Smartphone

Mark Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, once famously revealed, that he’s running his whole company purely from his smartphone. While those claims may have sounded a bit adventurous a couple of years ago, I can totally see all the ‘normal’ management stuff being done on your iPhone or Android. But what about people who are working … Continue reading “Getting the Product Manager job done from your Smartphone”

Why Deep Learning is the most important discipline in Product Management to tackle right now

I can’t really say what the exact trigger was for me this week, but I had a huge flashback to 2010 when I started to go down my path as a mobile product manager. Adding the only ‘minor’ difference that I actually had abandoned the concept of ‘disciplines’ in product management a while ago, that … Continue reading “Why Deep Learning is the most important discipline in Product Management to tackle right now”