🗺️Roadmaps Still Shine – Don’t let (fake) agility justifications fool you!

Have you already heard the clumsy excuse  “We don’t have any roadmaps, we’re agile!” 😯 ? Roadmaps are great companions for agility. Learn how to answer those who would like you to believe the opposite, or disguise a lack of planning as agility. ⛔ Beware – controversial thoughts below this line. Read at your own […]

Who owns pricing?

Diving into an intriguing old McKinsey report on pricing ownership within organizations https://assets.kpmg.com/content/dam/kpmg/pdf/2016/06/unlocking-the-potential-of-pricing.pdf I couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow at some “notable missing” pieces in the puzzle 😯 . Back in 2016, the spotlight didn’t even touch the product realm! The debate was mainly between Marketing or Sales. That’s all! How have things changed since? Shall […]

Shall I get a product certification? Or a Product Management training/class?

Shall I get a product certification? Or a Product Management training/class? Which book do I have to read to become a good PM? 🤔 I get these questions every day, from PMs who are new to the job and from people who’ve been in the industry for some time, including in leadership positions. Today was […]

Is alignment overrated?

I don’t believe that alignment is overrated but is absolutely true that alignment without understanding is counterproductive. You’d think you’re aligned, while in reality, everybody is pulling in a different direction. That’s why I usually force the understanding and clarity part, by pushing a comparative/trade-off approach. To take your example on aligning on a top […]

Pricing is not based on cost

Pricing is not based on cost… not on management’s gut feeling This post originally appeared on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/posts/jesperlhansson_bart-knows-activity-7050681190395105280-ux65 Salva BocchettiMy name is Salva, I am a Product executive, helping tech companies discover, shape, and sell better Products. My work and writing are mainly about subscription models, product pricing, e-commerce/marketplaces, and creating top product organizations. […]

Salespeople know what customers want. Really?

Has any salesperson (or CEO, …) told you “I know the customers’ needs very well because ONE customer told me that…” Why did this happen? There are many reasons, but certainly the “hype” we see lately in product management does not help to bring product teams closer to the rest of the functions. On the […]

2023 product #wishes

For this new year starting, I wish to my fellow product folks out there: Did I miss anything? Feel free to add your wishes to the list with a comment! #productmanagement #work #product #comment #impact Originally published on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A7015667856600113153 Salva BocchettiMy name is Salva, I am a Product executive, helping tech companies discover, […]

#frameworks or no #frameworks in Product Management

I still see too many LinkedIn posts and so-called product frameworks telling what you can and cannot do in product organizations. In the years I’ve learned to be less dogmatic about tiles and about what makes “perfect product organizations. Who said that you can or cannot have PMs alongside POs? Or where to draw the […]

Faster than you in #productdiscovery

👉 Dear Product team, if you don’t take the time to do #productdiscovery and talk with your customers regularly, somebody in the C-suite (or sales) will do it for you.And will tell you exactly what to develop 😊 #productmanagement #productdesign #agile #forewarnedisforearmed #product Originally posted on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A7024304618658496512, Salva BocchettiMy name is Salva, I […]

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