Time to put the profit back into Product Management

We are the UK’s leading Digital Product Management Company. We manage products across their full lifecycle from launch, to profitable growth and into retirement for a range of fantastic clients on a Global scale.

Product Culture

Driving critical cultural change

We have a heavy focus on driving the right type of cultural change to increase product profitability, team accountability and workforce happiness. We work with our clients to help them understand the process implicitly for the simple reason that if we are all aligned (from stakeholders through product and project management functions to design and engineering) then we will collectively be more successful.

It isn’t just about process though…

Product functions are very much about people. The process and tools we utilise along the way are simply that; however having the correct buy-in and understanding from the whole team leads to the right line of enquiry being investigated and persistent, iterative learning being generated. Making your business increasingly more efficient and optimised over time.

We work with you to ensure you are always asking the right question to drive value even where the business or product structure is complex and growing.

Our focus

We designed Skull Mountain to challenge agency and consultancy models by super-focusing on Product

 

Born from the Rokker Network Incubator+ we saw a gap in the market. Traditional digital agencies would provide the design and engineering but had zero mandate for the commercial success of the thing they delivered; big consultancies applied old working methodologies and a heavy-handed ‘one size fits all’ approach and the cost-benefit equation was imbalanced. Both had a mandate to try and sell you things they could build – in many cases even if that thing wasn’t what you needed to grow your business.

Our construct is different…

  • We have no engineering teams, so we have no mandate to try and ‘up-sell’ studio time. Our metrics of success are client profits and team happiness, not man-hours sold.
  • We work with in-house teams, external teams and agencies of your choice or help you bring in one of our partner agencies – we are happy with all these routes.
  • We are commercially responsible for the products we manage.
    We optimise the relationship between senior stakeholders, design and engineering not drive a wedge between them.
  • We are part of the Rokker Network and that gives scale and access to a wide array of Business, Brand and People thinking that keeps us holistically informed.
  • We help transition clients to their own product functions over time to ensure you can grow without the need for persistent external support.

A few of our clients

Services

We are flexible on our engagement strategy with clients

We provide all roles within the Product Function – Product Management, Project Management and Product Ownership (if you don’t know the difference between these roles then we would be very happy to talk you through it). We have clients who take one or all of these services.

We have a Product Management Training Academy which allows our clients to level-up as part of the engagement.

We have both in-source and out-source capability, with our clients often asking us to be on-site for fractional periods each week during our engagement or we can work totally remotely (which is often useful for multi-team international engagements).

We are very happy to discuss a range of commercial models aligned to mutual success.