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Product Management is a Team Sport

BY Martin Eriksson on April 27, 2015

In my post what is a product manager, I define that person as the intersection of UX, business and technology. Many have misunderstood that to mean product managers are superior to those teams. Other product management definitions often fall back on the “product manager is the CEO of their product” trope. Both of these views […]

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How to Train Your Product Manager

BY Janna Bastow on March 6, 2015

In this competitive market, it’s essential for you to offer your employees opportunities for advancement and enrichment. Product managers must be confident in their abilities in order to conduct thoughtful and profitable business, to ensure an excellent user experience and to adeptly utilize technology for the betterment of the company and user alike. Product Management […]

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Fred Destin - You need to embrace chaos to succeed

BY Martin Eriksson on October 31, 2014

Fred Destin, partner at Atlas Ventures and 12-year veteran venture capitalist, talks about the increasing pace of change in the world, the chaos that can create and how we can thrive in that chaos. In this inspiring talk he lays out how difficult it is to predict and define success in today’s fast-paced society. He […]

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Moving from Data Analysis to Product Management - A Personal Journey

BY Yoav Farbey on August 12, 2014

The growing importance of data and analytics to Product Management has previously been discussed on Mind The Product by Edward Upton in Going Beyond Pageviews, and Simon Cast in Everything a Product Manager Needs To Know About Analytics. Articles like these may lead you to think that moving from a data role to a product management role […]

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Product Managers: Vision, Instinct & Obsession

BY Hemal Kuntawala on July 23, 2014

I wanted to note down my experience of the product management role as after speaking to a few startup founders I’ve heard a lot of differing opinions, at least here in London. (In this post I’ll use the word customer over the word user as I prefer it. User sounds a bit hollow). The basics […]

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Leadership and how a Product Manager has to ‘manage’

BY Simba Sagwete on June 4, 2014

I recently left my first job as a product manager and reflecting on what happened led me to a lesson which I thought was worth sharing. I was frustrated with my job and rather than fighting on, I gave up to go somewhere else that promised less frustration. I’m not afraid to admit I gave […]

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Video: Cardinal Sins of Product Management

BY Janna Bastow on April 15, 2014

Thou shall not say “Because that’s the way we’ve always done it.” This was among the lessons we learned from Dave Wascha, Chief Product Officer at Moo.com, at ProductTank March. As Dave said, “This is the most scary, terrifying, insidious thing we face as product managers, and the older you get the more baggage you […]

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Product Managers: 5 ways you can make an engineer's job easier

BY Kirsty Lee on March 31, 2014

As a Product Manager, demands are placed on you from many different areas – from engineering and design, to marketing and business development. However, software engineers tend to be the ones who work closest with Product Managers on a day-to-day basis – and they usually have a pretty clear idea of the things which make […]

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When the Product Backlog Runs Out

BY Serge Doubinski on March 28, 2014

You’ve got sprint planning coming up and, looking at your backlog, you see that there is nothing ready for the team to work on. I have talked to quite a few product people about this and no matter how experienced they were, all of them told me that this is a situation they’ve encountered at […]

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The 10 things I have learnt about Agile Product Delivery

BY Brijesh Malkan on March 12, 2014

I have a confession. I share it in the belief I am in the company of my brethren; I am an accidental product manager. Two years ago, I did not know a user story from a bedtime one. A notification from an alert. And a gherkin was still just a tasty pickle. But 24 months […]

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