Product Management

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Product Management

What are the key differences between a product manager and product owner?

Product management is still a fairly new discipline and one that is still evolving. I’ve been in product management for over a decade now and even in that time have seen plenty of changes. If you're in the tech industry, you've probably heard the terms "product manager" and "product
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10 books every product manager should read

I personally believe product managers should be voracious readers. There are plenty of books that a product manager should read. Too much really, so I figured I’d put together some of my favorites. Below are some tried and true books every PM should read throughout their career regardless of
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Tips & tricks for doing a demo at show & tell

There is an art to demoing a new feature or product. You and your team have spent weeks or months working on this project so you justifiably want to show it off to everyone. A lot of companies have a show & tell or a demo day or system demo. It
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7 tips to supercharge your productivity as a product manager

As a product manager, it's vital you’re as productive and effective as possible. But productivity is not just about working harder or longer hours; it's about working smarter and more efficiently. Here I've put together 7 tips I’ve found helpful throughout my career. By implementing these strategies, you
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9 best productivity tools for product managers

Productivity is crucial for product managers, who are responsible for wearing many hats (a.k.a are very busy!). We surveyed product managers at some of the top companies in the industry, including Google, Microsoft, and Vercel, to find out their favorite tools for staying organized and on track. Here
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How to find your product adoption indicator: a step-by-step guide to finding the number that makes your users stick

Every startup needs to know what makes a user stick. Figuring this out helped us make key decisions to grow our business. We’ve all heard about Facebook's "7 friends in 10 days" story. But how do you go about finding what makes your product stick? We’ve got a
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The Pizza-Lover's Guide to Knowledge Management Tools

The world is full of great documentation tools. After 10 years of bouncing around nearly all of them, I’m here to give you an overview of some of my favorites as they compare to Pizza. The Pizza Framework As a product manager, a significant portion of my job is
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How to run a retrospective (remotely)

Retrospectives can be an incredibly important part of any product team's process. At Jam, we do 15-30 minute retrospectives after every major feature ships, and after every production incident. Retrospectives have had incredible impactful at Jam. Many of the ways we do things now are a direct result of a
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The best free bug reporting template for QA and PMs

Bug reporting is an essential part of any product development process but doing it effectively is often easier said than done. Finding and logging bugs improperly can bug your development team big time if you aren't careful. Bug reporting templates can go a long way towards saving time and making
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Your ultimate guide to user acceptance testing (UAT)

The phrase "test, test, test" is thrown around so much that it's become a bit of a cliche. But there is a rationale behind the phrase's popularity. Testing is vital for software development teams (even if it's a bit of a drain!). Without testing, your users may be stuck with
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How to run a bug bash

No matter how much planning, documentation, and overtime you do, no product is ever perfect straight away. In the pursuit of perfection, teams hunt for any errors that might interrupt the user experience — broken links, functions that don't do what they are meant to, buttons that lead people astray, etc.
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