Product Management articles


Product Management Marty Cagan

Value and Viability

There’s an adage about product managers that goes, “When the product succeeds, it’s because everyone on the product team did...

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Product Management Marty Cagan

Two in a Box PM

In my earlier article on the six different models of Product Ops I have found in practice, I mentioned that...

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Product Management Marty Cagan

Product Ops Overview

As Product School says in their survey article trying to define what Product Ops is: “Product Ops operates differently at...

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Product Culture Marty Cagan

Discovery vs. Design

One nomenclature clarification before we dive into this:  Normally in my writing I try to be consistent and say that...

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Product Leadership Marty Cagan

The MBA Pathology

In my last article I highlighted one of the major pathologies leading to weak product managers and weak products.  While...

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Product Management Marty Cagan

The CSPO Pathology

Fair warning that this and the next article will be a tough read.  It was a tough one to write,...

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Product Management Marty Cagan

Product Manager Job Description

One of the most common requests I’ve received over the years is to share a good job description for a...

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Product Management Marty Cagan

Product Management – Start Here

There has never been more interest in becoming a product manager.  There has also never been so many strong and...

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Product Management Marty Cagan

Empowered Engineers FAQ

In my last article I spoke about the concept of an empowered engineer, which I consider the single most important...

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Product Management Marty Cagan

Working From Home

Certainly there are disadvantages to being physically separated from your colleagues, and those are well known, but in this article,...

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Product Management Marty Cagan

The Coaching Series

Article: The Coaching Series Over a year ago I published an article on Empowered Product Teams that described the main...

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Product Management Marty Cagan

Coaching – Ethics

In this final article on the series on coaching, I’d like to discuss one of the most sensitive, yet potentially...

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Product Marty Cagan

Coaching – Happiness

This article may seem an odd topic.  You may be thinking that it’s not the manager’s job to be responsible...

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Product Management Marty Cagan

Coaching – Strategic Context

To continue with our series on coaching, in this article I will be covering a different aspect of coaching, which...

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Product Management Marty Cagan

Coaching – Decisions

In the last article I discussed the importance of integrity, and how it is the basis for decision-making in an...

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