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How To Determine Product Success When You Lack Financial Data

Effectively Managing Product Lines for Product Managers To effectively manage a product line, product managers and the teams they lead need financial data. However, often this data is unavailable. In fact…

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Fast vs. Excellent – The Myth of the MVP (Minimum Viable Product)

What is a minimum viable product (MVP)? A minimum viable product (MVP) is a technique Product Managers use to launch a project into market with enough key features to test the product’s impact. Then, through…

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The First 90 Days as a Product Manager

Creating a First 90 Days Plan for Product Managers As the Product Manager’s Survival Guide (2nd edition) is readied for launch, I thought I’d share a few tidbits that went into the research for the…

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How to Develop a Great Customer Value Proposition

Why Customer Value Propositions are Important Product Managers must know the importance of a great customer value proposition. As we know, one of the most significant determinants of the potential success…

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How to Improve Your Product Management Acumen and Excel in Your Career

Improving Your Product Management Career Whether you’re a new product manager or one with a few years of experience, you’re probably on a quest to improve your effectiveness and produce better outcomes…

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Learning Product Management From An Entrepreneur

There was an article in from Entrepreneur.com entitled “What Not to Do.” I was intrigued by it because it was about the most common mistakes that start-ups make and how to avoid them, plus a few…

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How To Optimize B2B Pricing

Developing a Product Pricing Strategy In the research and interviews, I’ve done over the years, I’ve invariably asked the question “what’s your pricing strategy?” The answers are not pretty.…

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3 Attributes That Make A ‘Great’ Product Manager

What makes a GREAT Product Manager as opposed to GOOD? In Jim Collins noted book, “Good to Great,” he pointed out some of the key characteristics that separate good companies from great, high performing…

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4 Tips For Product Managers To Be Successful Listeners

Listening is The Key To Product Management Why Aren’t More Product Managers Good Listeners? Research shows that listening is a vital leadership skill, so why aren’t more managers good listeners? I…

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The Role of The Product Management Champion (12 Tasks They Should Own)

What Is A Product Management Champion? An executive champion serves as an advocate for a specific activity, function, or center of excellence in an organization. The role can be similar to that of a person…

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How To Improve Business Case Accuracy

It goes without saying that a product business case is one of the most important documents produced and managed by product managers. As you know, the product business case is a standard method used to…

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Are You Coaching And Helping To Develop Your Product Managers?

Developing Product Managers As a manager of product managers, it should be a given that product managers invest heavily in their careers. Their education and product management job assignments complement…

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Keeping Your Job and Keeping Your People

Nurturing the Work Environment My goal with this post is to facilitate the construction of a stronger bridge between the two groups: product managers and their managers so that a more rewarding work environment…

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Product Management vs. Project Management (Updated)

What is product management? What is project management? For the past few years, the business world has suffered from “growing pains” and the corporate community is certainly enduring its share of…

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How Product Managers Get Promoted

How Product Managers Get Promoted A number of years ago, I visited a college campus during freshman orientation. I recall the speaker telling the incoming students about the great opportunities in front…

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