Question: “Is there a model to evaluate the maturity of product management at an organization?”
Answer: There have been a handful of attempts at creating a maturity model for product management. In nearly all instances, the approach taken is heavily based on the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) from Carnegie Mellon University.
While CMM was . . . → Read More: Maturity Model for Product Management
Question: “Why, in the PMTK Action Model, is the Product Marketer responsible for the Business Case as opposed to the Product Planner?
While I have read the theory from a Blackblot perspective, it does not seem to make sense, at least within my organization, that the Product Marketer is responsible for the Business Case . . . → Read More: Product Marketer and Business Case
Question: “The Blackblot Product Manager’s Toolkit® (PMTK) methodology’s first foundation rule is ‘Product management is comprised of product planning and product marketing’. If so then do sales-driven or technology-driven companies need product management at all?”
Answer: For the most part, sales-driven or technology-driven companies do not need nor do they practice product management.
By . . . → Read More: Product Management at Sales-Driven and Technology-Driven Companies
Question: “In Blackblot PMTK there are two MRD templates; the PRM MRD and the PMTK MRD. Are these documents interchangeable and what exactly is the difference between these two?”
Answer: The PRM MRD and the PMTK MRD template documents in the Blackblot Product Manager’s Toolkit® (PMTK) collection of templates, represent two very different approaches . . . → Read More: MRD Documents in PMTK
Question: “Is there a comprehensive definition, offered by Blackblot, of problem space and solution space and a rationale for making the separation a foundational rule of the framework?”
Answer: Within the Blackblot Product Manager’s Toolkit® (PMTK) methodology, the problem space is defined as the conceptual market realm in which the problem (difficulty, a situation . . . → Read More: PMTK Foundation Rules Rationale