Malte Scholz

Malte Scholz

CEO & CPO @ airfocus
Malte is passionate product manager and entrepreneur with deep knowledge in implementing business ideas and developing SaaS and mobile tech. Malte is the co-founder and CEO @ airfocus.
News 26 Apr 2022
Introducing airfocus Portal - Engage With Your Users on a Branded Portal 🎉
We are beyond excited to announce that we’ve beta-released the airfocus Portal - our latest innovation that bridges the gap between your product and your customers.
By Malte Scholz
Product Management 20 Apr 2022
These Product Management Books Should Live on Every PM’s Bookshelf
Sometimes, having a trusted book as your guide is the better option. So, let’s take a look at some of the best product management books for PMs of all levels!
By Malte Scholz
Product Strategy 5 Apr 2022
What Makes a Strong Product Culture?
Product culture, as the name implies, is a business environment in which it’s all about the product. Are you looking for inspiration on how to make the product culture strong? Read inside the article more!
By Malte Scholz
Product Strategy 21 Mar 2022
Product Management and Digital Transformation - An Interview With InĂŞs Liberato
Interview with InĂŞs Liberato, Product Couch at Founders Factory about product analytics and digital transformation.
By Malte Scholz
Career 24 Feb 2022
Women to Watch in Product Management (& 15 Resources for Female PMs to Advance Their Careers)
Women currently drive 70-80% of customer purchasing decisions, so a lack of female product managers can only hold teams back from truly understanding their customers and their problems. In our article, we will go through all relevant PM resources for women in the product.
By Malte Scholz
How To Collect Ideas From Your Team or Stakeholders Efficiently
Collecting inputs and insights from stakeholders or other teams was a challenge we had to resolve. Read more and you will learn how to do it efficiently and comfortably.
By Malte Scholz
Product Management 14 Jan 2022
Best Practice When Setting Product OKRs – The Product Manager Perspective, With Kent J. McDonald
Interview with Kent J. McDonald – Product Manager and Writer at KBP.Media sharing his insights about the best practice when setting product OKRs.
By Malte Scholz
Product Management Trends and Challenges in 2022 – An Ecommerce Perspective With Adam Hecht
Whether B2C or B2B, product management must come up against BigTech, diversity in product management has never been so important, and empathy is the key attribute for product managers to have.
By Malte Scholz
Product Management 11 Nov 2021
A New Era for PMs — What Will Product Management Look Like in 2022?
Some trends stay, some trends go, technology unlocks new opportunities, and user needs keep us all on our toes. The fast-paced nature of the job is something you have to love as a PM, but the last 18 months have been a particularly challenging test on our processes and our ability to adapt.
By Malte Scholz
4 Common Customer Feedback Mistakes and How To Avoid Them
Customer feedback is one of the best ways to streamline your business with data. Once you start collecting data, it can feel like improvement is inevitable.
By Malte Scholz
News 12 Oct 2021
Introducing airfocus Insights - The Most Flexible Way To Centralize Feedback and Inform Product Discovery
Our much-awaited Insights app is here! 🎉 Let's take a deep dive into how and why airfocus' latest app helps product managers solve the feedback conundrum.
By Malte Scholz
News 7 Jun 2021
We Have Raised a $5M Series A To Expand Our Next-gen Product Management Platform
We are thrilled to announce that we have raised $5M in series A funding led by European VC fund XAnge with participation from existing investor Nauta Capital! The additional funding will accelerate our expansion plans to become the first modular strategy platform for product teams.
By Malte Scholz
Career 27 Apr 2021
11 Best Product Management Training Courses and Certifications for 2022
Even professionals need to keep up-to-date with the latest techniques and knowledge. Here are the 11 best certifications and courses for 2021 and 2022.
By Malte Scholz
News 9 Dec 2020
Project Management Institute Joins Forces With airfocus
Project Management Institute joins forces with airfocus to help project managers create clear roadmaps and strategically prioritize projects.
By Malte Scholz
Product Strategy 30 Oct 2020
Strategies for Building a Resilient Product Management Team
To shed some light on potential paths through the Coronavirus crisis, management consultant experts McKinsey & Company have created 5 pillars of guidance.
By Malte Scholz
Career 28 Aug 2020
How To Land an Internship in Product Management - A Complete Guide
Here are our tips and advice for landing a product manager internship (and securing a full-time PM job as a result).
By Malte Scholz
Product Strategy 31 Jul 2020
Handling Hypergrowth as a Product Team: How To Scale Without Breaking
Let’s explore some essential tactics and strategies you can employ today to prevent your team from burning out (or breaking down) when experiencing hypergrowth.
By Malte Scholz
Career 28 May 2020
24 Product Management Books for Aspiring and Established Product Managers
Whether you're just starting out in product management or you're looking to brush up on your skills, these books will give you the right tools and knowledge to achieve success.
By Malte Scholz
Roadmapping 8 May 2020
What is a Technology Roadmap? - IT Roadmap Guide 2022
Being responsible for development teams can leave you feeling lost sometimes, this article will teach you about the beauty of technology roadmaps.
By Malte Scholz
Product Management 30 Apr 2020
Work Remotely? Here’s How To Make Team Decisions Remotely
With the right tools and strategies, your team can start making smart, reasoned decisions as a group remotely — no matter where you are in the world.
By Malte Scholz
Career 2 Apr 2020
How To Keep Your Team Happy During COVID-19 Lock Downs
The team at airfocus has taken some time to put together an essential guide to keeping your workforce happy and motivated despite the COVID-19 lockdowns.
By Malte Scholz
Product Strategy 12 Mar 2020
The Role of Customer Development in Building a Winning MVP
Developing a winning product starts at the MVP phase. Here's our guide on how to take your MVP to the early majority through customer development.
By Malte Scholz
News 24 Feb 2020
News From airfocus! Move and Copy Items, Azure DevOps Integration and More | airfocus
We updated our logo and shipped quite a few highly requested features and improvements that will help you build more outstanding products!
By Malte Scholz
News 19 Nov 2019
Product Management and Roadmapping Platform airfocus Raises €1.7M to Help Businesses Make Better Decisions
airfocus, a collaborative product management, and roadmapping software, has today announced closing a €1.7M seed round from pan-European VC, Nauta Capital.
By Malte Scholz
Roadmapping 31 Oct 2019
What Is a Roadmap? The Ultimate Guide for Roadmapping in 2022
A roadmap comes in multiple shapes and sizes. In this 4000+ word guide, we will show you everything there is to know about roadmaps.
By Malte Scholz
Career 22 Oct 2019
How To Become a Product Manager: 7 Steps To Get Closer to a Product Management Job
We have been working a while helping product managers, and now we want to share with you 7 actionable steps for becoming a product manager.
By Malte Scholz
The Unexpected Ways That Product Managers Can Benefit From UX Design
Why product managers and UX designers should come together as a team, and how you can start working more productively as a pair.
By Malte Scholz
Career 1 Aug 2019
8 Skills You Need To Be a Successful Product Manager
Here are 8 skills that every product manager needs to master to be an exceptional product manager and stay ahead of the curve.
By Malte Scholz
Product Management 30 Jul 2019
7 Surprising Ways Product Management Will Change in the Next 5 Years
Due to evolving responsibilities and an exponential rate of digital innovation product management is changing at lightning speed. What does it mean for you?
By Malte Scholz
News 11 Jun 2019
airfocus Wins Fresh Capital To Expand Its Global Strategy Platform
Hamburg-based startup airfocus specializes in strategic planning and roadmapping and has just completed its first round of financing.
By Malte Scholz
Prioritization 4 Jun 2019
Introducing airfocus Priority Poker
Disciplined prioritization is likely the most important competency for product managers and decision makers for teams and companies...
By Malte Scholz
Product Management 26 May 2019
Best Product Management Tools - 2020 Update
2020 Update - The best product management tools for 2020. Research and Conceptualization, Strategy and Prioritization, Roadmapping, Design and Wireframing, Project and Task Management, Analytics, and Customer Feedback
By Malte Scholz
Product Management 26 May 2019
4 Highly Successful Software Products and What Product Managers Can Learn From Them
In this article, we'll go through 4 of the most successful software products ever built and, analyze what you can learn from them to be an even better product manager.
By Malte Scholz
News 1 Apr 2019
News from airfocus: Integration Improvements, Sync Trello Votes, Bulk Actions and Much More
At airfocus, we've been adding a bunch of updates which, include integration improvements, sync Trello votes, bulk actions and much more to help you get even more focused.
By Malte Scholz
News 10 Feb 2019
News From airfocus: Mobile Apps, Groups, Zapier Integrations, CSV Export
We're excited to present new airfocus updates which, include mobile apps for iOS and Android, groups, a Zapier integration as well as a CSV export.
By Malte Scholz
Prioritization 10 Dec 2018
Celebrate the No and Prioritize Ruthlessly – About Steve Jobs’ Take On Strategy
We all aim to build great products or launch outstanding services. Getting there is a function of three tasks that you as a strategist should advance.
By Malte Scholz
News 4 Dec 2018
News From airfocus: PDF Exports, Filtering & Search, Archiving
We have released a bunch of new features that will get you even more focused and aligned: PDF exports, filtering & search, archiving.
By Malte Scholz
Roadmapping 9 Oct 2018
The Secret To Building a Priority-based Product Roadmap
Building a great product is hard enough. But building a great product without a plan to dynamically cater to business requirements is next to impossible.
By Malte Scholz
Prioritization 12 Aug 2018
How to Prioritize Your Trello Cards With the airfocus Power-up
Trello is great to get stuff done. But how do you decide on the best course of action when tasks and projects are piling up?
By Malte Scholz
News 26 Jun 2018
News From airfocus: Drag'n Drop Magic, Asana Import, Comments and Much More
We developed drag'n drop magic for the timeline view, an Asana import integration, item comments and lots of more helpful stuff.
By Malte Scholz
Prioritization 21 May 2018
How to Master Prioritization in 4 Easy Steps
Disciplined prioritization is the most important competency for decision makers and teams. Learn how to get prioritization right in 4 easy steps.
By Malte Scholz
News 25 Jan 2018
The New airfocus Has Arrived
airfocus is not just another task management app. It is a strategy addon that integrates with the likes of Jira and Trello to fill the missing gaps.
By Malte Scholz
Prioritization 14 Jan 2018
5 Prioritization Templates That Help You Focus On the Right Stuff
Prioritization is key to organization. So what is the right method for you and the job? Here are 5 prioritization templates that help you focus.
By Malte Scholz
News 14 Nov 2017
Where It All Began and Why We Founded airfocus
airfocus provides simple and beautiful prioritization for decision-makers and teams. Try a free 14-day trial and benefit from smarter decisions!
By Malte Scholz

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