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An account of the 1993 Fairford incident and a classic example of enduring product management.

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This forward-looking analysis outlines the dichotomous future of product management.

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This proclamation document strives to explain the relationship between market-driven product management and a product's chances of marketplace success.

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Question: "What is an invention and what is innovation? Are they actually the same?"

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Question: "Can you apply product management to a service?"

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Question: "How can we map the PMTK Action-Model of Blackblot's product management methodology to the Stage-Gate® Model for product innovation?"

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  • 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?

 

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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."

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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?"

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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?"

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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?"

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Question: "Why is it critical to introduce market-driven product management practices into technology companies?"

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Question: "Although my question might sound very basic I am still going to ask it – what is a product?"

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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?"

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Question: "As a profession and discipline, does product management have a motto? Is there something that product managers should always keep in mind?"

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Question: "What is the recommended process of implementing the PMTK product management methodology? How would you overcome in-house resistance and political interference?"

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Question: "From a product management point of view, should free services be planned and marketed differently than paid ones?"

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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?"

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Question: "How can we measure the success or failure of a product?"

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Question: "What are the key differences between B2B and B2C product management?"

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Question: "Please define Product Management."

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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?"

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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?"

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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?"

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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?"

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