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How Product Managers Can Avoid Design by Committee

We have all heard of Design by Committee the most frustrating of situations where too many opinions need to be heard and too many egos spoil what could have been and excellent product or project. It is something that Product Managers must deal with as they work to get their product approved by the required […]

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My Four Favorite Articles in Product Management This Week

This week I found some great articles full of valuable product management information. This includes Designers learning from Product Managers, relevant metrics to analyze and product launch tips. I highly recommend each one. What Designers can Learn from Product Managers This article Facebook product design director Julie Zhou speaks about traits that product managers have […]

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Great Video: The Era of Open Innovation

Charles Leadbeater, in this TED talk, proposes that the traditional method of thinking about creativity and innovation is becoming increasingly wrong. The traditional idea is that organized groups of special individuals are able to spark ideas, and then companies will pipeline them to passive consumers. The era of open innovation suggests that the user and […]

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April Fool’s Day: What Do People Think Product Managers Do?

The “What people think I do” memes are really hard to ignore nowadays, but it wasn’t until this week that I’ve found one especially for us, Product Managers. So, on this April Fools Day, I think it’s time for us to truly ponder- What do we REALLY do?

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The Latest in Product Management News

In this week’s best in product management, we look at just how to plan for the best and the worst in a launch and in your product roadmaps. 1. Before You Plan Your Product Roadmap Des Traynor presents this article on the importance of planning your product roadmap in order to better understand the use […]

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5 Effective Ways to Launch a New Product

* This article is part of a book called “Product2Market- How to Market a New Product and Introduce New Features “ The online environment can be a very good launching pad for new products and services, provided you know how to use them. Here are 5 of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to launch […]

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This Week’s Latest News in Product Management

In this week’s best in Product Management, we look at articles that offer up some advice in this changing product management environment. From advice on a PM career change to the role of Cloud in PM, there’s an article for every PM professional. 1. Cloud and the Changing Role of Product Management In article Felicia […]

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Great Video: The Paradox of Choice

This talk by Barry Schwartz illustrates a number of great examples of how the limitless choices we have in modern society can have negative effects on our lives. Paradoxically, having so many choices produces paralysis, rather than liberation. For example, research among mutual fund retirement plans found that the more choices one was offered, the […]

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This Week in Product Management

In this week’s best in product management, we look at the importance of agility, the must have attributes of amazing product managers, and even a product management blueprint. 1. Product Management Rule #30: Agility is Key to Product Management Success In this article by Matthew Bookspan, he looks at the overarching elements for ensuring success. […]

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7 Tips for a Striking Product Vision

Every product has a vision behind it, but not every vision is articulated in such a way that is inspiring and striking to those involved. Striking product vision is a key factor in ensuring that your business is profitable. Here are seven great and easy-to-implement ways to create and articulate a clear and defined product […]

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