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Product ops

  Managing products is not easy. Especially in a growing company. When you need to deliver value to your customers, plan strategically, onboard new colleagues, and do customer research - it could be overwhelming and often could lead to chaos. Hence the role of product ops emerged to take on those challenges and empower product teams.
Recent posts

Lack of focus - the reason your product failed

  Products fail for many reasons . Often, products fail because we are trying to do too much. The ability to focus, and to decide what you are NOT going to do is vital to have a chance of success.

The reason your product failed series

  I've read dozens of books on the topic of investing. Some of them were highly theoretical, others - full of practical advice, and most - recollections of "battle stories" of what once worked for a particular investor.

Want to understand product ops? Read these 2 books

  The rise of the product ops role made a lot of waves inside the product community. Opinions range from "product ops are godsent" to "product ops are project managers in disguise". Let's try and look at both sides of the dispute with the help of two fresh books touching the subject of product ops.

5 Ws of effective stakeholder communication

  In journalism, there is a rule of 5Ws that is surprisingly relevant for product managers in more ways than one.

Everyone can do product

  Or so they think. And the main reason people think this way is the hindsight bias.

Trust - the currency of leadership

  Here's a lesson I learned relatively late in my career - when it comes to leadership there is only one thing that truly matters - do you have the trust?

Why founders can't be PMs

  They can, and many of them are doing product management, especially in the early days of their startups. It makes sense, business founders are working very closely with their customers, really know their problems and can PM the right solution to get an initial product-market fit.