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Podcast: Why Finding Insights is So Painful

Rachel Obstler, VP Product at Heap, invited me in for a two-part conversation on her Product Therapy podcast.  This is the first portion about why finding insights is so painful – and what you can do about it. We had a free-wheeling chat about common analytics pain points for product teams and how digital experience

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Metrics for Product Career Schools?

Various product management schools, workshops and certificate programs strongly suggest that attendees will get jobs as product managers. Success metrics seem critical here, but are notably missing. “Of the people who’s already spent thousands of their own dollars on this course, how many are now working as product managers…?”

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Measuring Product Managers (in Swedish or English)

I’m back from a week of product management workshops and seminars in Sweden, including a Product Leadership event hosted by Tolpagorni’s Magnus Billgren. In a half-dozen discussions with the heads of product management groups, I was struck by how familiar their concerns are.  We could have been in Sunnyvale rather than in Stockholm.  Topics that

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Metrics and More Metrics

Continuing a discussion that was raised in a recent discussion between Tom Grant and Saeed Khan where they (we) made a distinction between metrics about products that Product Managers use to monitor the world, and metrics about Product Managers for promotions and salary reviews.  Some additional thoughts of mine, along with a lightweight PM assessment tool… Metrics About Products

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Product Management Assessment Tool

PM leaders, such as VPs or Director of Product Management, worry about the health of their teams and processes, not just the health of their products. (See my recent post on metrics.) There’s a shortage of tools to help us evaluate how well we’re doing as PM organizations. I created this simple assessment tool based

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