Melissa Perri's posts are in-depth and thought-provoking, tackling some of the most knotty product management challenges. Her mission is to help teams work more effectively together to create better digital products.
“What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?” It’s an interesting question and one that takes time to unpack. Let’s look at where these terms and disciplines originated from and how some common frameworks explain them. When I started my career, I was called a Business Analyst. I did very little […]
What does an effective sales team look like at a product-led organization? “Sales already promised it.” I once joined a B2B company as a Product Manager in the the middle of the year, so their entire product roadmap was set and in motion. My team was responsible for building a feature that I quickly […]
Product Institute is an online school for Product Managers looking to level up their skills. We’re featuring some of our recent graduates and asking them to share their experiences, both in the field and in our class. Our next student is Kristen Ablamsky, a co-founder of a very new, very exciting startup. With a background in social and digital […]
Product Institute is an online school for Product Managers looking to level up their skills. We’re featuring some of our recent graduates and asking them to share their experiences, both in the field and in our class. First up: Dave Masters, a Product Manager with 8 years experience in the role, most recently at […]
Product Roadmaps, in general, are confusing. The truth? Even the most experienced Product Managers still don’t have them fully figured out. Three years ago I wrote a blog post about Rethinking the Product Roadmap, in which I advocated for a focus on solving customer problems instead of listing out features with deadlines. I received lots […]
I’m finally going home from a long business trip and I’m very excited. But my experience with United Airline’s customer service this morning completely killed my good mood. They keep blaming me for their mistake. It’s a story I know well because I see it so commonly in Product Management too. When I was booking […]
“What is your Product Strategy? YOU NEED A STRATEGY.” When I replay this scene in my head, I can hear the CTO very audibly yelling (slash pleading) with our product team. He was on edge. We had been experimenting towards a very concrete goal for two months, and had made a lot of progress. We […]
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