Agile Development — what it means for Product Managers

Product Managers will likely need to be involved with some variation of an agile development process. If you have not come from a software or highly technical background, the methodologies associated with agile can be intimidating to learn. So this Brief shares a few of the...

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Please make yourself uncomfortable

Three ways to harness the power of innovation. Sure, there may be many ways to be innovative, but our friends at Pragmatic Marketing are highlighting three in our first Product Lunch webinar on 5/18. Join us to talk about agile development, action-oriented data and design by registering for...

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Knowing what it takes to be a product manager

The bi-polar nature of product management. With the difficulties of being a product manager that are so often spoken about, it's a wonder why any of us are attracted to the job. It's a confusing role that regularly calls you to do things that seem the antithesis...

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Getting greedy, building debt and needing more budget

Fixing Twitter. Companies that have benefitted from their visionary CEO sticking around oftentimes have a much more powerful product definition and strategy. Just look at Facebook, Amazon or Netflix. Although Jack Dorsey has probably been given a disproportionate amount of credit as one of the founders...

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Why All Product Feedback Is Not Created Equal

As a Product Manager in the past, I had a love/hate relationship with feedback.  On the surface, I loved it.  After all, I'm no psychic.  I don't know exactly which new features or products that, when implemented, would change the course for our business.  Sure,...

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So, Why Did We Start a Summit for Product Managers?

Last year, my friend and now partner, Paul, and I did something that's not exactly an easy feat.  We launched a national summit for product managers (and other "product people") essentially from scratch.  In fact, it was about this time of year in 2015 when...

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What Product VP’s at High Growth Startups Have in Common

(This post originally appeared on the Mattermark Blog)   “I think that the number one hiring criterion for a vice president of product management should be someone who’s done it before—who has executive-level product leadership experience—but I’m often outvoted.” — Rich Mironov, author of The Art of Product Management...

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