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Product Management

How to Succeed as a New Product Manager

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.02.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Too many new product managers suffer in silence. They watch others do the job and then struggle to put watching into action. So, what are the best ways for new product managers to gain confidence and become product leaders?

Meet Wayne, the World's Most Rotten VP of Product

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.01.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

It's hard to escape FIFA these days. The arrests of several officials on corruption charges have made global headlines for the past few months now. Clearly this is bigger than soccer. The "bad boss" narrative has mass appeal, whether you care about the World Cup or not.

5 Tips for Creating a Beautiful Product Roadmap

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

As Product Managers, building roadmaps is a crucial part of our job. Yet most of us still use outdated tools for roadmapping -- Excel, PowerPoint, wikis, etc.-- to try and keep several teams on track toward the same goals. It's painful. The good news is that there's a better way.

Hey Boss -- My Product Strategy Is Telling you "NO!"

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.26.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Here is how it goes down. You turn the corner and the big boss (who never uses the product or speaks with customers) says "I have a great new idea for a feature."

The Product Manager vs. the Product Marketing Manager

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.24.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Although the two roles differ (leading the product vs. leading the go-to-market), the intersection of the two positions is critical to delivering a successful product.

Hey Product Managers -- Stop Pissing Off the Engineers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

So you are the product manager -- CEO of your domain -- and the go-to-guy for everything that matters. You help set the strategic framework for where your product and the business are headed and lead a cross-functional team to greatness.

5 Essential Habits of Highly Productive Product Managers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.11.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Great product managers are like many other high achievers. They seem to get more done in a month than most do in a year. When you find one you do everything you can to keep them, and you would gladly trade 10 good PMs for one that was great.

Going Against the Flow: Leyla Seka, Head of SalesforceDesk.com

Charu Sharma | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

In her five years managing the AppExchange team, she helped grow Salesforce's robust and innovative partner ecosystem of startups and ISVs building and selling the next-generation of enterprise apps.

21 Signs You're Dating a Product Manager

Sarah Cooper | Posted 05.24.2015 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

For me, it was hard to tell when I was dating a product manager. Just kidding, I'm not that desperate. But you might be. And if you are, here are the signs to look for.

Going Against the Flow: Robby Stein, Head of Product Management for Video at Yahoo!

Charu Sharma | Posted 04.13.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Robby Stein is currently Senior Director of Product Management for Yahoo!, where he leads product efforts for video out of Yahoo's New York City office.

11 Tricks to Get Engineers to Sort of Respect You

Sarah Cooper | Posted 09.23.2014 | Technology
Sarah Cooper

As we all know, software engineers are the smartest, sweetest, most pretentious bastards in corporate America. I should know  --  I'm engaged to one of them.

Interview With Michelle You, Co-Founder And Chief Product Officer Of Sequoia-Funded Music Startup 'Songkick'

Angie Chang | Posted 05.13.2012 | Technology
Angie Chang

Songkick's 27 employees are working hard in London to take down industry giants like Ticketmaster. Women 2.0 caught the London-based startup founder at SXSW in Austin.

T-Mobile myTouch Delivers High-Definition Video Over HSPA+

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Magenta continues to forge ahead in the mobile market. Today the company announced the new myTouch smartphone and the continued expansion of its next ...