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Product Management isn’t just a role — it’s a worldview. It’s a set of attitudes, habits, and skills that define how you approach problem-solving, how you communicate, how you lead, and even how you think. No one becomes a Product Manager overnight. These blog posts contain advice directly from some of the best PMs in the world, so you can look inside their heads, and adopt the mindset that makes them great.
Product discovery is a method of deeply understanding your customers to develop products that perfectly suit their needs. It’s a critical stage in the product development process because if companies do not accurately prove or disprove their assumptions about their customers, they may waste time building products that nobody needs. Product analytics software is key to product discovery.
The product discovery process is important because it helps teams build products that are vital to their customers, not simply nice to have. …
The modern history of Agile methodology starts in 2001 with the Agile Manifesto postulated by the leading software developers who needed to create a clear-cut approach to the contemporary challenges offered by the ever-changing environment. With their novel principles offering continuous delivery, short development cycles, high level of communication, and adaptability to the environment, Agile methods have become a breakthrough for software developers.
Unlike traditional methods, they are more flexible and help manage complex software projects using fewer resources. However, Agile methodology history does not start in 2001, it starts earlier. …
“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.”
– Richard P. Feynman
Lean hypothesis testing is an approach to agile product development that’s designed to minimize risk, increase the speed of development, and hone business outcomes by building and iterating on a minimum viable product (MVP).
The minimum viable product is a concept famously championed by Eric Ries as part of the lean startup methodology. At its core, the concept of the MVP is about creating a cycle of learning. Rather than devoting long development timelines to building a fully…
Modern product management started in 1931 with a memo written by Neil H. McElroy at Procter & Gamble. It started as a justification to hire more people (sound familiar to any product managers out there?) but became a cornerstone in modern thinking about brand management and ultimately product management.
“A problem well put is half solved” — John Dewey
McKinsey’s benchmark is the problem-solving process as practiced by McKinsey. At the most abstract level, McKinsey develops solutions to clients’ strategic problems and, possibly, aids in the implementation of those solutions
You can’t have problem solving without a problem or, more broadly, a need on the part of the client. In business, those needs come in several forms: competitive, organizational, financial, and operational.
Once your organization has identified the problem, it can begin to seek a solution, whether on its own or with the help of McKinsey (or any other…
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