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3 Critical Skills Preventing You From Becoming a Great Product Manager

280 Group

We often hear the old adage, “forget your weaknesses, play to your strengths!” Since every product manager is different, we encourage you to take the assessment here to identify your own strengths and weaknesses and to start thinking strategically about your career. when talking about the fastest way to get ahead in your career.

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8 Tips for Collaborating with Development Teams

Roman Pichler

Manage the Product, not the Team. Focus on your job as the product manager or product owner, and manage the product, not the team. Treat the Team as an Equal Partner. The team members are not your resources but the people who create your product. Assume that the team members want to do their best.

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Making Effective Product Decisions: Tips for Deciding with Stakeholders and Dev Teams

Roman Pichler

Be Clear on When to Involve the Stakeholders and Development Teams. Complex and high-impact decisions, however, are best made together with the stakeholders and development teams. Additionally, include the development team members in product backlog decisions , and always choose sprint goals together.

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Five Product Owner Myths Busted

Roman Pichler

” But do not allow people to dominate and tell you what to do, and don’t agree to a weak compromise. The SAFe product owner is tactical in nature and focuses on working on the product backlog and guiding the development teams. Myth #3: The product owner is responsible for the team performance.

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TEI 325: 5 tools to create alignment, communicate better and build trust – with Stefano Mastrogiacomo, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can get their teams on the same page. Effective product managers are good communicators and can get team members aligned to meet the objectives of a product. 2:30] Why do some teams underperform? Teams underperform when members work around each other and not with each other.

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Treat Your Product Team Like a Sports Team, Not a Family

ProductPlan

Cultural fit is a relatively new concept in hiring and team building. This has given hiring managers the confidence to reject prospects who look perfect on paper, but might not mesh with the existing team and company norms. Culture sets the tone, permeating every aspect of the team and the quality of their work.

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Don’t miss out on mentorship opportunities: Broadening our definition of mentorship

Intercom, Inc.

Whether you’re an individual contributor, manager, or director, you can leverage your own skills – and those around you – to influence growth across your team, org, and company. Every team has a valuable mix of strengths, and varying levels of skill and expertise in different areas across its members.