Steven Haines

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

A while ago, I watched a newscast on the BBC. Two guests were members of a military marching band. A video showed the marching band in full dress, as well as a glimpse of what they did during physical…

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The First 90 Days as a Product Manager

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 book.  One of the areas I was curious about had…

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How to Develop a Great Customer Value Proposition

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 of a product is whether it brings benefits…

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How to Improve Your Product Management Acumen and Excel in Your 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. As you may know, if you don’t find…

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How To Determine Product Success When You Lack Financial Data

To effectively manage a product line, product managers and the teams they lead need financial data. However, often this data is unavailable. In fact, many product managers admit they either lack access…

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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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