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Product Owner vs Product Manager: Worry About Outcomes not Titles

BY Rosemary King on May 17, 2018

Over the past year I’ve worked with hundreds of product managers in dozens of companies, and there’s been one question that has sounded like a persistent drum beat: “What is the difference between the role of a product owner and a product manager?”. When confronted with this question, I used to hesitate, because from company […]

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How to Simplify Your Value Proposition: A Case Study

BY Molly Norris Walker on April 11, 2018

It pays to be ruthlessly simple about your value proposition. While humans are emotional beings, the reality is they’re more likely to come to your product or service to achieve a clear transactional benefit. Acquire and convert more users by perfecting the most direct path to realizing that benefit. Here we look at a case […]

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Mirroring Product: a Breakdown of Process

BY Rosemary King on March 8, 2018

For the past year, as Director of Training Products for Mind the Product, I’ve been creating a training platform and service. During this time I’ve worked with dozens of companies and hundreds of product managers; hearing about their challenges, and working with them to set game plans for shifting practices. The one theme that has […]

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Techniques to Help you Build a High-Performing Team

BY Anna Goss on February 8, 2018

I think of high-performing teams like a personal best on a run: they don’t happen overnight or by accident, but they’re worth it. As product managers, we’re often on point for building team culture. And we really feel the benefit of it when teams are working well together: a team that can move fast, understand […]

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Taking Stock and Planning for Impact

BY Rosemary King on December 19, 2017

For better or worse, the turning of a calendar year conveniently provides us with an opportunity for introspection. This time of year, we examine what we have accomplished, how we feel about it, what we want to do, what we dream of doing, and what our goals are for the coming year.  Sadly for us […]

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How we Grow as Product Managers

BY Rosemary King on November 30, 2017

It starts local. A friend asks you to come to a meet-up, or to have a beer with a few friends from Silicon…(Valley, Alley, Roundabout, Beach, insert your fave here). Or you set up a coffee with a cool product manager or designer you know. They tell you about some books to read. Then you head […]

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5 Product Leadership Lessons From the #mtpcon Leadership Forum 2017

BY Casper Sermsuksan on September 13, 2017

Last week I joined the Mind the Product Leadership Forum in London. Among the speakers and panelists were Matt Walton, Julia Whitney, Roman Pichler, Arne Kittler, and Brant Cooper. It took me two days to get to London from Yogyakarta, Indonesia for the night before the sessions, but it was worth it. While I originally wrote […]

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How Curious: Mindset of a Product Manager

BY Rosemary King on July 31, 2017

Being a product manager encompasses many things; vision, organization, analysis, and communication, to name a few.  But in my experience there is one universal trait that permeates almost everything a product manager does – curiosity.  In the context of product management, I see curiosity as a desire to fully understand a problem from all angles, […]

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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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