Product Management Methodology – How To Compare?

Question: "We would like to compare Blackblot's product management methodology to other methodologies. Please advise."

Answer: The following table summarizes the list of key parameters that can be used as a checklist to evaluate and compare the PMTK Action Model™, a reference and operational framework, which is at the core of the Blackblot Product Manager's Toolkit® (PMTK) methodology.

Comparative Criteria Blackblot PMTK Action Model™ Other Frameworks and Models Commentary
Methodology
Does the model represent a complete managerial approach to product management? The Blackblot PMTK Action Model™ was designed as a comprehensive product management methodology (tasks, processes, deliverables, and roles).
Is the model standardized on fundamental concepts? The Blackblot PMTK Action Model™ is uniformly guided by two key principles.
Is the model both process and task oriented? The Blackblot PMTK Action Model™ is innately both process and task based.
Practicality
Is the model practical and useable? The Blackblot PMTK Action Model™ was created to address the practical,detailed elements for applying product management in real-life.
Does the model identify workflow inputs, tools/techniques, and outputs? The Blackblot PMTK Action Model™ is a practical work model that is comprised of linear and definitive processes.
Disciplinary
Does the model clearly identify the two main disciplines in product management? The Blackblot PMTK Action Model™ identifies and shows how the product planning and product marketing disciplines are linked.
Can the model be used to realize the relationship between product planning and product marketing? The Blackblot PMTK Action Model™ clearly demonstrates the internal flow and interaction between product planning and product marketing deliverables, and maps them to the entire product management process.
Coverage
Is the model fully supported by task templates and supplemental models? The Blackblot PMTK Action Model™ is fully supported by a collection of cohesive task templates and auxiliary models.
Is the model aligned with supporting product management team structures? The Blackblot PMTK Action Model™ is intrinsically aligned with both the product management and product definition team structures.
Adaptability
Can the model be applied in a stage-gate/milestone-based process? The Blackblot PMTK Action Model™ can be easily represented in a stage-gate manner.
Does the model clearly separate corporate and product level tasks? The Blackblot PMTK Action Model™ uniformly differentiates corporate and product level tasks.
Evolutionary
Does the model contain professional feedback and improvement tasks? The Blackblot PMTK Action Model™ contains three self improvement tasks.
Does the model promote and help improving process efficiency in product management? The Blackblot PMTK Action Model™ depicts essential tools that promote process efficiency since product management, done well, is comprised of extremely well-ordered and well-disciplined processes.
Support
Is the model supported by comprehensive documentation? The Blackblot PMTK Action Model™ is fully supported by the "Product Manager's Toolkit" book, published by Springer publishing.
Is the model suitable for use by domain experts? The Blackblot PMTK Action Model™ allows managers to inter-correlate tasks for maximum effect and apply proper sequencing and job planning.