How do you establish an effective product management team?

I returned to Bristol recently to guest host the Threads meetup. Clearly I didn’t put them off the first time. Threads is a monthly roundtable discussion for entrepreneurs and founders of technology scale-up businesses based in the South West of England.

This month we were discussing when and how to build a product team.

If you’re interested in learning about how to build or improve your own product team, handily I can provide you training on that very topic.

Contact me if you’d like to attend product management training or would like me to speak at your event.

You can read the write-up below.

(Reproduced from the Techspark blog, article by Andrew Gifford and me.)

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The 8 traits of a successful web API

I’ve been talking to web developers, engineers and product people about APIs.  After all, they’re the ones using them.  From our discussions, it’s clear that the best web APIs share some common traits.  Would you like to know what’s going to make yours more successful?

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Why sales needs to align with product management to win more business


This content was originally published more than five years ago and is archived here for preservation.

More up-to-date content is available on this blog.


This is a reprint of an article I wrote as a guest post for Mark Gibson.  You can see the original articles on Admarco.net and Business2Community.

Quarter-inch drills or quarter-inch holes?

Despite relying on each other for the success of their products, the Sales and Product teams often have a jarring relationship.  This is far from ideal.  By looking at where things go wrong we can identify a better way of working with each other.  The prizes on offer: shorter sales cycles, more easily achieved targets and customers who are always happy to hear from you.

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