Product Management

5 reasons spreadsheets may be holding back your product team – and a better alternative

Spreadsheets only get you so far when it comes to powering the complex and collaborative processes involved in product management. Still, some product teams continue to use spreadsheets, not yet aware of the benefits of a dedicated product management system.

Winston Blick

Winston Blick

15 best books for product managers in 2021

When it comes to diving deep into a subject, nothing beats a good book. But with so many product-related books to choose from, where should you start? Check out this list from Scott Baldwin, our very own Product Excellence Consultant.

Nicholas Edwards

Nicholas Edwards

Deep customer insights: The key to building excellent products

Achieving Product Excellence means leveraging every conversation and interaction that the broader company has with the market to get the right products to market, faster.

Hubert Palan

Hubert Palan

50 product management conferences to check out in 2021

To kick off the new year, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of the product management conferences and events you can look forward to in 2021. 

Nicholas Edwards

Nicholas Edwards

4 steps for building outcome-driven roadmaps

The best product roadmaps are dynamic visualizations (closely linked to their product plans) that help communicate the outcomes the product team is working towards and how they support the organization’s overarching goals.

Dottie Schrock

Dottie Schrock

6 trends that will shape product management in 2021

With 2021 set to be a year of transition between the pandemic and a real return to our old ways, here are 6 trends this will affect the world of product management.

Dottie Schrock

Stephen M. Walker II

Our top 12 product management blog posts of 2020

Our top 12 product management blog posts of the year to help product managers start 2021 strong.

Dottie Schrock

Dottie Schrock

7 examples of excellent product roadmaps

The goal of your product roadmap is to articulate your product strategy in a way that’s easily understood. Here are 4 views you can use based on what you need.

Cindy Berman

Cindy Berman

Roadmap vs. release plan: What’s the difference?

As a product manager, you rely on several tools and artifacts to help you document and communicate your work. Two popular examples are roadmaps and release plans. These are similar tools that are often conflated. But there are some important distinctions between them that are worth investigating.

Dottie Schrock

Melissa Suzuno

The secret to a potent and practical product strategy—lessons from growing Zendesk to $700m

An effective product strategy helps you realize your business goals and keeps everyone in the organization motivated and working in unison. We sat down with Sam Boonin, previous Head of Product at Zendesk, to learn the 3 essential foundations of a great product strategy.

Dottie Schrock

Kieran Tie

10 qualities of a great product designer

At Productboard, we’re on the lookout for talented designers to join our fast-growing team. But in addition to the prerequisite ‘hard’ skills and technical ability, what are the key qualities we’re looking for?  No 10. A yogi’s comfort zone  We look for people who have spent time outside their comfort

Nicholas Edwards

Nicholas Edwards

Don’t let your roadmapping process handcuff your product development process

Improve your roadmapping by changing how you communicate, focusing on the customer, prioritizing the short-term, and not letting it be the success metric.

Dottie Schrock

Monty Mitra

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