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Jerry Gutierrez

Two Roadmaps Diverged: Strategic and Tactical Routes to Product Development

By Jerry Gutierrez
Product professionals are often called upon to act as both product owner and product manager. The key to doing that well? Maintaining separate strategic and tactical roadmaps. Here’s how.
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Purva Tamhankar

How to Navigate Fintech Regulations in Product Development

By Purva Tamhankar
Regulations can present a big challenge for fintech product managers. Build compliance into your development process from the start, with these tips from a leading financial product manager.
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Phillip Wood

How to Define an MVP Scope in 3 Hours

By Phillip Wood
Scoping an MVP doesn’t have to take days. Product manager Phillip Wood explains how he gathers product specialists, designers, and engineers to brainstorm features, pare them down, and create wireframes—all in a few hours.
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Milos Belcevic

Learning to Learn: 5 Tips to Master Any Product Management Domain

By Milos Belcevic
Product managers work across many industries, and domain-specific knowledge is essential to finding success in each one. Learn how to quickly acquire industry expertise with these tried-and-tested recommendations.
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Daniel Hatton

Design Sprints: Fostering Creativity Through Constraints

By Daniel Hatton
How can creativity thrive in an environment of rules and set processes? The creative constraints introduced by design sprints can help product managers find the midpoint between structure and chaos.
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Philippe Araujo

Growth Product Management: What You Need to Know

By Philippe Araujo
Growth product managers are now a mainstay of Silicon Valley, but what do they do, how do they work, and what value do they bring? Find out in this guide to an increasingly vital product role.
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Eugene Ovcharenko

Extended Reality and Its Possibilities: A Guide for XR Product Managers

By Eugene Ovcharenko
How can product managers leverage the possibilities offered by the latest XR technologies? Industry veteran Eugene Ovcharenko presents use cases and best practices for an evolving field.
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Lavinius Marcu

Proof in Numbers: Using Big Data to Drive Results

By Lavinius Marcu
These case studies illustrate how data-driven product management can make a radical difference in how you solve large-scale product issues.
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