4 Ways To Become A Better Product Manager During A Crisis

These are trying times. I’ve been a product manager for 25 years and I’ve survived several economic crises. I’ll be honest. I’m nervous about what the COVID-19 pandemic is going to do to the global economy. But I’m also a…

Why Products Fail and the One Thing Product Managers Can Do to Avoid It

UPDATED AT 12:15 PM PACIFIC TIME, 2/4/20 I had no idea when I wrote this article that I would wake up to the #IowaCaucusDisaster. What a shame the people who developed the app used didn't have a chance to read…

12 Habits of Successful Product Managers

I’m a huge fan of Dolly Parton for so many reasons. She once said “If you don’t like the road you’re on, start paving another one.” Are YOU happy with the road that you’re on? Do you wish you could…

Metrics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Part Three: The Good (how to measure for outcomes)

Everybody knows metrics are important for product managers. The key is using the right data to inform and influence your product decisions. There are 3 types of data: The good, the bad, and, yes, the ugly. In this three-part series, I'll explain each one of these, culminating in how to measure for outcomes (aka, The Good).

Metrics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Part Two: The Ugly

Everybody knows metrics are important for product managers. The key is using the right data to inform and influence your product decisions. There are 3 types of data: The good, the bad, and, yes, the ugly. In this three-part series, I'll explain each one of these, culminating in how to measure for outcomes (aka, The Good).

Metrics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Part One: The Bad

Everybody knows metrics are important for product managers. The key is using the right data to inform and influence your product decisions. There are 3 types of data: The good, the bad, and, yes, the ugly. In this three-part series, I'll explain each one of these, culminating in how to measure for outcomes (aka, The Good).

Launch Your Career as a Product Manager

If you want to become a product manager, I encourage you to treat your career just like you would a product. Start thinking (and acting!) like a product manager by continuously assessing, improving and measuring all of the different aspects of getting a job.

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