• Product Management Survey Results September 23, 2019

    This year we conducted the first survey focussing on product managers and product owners in South Africa. They survey was conducted in April 2019. The results have finally been published, you can download it here. We look forward to conducting a bigger one next year! Post Views: 1,636 ... Read More

  • Product Management Survey April 17, 2019

    We are launching the first South African product management survey to learn more about how product management is evolving locally. There are a number of surveys that are run globally each year, however there are none that are focussed on the South African region.  It will help local product folks understand how your role, work and pay compare ... Read More

  • Hiring your first product manager April 8, 2019

    I advise early stage technology startups and product teams. A number of startups have recently asked me when is the right time to hire a dedicated full time product manager. In the early days, it is critical one of the founders, the CEO and/or head of engineering, plays the role of the product manager. This is key ... Read More

  • Has your product achieved product market fit? November 22, 2016

    As a product manager, how do you know if your product has achieved product market fit? And what does product market fit actually mean? Marc Anderson coined this term in 2007, his definition for product market fit is the following: “Product/market fit means being in a good market with a product that can satisfy that market.” He also explains how you ... Read More

  • Lean Analytics – Qualitative and Quantitative metrics November 11, 2016

    I have been doing a lot of customer research recently and also have had my head deep in lean analytics. There are a few things that you need to keep in mind about metrics that is really important: Have a clear idea of the questions that you need answers to before performing research  ... Read More

  • Lean Analytics – What makes a good metric? October 26, 2016

    The Build->Measure->Learn loop forms the heart of Lean Startup, everyone gets and focuses on the Build component, the Measure component is the weakest link. As David Bland explains in this article, not a lot of people are doing it correctly for various reasons. Ben Yoskovitz and Alistair Croll wrote the ... Read More

  • Agile practices for Startups October 11, 2016

    When working with accelerators, I have often been asked to present a workshop on agile processes. This post is a summary of they key points I highlight when talking to startups. Startups are not smaller versions of organisations, rather a startup is an entity in search for a repeatable and scalable business model. The founder has a ‘big idea’, and it is essentially ... Read More