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Product Management Is Not Project Management

BY Spenser Skates on January 8, 2018

As a product manager, it’s easy to get caught up doing the wrong job. With so much time and energy going into shipping great products, the project management demands of it all often create a center of gravity that’s hard for even the most veteran product managers to escape. But the most successful product managers know […]

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Top 10 Product Guest Posts of 2017

BY Martin Eriksson on December 21, 2017

Mind the Product is above all a community of product managers who strive to push our craft of product management forward by sharing our insights, lessons learned, and pitfalls to avoid. We’ve already highlighted the Top 10 Product Talks from across our conferences and meetups, but not everyone wants to get up on stage to […]

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Sitcoms and the Secret to Building "Good Enough" B2B Products

BY Sidharth Sreekumar on December 14, 2017

I was recently on a long haul flight and ended up whiling away my time watching random shows on the in-flight system. One of the shows I watched was a sitcom. I didn’t find it great (in fact I don’t remember chuckling at even one single joke) but I still ended up watching a bunch […]

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The Product Agent: Managing Ideas on a Product Team

BY Tremis Skeete on December 11, 2017

My journey to product management was not what you might expect, but then again, maybe you would. I studied accounting and computers in high school. At 19 I got a job as a computer technician and by 21 I was a computer science major. I then got a job on campus as a network administrator. […]

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Why Product Managers Should be Generalists

BY Chris Bell on December 6, 2017

There’s an apocryphal tale that the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge was the last person to have read everything. Given that he died in 1834 and the vast increase of information there’s been since then, you can understand how the tale started. Even 200 years ago, it was still possible to be an expert in many […]

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From the Passenger Seat - An Engineering View of Effective Product Management

BY Sumit Arora on November 29, 2017

An ineffective product manager can leave a pile of waste behind – a waste of time, money, hope and enthusiasm by the time the product gets launched, if it ever gets launched. The only constructive byproduct is a learning experience worth communicating to save other products from succumbing to the same mistakes. From my experience […]

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From Startup to Enterprise Product Manager: Is Bigger Always Better?

BY Jobina Hardy on November 27, 2017

Observations of a B2C startup product manager working in enterprise. I once heard an anecdote about a very young child being told a story about a very old man. The child was asked to imagine what this octogenarian would look like. And the child said that as he was very, very old he must be very, very tall… To this […]

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Achieve Absolute Transparency With Portfolio Kanban

BY Alexander Novkov on November 6, 2017

Having process transparency is a key element for the successful execution of any plan that involves people working together. Although product management is no exception, some leaders fail to recognize that. One of the most common mistakes for product managers to make concerning transparency is that they fail to connect the dots between the product roadmap […]

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Critical Customer Touchpoints for a Successful Product Launch

BY Amanpreet Kaur on October 31, 2017

As a product manager, one of your key goals is to solve your customers’ problems. Listening to your customers is the best way to get to know their problems and current methods, and then you can brainstorm for a solution. But how do you start? The process of working up an idea and developing it […]

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Lessons from 500 Startups on Building a Product Business

BY Aleksandra Smelianska on October 26, 2017

ProductTank Lviv was the first ProductTank community in Ukraine. When we had our first meetup around a year ago, there were only 10 of us but we’re now 150 strong. So while the product community in Lviv is still small, we’re hungry for knowledge. Recently we had the opportunity to invite Marvin Liao, a partner at […]

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