What I learned from speaking at three Product Management Conferences in one year

Tim Herbig Public Speaking Learnings
Photo was taken by Product Management Festival 2017 Team

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.

While I have been writing personal reviews for the past couple of years already, I never set up those themes for the year ahead publicly.… Continue Reading

Lateral Leadership Book for Product Managers

Lateral Leadership:
A practical guide to managing agile teams

Lateral Leadership Book Product Managers Cover

I’m thrilled to publish Lateral Leadership for Product Managers with Sense and Response Press. The book will be available in print, digital, and audio form. It’s aimed at product managers who have to lead teams even when that’s not their job title, specialists who must work with others outside their own domain, and department managers who are faced with agile transformation at their companies.Continue Reading

My Personal Productized 2017 Conference Recap #productized2017

Productized Conference 2017 Tim Herbig
Photo was taken by Productized Conference 2017 Team

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

Thoughts on the Product Management Festival 2017 #pmf17

Tim Herbig at Product Management Festival 2017
Photo was taken by Product Management Festival 2017 Team

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

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

Quantitative Validation rules for Paid Products

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

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.… Continue Reading