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The Biggest Challenges Facing Product Managers


Product Managers face so many challenges on a regular basis that it would be tough to cover the breadth and depth of issues in one sitting.

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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The business value of requirements management

Mind the Product

During the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the globe’s onsite workforce shifted to being fully remote. This ‘new normal’ highlighted that communication and shared project visibility is essential to the success of every organization.

Product Operations — You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

This month, we presented the webinar, The Product Operations Powerhouse—and Why You Need it. You can view the accompanying blog post as a primer to learn about the value of the ProdOps practice.

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.

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!

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Should you really be using machine learning?

Mind the Product

Used properly and in the right place, Machine Learning (ML) is an incredible tool to bring value to your product and your users. But how can you use the five product risks—value, usability, feasibility, viability, and ethics—to know if the opportunity is right for ML?

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New Updates to 280 Group In-Person Product Management Training Courses

280 Group

View our Training Calendar to check out the next in-person course. What the Pandemic Has Taught Us about Teaching and Learning. Over the past 18 months, the world has undergone tremendous change, and 280 Group is no different.

3 Easy Ways to Improve Sales Effectiveness


What are some easy ways to improve sales effectiveness? Here are three areas in which you can improve sales effectiveness that are relatively quick and easy. Discovery & Qualification. Presentations & Product Demonstrations. Negotiations. . Discovery & Qualification.

You’re Invited! An Interview with Jon Levy

Nir Eyal

The post You’re Invited! An Interview with Jon Levy appeared first on Nir and Far. Introspection


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.

A culture of safety – Alla Weinberg

Mind the Product

You may have heard about Project Aristotle — an effort by Google that revealed Psychological Safety as the common element in their highest-performing teams. Understanding what that is — and how we can create a culture of safety in our teams — isn’t quite as easy.

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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.”.

How to lead a product team with context?


Everyone hates old school, micromanaging bosses, who tell people what to do and how. The type who makes you ask for permission for every little thing. Even the old school “bosses” hate their way of working because they quickly become overloaded.

Difficult Product Discussions with CEOs

Mironov Consulting

CEOs may not see their role in systematic product/development problems, and product leaders may not know how to frame their concerns so CEOs can hear them. Can we get past buzzwords to difficult organizational discussions?

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.

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 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.

Start testing B2B ideas: The story of Health Catalyst


You’ve just had an incredibly productive brainstorming session with your team where you collectively came up with dozens of ideas for new business models.

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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.

SUNDAY REWIND: Product Discovery or Product Delivery: How do you Decide?

Mind the Product

Today, as we bring our Product Discovery Focus Week to a close, we venture back to 2019 and this post by Philipp Krehl — Product Discovery or Product Delivery: How do you Decide?


Should I Share My Ice Cream?

The Product Coalition

A lesson on opportunity costs from Mo Willem’s children’s book Continue reading on Product Coalition ». software-development product-management opportunity-cost

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With Agile Approaches, No Need to “Meet” or “Enforce” Deadlines

Johanna Rothman

Several of my clients struggle with their deadlines. One of them, Brad, quoted Douglas Adams to me and frowned: “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”. He thought agile approaches would work to “meet” and “enforce” deadlines.

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The Black Box Inventor Was Told to Drop the Idea


[link]. Warren was studying for his amateur radio license when a World War II ban on hobby radio forced him to redirect his efforts to chemistry sets.

Cloud-Scale Monitoring With AWS and Datadog

In this eBook, find out the benefits and complexities of migrating workloads to AWS, and services that AWS offers for containers and serverless computing.

Why do products fail?

Mind the Product

Most products fail, even in the best companies — and for every AdWords there’s a Google Glass. The failure rate for digital products could be as high as 90%, depending on which report you read. It’s a metric that hasn’t moved much in the last few years, despite all we know about the benefits of [.]

How To Get The Product Job Of Your Dreams in 2022

The Product Coalition

Steps to take to help you transition to a new product role Continue reading on Product Coalition ». careers jobs product-manager product-management product

Leo understands cyber attacks

Roy Madden

New Feature. Easily track critical cyber attacks across your industry and supply chain.

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.

Best Practices for Creating Long-Lasting and Continuous Discovery Habits

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Internationally Acclaimed Author, Speaker, and Coach at

Join internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and coach Teresa Torres as she explores the what, how, and why behind creating continuous discovery habits that give your team a clear benchmark to aspire to.

Learn the Jobs-to-be-Done (JTBD) Framework: The Best (free and paid) Resources Available Online

Business of Software Conference

If you’re running a software company (or somehow involved in strategy) you’ll be familiar with the conversations and debates about what the “next killer feature (or product)” is going to be. What is Jobs-To-Be-Done?

Better Product Management through Science

The Product Coalition

Build models and test them with data Photo by CDC on Unsplash You can become a better product manager by adapting a scientific mindset. That sentence might seem sensational, but bear with me.

How can I refine my Web Alerts to show me only what I’d like to see?

Roy Madden

Tips & Tricks. A complete tutorial on finding what you need across the web using Leo Web Alerts. There’s a fine balance between reducing noise and never missing out on important information.