Traits of a product leader

4 Traits of Successful Product Leaders

Product managers may or may not be the “CEOs of product,” but how do you boss around a bunch of CEOs? Leading a product management organization is a unique role in modern technology companies, and one that was quite uncommon until fairly recently.

As the tech world has gradually embraced

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How to scale up your product management team

Scaling your Product Team: When and How to Start

So your organization is growing, your products are becoming more complex, and you’ve got more customers demanding your attention and new functionalities. Congratulations! These are all good things, but they can stress product teams that haven’t kept up with the rest of their organization’s growth.

It’s important to recognize when it’s

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The Best Product Management Events Happening in 2017

The Best Product Management Events Happening in 2017

There are plenty of fantastic ways to keep your product management skills sharp and keep up with evolving industry trends and new technologies. There’s no shortage of product management blogs, podcasts, and reading lists out there to keep you in the know. However, real, in-person events such as meetups and

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Customer Powered Product Decisions

[INFOGRAPHIC] Customer Powered Product Decisions

Product feedback is an invaluable resource for informing roadmap decisions for both new and established products, and product teams across the board constantly seek more insight from their customers whether they have 10 or 10,000,000 to listen to. With insight derived from feedback, product teams can uncover customer pain points

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Onboarding a Junior Product Manager

How to Onboard Junior Product Managers for Success

As your product management team grows, you will inevitably bring on some more junior product managers. Some may have a couple of years under their belt, while others may be fresh out of school or recent converts from engineering, design, analysis, or project management.

It would be easy to view these

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How to be Customer Centric at Scale

How to Be Customer-Centric at Scale

When you start building a product, you are obsessed with “the customer.” You spend abundant time finding out who they are, identifying their pain points, and addressing them gracefully and creatively. Your world is all about interviews, a/b tests, and nailing a value proposition and user experience that resonates with

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countering product management experience bias

7 Ways Product Managers Can Counter Experience Bias

No one comes to a product management job as a blank slate. Even if it’s an entry-level position, you must have done something beforehand to merit a company handing the fate of a feature or product over to you.

That means you’re experienced, whether it was leading product strategy for another

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top 10 product management blogs

Top 10 Product Management Blogs

Sometimes, when I’m buying my morning cup of Joe here in SF, someone will tap me on the shoulder and say, “Gee, would I like you to tell me about your favorite product management blogs!”

Okay, not really. But as blog manager, I do spend a fair bit of my day sipping

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