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Alignment on great product teams

Inside Intercom

To move quickly towards a mission, the core attributes of product teams –strategy, design and engineering – need to be well aligned. But how do you achieve that alignment and what happens when you don’t? I gave a talk at Building Intercom on alignment as a key quality of a great product team.

6 Questions for Determining Your Leadership Philosophy

The Product Coalition

I’ve had multiple occasions recently to reflect on my own leadership philosophy. Not only have I been asked about it explicitly, but in several conversations with friends and others, the topic of leadership has come up with both positive and negative examples.

The Shortest Product Manager Job Ever!

The Accidental Product Manager

The end can come for a product manager when they least expect it Credit: Bill Selak. So here’s a quick question for you: what is the shortest time that you’ve ever worked at a product manager job?

Why the Time is Right for #mtpcon Singapore

Mind the Product

When we announced in September last year that we’re bringing #mtpcon to Singapore for the first time, it was in the knowledge that the technology and innovation scene across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is booming.

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6 Styles of Data Analysis and Visualizations

Get inspiration for your next dashboard update in this guide to the six styles of analytics and data visualizations.

How to Land Your First PM Job


I interviewed hundreds of potential associate PMs when I was a product manager at Google, and have interviewed both associate PM and PM internship candidates at my current position with Pendo. The vast majority of them underwhelm for a few key reasons.

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How to Evaluate Associate Product Manager Programs

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Associate Product Manager (APM) programs are well known in Silicon Valley as rotational, mentorship-focused programs designed to accelerate the careers of young aspiring product managers.

Avoiding Bike Shedding, Yak Shaving, and the dreaded camel

The Product Coalition

Tales and aphorisms of the dark side of collaborative development Photo by Roxanne Desgagnés on Unsplash This is a follow-up to a previous piece I did on cultivating meaningful stakeholder relationships , though you don’t have to have read it for this to make sense. “A

Defining Growth Design: The Guide to the Role Most Startups are Missing

First Round Review

Angel Steger serves as our guide on a trek to better understand the still developing speciality of growth design.

Extreme Ownership and How it Applies to PM

The Product Coalition

Leadership books for PMs, installment 1 When I first became a manager, I was exposed to leadership training for the first time. And my first thought was… OMG, this is PM training! I have yet to see a company figure this out.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Dear Strategy: 078 Implementing Your Strategy Internally

Dear Strategy

How important is customer feedback and validation to product managers? 12 industry experts weigh in


Product managers have a tough job. They’re tasked with market and competitive analysis and laying out a product roadmap that delivers unique value based on their customers’ demands. What makes this challenging is that the needs and demands of those … The post How important is customer feedback and validation to product managers? 12 industry experts weigh in appeared first on UserTesting Blog. Product

Dear Strategy: 077 Determining a Product’s True Value Proposition

Dear Strategy