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Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) – Measure What Matters

Organizational goal-setting, tracking, and measurement is one of the most challenging yet critical factors for a company's success. There are many methodologies available that delve into this topic from various angles. If you are serious, the OKRs framework is something you should explore, experiment, and tweak for your needs.
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Have You Modernized Your Product Requirements Document (PRD) Yet?

The term PRD —Product Requirement Document— has gone out of favor for a while now. The waterfall approach to solution delivery and its usage of the PRD has a lot of drawbacks. But did we dump the good along with the bad? Let's explore.
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Jobs-to-be-Done: Your Go-to for Product Management and Strategy

Customer-centricity is everywhere in the business vocabulary, perhaps one of the most used buzzwords mentioned in elevator pitches and executive decks. Are we really customer-centric? What does that actually mean? Our success as Product people lies to a great extent on how well we understand the not-so-obvious patterns in the customer intent and behavior. That...
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How to Improve Organizational Decision Making

Decisions, decisions, decisions. We make a ton of them every week, many of them trivial. However, there is a tiny percentage of decisions that determine the next six months or six years. Not all of them are reversible without high costs, which raises the stakes high even further. There is every incentive for us in...

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11product strategy pitfalls
Lofty product strategy pitches buzzwordy with dense diagrams have become a norm. There's no issue with them, per se, but most of them are just words lacking insights. After seeing several pitches over the last decade, I see a few recurring themes of what not to do in your strategy formation.
11Customer needs
Does the desire to build cool new things override the customer needs? In other words, a programmer's itch and urge to scratch it is crucial to retain them.
11Confirmation bias in Product Discovery
Confirmation bias in product discovery is prevalent. Something convinced you, and now you're on a mission to prove it everywhere. Do you acknowledge it? And, what you do with it plays a key role in your level of success.
Competence, integrity, and benevolence are essential components to building trust with each other. Keep them at the core of everything you're doing.
Product Owner and Product Manager — are they separate entities or a continuum? Are they separated by the context of the team setting?
Your professional success is proportional to the leverage you have. How much of that do you have? But what is leverage? The dictionary provides the following definition — Leverage (n): “influence or power used to achieve a desired result.” Merriam-Webster dictionary So, to succeed in a given field, you need to find as much influence...
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