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A product manager carries the responsibility of holding their team together. With the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, numerous technological and collaborative challenges have emerged. Teams are demotivated, suffering from various personal and mental health issues, and are in desperate need of support from their source of guidance and leadership: their product manager.

However, that’s not all their duties entail. Understanding and staying updated on customer needs is essential for optimal product management. …

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Recent reports reveal that product managers spend 52% of their time engaged in firefighting activities. That means half of their workday goes into tackling preventable problems.

Learning how to build a product mindset could help you steer clear of this situation. It involves innovation, empathy, intrigue, and technical capabilities. It integrates growth-strategy with ever-evolving consumer behaviors to reach desired outcomes.

When done right, you can maximize company revenues by 34.2%. Yet, the benefits of having a product mindset go above and beyond short-term gains. It also cultivates sustainable and deeper relationships with consumers.

So how can you acquire this state…

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So you’ve been thinking about taking the next step in your career and becoming a product manager. It’s safe to say that there are several aspects of the job that you will learn along the way — certain experiences are a must-have to progress.

However, there are also certain experiences that you can save yourself the hassle of having — and just learn from product managers that have been in the field for years. Here are some essential product management skills every product manager needs to have — according to the experts.

1. Be Prepared to Lead

The former CPO of Slack, April Underwood, says…

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Communication is key

As cliché as it sounds, if you really want to get down to it, business communication should be at the top of your skillset. Product management skills are interlinked each one building onto the other.

Analyzing metrics, managing conflict, and refreshing the product vision and strategy in the heart and mind of your team all have one thing in common: interacting with others.

Product managers are more people-centered than you think, working as both leaders and members when following up with their teams — after a meeting, interacting with customers, and discussing market trends and customer behavior.

As the “communication…

Tami Russaz

Product and Tech enthusiast sharing experiences while on my journey.

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