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”

Productish Episode 32: Explaining Product Development to the Management – With Ralf Westphal, One Man Think Tank

In our second episode of 2017, Tim and I are talking to Ralf Westphal about the difficulties he faces when trying to improve the way product development teams work – Especially in relationship to upper management. Note: This episode of Productish is in German. Listen to it on iTunes or SoundCloud and don’t forget to subscribe … Continue reading “Productish Episode 32: Explaining Product Development to the Management – With Ralf Westphal, One Man Think Tank”

5 A/B Split Testing Mistakes Product Managers are responsible for

A/B Split Testing is the most powerful tool of a product manager for getting from gut feeling and HiPPO driven product decisions to actual progress based on measurable outcomes. But while it’s comparably easy to asses a tool and implement your first testing setup, there are a couple of meta mistakes I see being made from … Continue reading “5 A/B Split Testing Mistakes Product Managers are responsible for”

The best Alignment Tools for Product Managers

Generating and keeping Alignment across all levels of an organization – from C-level until the single engineer – is from my perspective one of the most important (and often most challenging) for a Product Manager. And while often suggested a simple change of habits like ‘talk more to each other’ or ‘keep a confluence page … Continue reading “The best Alignment Tools for Product Managers”

Productish Episode 31: Being a Product Manager in an Inhouse Role vs. Agency Setup – With Heide Peuckert, Head at Product Njiuko

In our first episode of 2017, Tim and I are are talking to Heide Peuckert, Head of Product at Njiuko about the differences of filling a product role inhouse vs. in an agency setup. Note: This episode of Productish is in German. Listen to it on iTunes or SoundCloud and don’t forget to subscribe via … Continue reading “Productish Episode 31: Being a Product Manager in an Inhouse Role vs. Agency Setup – With Heide Peuckert, Head at Product Njiuko”