Forging our Own Paths by Learning from Others

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Throughout your lifetime and career, you have been aided by the advice of trusted others. Many know instinctively which friend, colleague, or family member to turn to for advice when applying to school, moving to a new city, seeking a new job, switching career paths, or any other major life decision. But where do you…

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Singapore, here we come!

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We have some very special news: Product Management Festival is coming to Singapore. We started the conference in 2013, and over the last 5 years thousands of people have visited wonderful Switzerland and we had the honour of having them as guests during Product Management Festival. This year the time has come to become guests…

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The Emperor’s New Clothes: Product Innovation Fads and How to Avoid Them

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We’re all familiar with the terms: Agile product development, Stage-gate processes, Big Data, Lean Engineering, Design Thinking, Fail Fast processes. These processes or concepts support the development of product innovation. Even with so much processual know-how, research tells us that creating innovative products is a haphazard process with either a 40-70% failure rate depending on…

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LIVE WEBINAR: The Rise of the Product Manager (and the skills they may not realize they need)

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Update 28 February 2018: Missed the webinar? The recording is now available. Hear Noah Askin, Professor of Organisation Behaviour & Director of INSEAD’s Product Management Executive Programme, speak about the growing role and prominence of product management within companies and how product managers will need new skills to take their seats at the leadership table.…

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The Three Skills Product Managers Need to Succeed

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Music lovers will likely know Spotify, a music streaming service that has become famous for curating tunes based on its users’ preferences. Back in 2013, Spotify had a personalised news feed called Discover that gathered together artists, album reviews, new releases, recommendations and playlists in a tile display. But its software engineers noticed that users…

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Recap – PMF Connect Sessions #2: How to Improve Decision-Making Process When You have No Authority

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Session recap: An effective decision-making process can really impact a team. And as product managers, where we ultimately become facilitators, it is critical that we can get decisions made, and with buy-in. Nabil Naghdy, COO of status.im and previously Product Manager for Google Flights, provided his thoughts and tips on how decision-making processes can be…

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