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Your Product Manager Super Power: Not Knowing Everything

BY Rik Higham on August 23, 2017

How Much Should I Understand? A friend, who’s recently become a product manager, asked me that recently. She’d inherited a technical product where the engineers already had a view of the direction and deliverables required. Even though it had been broken into phases, each phase was large in scope and involved a number of unconscious […]

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Do Tech Skills Benefit a Product Manager?

BY Nacho Bassino on August 16, 2017

I have hired product managers for a while now, and worked with dozens. And since I come from a tech background, I have been asked many times (and I asked myself) if product managers should have some tech skills. Should they know how to code, and how it would help them in their daily work? […]

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Smart Home Truths for Product Managers

BY Bandita Deka Kalita on August 9, 2017

My Twitter feed is full of stories of Amazon seizing the lead in the smart home industry. While the Amazon Echo Show is an impressive addition to the repertoire of voice and video monitoring systems in this growing market, it’s not the product features that are drawing attention. Rather, it is Amazon’s smart home product […]

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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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A Day in the Life of Prad Patel, Product Manager at Trinity Mirror

BY Susanna Paevali on July 5, 2017

Prad Patel is the product manager of video experience in Trinity Mirror, one of the UK’s largest newspaper, magazine and digital publishers. Trinity Mirror’s flagship publication is the Daily Mirror and its portfolio includes more than 200 other titles. A seasoned PM with previous experience in News UK and other well-known news brands, Prad has […]

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Using Analytics to Raise Prices and win new Customers

BY Kieran Kilbride-Singh on July 3, 2017

In my experience, to succeed at data-informed product management you need to master “double-think” and be comfortable with two conflicting statements: “Be data-driven” and “don’t trust your data”. Blindly following data can lead to some bad things. Analytics products aren’t perfect – sometimes data capture gets messed up, and slight changes to code can cause […]

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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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A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

BY Susanna Paevali on June 7, 2017

This is the introductory piece to a series of interviews with product managers. I am on a quest to find out what different product managers do, how their role compares to product management theory, what their daily struggles are, and how I can become a great product manager myself. Why am I doing this? I want to become […]

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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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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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