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Helping Product Managers Learn More About Data Science

Data science is at its core an exploration of information, its sources, and the creation of new value and products from the data therein. Product Managers typically have a knack for analysis and increasingly need to interact with larger and larger sets of data. Improving our skills in data analysis is becoming critical. Even if the majority of analysis in your organization is done elsewhere, a deeper understanding of data science can make those conversations …

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Product Managers to Follow on Twitter

Some days in product management feel like Sisyphus, all alone, pushing a boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down. The truth is that there are many facing similar challenges, most with advice to share. Many of them are quite vocal on Twitter. Below are a few high-signal Twitter users that post on product management topics. Cindy Alvarez (@cindyalvarez) Geoffrey Anderson (@gander2112) Steve Johnson (@sjohnson717) Jeff Lash (@jefflash) Rich Mironov (@richmironov) John Peltier …

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Decision Making in Product Management

Decision Making in Product Management

Lead Bullets, an old post from Ben Horowitz, is a strong reminder about the hard decisions product managers face. His company was square in Microsoft’s targets, so he furiously sought out a silver bullet (or two) that would enable them to retain their competitiveness. In the end, Ben’s colleague had to set him straight. Ben, those silver bullets that you and Mike are looking for are fine and good, but our web server is five …

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Product Manager Interview Resources

My own personal bias aside, a good product manager is one of the key individual stakeholders inside of any company. However, finding them can be a difficult and time-consuming process. Finding the right mix of business and technology expertise married to someone who possesses an achievable  long-term vision is almost impossible. Because of the unique blend of skills required, the interview process needs to be taken seriously. Listed below are some resources around hiring product …

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