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How Are Product Management and Project Management Different?

A collaborative blog co-authored by Veronica Thraen of Maven Project Management & JJ Rorie. Tech companies are often started on a big idea. While big ideas are great, they typically don’t become a…

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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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5 Key Learnings From Our Product Management Essentials Workshop To Take Back To Your Desk

As you now know, Sequent Learning Networks’ Product Management Essentials workshop is a great opportunity to learn about the product management discipline, but it is a lot of information covered…

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3 Things To Do Before Attending A Product Management Training Program

Product Management Training Programs Congratulations! You have decided that you are going to attend a product management workshop or training program to better yourself personally and professionally. That’s…

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Land Your Dream Job With A Product Management Certification

When I was first introduced to product management certification, hanging on my colleague’s wall, years ago, I remember having one question: what does a product manager actually do? On my first day on…

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Product Managers Really Are Superheroes (No Exaggeration!)

Product Management Training Experiences The first exercise we do in our product management essentials workshops is to have the participant teams (there are typically 4-5 teams grouped by tables) list…

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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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Overcome Your Fear of Presenting (3 Steps Proven To Work)

Strategies to Help the Fear of Presenting I know people hate presenting, to the point where it is one of the top 5 most feared things and often number ONE! There is a higher number of people afraid of…

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The Role of The Product Management Champion (12 Tasks You 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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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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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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Fixing Critical Errors for Product Managers

Nothing works. In today’s highly technical, highly overcomplicated, highly automated world, it may be too much to ask that things actually work the way you expect them to. We have to admit, every once…

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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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