Product Q&A with Jackie Bavaro – Product Manager HQ

Jackie Bavaro About: Before Asana was a publicly available product, Jackie Bavaro was guiding the company's product decisions behind the scenes as the company's first product manager. Asana has now grown to become one of the fastest growing-collaboration software tools…

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EP56- Diverse Voices #3: Venmo Product Lead on Becoming a Product Insider

Every product manager's journey takes them on a different path to find the perfect role. Often, this involves using skills from other industries to influence their product decisions. What are the best ways for "product outsiders" to apply these learnings to building…

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Strategies to get Started with Predictive Analytics

I believe that predictive analytics is poised to enable businesses in ways we didn’t think were possible several years ago. It’s starting to play critical roles in solving inventory problems, loan prediction, user personalization, customer segmentation, propensity to churn, product pricing, and many other areas, with the goal of enhancing customer experience and the bottom line. And we’re starting to see applications being deployed in Healthcare, Manufacturing, Finance, and Retail.

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RIP PRDs. Long live “Agile Conversations”

Years ago, I worked in a company that followed a pretty typical waterfall process. Product Managers produced PRDs. (MS Word docs.) Big, multi-page docs that contained sections like “Product Overview”, “Business Objectives”, “Features”, “Personas”, “Use Cases and User Scenarios”, and…

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The Truth About Engineers and Product Managers

The only podcast where we interview over 100 active product managers from startup to enterprise to dig deep into the day-to-day responsibilities of a PM and what it takes to make it in the industry.

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Brainstorming: More Questions Than Answers

There’s been a lot of confusion around brainstorming these days. First, there was the New Yorker article by Jonah Lehrer claiming that brainstorming doesn’t work. Scott Berkun wrote a rebuttal arguing Lehrer’s logic was flawed. Twitter exploded with comments. I’m…

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