Mon.Jun 21, 2021

Hey Product Management, Strategic Direction is Yours for the Taking. Here’s How!


If you’re waiting for someone to crown your product management team the kings and queens of strategic direction, you better get a nice comfy chair with all the reclining, heating and massaging accoutrements because you’re in for a long wait!

How A Product Management Internship Built A Future Career with Home Depot.

Product Management Unpacked

“I’m actually a pretty avid DIY-er,” confides Pranita Ramakrishnan, MS of Product Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Class of 2019. “I I grew up in a family where if you didn’t take a trip to Home Depot twice a month to get some type of materials for a project, something was wrong.”.


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What makes for effective product management by Nikolaus Horn and Sebastian Ratcliffe

Mind the Product

In a small startup, product managers may find themselves wearing multiple hats.

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A Product Strategy is NOT just a Vision and Roadmap

The Product Coalition

You have a strategy AND a roadmap, they’re two different things. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». leadership product-strategy startup product-leadership product-management

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How to Empower Your Users So You Can Create a Great Product

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman, Author and Consultant, for her session that will discuss why instead of designing for the users, CTOs and their teams should collaborate with empowered users to create a great product together.

How do great ideas come from? Lessons from 750+ Founders


I’ve helped 750+ startup founders. I always try to ask: “How did you come up with your idea?” ” Here are their answers: First, they most commonly say: “Solve your own problems. Meaning, live on the edge of tech and see what issues you encounter.

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340: Lean product development – with Steve Stucky

Product Innovation Educators

Pipeline, Process, and Practice for Product Managers. This is the Product Mastery Now podcast. For seven years it was called The Everyday Innovator, but I recently changed the name to better reflect our mission, which is to help you become a Product Master, creating products customers love.

The Right Company Size for Product Managers

The Product Coalition

Are you in for the higher gains with more risks, or do you rather prefer stable growth over a long period of time? Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management startup technology career-development business

How to Write Better User Stories With Gherkins (Template Included)


User stories are an Agile technique of defining product functionality and requirements. They focus on telling a story for an action a user will take and what the expectation is when successful. The concept of user stories is widely used, but telling good stories can be quite difficult.

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Hiring as an Individual Contributor?—?Part 4 of Becoming a Product Leader

The Product Coalition

Hiring as an Individual Contributor?—?Part Part 4 of Becoming a Product Leader The strength of any organization stems from its people. As a Product Leader, you are responsible for growing and strengthening the product team by hiring talented Product Managers.

Address the Challenges of Siloed Monitoring Tools

Companies frequently experience monitoring tool sprawl. Find out why monitoring tool sprawl occurs, why it’s a problem for businesses, and the positive business impacts of monitoring tool consolidation.

How Do You Nurture Product Discovery as a Leader? Interview with Teresa Torres

Fearless Product

Are you a product leader seeking to improve the discovery practices of your teams? Do you want to create a culture and leadership team that values discovery-based, customer-centric product roadmaps over executive-only ideas?

How To Prepare For Product Manager Interviews The Right Way

The Product Coalition

You only have one chance in an interview, here is what you need to do to get it right. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management software-engineering product-design interview-questions interview-preparation

A better product is marketable, valuable and useable


If you’ve interacted with an Innovatemap team member, you’ve likely heard the phrase “marketable, valuable and useable” at least once or twice. It’s more than a motto – it’s a philosophy that guides everything we do for our clients.

Parenting Makes Me a Better Product Professional

The Product Coalition

I thought becoming a mom might stifle my career, but it’s taught me vital new skills that propelled my career forward. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». modern-agile working-moms product-management parenting software-development

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The State of Product Leadership Report 2021

Delivery is the top success metric for product leaders. But should it be? This is just one of the findings in this year’s State of Product Leadership report. Download the report to discover more ways product management is changing in 2021.

Best NPS Feedback Software to Use in 2021 [+ What to Do After Sending Your NPS Survey]


The Net Promoter Score (NPS) captures your user sentiment and informs you how likely your users are to recommend your tool to their friends. But what is the best NPS feedback software for this task?

Just Say No to Mixed Up Chameleon Products

The Product Coalition

Why products shouldn’t be a little of this and a little of that Continue reading on Product Coalition ». prioritization saying-no modern-agile product-management saas

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Build Audience Before the Product: Here is how


Build audience before product. But how do you do it? Here’s how I’ve built an audience across channels and grown my startups from 0 to $2 million revenues. Involves a mix of marketing & writing. 1/11) When building audience on any channel, make personal connections.

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Let’s Go For a Drive

The Product Coalition

Product Management Lessons from Mo Willem’s Award-Winning Children’s Book Continue reading on Product Coalition ». design-thinking agile serious-scrum product-management prioritization

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The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data: How to Go From Concept to Reality

Speaker: Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Chief Technology Officer at SolonTek

Join Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC DHHS, and Chief Technology Officer, SolonTek, to learn how you can capitalize on your ideas by blending internal with external while leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term and the long term.

Drugstore Product Managers Try To Solve The Last Mile Problem

The Accidental Product Manager

CVS wants to find ways to cross the last mile to get to their customers Image Credit: Mike Mozart. One of the things that every product manager would like to have would be a guaranteed customer base.

Pitting API Testing Against UI Testing

The Product Coalition

What is API testing? Before we get to the problem of identifying which of the two, API testing and UI testing, is easier or more difficult, we need to begin by defining them. Especially the former. But it comes with a caveat.

What is IMPACT: Spark Your Product Success With An Impact-First Focus


Why Do Product People Need to Focus on Impact? As the VP of Product at ProductPlan, there’s nothing that I enjoy more than talking to customers. I enjoy identifying a significant problem that sounds impossible to solve and then bringing it to my engineering and design peers. The ensuing conversations energize us as we look at the pain point from different angles before ultimately taking the first impactful step. However, there are parts of product management that I like substantially less.