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The Real Value of Your Roadmap Is its Flexibility

Product roadmapping is awesome. That’s a fact, and it’s not up for debate. Also, saying that is a super sophisticated way to start a blog post. Roadmapping gives you a chance to visualize your product strategy, see how all the important pieces fit together, and tap into the knowledge of the stakeholders you share it with — who might spot a strategic oversight or timeline conflict that you missed.

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Great products start with great product management

A properly developed and shared product roadmap can add massive value to an organization — and provide a big boost to the product’s chances for success. When built and shared the right way, a roadmap can align key participants across the company around a shared set of goals and plans. It can build stakeholder enthusiasm for the product. And it can help ensure everyone is steering in the same strategic direction. But roadmapping is a challenging process.

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3 Ways the Wrong Roadmap Solution Costs You Time

If you’re like most Product Managers, chances are you’re spending far too much time tending to your product roadmaps. We’re not referring here to roadmapping in the strategic sense: reviewing your product roadmap, weighing priorities, making adjustments to timelines, updating strategic goals, discussing capacity levels with your teams, etc. That’s time well spent and there are no shortcuts for the decision-making that is exclusively yours.

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3 No-Bull$%&t Tips to Help Product Managers Improve Their Persuasion Skills

One reason product management is such a difficult profession is that you are responsible for the success of your products, but you don’t have authority over most of the people whose help you need to bring about that success. So it all comes down to your persuasion skills. To illustrate some of the challenges Product Managers face in persuading coworkers and decision-makers, try this hypothetical.

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From Associate Product Manager to Chief Product Officer: A Quick Guide

First, congratulations. You’re investigating strategies to advance your career in product management, which means you’ve already found one of the most fulfilling and sought-after professions. Research cited by Career Karma found that the average product management professional rates their job satisfaction level at 3.7 out of 5 stars — “highly satisfied.” And Product Management made LinkedIn’s 2022 list of the Top 25 roles showing the most growth in demand.

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Craft.io Wins the 2022 SaaS Award for "Best Enterprise-Level SaaS Product"

Given how much value product teams can contribute to a company’s bottom line—in terms of making smarter decisions about what to build, and keeping the organization aligned around a shared set of strategic goals—finding the right product management software is a critical step in the path to company success. But which solution should organizations choose for their product teams?

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50 shades of product-led growth

With the phrase “product-led growth” popping up so often in business conversations these days, you’d think we would all have a shared understanding of what the concept means. But I’ve heard and read the product-led approach described differently many times. That’s unfortunate, and here’s why. I’m seeing a lot of product teams get overwhelmed and lost in the details of the product-led growth (PLG) approach.

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From Associate Product Manager to Chief Product Officer: A Quick Guide

First, congratulations. You’re investigating strategies to advance your career in product management, which means you’ve already found one of the most fulfilling and sought-after professions. Research cited by Career Karma found that the average product management professional rates their job satisfaction level at 3.7 out of 5 stars — “highly satisfied.” And Product Management made LinkedIn’s 2022 list of the Top 25 roles showing the most growth in demand.

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How to Succeed in a Product Operations Role

So, you’re looking into a career in product operations. Smart move. Product Ops roles are quickly becoming must-haves in both large enterprises and growth companies beginning to scale. A May 2022 LinkedIn job search for “Product Operations manager” returned more than 7,000 open positions in the European Union, and 69,000 openings in the United States. In this post, we’ll discuss why the product ops profession has become so popular with businesses in all industries.

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4 Steps to Become a Product Led Organization

Most Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications operate on a free pricing model. Meaning it’s easy as pie to create a seamless and natural hands-free sales process. All a customer has to do is to sign up and they have full access to the product. This already shows a natural leaning toward a product-led approach. Why perform sales pitches when your product can do it for you?