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Training: What's the Biggest Challenge for Product Managers?

BY Rosemary King on June 28, 2017

For the past two months, I’ve been conducting research and discovery to help establish some ground rules for the Mind the Product Training Program.  As an organization we’ve set some goals for what we want to accomplish with our training. These are: To offer the same best in class experience that our Mind the Product […]

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Keeping Your Stakeholder Relationships in CREDiT

BY julia whitney on May 19, 2017

Stakeholder management is one of the biggest factors in your success in product management. At the same time product managers frequently tell me that it’s one of their biggest challenges. The most powerful foundation for managing stakeholders is building strong, positive relationships with them. To help think about what this means in practice, I’ve developed […]

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Stakeholders, let ‘em in - Rosemary King

BY Edward Kendall on May 11, 2017

Rosemary King educates us on the importance of involving stakeholders (especially those in senior positions) in the research phases of your products. Collaboration Collaboration is important. As a product manager you enjoy being in control, but at times this control can be detrimental to a product. Rosemary cites a number of examples where collaboration with […]

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Building a Realistic Revenue Projection for a New Product

BY Christian Bonilla on May 10, 2017

Here’s a scenario nearly everyone finds themselves in at some point in this line of work: You’re psyched about a new product or feature in the works. You’ve got requirements, design vision, and even a development timeline. You’ve got feedback from potential buyers and they love it. You’re ready to roll, and then you’re asked, […]

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Top Tips for Negotiating With Stakeholders

BY Edward Scotcher on April 28, 2017

Product managers are meant to be many things – visionaries, decision makers, leaders and much more. But what about negotiators? Negotiation is rarely mentioned outside an interview for a product manager – yet, in reality, being a product manager is a role that demands good political judgement. It’s all about setting and managing expectations. Here […]

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User Research Tools and Methodologies - Morag McLaren (ProductTank London)

BY James Gadsby Peet on March 31, 2017

Morag McLaren Product Manager at Whatusersdo.com talks to ProductTank London about User Research Tools and Methodologies. The Context & Timing of Research Changes the Results you get You need to find out the context of any insight you are gaining about a user – otherwise you won’t know the why or how, just the what. […]

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What's the ROI of Innovation? - David Binetti

BY Chris Massey on March 10, 2017

David Binetti is a six-time entrepreneur, having served on the founding team of companies ranging from consumer (QFN, later Intuit’s Quicken.com), to industrial (Arch Rock, acquired by Cisco), to government (USA.gov, acquired by the Federal Government), to political (Votizen, acquired by Brigade) — with three stints as Founder/CEO. Currently, David helps organizations innovate faster with […]

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Things Nobody Told Me About Being a Product Manager

BY Chris Massey on February 15, 2017

Shaun Russell shares his journey into product management, sketching out the well-trodden path he took to getting started – reading, taking workshops, learning from peers, and so on. But being a product manager is really hard, and nothing can prepare you for it. There are things that nobody tells you, so Shaun explains what he’s […]

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The Challenge of Managing - and Communicating - Customer Insights

BY Lorian Leong on February 7, 2017

When developing products, customer insight is vital to understanding the critical question: where are we going? Insights can help us better to understand our product and how it fits into the everyday lives of users — users who live in an age of abundance, where every product competes for a minute of attention. But insights […]

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Are You a Naughty Or Nice Product Manager?

BY Chris Massey on December 12, 2016

It’s that time of year again – No, I don’t mean financial planning or strategy reviews – I mean it’s a chance to reflect on what we’ve achieved, how we’ve achieved it, and think about whether we’re being the best product person we can be. As the craft of product management evolves, and we learn […]

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