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Asking the Right Questions is Product Management

Noopur Bakshi, Senior Product Manager at Adobe, shares the most effective user interview questions and what she does before each interview to ensure that she gains meaningful insights.

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93

Being in the Right Place is Product Management

Len Sherman, Executive in Residence at Columbia Business School and former Senior Executive at Accenture, discusses why so few companies sustain market leadership, what leadership is required to do so, and what product managers can do to make an impact.

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88

Attending Events is Product Management

Mike Belsito, Co-Founder of Product Collective and Organizer of the Industry conference, shares how product managers can find great conferences and how to make the most of networking opportunities at events.

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87

Yin and Yang is Product Management

John Vars, Chief Product Officer at Varo Money and former Chief Product Officer of TaskRabbit, shares the opposing factors product managers need to weigh when it comes to data-driven decision-making, stakeholder management, and prioritization.

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86

Learning to Bootstrap is Product Management

Owen Adams, SVP of Product at The Muse, shares how product managers can transition from large companies to startups, how to operate with resource constraints, and what large companies can learn from startups.

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83

Chaos is Product Management

Brian Donohue, Product Manager at Intercom, explains how to balance process with chaos and how to continue shipping to learn from customers as a company grows.

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82

Intuition is Product Management

Paul Yokota, Director of Product at Animoto, discusses the role of intuition in product management, how to balance data with vision, and how to communicate decisions to key stakeholders.

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81

Team Intelligence is Product Management

Kevin Steigerwald, Chief Product Officer at Notion, shares how to translate customer data into decisions and how to build consensus amongst key stakeholders.

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78

Assessing Market Viability is Product Management

Christophe Gillet, VP of Product Management at Vimeo, shares his swiss army knife of product validation techniques and zeros in on how to prioritize customer feedback.

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77

API Integration is Product Management

Mike Knoop, Chief Product Officer of Zapier, shares how API integrations can make a product more valuable to users and how product teams can develop empathy for customers.

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76

Venture Capital is Product Management

Kevin Lee, VC Associate at FundersClub and Founder of Product Manager HQ, discusses how product management varies between companies, the importance of finding the right role, and what technologies and markets he’s excited about right now.

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75

Creatively Saying No is Product Management

Erin Essex, Creative Director of Webonise, shares how to say ‘no’ without being confrontational and how to educate your team on when and how to do the same.

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74

Strategic Storytelling is Product Management

Andy Raskin, a strategic messaging consultant, shares the five key components of an effective story and the secrets to getting buy-in for a big decision.

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73

Exploratory Research is Product Management

Teena Singh, Director of User Experience at ADP, shares why she interviews customers at their workplace, how to craft user stories with context and the role of domain expertise in product management.

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71

Persuasive Design is Product Management

Victor Yocco, Author and Research Director at EY-Intuitive, shares the key psychological principles that drive user adoption and how product teams can use these principles to build more persuasive products.

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70

Handling Feature Requests is Product Management

Michael Sacca, Head of partnerships at Crew, discusses the value of partnerships, how to evaluate feature requests and creative ways of saying ‘no’.

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69

Bottom Up Selling is Product Management

Ryan Burke, VP of Sales at InVision, discusses the art of bottom up selling, how continuous improvement increases customer adoption and how product teams should interface with sales teams.

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66

Getting Out of the Office is Product Management

Aarron Walter, VP of Design Education at InVision, discusses making informed design decisions based on customer feedback and scaling best practices across an organization.

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63

User Science is Product Management

Brent Tworetzky, Executive Vice President of Product at XO Group, shares his philosophy of user science, and explains how to assess customer perceptions and behavior when developing new products and features.

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62

Recruiting is Product Management

Rick Aronstein, Head of Product Recruitment at AC Lion, shares how companies can recruit the best product managers, how to assess culture fit and how product managers can find their next great opportunity.

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