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Product Managers Start To Deal With The Virtual Assistant Problem

Voice controlled devices can’t do a lot of things Image Credit: Photo by Jan Antonin Kolar on Unsplash So when you walk into the space that you live in, what’s the first thing that you do? For many of us, the first thing that we do is to shout out “Hey, Alexa turn on my music” or “Hey Google, turn on the lights in the kitchen.” These virtual...

Starbucks Product Managers Try To Deliver Success

Starbucks needs to find a way to become popular once again Image Credit: Photo by Takahiro Sakamoto on Unspl Let’s face it: that Starbucks coffee sure does taste good. You know it, I know it, and all of those people who are currently standing in line waiting for their next cup of coffee know it also. Since it is so popular, it may come as...

Product Managers Start To Use AI In Health Care Products

Product managers have to overcome hurdles to create AI products Image Credit: Photo by Hitesh Choudhary on Unsplash If you are a product manager and you really want to make your life complicated, then what you should do is decide to develop a health care product. This is going to make your life complicated in a bunch of different ways....

How Do Jewelry Product Managers Deal With A Virus?

New business strategies are needed during a pandemic Image Credit: PINKE Just imagine if you were a product manager for a jewelry store. Your business would rely on people passing by, being drawn in by something that you had in the window, talking with a sales person, trying jewelry on, and then, with a little luck, buying something....

How The Coronavirus Is Affecting Alcohol And What To Do About It

Why are young people drinking less? Image Credit: hirnbeere Let’s face it: the Covid-19 virus has changed just about everything in our lives. Product managers for liquor have seen a dramatic change in their lives as bars and restaurants have had to close down. Customers who might have drunk their products at home have all been quarantined. As...

How Can Restaurant Product Managers Make More Food?

Restaurants are looking to empty malls to boost their deliveries Image Credit: Lou Stejskal With the arrival of Covid-19, the world of restaurants has been turned upside down. Restaurant product managers are scrambling to change their product development definition and find ways to keep the doors (virtually) open even as their customers are being...

Papa John’s Product Managers Look For New Ways To Be Successful

Product managers need to find a way to redefine the brand Image Credit: Arturo de Albornoz Can you think of any job that would be more delicious than being a product manager for a pizza chain? The product managers at the Papa John’s pizza company probably thought that they had the best job in the world for a very long time. Then things started...

How A Product Manager Can Avoid Being Fired

Product managers need to know how to not get fired Image Credit: Hammonton Photography Ok, so there really is no pride here: I’ve been fired. Not only have I been fired, but it turns out that I’ve been fired a lot. Like a total of seven times. Now, in my own defense I’ve worked for 14 different companies, but seven is still a very big number....

Can Chinese Product Managers Make Tiny Cars Successful?

Very small cars are popular in China, can they stay that way?Image Credit: PakWheels So I really enjoy driving my car. I get in, fire it up, hear the rumble of that motor (ok, so it’s a 4-cylinder motor – it’s not that much of a rumble), I pull out into the street, press the gas petal to the floor, and I’m off! Well, it turns out that over in China,...

Product Managers Learn To Deal With Two-Day Shipping

Amazon introduced two-day shipping. Now everyone is trying to catch upImage Credit: Photo by Leone Venter on Unsplash As product managers, it is our responsibility to use our product development definition to create products that our customers will want. With a little luck, they’ll discover our products, decide to buy them, and then place an order....

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