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Oprah versus Spock: Advice from Dan Olsen and The Lean Product Playbook

“Product/Market Fit” is a concept that every start-up founder knows is important, but many have trouble achieving or even defining. In The Lean Product Playbook, author Dan Olsen details a six-step process to achieving product/market fit: Determine your target customer Identify underserved customer needs Define your value proposition Specify your MVP feature set Create your […]

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Jackie Dejesse talks about finding Product-Me fit at ProductTank NYC

Finding “Product-Me” Fit

Among other things, I am a product manager at Nucleus, a photographer, and a Oakland native transplanted into NYC. In my journey of building product, I’ve found that it is crucially important to think about the meaning and value you want to create in the world, and what it is about who you are that lets you […]

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Handling requests for new features in a successful product

If you have a successful product and your users ask for new features that really make sense, then you’re in an enviable position.  However, the way in which you choose handle these requests can play a big role in the product’s future success or failure.  In my experience there are several alternatives worth considering: Do […]

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When the price is right: managing price segmentation

Is price segmentation fair? One of the most valuable levers a company has when pricing its products is charging different customers different prices, also known as price segmentation. In essence, a company estimates a buyer’s willingness to pay and does its best to charge as close to that as possible. Of course, there is no […]

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The biggest challenge for product managers?

A few weeks ago, I invited Mind the Product readers to take part in a brief survey with a simple goal: to identify the biggest challenges product managers face in their role. I’m sincerely grateful to the 47 of you who provided your thoughts, many of which were detailed and insightful in their own right. […]

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What’s the toughest part of your job?

The product management job has no shortage of challenges, tactical or strategic. There are the ones you sign up for: validating problems in the market, identifying a differentiated value proposition, defining the roadmap, shepherding feature development. For most of us, those things are synonymous with the job itself. Then there are the challenges we don’t […]

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