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How Successful Product Managers Avoid Burnout

I recently spoke with multiple former PMs who needed to take year-long sabbaticals to get themselves back on track. They were tired. Their anxiety was running high. They could not seem to get any of their goals accomplished. They were in a funk. Sound familiar?<p>Every product manager goes through …

Product Management

5 Signs You Are a Expert Product Manager

Leading a product team is invigorating. As the CEO of the product, the product manager has one of the best jobs in the company as well as one of the hardest. Make the wrong decisions and you're a failure. But, define the right product for the right customer at the right time and you are a …

How Engineers Want to Work with Product Managers

Engineers want to build the product. They do not want to manage it. So, you can see why a good product manager is an engineer's dream come true. They empower the engineers on their team to build things that matter by setting clear and comprehensive goals, strategy, and initiatives. Then, great PMs …

The Day I Became an Average Product Manager

A Sales VP approached me about a new potential deal with our first national customer. If we could deliver one new feature by the end of the week, he was "90 percent confident" that he could make the deal happen.<p>You have heard this one before, right?<p>Our team already had a ton on our plate, but I …

App marketers, here’s why you need a product manager on your team

Marketers love to complain about mobile developers who fail to understand the importance of proper marketing. And yes, some developers are so infatuated with their creation that they believe it will immediately and independently become a hit. But recently I have encountered the opposite phenomenon, …

Marketing

The three engineers you meet in product management heaven

Today is a good day to gloat that I am a product manager. After all, the White House just appointed its first director of product. With over a decade of experience in similar roles, I have basked with my team on sunny days. Naturally, I have also been pelted by rainy ones.<p>Good days at work motivate …

Product Management

4 Roadmapping Secrets From Successful Product Managers

Product managers need a visual roadmap. Why? If you do not know where you are going, you cannot expect to get there -- or build a great product while you are at it.<p>A roadmap is a key product document. It aligns with the vision for the product and lays out a plan to achieve that vision. It shows …

The Evolution of Product Management Tools

Ever wondered why product managers have been forced to fight battles with bows and arrows for so long? Think about it. Software engineers have been the recipient of so many new types of tools in the last 10 years -- new languages, platforms, and applications. This partly explains how it's possible …

Cracking the Interview Skills (Coding, Soft Skills, Product Management) Handouts

Handouts to help you prepare for programming/coding/algorithm interview + behavioral interview questions + product management questions, especially at the top tech companies.

The Curse of the Platform Product Manager

On a group bike ride yesterday, a fellow rider shared an interesting perspective. He has spent the last several years at a well-known technology company and was recently promoted to VP of Product Management for Mobile Platforms. He shared with me how difficult the transition has been adjusting to …

What Makes Someone A Great Product Manager At Google?

<i>What Makes Someone A Great Product Manager At Google? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>The best answer to any question</i>.<p><b>Answer by Rob Ennals, Former Google Project Manager, on Quora.</b><p>I was a PM at Google for a while, and here are some rough lessons I think I learned about how to do the job better – …

Product Management

3 Roadmap Templates Every Product Manager Should Use

A product roadmap shows internal teams and external stakeholders where a product is going. It can be a high level strategic roadmap showing key initiatives for a CEO. Or perhaps a detailed, features-based roadmap showing each item of a release with its current status for a customer.<p>No matter how …

A UX Designer’s Guide to Improving Speed of Use

Today’s product experiences are becoming blazing fast. We expect speed. We demand no more than a few minutes for Uber car arrivals, same-day …

UI Design

15 Web Design Tools to Try in 2016

If you are the owner of a business and website, or you are planning to be in the near future, there are various web design tools that you need to be …

People can't get enough of their oversized smartphones

As of November 2015, Apple commanded a whopping 43.1% of the U.S. smartphone market, and even more impressively, over 90% of industry profits.<p>As shareholders are well aware, however, this market dominance hasn't prevented Apple stock from feeling some pressure.<p>Apple shares are down over 5% …

How CEOs can manage organizational and personal energy

Chief executive officers (CEOs) play a pivotal role in building and sustaining energy—but they must manage both the organization’s and their own—to …

8 tips to evolve a start-up into a successful company

While the journey of every company from start-up to success is different, there are some steps that every business must go through. We’ve started …

Rise Of Venture Capital In India: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

The Indian government’sbudgetfor 2014-15 is clearly an investor-friendly one with a slew of provisions and funds earmarked for start-ups in India. …

Seeking funding? Here are 10 venture capital firms in India you should meet

We have seen investments into Indian tech startups on an upswing recently, topping US$1.3 billion in FY2013-14 and accounting for 266 deals. We’re …

Startup Village in India Shows Path for Indian Innovation

KOCHI, India—Jofin Joseph started a venture while in college in India, and got a taste of success. After proving to his family that he could be …

With a $1 billion funding round wrapped up, what next for Flipkart?

Shopping website Flipkart today said it has received $1 billion in funding from Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC, and existing investors Accel Partners, DST Global, ICONIQ Capital, Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Sofina. This isthe biggest round of funding into any Indian startup. …

Venture Capital

Kris to invest in start-ups post Infosys

S ‘Kris’ Gopalakrishnan, a co-founder and non-executive vice-chairman of Infosys, the information technology giant, has plans to invest in start-ups …

Discovery remains biggest challenge for Indian tech entrepreneurs

While the software product start-up ecosystem in India has strengthened significantly over the past few years with several global majors including …

This startup upends the hiring equation by allowing tech workers to auction themselves off

The traditional hiring process puts job seekers at a disadvantage. Rare is the candidate who is able to play one prospective employer against the other in a process that will result in perfect price discovery for her wages. Most job seekers make employment decisions with limited information about …

Employment

Startups on Twitter: "Why there aren't many startups from India in cloud storage, cyber security? #GetOutOfComfortZone http://t.co/MEYm682oZ4"

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What's in a tech startup name? According to kids, magic tricks and lip moisturizer

Qwerly. Zlio. HootSuite. Adatao. Today’s technology company founders have a remarkable ability to dream up silly and often difficult-to-pronounce …

Hackathons serve as vital HR tools for India's tech and IT services firms

HR departments in India are deploying hackathons in myriad ways, including finding the right talent, gauging internal skill levels, and promoting …

5 bootstrapped tech startups that do India proud

Today, India is celebrating its 68th independence day. What better day than this to celebrate India’s startup heroes, the trailblazers who are …