Category: Product Management

Managing Product Teams for Success

I’ve been thinking about the challenges of managing product teams by outcomes. Layer on top of this the fact that managers are used to controlling and dictating, product teams are used to being told what to do, and everyone is used to falling back on the org chart and functional silos to pass the buck, and it’s no surprise that truly autonomous teams are hard to come by. Read More:

Two Common Mistakes in Product Management

I’ve been focusing on the question: Why are the products that we build not better? What are the things that prevent us from building great product teams? And I still see two big mistakes. Most of the products we use have way too many features, and most of them are there because the product or tech team couldn’t figure out what they needed to build next to solve problems for their customers. Read More:

Why You Are Probably Interviewing the Wrong People

The general rule of thumb in qualitative research is to interview enough people so that you get enough variation and until you start to see the same patterns or hear the same stories over and over again. I’ve now read it in three different books about academic qualitative research and one industry book on qualitative research. Read More:

How do you Find Enterprise Product/Market fit?

Such challenges mean that sales, marketing, and product are tightly coupled in an enterprise product. These are the first features that will signal to enterprise buyers that a startup’s product is ready for enterprise adoption. Read More: