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A New Product VP’s 90-Day Checklist
Individual product professionals drive individual products or services. But vice presidents of product establish the broader context for getting great products built and making them successful. They use a combination of processes, trust-building, hiring, mentoring and cross-functional leadership to help their individual product managers succeed. Since I spend most of my...
Individual product professionals drive individual products or services. But vice presidents of product establish the broader context for getting great products built and making them successful. They use a combination of processes, trust-building, hiring, mentoring and cross-functional leadership to help their individual product managers succeed. Since I spend most of my...
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Embracing Inorganic Growth
Many businesses with high valuations grow through a blend of organic growth and inorganic growth. The key is to find the right balance for your business and the markets that you serve and the right synergies with your acquisition targets. The approach you use for organic growth can also apply to inorganic...
Many businesses with high valuations grow through a blend of organic growth and inorganic growth. The key is to find the right balance for your business and the markets that you serve and the right synergies with your acquisition targets. The approach you use for organic growth can also apply to inorganic...
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The Germination of Great Product Teams
Building a great product team begins with hiring great product people
Building a great product team begins with hiring great product people
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8 Blocks: The Critical Realities for Growing Any Business
Have you ever met a salesperson who enjoyed doing expense reports? Me neither, and I certainly understand why. Not only are they tedious, expense reports don’t directly contribute any value to the salesperson’s work. They’re simply a constraint he has to deal with because someone once bought fishing gear on a...
Have you ever met a salesperson who enjoyed doing expense reports? Me neither, and I certainly understand why. Not only are they tedious, expense reports don’t directly contribute any value to the salesperson’s work. They’re simply a constraint he has to deal with because someone once bought fishing gear on a...
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How To Rapidly Reduce Your Risk of Product Failure
What would a 5 percent improvement in your website’s conversion rates (sign-ups, sales, repeat orders, etc.) make to your bottom line? If you’re not conducting usability testing then you’re probably leaving at least this amount on the table. In this month’s Pragmatic Institute webinar, Ascest founder and lead consultant Peter...
What would a 5 percent improvement in your website’s conversion rates (sign-ups, sales, repeat orders, etc.) make to your bottom line? If you’re not conducting usability testing then you’re probably leaving at least this amount on the table. In this month’s Pragmatic Institute webinar, Ascest founder and lead consultant Peter...
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10 Common Project Management Mistakes
To err is human and, when it comes to making mistakes, project managers are no different than the rest of humanity. However, familiarizing yourself with common mistakes might help prevent a project disaster.
To err is human and, when it comes to making mistakes, project managers are no different than the rest of humanity. However, familiarizing yourself with common mistakes might help prevent a project disaster.
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One Bowl at a Time
Start small when trying to make a big impact.
Start small when trying to make a big impact.
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5 Steps to Building a Great Product Management Organization
There’s a lot of general discussion about traits and activities to help individual Product Managers excel, but not a lot is written about Product Management teams and departments.
There’s a lot of general discussion about traits and activities to help individual Product Managers excel, but not a lot is written about Product Management teams and departments.
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What are Patents?
According to the patent office, an invention is “any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof.” For technology product managers, just about any new product or feature is patentable: hardware, software, business methods, etc. Every new feature and product you create should be examined for patentability.
According to the patent office, an invention is “any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof.” For technology product managers, just about any new product or feature is patentable: hardware, software, business methods, etc. Every new feature and product you create should be examined for patentability.
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Why Are We Winning? Why Are We Losing? - Webinar
Do you know why you win some deals and lose others? Is Sales conducting their own analysis of wins and losses?
Do you know why you win some deals and lose others? Is Sales conducting their own analysis of wins and losses?