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Problem . What is the pragmatic marketing framework ? . Action . Source: LINK The Pragmatic Marketing Framework provides a standard language …

Problem . How to prioritize user stories using weighted scoring ? . Action . Source: Product Plan Outcome . An understanding on …

Problem . How to write good user stories – quick overview ? . Action   .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKSUokG3Y0w   Outcome . A quick understanding …

Problem . How to prioritize features in a Roadmap using the Value v/s Effort Model ? . Action . Source: ProductPlan – …

Problem . How to determine priorities in product portfolios using BCG Model ? . Action . Source: Book: Carl W. Stern, George …

Problem . How to manage a product portfolio using dimensions of environment and business strengths ? . Action . Source: LINK The …

Problem . What are some of the must haves before an item makes it on your roadmap ? . Action . Quick …

Problem . What are product squads & can they improve your agile development process ? . Action . Source Product Plan: LINK …

Problem . What are some Top Hacks from a PM Behind Two of Tech’s Hottest Products ? . Action Original Article mentioning …

Problem . Do Product Managers Make Good Startup Founders? . Action . Quick nuggets below Source Product Plan: LINK   The short …

Problem . How does Amazon recruit product talent ? . Action . Video below explains best. Source: LINK Outcome . An understanding …

Problem . What are the 10 Essential Skills for a Product Manager ? . Action . Video below explains best. Source: LINK …

Problem . What are common differences between “good” and  “bad” product teams ?   . Action . A great article by Marty …

Problem . What is Agile Product Ownership ?   . Action . Video below explains best     Outcome . An understanding …

Problem . Why is it important for a Product Manager to be able to “Influence Without Authority” ?   . Action . …

Problem . What is rapid prototyping at high level – Paper, Digital & Native ?   . Action . Videos below from …

Problem . What distinguishes the Top 1% of Product Managers from the Top 10% ?   . Action . A great article …

Problem . What are the core competencies to seek for a Vice President of Product Management ?   . Action . A …

Problem What are three broad phases of launching a product and the respective activities within each phases ?   . Action Broadly …

Problem When designing products, how to create a story board from ideas & a basic linear story flow ? . Action Storyboards …

An incredible article by Suhaas Kaul. A must read for all Product Leaders. Source:  LINK Who are product managers and why you …

Problem How to outline team member objectives and cascading results among an organization’s product team members? How to align a product team …

Problem When designing products, how to select appropriate metrics that reflect Quality of user experience Goals of your product . Action Try …

Problem To know what are the most popular Product Management tools used in industry by Product Manager for a variety of tasks …

Problem You have a product requirement, how should you go about breaking into user stories that effective for teams to work with …

Problem You have a product / service idea, what stages should you flow through to get your a Minimum Viable Product out …

Problem . What are the best ways to prioritize a list of product features?   . Action . A Quora post by …

Problem . What are common elements of a product discontinuation guidelines ?   . Action . When a product’s sales head into …

Problem . What is value oriented pricing ? . Action . The price of any product reflects the targeted customer’s willingness to …

Problem . What is a product performance dashboard ?   . Action . A real time dashboard showing key metrics from relevant …

Problem . How to evaluate marketing-mix and operational performance ? . Action . Use a basic template below as a starting point. …

Problem . How to broadly track promotional campaigns ?   . Action . Template below can be used to make your own …

Problem . What is a standard financial report card for a product ? . Action . This document helps answer the question …

Problem . What is the difference between – Scrum, Kanban & Agile ?   . Action . An article byby Matthias Marschall …

Problem . What is a general Product Life Cycle Curve w.r.t finances ? . Action . Diagrams below depict ideas how one …

Problem . What is a data association map and how to construct a story from it ? . Action . In any …

Problem . What is product lifecycle management ? . Action . Video below explains best. Source: LINK Outcome . An understanding of …

Problem . What is Agile Process in principle ?   . Action . Video below explains best   Outcome . A theoretical …

Problem . What one key metric among all matters most for a product organization ?   . Action . An article by …

Problem . What are 87 essential tool for product managers as of May 2016 ?   . Action . Below is a …

Problem . What are the broad steps to audit results after the launch ? . Action . Post launch audit should be …

Problem . What is a common launch checklist ? . Action . Below is the commonly used checklist that can be used …

Problem . What is a broad risk management checklist prior to launch ?   . Action . Prior to launch, take a …

Problem . Why launch metrics must be assembled and ready to track prior to launch ? . Action . You can’t improve …

Problem . What is a cross-functional portfolio review board ? . Action . This board is an executive level team established as …

Problem . What is internal launch and how to prepare for it ?   . Action . People in the company must …

Problem . How to ensure readiness of operational systems prior to launch ? . Action . The elements of the operational infrastructure …

Problem . Why does often part of “Product strategy” means saying NO ?   . Action . An article by Des Traynor …

Problem . Why its important to set sales foals and appropriate compensation structures ?   . Action . Most sales people are …

Problem . Why product leads should provide adequate training to sales teams about the product prior to launch ?   . Action …

Problem . How to confirm a real market window ? . Action . Real market window are apparent when: There is nothing …

Problem . What are three As of the product launch ? . Action . Diagram below     Outcome . A broad …

Problem . What is a general launch phase workflow ?   . Action . Diagrams below depict a general launch phase workflow …

Problem . What are most frequently seen issues related to product launches ?   . Action . Product launch is the most …

Problem . What is a development phase review checklist ? . Action . A quick checklist of items to validate prior to …

Problem . How to manage prioritization decisions for development changes ? . Action . Use a matrix similar to one below (For …

Problem . What is product management ? . Action . Video below explains best       Outcome . An overview of …

Problem . What are common development phase inputs, activities, outputs and decision elements ? . Action . Diagram below depict those.   …

Problem . What is a network diagram for a product driven project ? . Action . Network diagram helps puts tasks in …

Problem . How to track progress broadly in product teams ? . Action . What gets measured gets done Four critical tools …

Problem . What are marketing alliances ? . Action . Very often companies need to team up with other firms that have: …

Problem . What is a strategic mix and associated marketing mix model ? . Action . There are 6 strategic mix elements …

Problem . What are the Seven Deadly Sins of Product Planning ?   . Action . An article by Marty Cagan explains …

Problem . What is inbound and outbound marketing ? . Action . Below chart summarizes both Inbound marketing refer to efforts devoted …

Problem . How to build a historical marketing profile ? . Action . As a product manager you should check what has …

Problem . What is an example of the agenda and meeting minutes templates for product team meetings ? . Action . Examples …

Problem . What is the product team’s relationship to the marketing organization ?   . Action . Below diagram depicts the broad …

Problem . What is a marketing plan hierarchy ? . Action . The marketing plan for the product is a functional support …

Problem . What is a product business case and its purpose ? . Action . A business case is a standard method …

Problem . What is a counting back launch plan ? . Action . Above is an approach that breaks down the tasks …

Problem . How to broadly evaluate a decision to build v/s buy ? . Action . In order to establish a methodology …

Problem . What are 2 weeks, 2 months and 2 Quarters phases for a product manager at a new role ?   …

Problem . How to prioritize & align requirements to company’s goals ? . Action . Use a decision matrix template as below …

Problem . How to manage evolving requirements over time ? . Action . Requirements are bound to evolve once they are captured, …

What is Kanban ?

February 21, 2014
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Problem . What is Kanban ?   . Action . Videos below explain best     Outcome . A broad understanding of …

What is scrum ?

February 10, 2014
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Problem . What is a scrum ? . Action . Video below explains best   More detailed video with SCRUM’s detailed explanation …

Problem . What is the Strategic Role of Product Management ? . Action . Video below explains best. Source: LINK Outcome . …

Problem . What is a product requirement document outline template ? . Action . Below is a broad outline that can be …

Problem . What is a definition phase process profile ? . Action . Diagrams below:       Outcome . A broad …

Problem . What is a feasibility phase review checklist ? . Action . Checklist to check all major activities and actions are …

Problem . What is a product team resource summary template ? . Action . Above is used to give a snapshot view …

Problem . What does a high level functional support plan look like ? . Action . Functional support plans (FSPs) can be …

Problem . What is cross-functional membership during the feasibility stage ? . Action . Diagram below   Outcome . An understanding of …

Problem . How to manage rejected opportunities ? . Action . Each rejected opportunity statement should be filed away electronically It should …

Problem . What is a product positioning statement ? . Action . Value propositions are important but in order to be most …

Problem . What are some common methods used in traditional v/s digital promotions ? . Action . List below. Outcome . An …

Problem . How to document the value proposition for an opportunity ? . Action   Template below will assist you in capturing …

Problem . What is an upfront product portfolio ? . Action . Upfront portfolio depicts dynamically the upcoming opportunities alongside existing ones …

Problem . What signals point to a product’s readiness for discontinuation ? . Action . These signals are: Once the signals are …

Problem . How to collect and process ideas ? . Action . Firstly the collected ideas should be categorized as idea type: …

Problem . What is Google’s APM program & experience like ? . Action . Video below explains best. Source: LINK     …

Problem . What is the product manager’s motorway ? . Action . The diagram and the annotations below depict that as an …

Problem . What is the concept phase in product development ? . Action . The concept phase is designed to help one …

Problem . What is active Ideation in a product environment ? . Action . As quarterback of the cross-funcational team, the product …

Problem . What is a typical product team hierarchy ? . Action . Below diagram depicts a product team hierarchy   Outcome …

Problem . What is a common template for a promotional program ? . Action . Template below Outcome . A base template …

Problem . What are some of the common reasons why products fail ? . Action . Below is the list of common …

Problem . What does a product planning boiler-room operational flow look like ? . Action . Image below for Product Planning Boiler …

Problem . What is a stage gate New product development process ? . Action . The need for lean, rapid and profitable …

Problem . What is a product strategy planning template ? . Action . Such a template gives an overview picture of the …

Problem . What is a customer experience management table ? . Action . This is a tool to create, manage and improve …

Problem . Why should a product manager be prepared to tell the story from data ? . Action   . It’s a …

Problem . What is SWOT Analysis and how to use it ? . Action . SWOT stands for Strenghts, Opportunities, Weakness and …

Problem . How to perform a strategic product retrospective and baseline evaluation ? . Action . Use the template below Above template …

Problem . What is agile product ownership in a nutshell ? . Action . Video below explains best. Source: LINK Outcome . …

Problem . What is a dynamic strategic planning model for products ?   . Action   The model’s elements indicate the data …

Problem . How to generally estimate what revenue a product can really make ? . Action . Below is a four step …

Problem . What are two common techniques used to validate assumptions and applying consumer preferences ? . Action . Two techniques are: …

Problem . How to validate market potential and demand potential ? . Action . One must be aware that event if one …

Problem . What are some forecasting basics for product managers ? . Action . A general set of definitions is summarized below, …

Problem . How to use personas (or customer characterizations) as a way to capture needs ? . Action . This approach reflects …

Problem . What is a launch plan template and how to use it ? . Action . Product launch plan is essentially …

Problem . What is a general product marketing plan outline ?   . Action . The first step in creation of a …

Problem . What are common elements of a product master plan outline ? . Action . Product master plan is the official …

Problem . What is a common template to plan customer visits ?   . Action . The accurate documentation of customer visit …

Problem . What are the basic business value delivery models ? . Action . To ensure that you have the right customer …

Problem . How are markets typically segmented ? . Action . Markets can be segmented based on a variety of characteristics, but …

Problem . What is the difference between a feature and a need ? . Action . Table below provides examples, needs are …

Problem . What is the common denominator in segmentation ? . Action . The answer is always “Customer needs” Regardless of your …

Problem . How to create a basic competitor profile for a product or product line . Action . Use the Competitor Profile …

Problem . How to create a broad plan to carry out Industry research ? . Action . Knowing that industries constantly change, …

Problem . What is analysis paralysis and rational ignorance ? . Action . Analysis Paralysis Sometimes more decision options you have, the …

Problem . What is a simple market insight process flow in a product environment ? . Action . Market insights not only …

Problem . What is a product life cycle curve & its stages ? . Action . As consumers, we buy millions of …

Problem . How to make sure the product is achieving its financial goals ? . Action . Build up a basic understanding …

Problem . What are core financial planning areas for product managers ? . Action . Product Managers at some point in their …

Problem   What is the core language of any business that every product leader must know ?   . Action   Finance …

Problem   How to evaluate options using a Decision Tree ? . Action   Decision tree analysis allows a user to visually …

Problem   How to evaluate options using a Decision Matrix ?   . Action   Decision matrix is similar to a Morphologic …

Problem   How to chose between two options using the Morphologic box technique ?   . Action   When facing more than …

Problem   How to chose between two decision options using the Combining Options technique ?   . Action   If one has …

Problem What is a typical problem solving sequence in day to day product decisions ?   . Action Below is a common …

Problem How to know where you are in your evolutionary development as a product leader ? . Action   Below figure provides …

Problem How to manage Cross-Functional Team Membership Across the Life Cycle ? . Action As products move from one area of work …

Problem   How to clarify roles and responsibilities ?   . Action   Use the RACI Matrix as a quick way to …

Problem What is a basic Product Master Plan ? . Action Product Master Plan is the centerpiece meta-document that houses all product …

Problem   Product Management Life Cycle Model and Four Areas of Work – what are they & how to define them in …

Problem   What are Product Modules & Platforms ?   . Action MODULES are individual “black box” type pieces of a product. …

Problem What are Solutions v/s What are Bundles  ? . Action Solutions are usually groupings of related products and services. These may …

Problem What are product portfolios ? . Action Product portfolio is a set of all products, product lines or other groupings within …

Problem What is a product line hierarchy ? . Action A product line is an action of grouping of products geared towards …

Problem   What is a typical hierarchy of Product and Services in successful organizations?   . Action     Outcome   When …

Our Purpose . Mediocrity is the worst outcome of any product company. ProductLeaders.org exists to raise product leadership standards across all …

Problem   To know common successful elements across major product driven organization?   . Action (or rather common actions successful firms undertake) …

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