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5 Visual Design Principles for Product Managers

5 Visual Design Principles for Product Managers Practical ways to improve your design skills when you’re not a designer As a product person burdened with the pressure of building valuable things people...

How to Make Cross Functional Teams Work

How to Make Cross Functional Teams Work Getting the most out of groups of multi-disciplined team members ‘Cross functional team’ is really just a fancy way of saying groups of people with different...

How to build better internal tools

How to build better internal tools Celebrating the product teams nobody’s ever heard of The unsung heroes of the product world are the product managers and teams who work on internal tooling and...

Scope Management is Product Management

Scope Management is Product Management Defining the boundaries of your first iteration using the scope box model Where does the scope of a new product feature start and end? For product teams, figuring...

Visual Communication templates for Product Managers

Visual Communication templates for Product Managers How to give yourself the best chance of being listened to People are generally bad listeners. When you have an important story to tell or a complex...

The 5 types of Product Differentiation

The 5 types of Product Differentiation How to fight your natural instinct to copy others The allure of copying competitors The gravitational pull towards copying competitors is real. In crowded...

Presentation skills for Product Managers

Presentation skills for Product Managers How to excel at the activity we dread the most Since product managers have no direct managerial responsibilities over team members and no tangible outputs in...

How to Create a Product Content Strategy

How to Create a Product Content Strategy Why UX content writers are the unsung heroes of the modern product team and what you can do about it I used a product the other day and it referred to me as...

Product survey 2020

Department of Product Product management survey 2020 The Department of Product’s 2020 survey was sent to our product community of over 10,000 product and tech leaders at companies including Spotify, Netflix, Amazon,...

Technology Skills for Product Managers

Technology Skills for Product Managers The most useful technical concepts to understand when working with engineers How technical should product managers be? As with most things in life, the answer...

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