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Nailing Product/Market Fit by Alan Chiu

Mind the Product

In this talk, Alan Chiu pulls from his experience in product management and as a seed-stage venture capitalist to showcase a variety of case studies on companies who have perfected product/market fit. What are upstream and downstream products?

In Search of a Better way to Measure Product/Market fit

Mind the Product

Tech billionaire Marc Andreessen has been credited with bringing the term “product/market fit” into the mainstream lexicon in 2007. During my dealings with investors and product veterans, I’ve often heard that you can always feel when product/market fit is happening.

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How Product Managers Measure Product-Market Fit

ProductPlan

Problems yearn for solutions, needs long to be met, and markets are waiting to be addressed. This reality beckons startups and established firms to introduce new products that will scratch that itch and deliver satisfaction. How to Measure Product-Market Fit.

Strategic Product Marketing: One Small Move, Three Big Benefits

Proficientz – Product Management University

A strategic product marketing function can be created with one simple move that pays three big dividends to the organization. Many product marketing professionals in B2B have long felt like the sales tools on-demand department and rightfully so.

What is Product Marketing and Why Should I Care?

Userpilot

SaaS companies have started to realize that their products should be the main driver of growth. This product-led growth flips the old marketing and sales rulebooks on their heads. Product marketing is a large part of this shift. Product-Led Growth.

Monolithic vs Microservices from Product Manager Perspective

The Product Coalition

Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash Enterprise Product Managers are a bit different compared to the others. One particular issue that I often see is, whether to scale up a product quickly or not. Product Manager usually have pretty limited knowledge about engineering stuffs.

What No One Tells You bout Being a Product Manager at an Early Stage Startup

The Product Coalition

What No One Tells You About Being a Product Manager at an Early Stage Startup Over a year ago, I asked around, searched for books or articles, went to several talks but found very little advice on being a product manager at an early-stage startup.

Top 4 Diagnostics for Optimizing Product Management Teams

280 Group

The degree of maturity of your Product Management organization can directly drive your ability to satisfy customers and become more profitable. Some Product Management teams are really young and still learning the ropes. 2 – Company and Product Management Alignment.

The Global Benchmark Survey: Product Management Skills – Initial Insights

280 Group

Late last year, 280 Group conducted its most ambitious and comprehensive survey to date, to learn more about the skill levels of product managers across the globe. We invited over 30,000 product managers to participate, and received nearly 4,000 responses.

The Roadmap Dilemma: When to Grow, When to Learn

Mind the Product

All products start with one thing in common: teams face a certain degree of uncertainty about the market they’re targeting. Reducing uncertainty, therefore, comes as a result of learning cycles, and will ultimately allow a product to grow. Product.

Agile Product Management – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

Are production bugs part of emergent buffer? Bug fixing and production issues just show up in the team’s velocity, which is lower than it would be without bugs and production issues. How extensively is Agile being used for non-software products? Agile Product Management

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AMA: How to Excel as a Product Manager in Extraordinary Times

280 Group

Yesterday we enjoyed hosting an Ask Me Anything session on Facebook Live with five of our Product Management expert instructors. In roughly this order, we covered these topics: Best practices for working from home as a Product Manager, and how to stay engaged with your product team.

Product Management in 2020: New Year, New… Products?

280 Group

Join our upcoming webinar, Product Success in 2020: Six Trends You Must Track , where we’ll share how to use these trends to best benefit your products this year. Here are the topics we covered last year: Product Management Skills. What if your product is not digital?

Does Your Product Management Team Need to Transform?

280 Group

Join our upcoming webinar, Five Steps to Transform Your Product Management Team , if you are a PM leader looking to improve your team’s people, process, and tools, to build a team of Product Leaders. Establish more reliable and predictable delivery of products.

Five Deadly Product Management Career Sins

280 Group

In this article, we’re going to talk about some issues that can stop people from rising quickly in Product Management. Imagine I have 100 Product Managers in a room. The result: the perceived value of Product Management is much lower than it could be.

Data-Driven Product Management: How To Become an Insight-Driven PM

280 Group

This article discusses how data-driven product management can help you use the right data, to uncover the right insights, and ultimately build the right product. what does it really mean to Product Managers? What is a Product Manager to do?

Why IT Teams Benefit from a Product Management Viewpoint

280 Group

Yet another call from an IT team asking if we can help them transition from a project-focused view to a product-focused view of their work. OK, well, besides transitioning to Agile for product management. IT Solutions = Products. These are products. Market Analysis.

From Zero to Hero: How Product Management Can Transform Your IT Department

280 Group

Utilizing the Product Management discipline yields big results. IT often experiences sporadic innovation, lower than expected solution adoption, poor customer satisfaction, high support costs, and fails to deliver compelling roadmaps for future growth. Digital transformation is the path to new markets, new business models, and new revenue. Enter Product Management. Finally, they plot the path of change management needed to maximize adoption.

How 3 product marketing managers execute product releases

Roadmunk

While product managers puppeteer a product journey end-to-end, product marketing managers tend to be the masterminds behind releasing said product to market. Each product marketing leader walks us through a typical product launch.

The Top 10 Deliverables of Product Managers

Sachin Rekhi

Mastering the craft of product management is no easy task. I instead define a product manager as driving the vision, strategy, design, and execution of their product. Vision: Product Walkthrough. Strategy: Product/Market Fit Hypotheses.

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Taylor Wescoatt – Being the First Product Manager

Mind the Product

In working at Seedcamp and helping over 100 startups understand product thinking, Taylor Wescoatt has learned some valuable lessons he’d like to share, together with some real-world examples to drive the point home! Being the first product manager at a startup typically means being the 10th or 15th employee, and recognizing that – although product management has both tactical and strategic components – you’ll initially be more focused on tactics.

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Advancing Your Product Management Career Rapidly – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

Most of my role as a product manager is about managing conflict, bringing change, solving customer escalations and driving it through the organization. How do you motivate non-believers to support your product direction?

Product Management Career Sins – You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

This month, we presented a co-hosted webinar with AIPMM – How to Accelerate Your PM Career Part 2: Five Deadly Product Management Career Sins. Management] has finally recognized [the value of the PM role] and has agreed to expand.

Why product roadmaps are so important

The Product Coalition

And some tips to building your own :) Having some years of experience working with product teams, I’m pretty sure that this multidisciplinary and agile approach is the right one for developing innovative and customer-centric solutions that really make users’ lives easier.

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 4

280 Group

Management is doing things right. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the concepts around how to step up and become a leader to your product team and organization. How will making this product successful help everyone involved further their own goals?

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 5

280 Group

In the first four parts of the Product Management Career Acceleration Series, we focused on providing you with strategies, tips, techniques, leadership approaches, and even sins to avoid, to be a more effective Product Manager – the kind that can advance in their career rapidly.

Learning from Failure: Product Manager Style

The Product Coalition

Every seasoned product professional knows that success only comes after a series of failures. When Products Fail Every PMs worst nightmare! But to have an entire product go down the drain…the thought is cold-sweat inducing. You are not the CEO of the product.

Do we need product management?

Under10 Playbook

Product managers are in charge of whipping up all the other departments and getting them to work together. This is to make sure that the product gets pulled forward by a coordinated team of horses, rather than torn apart by horses running in different directions.—Donald

What To Expect as a PM from Startup to Scale Up, to Corporates (Part 2 of 3)

The Product Coalition

In my last blog, we talked about being a PM in a Startup. You’ll come across different personalities from the early stage ‘fake it till you make it’ characters to experienced managers who have “done it a few times”. Create a framework to evaluate and prioritise product ideas.

6 Things Product Managers Can Do with Qualitative Research

ProductPlan

Carlos González de Villaumbrosia has over 10 years of experience building teams and digital products in the US, Europe, and Latin America. Carlos founded Product School in San Francisco in 2014. Let’s take a look at what product managers need qualitative data for and how to do it right!

Most startups don’t starve, they drown. Here is why, and how to survive.

The Product Coalition

Startups don’t starve, they drown. It was 2010 when I watched the online stream of the Startup Lessons Learned conference, initiated by Eric Ries. At some stage the now famous Shawn Carolan quote came up: Startups don’t starve, they drown. Most startups don’t starve, they drown.

12 Reasons Why You Should Be Product Roadmap Planning!

Hutwork

Product roadmap planning has become a huge success in getting products to market efficiently. Often companies find themselves asking, why roadmap? This brings us to our top 12 reasons for product roadmap planning and why it’s essential. Roadmaps

Customer Development Guide For Product Managers

The Product Coalition

It was launched in 2011 and went broke in 2013 because people didn’t buy the product. The authors relied on their intuition or professionalism, and didn’t account for the most important factor in product creation?—?the the product/market fit. Position your product.

9 Great Podcasts for Product Managers

BrainStation Product Management

Lifelong education is a reality for Product Managers – in fact, BrainStation’s 2019 Digital Skills Survey found that more than 66 percent of product professionals participate in workshops, online courses, and in-person courses to stay on top of a profession that keeps changing.

Podcast: 3 Types of Product Managers

Sachin Rekhi

I recently had the opportunity to join the Product Love podcast to talk about all things product management with Eric Boduch. I spent a fair amount of time detailing my framework for the 3 types of product management roles that exist in the industry, which I affectionately call builders, tuners, and innovators. The builder is probably the most classic product manager. They’re focused on driving the roadmap and building features to serve user needs.