Weighing the pros and cons of hiring a CPO at different phases of the company, and some practical alternatives if the timing isn’t quite right. In two recent articles, I’ve covered the concept of Companies that “think product” and how a solid Chief Product Officer can go a long way [...]Read More
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Do we need a Chief Product Officer (CPO)?
A quick guide for CEOs, business leaders, executive search professionals, and CPOs themselves to set expectations about Chief Product Officers right. In a recent article, I covered the concept of companies that “Think product” and why they’re in a better position than the average to create and capture value from [...]Read More
Does your organization “think product”?
A pragmatic and non-dogmatic approach to product management, that helps companies generate and capture more value from their users. Product management has popularized a set of principles that have greatly benefitted certain technology companies in terms of creating and capturing value from their users. These companies, which I call the [...]Read More
A Product & UX look into pricing: Netflix removes account sharing
Netflix is the market leader in streamed entertainment. Part of its success has been built thanks to a smooth experience, accessible prices, and billing flexibility (compared to pay-tv subscriptions). Exclusive content productions have come into play at a later stage, and have been material to acquire and retain subscribers to [...]Read More
Are you measuring right? 4 reasons you’re probably not
The majority of the measures we see in Product Management (#productmanagement) are flawed, and the better they look, the worse they (usually) are. Why is it so, and 4 easy checks to fix them. Whether setting up OKR, monitoring your “product health” or just running experiments, there are countless reasons [...]Read More
Product Management: low-hanging fruits are poisoned
A quick guide for Product Managers and Business people to get priorities right and avoid playing a lose-lose game Some expressions, jokes, and ways of working are part of company slang and just feel normal “corporate life”, doesn’t matter the company or industry you work for. One of those expressions [...]Read More
The real enemy is Product Debt
A Tech & Product debt primer for business-oriented people (including PMs) There may be something in the air, but I see more and more “Technical Debt” becoming a common term also among non-technical people. Technical Debt (or Tech Debt) is nothing new and the concept that code can get “out [...]Read More