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Applying Vision-Led Product Management in the real world.

3 Tips That Will Make You a Great B2B2C Product Leader

Many businesses operate under a B2B2C model, with business customers who are disparate from end consumers. They facilitate key outcomes for a set of business partners (such as revenue, distribution, consumer behavior change) in a way that leads to a valuable offering for consumers (such as selection, convenience, consolidated services). Common examples include e-commerce companies, reviews sites and food delivery services In B2B2C companies, a “one size fits all” approach to your product team and process won’t serve your customers and business optimally. Instead, you should organize in a way that accounts for the unique needs of each part of your business. Some quick tips to navigate your team through this:
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3 Tips That Will Make You The Sales Team's Favorite Product Manager

Collaboration is a critical skill for product managers, and in this post, I interviewed Juan Thurman, a fellow Austinite who has held leadership positions in sales, marketing and customer success at the likes of of B2B giants Twilio and IBM.  He offered 3 tips for product managers as they think about working with their sales teams:  
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The Top 5 Resources for New Product Managers

on August 1 2019 By | Rajesh Nerlikar | Coaching
One of the most common questions we get from aspiring and new PMs is - what do you recommend I do to ramp up on the craft?  Here, my friends, is what we recommend (in priority order, of course).
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A Product Manager's Guide to Market Research

One of the most common consulting engagements we do is market research interviews, and it usually comes up in when a company is:
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The 10 Commandments of Product-UX Collaboration

on July 22 2019 By | Ben Foster | Coaching Speaking Design
Product management is a highly collaborative role.  One of the most critical partnerships in the success of any product is the product-design relationship, especially when it comes to the user experience.  Last fall, I presented how top product and UX teams work together at a NoVA UX Meetup.  Here's a summary of my talk.
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Roadmap Case Study: Chuckwagon

on July 16 2019 By | Rajesh Nerlikar | Executing Coaching Roadmap
One of the most common questions we get when coaching product managers is: how do I create a roadmap?  There's a great visual we often reference to show 20 different prioritization techniques you can use to create a roadmap: 
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Getting Peer Feedback as a Product Manager

on July 15 2019 By | Rajesh Nerlikar | Coaching
Product management requires collaboration across many disciplines to make the product successful, so it's important to understand how those colleagues view you as a partner in achieving some common set of goals.  In general, I measure the performance of product managers in two dimensions:
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