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Use These 4 Words to Be More Productive in 2018
December 13, 2017
Use These 4 Words to Be More Productive in 2018

One day. Then two more. Still silence. This was several years ago when I was working at a large software company. I had sent an email to a colleague, hoping to address an…

We Reviewed 1,452 Customer Ideas in One Year  — This Is How We Did It
December 12, 2017
We Reviewed 1,452 Customer Ideas in One Year — This Is How We Did It

There are certain phrases that make a product manager cringe. For me, it is when customers refer to  the process of submitting feedback as throwing ideas into a “black…

This Is How Our Product Team Created a 90-Day Rolling Roadmap
December 7, 2017
This Is How Our Product Team Created a 90-Day Rolling Roadmap

I was looking for some inspiration. This was back in October 2016 and we were in planning mode. Our product teams at WhiteHat Security had spent most of the year…

6 Signs You Love Your Job
December 5, 2017
6 Signs You Love Your Job

“You cannot improve what you do not measure.” This is what I wrote the first time I asked our team at Aha! to evaluate our own company. I wanted to know how people really…

Hey Boss: You Are Setting Me Up for Failure
December 4, 2017
Hey Boss: You Are Setting Me Up for Failure

A terrible first day at a new job. You show up only to find your wonderful new boss is not ready for you. Nobody greets you. I would like to say I am making this up — but…

Just Launched! — Detailed Reporting on Your Product Management Data
November 30, 2017
Just Launched! — Detailed Reporting on Your Product Management Data

Product managers make important decisions every day. It is time to take control of your data with detailed reports in Aha! Roadmaps.

How Good Product Managers Deliver Bad News
November 28, 2017
How Good Product Managers Deliver Bad News

I have some bad news. And it will not be surprising for most product managers. Our job frequently involves telling people things they do not want to hear. In fact, I…

Product Manager vs. Business Analyst
November 27, 2017
Product Manager vs. Business Analyst

Product managers strategize product direction; Business analysts ensure projects meet business objectives. Learn more about their differences.

Remote Work Is Not Your Scapegoat
November 21, 2017
Remote Work Is Not Your Scapegoat

This is a tale of a company at a crossroads. Innovation had stalled. Teamwork was anemic. It was a time of stagnation. Leaders wrung their hands over the ailing…

Just Launched! — Export Your Product Management Data to Excel
November 20, 2017
Just Launched! — Export Your Product Management Data to Excel

There is no love lost between product managers and spreadsheets. It is not the fault of Microsoft Excel though — one of the most powerful applications ever built. It was…