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The Critical Role of Product Strategy When Money Is Scarce (Part 2?—?Rounds A, B, and Later)

The Product Coalition

The Critical Role of Product Strategy When Money Is Scarce (Part 2 — Rounds A, B, and Later) When you start selling your product, you feel great, but that doesn’t last for too long. You blame the market, but often that’s just overlooking the real problem. You add features, you replace salespeople, but it doesn’t help.

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From Product Management Back to Strategy

The Product Coalition

In my first official product role, which I got to after managing large dev teams and a business-related role, I managed alone a product with a development team of ~40 people. One of the first things I did, for example, was to work with the salespeople on how to sell the product.

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The Critical Role of Product Strategy When Resources Are Limited (Part 2?—?Rounds A, B, and Later)

The Product Coalition

The Critical Role of Product Strategy When Resources Are Limited (Part 2 — Rounds A, B, and Later) When you start selling your product, you feel great, but that doesn’t last for too long. You blame the market, but often that’s just overlooking the real problem. Photo by Tomas Sobek on Unsplash Nobody likes crises.

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Six Types of Competition That You Must Be Aware Of

The Product Coalition

It didn’t mean that there was no competition (which is usually a very bad sign), but that the traditional search engines weren’t it. The reason we didn’t see them in any of our POCs was because they were targeting a different market segment. I’m sure that your product, too, has a generic list of competitors.

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3 Ways To Educate the Market That Actually Work

The Product Coalition

Everyone knows educating the market is hard to nearly impossible, but people always bring up examples like Facebook or the iPhone whenever I discuss it in my lectures. So what can and cannot work when you want to educate the market? Photo by Oleg Magni from Pexels Educating the market has a bad reputation, and rightfully so.

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Product-Led Growth Is a Misleading Name

The Product Coalition

It took me time to understand that I need to present myself as a product leadership coach and product strategy expert rather than a consultant. One other misunderstanding that was much harder for me to explain was related to how people understood the word ‘product’ in what I do.

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Hiring Your First Product Manager

The Product Coalition

Photo by Tolga Ulkan on Unsplash When I joined Twiggle as their first VP Product I was the thirteenth employee. Along with the founders (the CEO and CTO), most of the employees in the company at the time were developers. Little did I know that creating a solid product strategy takes such a major chunk of the product leader’s time.