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Inside the Realm of Tech Influencers

by Pete Privateer

Tech influencers help buyers navigate the crowded landscape of IT vendors by separating the wheat from the chaff and highlighting the best solutions in the market.

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Agile Hardware with Embedded Software Development

by Cristian Ureche

Agile has taken the world of software development by storm and has now started to creep into the hardware space. However, less flexibility, more certification requirements, longer development times, and other challenges require a managed agility approach to being successful in managing hardware products.

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Product Management Empowered by the Entrepreneurial Mindset

by Steve Pomroy

Successful product managers channel their inner entrepreneur to deliver outstanding products. Sometimes referred to as mini-CEOs, product managers can learn valuable lessons from entrepreneurship.

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Crafting a Strong Product Business Case

by Greg Prickril

More than half of IT projects and products fail. The biggest causes of these failures are resource misallocation and misalignment with business goals. Expertly crafted product business cases can help to mitigate both of these problems.

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Align Your Tech and Product Teams with the Technology Product Canvas

by Prem Sundaram

Miscommunication between product and tech teams is probably one of the biggest sources of resource waste in software development. The Technology Product Canvas helps product managers align their product roadmap with technical requirements and capabilities.

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How to Effectively Quantify Product Value – A Guide for Product Managers

by Laurie Harvey

Many product managers will struggle to identify what makes an amazing product or service. The realities of running a successful business depend on the bottom-line financials. Product managers need to define and explain value in monetary terms to drive rapid adoption.

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Why Should Product Managers Invest in Sales Enablement?

by Laurie Harvey

Product management can induce stressful sleepless nights. Early investments in sales enablement will provide a payback in having a strong, motivated, engaged and supportive team driving product success.

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The Comprehensive List of Product Management Conferences

by Vytas Butkus

The only product management conference list you will ever need. It is arranged by month and includes information on location and ticket prices.

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