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To continue moving forward, the discipline of product management depends on individual practitioners to share their insights. That’s why we’ve begun reviewing and featuring Medium stories submitted to our publication, Product Management Insider. Approved stories will also get featured in this newsletter and we’ll even give a $25 Amazon gift card to the first 5 approved submissions!

Alpha - Medium Post in PM Insider
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Tactics

Can product managers be too busy to talk to their customers? Hint: no.

Juggling prioritization, product strategy, iteration cycles, and stakeholder management is no easy task as any product manager knows. However, in spite of being pulled in all directions, can a product manager ever be too busy to talk to customers? Global best-selling author of “The Startup Owner’s Manual,” Bob Dorf, has quite a bit to say on the matter.

Bob Dorf - Blog Post
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Career Advice

Transitioning from engineering to product management

What does it really take to break into product management? As you already know, there are no hard or fast rules, only tips from those who have successfully done it before. Here's one person's journey from engineering to product management at Amazon.

Darshana Sivakumar - Medium Post in PM Insider
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Tactics

6 questions that product management candidates should ask employers during the interview

As a relatively nascent discipline, product management is quite literally different at every company. With that in mind, it’s important to determine whether or not that new PM position will set you up for success. Here are the 6 most important questions to ask before accepting a product management job.

Melissa Perri - Medium Post in PM Insider
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Strategy

Derek Jeter was great at baseball. Now he's excelling at product management.

Derek Jeter was one of – if not the – greatest baseball player ever. Now that he’s retired, he’s playing the position of product manager. Although everyone doubted him, Jeter’s media startup is teaching us how technology and baseball are redefining fan, user, and customer relationships.

Sam Laird - Mashable
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Lean

Iteration is not design

Although touted as the centerpiece of good product management practice, iteration cycles alone cannot produce innovative, value-added products. Iteration is simply not design, as it serves to optimize rather than strategically explore. In the absence of great design, no number of iterations can save a product.

Told Olson - Medium Post in The Design Innovator
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Culture

How to go beyond the sticky note

At times, an ‘innovative culture’ seems like nothing more than a dream – too elusive to implement in the real world. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, rethinking these three management practices could drastically improve employee creativity and productivity.

Tendayi Viki - Forbes
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Nis Frome

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