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People & Teams
How do you get your team excited about the product?
Rallying your team around the product is not an easy task, especially when some people are skeptical about what you're building. How do you get them on board?
Product Management
How do you work effectively with (sometimes difficult) stakeholders?
Lead from a position of influence not authority. But how do you get there? And how do you get people on board and manage those different stakeholder expectations?
People & Teams
What's the #1 thing teams should expect from their Product Manager?
Product Mangers come in many shapes and sizes, and are all subject to varying expectations from team members as well. What matters the most to you and why?
Tools
How do you build your product roadmap?
The quintessential product artefact that divides opinion and generates huge debate. But we want to know the process that gets you there, rather than what it looks like at the end. What's your approach?
People & Teams
How do you keep your design team members growing?
Do you consider your company design led? Design is at the centre of every experience we create. So how do you ensure your design team has a path to improve, up-skill and deliver even more value?
Tools
What is your go-to framework for product success?
We all have that one book, article or talk that opened our eyes and helped us build better products. What's yours?
People & Teams
Product managers, how do you work well with designers and engineers?
Many teams are built around these core roles and all need to have their seat at the table. But how do you ensure the relationship thrives? Do you take a specific approach?
Product Management
Explain 'Product Management' to your grandmother. Go!
You're at a family dinner. Your grandmother is asking: "What is it that you do, exactly?" Explain your role to granny, and help others demystify their job to their family too.
Tools
What is the tool you can't live without?
We've all got our own 'stack' of tools, platforms and even productivity hacks. But which adds the most value to you and how have you used it?
Product Management
How much data is enough?
It's hard to find a balance between 'quick and dirty' research and more time-consuming in-depth studies. Where do you draw the line to make product decisions?
Product Management
How do you run a great user interview?
You're in discovery and searching for the problems you need to solve. Who do you speak to? Where do you find your potential users? And what questions do you ask to get the insights you need?
Product Management
How do you say no?
There’s so much to build, and the CEO often has 10 new ideas a day. To safeguard your team’s focus, you need to say no. What are some of your best tips on answering to yet another feature request?
Tools
What podcasts help you the most in your career?
The morning commute is a great time to catch up on the latest happenings across the product world. What are your favourite podcasts that have helped to push your career forward or give you a new perspective?
Product Management
It is your first day as a Product Manager in a new company.
What would be your top priorities in the first week? And the first month? What are some of your DOs and DONTs and why?
Product Management
How do you become a Product Manager?
We're confident there is no one answer to this. Product Managers comes from all walks of industries and professions. So what did you do to become and product manager and what would be your advice to people looking to move into the profession?
Product Management
How do you transition from engineering to product management?
As an engineer you're creating the product. Your knowledge and experience sets you up nicely to move into product management. So how do you make the transition? What should you look out for? What should you avoid doing?
People & Teams
When and why should teams hire their first Product Manager?
Early in a new businesses life as a founder you're often doing the product manager role yourself. And then you scale the business in other areas. So when do you hand over the reins and make your first product hire?
Product Management
How do you level up in product management?
Forget the job titles in the world of product management. But how have you advanced your career? From your first role to a more strategic approach. Or to leading a team of product managers. What have you done to get to to where you are?

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