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One of these things is not like the other. Learn the differences between core product management roles and concepts.

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March 26, 2019

The Marketing Plan vs. the Launch Plan

A marketing plan and launch plan each have a distinct use. Learn how the purpose, initiatives, audience, and timeline compare for both types of plans.

February 21, 2019

Positioning vs. Messaging

How do you tell an original story? There is usually a real-life event behind every fantastical tale. If you work in marketing, you know that for your work to ring true it…

February 7, 2019

The Marketing Strategy vs. the Marketing Plan

Do marketing teams need strategy? I recently answered this question with an emphatic Y-E-S. Strategy allows bold marketers to use their creativity to drive the growth of…

December 17, 2018

Marketing Strategy vs. Go-to-Market Strategy

Life is punctuated by special events. For the most part, there are your normal routines of work, family, and hobbies. Then something big happens, like the purchase of a…

November 27, 2018

The VP of Product vs. the VP of Marketing

Powerful people do not work well together. At least, that is what one study suggests. Researchers concluded that when working in a group, powerful people underperform and…

August 27, 2018

The Product Manager vs. the Sales Manager

“If we add this feature, we can close the biggest deal of the quarter,” says the sales manager. “But that feature is not important to the majority of our customers. And…

March 1, 2018

You vs. Your Company

What motivates you at work? We all have ambitions regardless of our role — individual contributors, managers, and executives. Ambition is good and it should be…

January 23, 2018

User Stories vs. Requirements

Stories. You have hundreds of them if you are a product manager. Each one describes the awesome experiences you want your customers to have while using your product. And…

January 8, 2018

The Product Plan vs. the Release Plan

Confused about the differences between product plans and release plans? Learn how to use both product plans and release plans to deliver a winning product.

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