Month: September 2016

Product Management

Five Questions to Ask in Any Product Management Interview

At some point in every interview that you have, the people on the other side of the table will inevitably pose the ultimate question to you: “So, do you have any questions for us?”  There are hundreds of guides out there that list out the kinds of questions that you should ask in general, but due […]

Product Management

Leading Through Influence: Limiting Choices

I was working with a future mentee last week and we noticed a recurring theme to some of our discussions — that a large part of good Product Management results from limiting the number of choices that our teams and our executives have to choose from, so that they make decisions that reflect the actual […]

Product Management

How to Spend Your First 90 Days as a New Product Manager

A lot of Product Managers wind up rolling into the position with little to no preparation, training, or even a real understanding of the role, and it’s common for early struggles to really hamper a newly-minted Product Manager’s success.  To avoid this, it’s important to approach your job and your career just like you would […]

Product Management

Clarity Drives Success

I’m often asked what I think makes a successful Product Manager, and after giving it some thought, I’ve narrowed it down to one key factor: Clarity.  When applied to our daily jobs, this can mean any number of things: clarity of communication, clarity of purpose, driving discussions to clarity, or even insisting on clarity from […]

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