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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. Read more »

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 Read more »

GDPR: Who Should be Your Data Protection Officer?

BY Owen Wallis on November 30, 2017

On May 25th 2018 something big is happening which needs your attention. In what is the biggest shake-up to data protection legislation in 20 years, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. The aim of the GDPR is to strengthen data protection for EU citizens and residents, to give them greater control Read more »

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 Read more »

A Roadmap Doesn’t Have to Lead to Broken Promises

BY Bruce McCarthy on November 28, 2017

Gain Valuable Feedback Without Overpromising We’d spent weeks perfecting the roadmap presentation for our annual customer conference. We thought it was pretty compelling. Every detail was worked out, every timeline de-risked, every benefit clearly articulated. Our SVP, who was usually uneasy in front of large crowds, even got through all the slides smoothly, even crisply. Read more »

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 Read more »

A Guide to Collaborating With and Motivating Your Engineering Team

BY Kunal Punjabi on November 20, 2017

Product management is a cool job, arguably one of the most sought-after roles in business today. But, if you’ve been at it long enough, you inevitably end up hearing some version of this phrase at one time or another: God only knows when my product is going to be shipped!Frustrated Business Person (or product manager) Read more »

7 Ways Cohort Analysis can Optimize Company Performance and Results

BY Dan Schoenbaum and Evan Kaeding on November 10, 2017

Businesses are constantly in search of useful tactics that improve their brand’s performance and bottom line. Cohort analysis is often overlooked, but it can yield insightful information and actionable advice to improve acquisition, retention and monetization. By definition, a cohort is a group of people who have a common characteristic during a period of time. Read more »

Product Development When you Don't Have the Right Technology Expertise

BY Lev Barbalat on November 8, 2017

A few months ago, I was given the task of delivering a product using technology that our company had never worked with and that our team had never encountered. My first thought was that it was highly risky and that there was little chance of success. But my second thought was: “OK, if I don’t Read more »

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 Read more »