An account of the 1993 Fairford incident and a classic example of enduring product management.→ Read More: A Tale of Two Russian Jets
This forward-looking analysis outlines the dichotomous future of product management.→ Read More: The Dichotomous Future of Product Management
This proclamation document strives to explain the relationship between market-driven product management and a product's chances of marketplace success.→ Read More: The Connection between Market-Driven Product Management and Marketplace Success
Question: "What is an invention and what is innovation? Are they actually the same?"→ Read More: Invention and Innovation
Question: "Can you apply product management to a service?"→ Read More: Service as a Product
Question: "How can we map the PMTK Action-Model of Blackblot's product management methodology to the Stage-Gate® Model for product innovation?"→ Read More: PMTK and Stage Gate Models
- Question: "I define Product Portfolio Management as: 'Prioritizing creation, enhancement or termination of an offering, process or product feature.' What principles of product portfolio management have been developed, and preferably used successfully?
→ Read More: What is Product Portfolio Management?
Question: "In the training we had learnt the second PMTK foundation rule of ‘Product management resides solely in the problem space’. However, I find that this statement is simply impractical when matched with reality. Please comment."→ Read More: Product Management Resides in the Problem Space
Question: "Most of the product managers that I have been in contact with have to coexist in both the problem and solution spaces at different times. How can this be reconciled?"→ Read More: Product Managers in both the Problem and Solution Spaces
Question: "We are trying to tailor the PMTK templates for our own internal needs, but some of that content can be arguably placed in different documents. Can you please clarify this discrepancy?"→ Read More: PMTK Templates – Content Location
Question: "I work as a software product manager for a sales-driven company and business is good for us. Why should we consider becoming a market-driven company?"→ Read More: Why be market-driven?
Question: "Why is it critical to introduce market-driven product management practices into technology companies?"→ Read More: Market-driven Product Management in Technology Companies
Question: "Although my question might sound very basic I am still going to ask it – what is a product?"→ Read More: What is a Product?
Question: "I am a software engineer with six years of solid work experience. I have very strong technical skills. I also have an MBA degree from a good university. I am now interested in a product management position as part of growing my career and working more with customers. What other skills would I most require to be successful as a product manager?"→ Read More: Successful Product Manager Skills
Question: "As a profession and discipline, does product management have a motto? Is there something that product managers should always keep in mind?"→ Read More: Product Management Motto
Question: "What is the recommended process of implementing the PMTK product management methodology? How would you overcome in-house resistance and political interference?"→ Read More: Implementing a Product Management Methodology
Question: "From a product management point of view, should free services be planned and marketed differently than paid ones?"→ Read More: Free or Fee Products and Services
Question: "How many products can a product manager work on effectively at one time? In my experience I've met several product managers and all of them were working at several (from 2 to 5) products at the same time. But all the products were not huge. What is the optimal number of products to work on at one time?"→ Read More: Optimal Number of Products to Work On
Question: "How can we measure the success or failure of a product?"→ Read More: Measuring Product Success or Failure
Question: "What are the key differences between B2B and B2C product management?"→ Read More: B2B vs. B2C Product Management
Question: "Please define Product Management."→ Read More: Defining Product Management
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?"→ Read More: Blackblot PMTK Methodology™ Foundation Rules Rationale
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?"→ Read More: MRD Documents in PMTK
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?"→ Read More: Product Management at Sales-Driven and Technology-Driven Companies
Question: "I took the liberty and had a peek into the evaluation version of the Blackblot Product Manager's Toolkit® (PMTK) which brings me to the question of - How much documentation would good product management have?"→ Read More: Documentation in Good Product Management