Become a better Product Manager with 5 easy tactics

People / Product
product manager tactics

Becoming a great product manager is hard. Standout product managers not only understand their users and their problems but also know how to apply that knowledge to create solutions for them.

Even after you get that first job, things don’t get any easier. The road to becoming an outstanding product manager continues to be a challenging one. Because the responsibilities of a product manager are so broad and require skills in many different areas, it’s normal to feel intimidated at first. However, you can become stronger over time with the right amount of grit and determination.

Here are some tactics that will help you grow faster as an aspiring product manager than your peers.

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Thoughts on career development – should I stay or should I go?

People / Product
Should I stay or should I go? Thoughts on career development.
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In my two decades of work experience, I had a few moments to say goodbye. There are many reasons why someone feels the need to change the workplace.

Independent of the reason, it comes down to the following question Tanja Lau from the Product Academy is raising. “Will I be able to reach the next milestones in my life in this company or am I wasting my potential?”.

Here are my thoughts on career development.

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Why it is ok to cheat on frameworks to stay agile


Do you think it is ok to cheat on frameworks?

I am a pragmatist. Application over theory. Trial and error over study. Decisions instead of long speeches. Experimentation is part of everyday life for me, concerning our users as well as with the team.

Digital product management is a fast-moving business that confronts us with new requirements constantly. As a result, the systems we build are outdated as soon as we release them.

Our organism, the teams, and the company are also constantly developing. But do we work on ourselves in the same way as we work on our products?

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What does a growth product manager do? 10 questions and answers.

Growth / People / Product

Let’s face it. Digital product development is where people like to throw the latest pig in the pond. In Product Management, the newest trend is Growth. In an interview, I explain the difference between Growth and Growth Hacking and why we do not need only Growth Product Managers.

What does a growth product manager actually do? Ten questions and answers. (LinkedIn)

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