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A product manager manages one or more tangible products while considering the competitive analysis, market analysis for a business fit.

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What does a Product Owner do if they disagree with the CEO's direction on product strategy?

What can, and should, a Product Owner / Product Manager do if the CEO has mandated that the team builds something which the Product Owner feels is not in the best interests of the customer? Aside from ...
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What are the definitions and distinctions between Project x Program x Portfolio x Product Managers?

What are the definitions, distinctions and relationship between the following roles? Project lead Project Coordinator Project Manager Program Manager Portfolio Manager Product Manager (optional) ...
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What workflow optimises the use of Lean Startup, particularly when managing Landing Pages?

Background I'm trying to follow the lean start-up methodology of validating a product. Following the instructions in the book UX for Lean Startups, I first validated the product by conducting ...
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I am a Product Manager with 6+ years in Product Management; am I eligible for PMP certification?

I have been full time product manager for last 6 years, with total of 9 years of industry experience. I could not find good software project/product nanager certifications which are accepted globally, ...
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Reduce amount of required hotfixes without technical knowledge

I'm a software developer who suffers from the regular hotfixes that are required to an application I've developed. The application I've developed didn't had many infrastructure requirements from the ...
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how to drive a project in matrix ehm agile, organization?

My boss got 1M for a project inside our large company. She wants me to lead a large project integrating several lines of business as a Product manager, but the team will belong to another business ...
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How to investigate who don’t like my product and why not like it? [closed]

I manage an online product, which has a lot of customers. However I feel the adoption rate is not high enough and want to investigate who don’t like it and why not. I believe there are 4 types of ...
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How to enable team member to share and discuss about their product and design autonomously?

I normally use Scrum for software projects, but I don't mind exploring other methodologies. I realize that most of the time Scrum restricts the creative culture. The developer does the job that's ...
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Should our Tech Manager or Product Manager be the Project Manager?

We have one technology manager and three product managers. As our small startup grows from 4 people to almost 100 I had assumed that our new product managers would also be 'project managers.' (The ...
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What does it mean for a product manager to do A/B testing?

I work as a project manager, not a product manager. I have an understanding of what A/B testing is, but I'd like to know what do you do as a product manager to perform an A/B test. Does it include ...
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How to decide what is a problem and what not in Product Management?

I understand that these problems can emerge in a variety of situations: There is a specific goal set by management, then the current situation has to be evaluated and decide what needs to be changed ...
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Recommendations for project core metrics

I am currently trying to create some better systems for keeping on top of the projects which I need to manage. As part of this, I am attempting to draw up a list of core metrics that I think every ...
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Problems with a decision on layoffs

Being a mid-level manager, I was told by my supervisor that a drastic staff reduction in the company is due in a couple of months. Most of my subordinates will be laid off. He specifically told me not ...
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What is the Product Owner's role/responsibility in a proof of concept with an external vendor?

The team is conducting a proof of concept related to checking the capabilities of an external software solution to be added/integrated into our platform. Of course, the PO needs to have all Epics and ...
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Does it make sense to define a vision or strategy in a Startup during Customer Development?

As I understand, a vision answers the why of a company, its grand vision, it has to be inspirational but not grandiose and should evoke the right mindset to think about the proper strategies and goals....
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How important is it for Product Manager to know about cloud computing? [closed]

I am studying software management and aspire to take a pivot in my career from software engineer to product manager. There is a course on cloud computing and I am skeptical to enroll it or not.
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What data am I missing to get from a MVP development company?

Our company wants to outsource the developing of MVP. Since it is my first project as a product manager, I am expecting 1- story map 2- ERD 3- Technical specifications i.e. language, database, DevOps &...
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Is it a good practice to use a name for a company if that name already occurs in a couple of other domain names? [closed]

Not sure if this is a proper community to post this question, if not, please recommend me one. I had a name in my mind (let's call it <the_name_i_like>) for my website and company, so I ...
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What is the difference between Customer Discovery and Product Discovery?

Are they two separate frameworks, with differents origins, to resolve similar problems? If so, when to use one or another? Thanks.
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