You Don’t Need a Mentor. You Need a Buddy.

Nir Eyal

When you’re struggling to achieve your personal or professional goals, do you ever wish you could speak with a famous mentor? If only you could connect with a super successful business leader like Jeff Bezos or Meg Whitman, then you’d have the answers you’re looking for.


A Learning Roadmap for Product People

Roman Pichler

Listen to this article: [link]. Overview of the Learning Roadmap. Like a modern product roadmap, a learning roadmap states the specific outcomes or benefits you’d like to achieve to become a more competent product person, and it captures them in form of learning goals.


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The Power of PM Professional Development Planning [+Webinar]

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Product leaders understand that training and development are an effective means for empowering employees. However, it is also paramount that product leaders mind the gap – the skills gap. The one that often prevents teams and individuals from accomplishing goals.

A case study: Building a product without any full-time product managers

Mind the Product

In this post, you will learn how you can build an effective operating team of up to 30 people without the need for a full-time Product Manager.

The Complete R&D Funding Guide: How to Get the Funding You Need!

Speaker: Kevin Goldsmith, Chief Technology Officer at Anaconda | Peyman Pouryekta, CEO and Technology Advisor | Bob Webber, VP Product Flow Optimization, Construx

In this interactive panel discussion, we will address common pitfalls of investments for CTOs and VPs of Engineering and will teach you how to manage your investments with confidence and properly allocate resources across business priorities.

Key Questions to ask your data?—?2022 Analytics Agenda

Piyanka Jain

Key Questions to ask your data?—?2022 2022 Analytics Agenda [link] As a start-up, you might have higher aspirations than your peers to sustain and thrive. You might also have various questions relating to your revenue, operational success, and nuances that are impacting your business significantly. Your analytics resources may not be equipped to answer all of your questions. So how can you know what questions to ask of your data to set up yourself for success in 2022?

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How Mobile Customer Loyalty Programs Increase Customer Retention and Drive Revenue (with Examples)


It’s common knowledge in the retail world that mobile customer loyalty and reward programs work wonders to keep customers coming back time and time again. If you look at almost any major retailer, you’ll find a reward or loyalty program tied to their growth strategy.

The Business of APIs: What Product Managers Need to Plan For

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As technology advances, there is constant pressure to release more functionality faster. Through APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), cloud software providers can leverage each other’s functionality in real-time. (If If you are new to APIs, here’s a good introduction.)

The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2021

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Product Management & Deep Work

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If You Don’t Plan Your Time, Someone Else Will

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Most people are stingy with their money and generous with their time. We cut coupons, split checks, and debate whether we should buy a 99-cent app. However, when it comes to our time and attention, we give it away to anyone who wants it without thinking twice.

366: This is modified Agile for hardware development – with Dorian Simpson and Gary Hinkle

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How product managers can use the Modified Agile for Hardware Development Framework. Today we are talking about using a modified version of Scrum for hardware projects. Many teams have tried adopting Scrum for developing hardware products, not always successfully.

Accelerate Your PM Career Trajectory in 2022! [+Webinar]

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Let’s learn from experts about how PMs can accelerate their careers with the right personal development plan.

The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

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Driving customer adoption and retention as a product manager by Karen Adie

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In this ProductTank Abuja talk, Karen Adie, Director of Merchant Services at TradeDepot, responds to questions about driving customer adoption and increasing customer retention. [.]

2022 Readiness?—?Investing in Data Infrastructure

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2022 Readiness?—?Investing Investing in Data Infrastructure [link] In 2022, Big data is transforming businesses in unprecedented ways. Today the question is not just about scalability, it is whether or not you are enabling maximum scalability with the power of data. In the above video, Piyanka Jain talks about how and when to plan and invest in data infrastructure to drive growth. 2022 Readiness?—?Investing

Five Questions to Create Your Successful (Hybrid Remote) Cluster Team

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I'm seeing different kinds of “hybrid remote” teams these days. I already wrote about satellite teams (see Five Tips for Your Successful (Hybrid Remote) Satellite Team ). Now, I'm also seeing cluster teams.

How to Talk About the Value of Your Product Without Talking About the Product


The value of your product isn’t what the product does. It’s what the product does for the customer. Think situations and outcomes. Here’s a typical scenario. A salesperson is having an initial conversation with a prospect.

Better Learning, Better Results: A Guide for Product and Project Leaders

Continuous improvement is the differentiator that can drive your team to the next level. Download our 4-step guide to collaborative learning and position your team for success.

Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022


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1,000 Experiments Club: A Conversation With Lukas Vermeer of Vista

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The Best Managers Don’t Fix, They Coach — Four Tools to Add to Your Toolkit

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Data-Driven Performance Feedback Helps Teams Improve Customer Outcomes

Speaker: Mickey Mantle, Founder and CEO at Wanderful Interactive Storybooks | Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Author, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

In this webinar Mickey Mantle and Ron Lichty will teach you why its important to have data driven performance reviews, the most effective way to use data in performance reviews, and how this data helps to align your employee proficiency with your company goals.

5 Steps to Setting Your Product Operations Strategic Goals


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7 Essential Customer Success KPIs to Track in SaaS


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A case study: Creating a relay design sprint in a remote setting

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Video Game Product Managers Struggle With Pricing

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