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Product managers and product owners have their own PATOIS, dialect, Lingo, parlance. Communication is messy, complicated, and hard, but it's never optional. Failure to communicate effectively can have dire consequences.
A product manager is the essential li...
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People don't need to know the intimate details of the technology behind a new feature or update. When you need to convey a complex idea, break it down into small, digestible steps.
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Product Managers (PM) are responsible for the growth of the product from the start. If the product fails, the PM takes full responsibility. To ensure a successful outcome, PMs need to spend a lot of time with their product to make it valuable for its users.
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If it’s unclear how a decision is made and whose input is required, people will be unsure if a decision has actually been made and if it should be actioned. Some people will start to implement the decision, while others ignore it instead of following it through.
If you want people to move t...
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As product managers and product owners, we make a myriad of decisions — from shaping the product strategy and determining the product roadmap to deciding the detailed functionality of our products. But do we make all these decisions effectively? And do we always secure the necessary buy-in? This stash helps you make better decisions. It discusses five common decision rules and explains when to apply them.
Unlike sales and marketing, who are responsible for very clear, measurable, deliverables (new/retained customers and leads respectively), product managers can’t be measured this way.
The outcome of good product management work is not contained in the product department but rather manifest...
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Measuring the performance of product managers is a real challenge for a number of reasons. When planning the product managers’ goals, this challenge can translate into taking the wrong direction altogether. Here is a new way to look at product management goals, and make them a useful tool for both you and your team.
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