Thoughts on the Product Management Festival 2017 #pmf17

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 … Continue reading “Thoughts on the Product Management Festival 2017 #pmf17”

The biggest difference between product and consulting work

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 … Continue reading “The biggest difference between product and consulting work”

Don’t ask your customers which new product they want to pay for. Here’s what to do instead.

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 … Continue reading “Don’t ask your customers which new product they want to pay for. Here’s what to do instead.”

Career Paths in Product Management – Building Products vs. Building People

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. And thereby it’s not about leveling from which level, but … Continue reading “Career Paths in Product Management – Building Products vs. Building People”

Productish Podcast Episode 35: How Product Thinking influences Discovery & Delivery Processes – With Nikkel Blaase, Product Designer at XING

In this episode of the Productish podcast, Tim and I are joined by Nikkel Blaase, Product Designer at XING. We’re discussing the impact of Product Thinking on Discovery and Delivery processes in organizations, which prerequisites must be met to implement this mindset and what comes after Product Thinking. Note: This episode of Productish is in … Continue reading “Productish Podcast Episode 35: How Product Thinking influences Discovery & Delivery Processes – With Nikkel Blaase, Product Designer at XING”