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Perfectionism

Product Manager be a perfectionist?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀That’s not a winning combination. As a product manager, you need to experiment, fail, improve, start over at the early stages. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀You fail at:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ the idea validation stage⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ sketches stage⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ alpha & beta testing⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And of cause, after […]

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2020 plan – mid-year checkpoint

It’s July 2020!!! Can you believe that? In 2019 I wrote about 2020 planning. In January 2020 I wrote about the first 2020 checkpoint.”All I remember about March – June is fog and confusion”Nobody thought about pandemic during the 2020 planning. This […]

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Should I postpone my transition to PM?

“Should I postpone my transition to Product Management these days?”I totally understand that this year is challenging. But the world is always uncertain. Product management is about uncertainty. This is why I would recommend to continue pursuing your dream. There are always […]

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I don’t have the right background

“I don’t have a common/right background for a product manager, that’s why it is so hard for me to transition to product manager” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀This is the most common thing I hear.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀But you know what? There is no such thing as a typical […]

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It’s not temporary, it’s a new reality.

I see a lot of product managers make temporary decisions and processes, so they can get back quickly to the old normal. They plan to get back to normal in their lives and in the product management space. The thing is – […]

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Remote decision-making process

When you go remote, you start making the decisions in the remote mode. What’s important to think about: ✅Provide a context ✅Make sure the goal is clear ✅Provide the clear decision-making process (is there a final decision maker or there should be […]

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Discussions – everybody should participate

When you are in one room, it is easier to make sure that everybody participates in a discussion and provide a room for those who are silent. When you have a discussion in a virtual meeting or in the emails, there are […]

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Uncertainty about the meaning of silence

Uncertainty about the meaning of silence. When you communicate remotely with your team, the common issues is that you don’t know what the silence means. As you build communications and trust you start predicting the meaning of silence, but before that, you […]

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Remote team communications

It can be challenging. If you don’t have a personal communication, you have a lack of context like voice intonations, mimics, body language etc What do you need to remember during your remote work: ✅ Context differences (time zones, language, holidays etc.) […]

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Remote / distributed teams

Let’s discuss the challenges we face with the distributes and/or remote teams. Remember that there is a difference between a group and a team. If you hire 10 people, you don’t have a team of 10. You have a group of 10 […]

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