The Blueprint for Product Management

Our Product Management process was created by our team of consultants and trainers with over 150 years of combined Product Management and Product Marketing experience. It is a comprehensive Product Management framework that covers everything a company or team needs to create products that delight customers and maximize revenues. The Productside Blueprint™ is designed to be flexible and customizable. To help companies fully adopt and customize the Product Management Blueprint, we offer an optimization program, training, and certifications. Get yours now.

The Productside Product Management Blueprint
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The Components of Our Product Management Blueprint

The Productside Blueprint defines the phases and corresponding activities that every product or service goes through. The gates that must be passed through in order to move to the next phase are also identified. Roles and responsibilities are clarified for Product Management (primarily inbound – planning of great new products) and Product Marketing (primarily outbound – messaging, positioning, pricing, launch and marketing to customers). The tasks that must be done by each of the roles during each phase are also clearly identified.

The outermost ring is the “context” ring in which any product professional, (new or experienced), can start by understanding their role and how they are operate within an organization.

As the first piece of the Discovery phase, it’s important for product managers to investigate by gathering insights and potential opportunities based on customer/user pain-points and desires. This is an important time to stay focused on the problem space.

Discovery extends beyond the problem space and into the solution space, as product managers begin to explore potential solutions with the help of a solidified problem statement. This is also a key time to determine product-market fit.

Moving out of the discovery phase, product managers can shift into product creation, focusing on go-to-market, testing, troubleshooting, and more.

Your solution is delivered to customers/users, but that doesn’t mean you’re done. How do you measure success? Are you on the road to your outcomes? What comes next?

You may have noticed the checkpoints in the Productside Blueprint, (marked with a small diamond shape), which are points in the process strategically placed as reminders to validate and communicate. With that, these checkpoints are also key times you can utilize in your organization’s governance process.

The Product Management Playbook

The Productside Blueprint is a high-level, holistic overview of the Outcome Product Management process, which makes it easy to break down and understand the process quickly. It is, however, more of a summary of a very detailed and intricate process. With that in mind, we designed the Productside Playbook to empower and guide product managers through the Blueprint to become more outcome driven.