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9 mins read

Switching To Remote Work - Here's What You Need To Consider (Pros, Cons, Challenges, and Tools)

During this time of quarantine the number of product teams going remote will likely increase. Here's what you need to consider when switching to remote work.
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The Ultimate Guide to Group Decision Making - Techniques, Tools and Strategies

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Priority Poker 2.0: A new way to collaboratively prioritize (remotely)

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The Role of Customer Development in Building a Winning MVP

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The Ultimate Guide For How To Prioritize (When Everything's a Priority)

In this article we'll look into the science of prioritization, how to prioritize your tasks, your projects, and your time and work. Find useful priority examples and prioritization templates.
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9 mins read

How To Create a Project Overview For Your Team + 5 Project Overview Templates

A project overview (aka a project summary) is a practical tool, designed to empower managers with the means to create detailed plans for a project. Here are 5 project overview templates to get you started.
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What is a Business Roadmap — How To Set Up a Business Roadmap In 2020

A business roadmap is a long-term strategic document that shows where your company is going and the steps required to get there. Here's how to create one using a business roadmap checklist.
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1 min read

News from airfocus! Move and Copy Items, Azure DevOps Integration and More

Not only did we update our logo (did you notice?), we also shipped quite a few highly requested features and improvements that will help you build more outstanding products!
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11 mins read

14 Best Product Management Certifications and Certified Courses in 2020

To help you get started on your product management journey, we’ve scoured the vast range of options and narrowed the list down to the 14 best product management courses in 2020. 
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Best Product Management Tools In 2020 — A Comprehensive Product Management Tools Comparison

Product management tools have transformed the way we work in the past few years — making it easier to plan, prioritize, and communicate across the product development team. Here are the best product management tools in 2020.
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20 Ambitious and Achievable Career Goal Examples for Managers

Let’s look at some specific goal examples for project managers and product managers alike. Here are 20 ambtions and achivable career goals for managers.
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The Best Product Roadmap Software in 2020. In-depth Roadmap Software Comparison

A product roadmap software can keep teams focused from concept to completion, and help project managers stay (mostly) stress free. Here are the best 5 product roadmap software options.
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3 Killer Prioritization Techniques For Building a Great Marketing Strategy

Say hello to the three of the best prioritization methods for ranking your marketing activities and delivering revenue. Here are 3 prioritization techniques for building a great marketing strategy.
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The Ultimate Guide to Marketing Roadmaps – Templates, Examples and Marketing Roadmaps

In a nutshell, a marketing roadmap is a document which outlines the overall marketing strategy for a product over time. In this guide, we’ll explain exactly what a marketing roadmap is, why you should use one, the different types of marketing roadmap, and more.
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Easy To Use Project Plan Templates For Busy Product Managers

Whether you’re tasked with prioritizing items in the product backlog, or getting a new innovation market-ready, a project plan template will help you deliver on time, on budget, and on scope.
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#1 The Product Graveyard - Why Did Netscape Fail

Let's look into why did Netscape fail and how poor product planning can kill an organization the size of Netscape. Every two weeks, we’ll pick one product that failed and had to shut shop, dissect its journey, and figure out what went wrong.
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Product Management Roles and Hierarchy - A List Of All Product Management Roles

There’s a clear hierarchy to product teams. But, what exactly are the product management roles and what's the hierarchy? What’s expected of them? And — because we’re all curious about each other’s money — how much do they earn?
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What Makes a Good Manager? 15 Traits and Must-Have Qualities

So, we can all agree that good management is crucial to maintain an efficient, productive, and happy workforce. But what makes a good manager? Which traits are essential and why?
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Dear Product Managers, Churn Is Good for You

Churn is inherently bad, no questioning that. Having said that, it is also a valuable signal that can help product managers spot where they’re going wrong with their product and course-correct before the symptom blows up into a complete product failure.
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The Best Product Management Conferences of 2020

Today, we’re going to list some of the best product management conferences of 2020. This list will get updated on a monthly basis in order to keep you updated on the best product conferences you can attend in 2020.
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Scope Creep - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Today I want to tell you a bit about the good, the bad and the ugly of scope creep. How to avoid scope creep and detect it in your important projects. 
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We're Moving to .com

We are happy to announce that we've leveled-up our domain name from airfocus.io to airfocus.com. This change represents a big milestone for the airfocus team, symbolizing our company growth and vastly improved product.
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The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Successful Product Manager (+17 Insanely Insightful Interview Questions)

Research shows that a fully optimized product manager could increase company profits by 34.2%. Since hiring a product manager proves to be so crucial for the success of your company, here is our ultimate guide for hiring a successful product manager. +17 challenging interview questions.
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5 Actionable Tips Product Managers Can Learn From Elon Musk

What sets Elon Musk apart, as a product manager? What are the specific lessons that other product managers can learn from him to translate into their own work?
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Product Manager vs Project Manager. Key Differences Between The Two Jobs

Let's look closer at the key differences between a product manager and a project manager. How do their salaries, responsabilities, expecations and work days look like?
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An In-Depth Guide To Product Roadmaps - Product Roadmap Software, Templates, and Examples

A product roadmap is a tool to help you lay out the vision and strategic direction of your product over time. Let's dive into the nitty gritty of how to setu up a product roadmapm, what you should add on a product roadmap and who is it for.
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Product Management Trends In 2020: Five Things To Watch For This Year

With 2019 drawing to a close it’s time to cast a glance into the future, consider the forces shaping best practice, and make some educated guesses about product management trends in 2020.
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Product Management and Roadmapping Platform airfocus Raises €1.7M To Help Businesses Make Better Decisions

airfocus, a collaborative product management, and roadmapping software, has today announced closing a €1.7M seed round from pan-European VC, Nauta Capital.
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How To Bake Customer Loyalty Into Every Product

Attracting a new customer is five times more costly than retaining one you already have. Here's how you build customer loyalty in every product.
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What Is a Roadmap? The Ultimate Guide for Roadmapping in 2020

What is a roadmap: A roadmap is a high-level overview of a product or project’s vision and direction over time. The roadmap shows the overall strategy and work required to get there. Guide to roadmapping in 2020
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6 Product Managers That You Should Start Following Right Now

We've rounded up six of the best and brightest leaders in the product management industry. They've got loads of industry knowledge, powerful strategies, and killer insight to share.
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How To Identify Skill Gaps as a Product Manager (And More Importantly, How To Fill Them)

The PM role is a multifaceted one. Thing is: not every PM will have a natural aptitude or necessary experience to nail the most important aspects of the role. But, take it from us, many of these skills can be learnt and developed.
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How To Become a Product Manager: 7 Steps To Get Closer to a Product Management Job

We have been working a while helping product managers, and now we want to share with you 7 actionable steps for becoming a product manager. Get our comprehensive guide in the new post.
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News From airfocus! Master Workspaces, RICE Prioritization, Custom Formulas, and More

With master roadmapping and custom formulas (incl. RICE prioritization), we just launched some game-changing updates to airfocus that will help you make better decisions.
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The Top 3 Challenges of Leading a Remote Product Team (And How To Overcome Them)

What do you need to manage an effective remote product team? With 99% of employees now interested in working remotely, product managers need to be attuned to the unique management needs of a remote team.
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The Essential Reading List for Product Managers In 2019

From books on product development to data analysis, this reading list will equip any product manager with the right skills and insight to master the perfect strategy for any product launch. 
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What Exactly Are a Product Manager’s Responsibilities?

In this article, we focus on the responsibilities to answer the question: what exactly is it that product managers actually do? 
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News From airfocus! Groups on Board View, Item Attachments, and More

It's been a busy time with the launch of groups on board view (swimlanes), item attachments, and UX improvements. 
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The Unexpected Ways That Product Managers Can Benefit From UX Design

Why product managers and UX designers should come together as a team, and how you can start working more productively as a pair.
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8 Skills You Need To Be a Successful Product Manager

Here are 8 skills that every product manager needs to master to be an exceptional product manager and stay ahead of the curve.
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7 Surprising Ways Product Management Will Change In The Next 5 Years

Due to evolving responsibilities and an exponential rate of digital innovation product management is changing at lightning speed. What does it mean for you?
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How To Manage Your Stakeholders as a Product Manager

A product’s outcome is determined by its stakeholders. It is absolutely critical that product managers do what they can to nail stakeholder management.
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10 Of The Most Common Mistakes Every Product Manager Should Avoid

A list of 10 mistakes that every product manager should be sure to avoid, and what you can do to safeguard against them.
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9 Common User Story Mistakes Most Product Managers Make (And Tips On How To Do Better)

In this article, we'll run through 9 of the most common user story mistakes that product managers make, as well as tips on how to do better.
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airfocus Wins Fresh Capital to Expand Its Global Strategy Platform

Hamburg-based startup airfocus specializes in strategic planning and roadmapping software and has just completed its first round of financing, attracting a six-figure sum.
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Introducing airfocus Priority Poker

Disciplined prioritization is likely the most important competency for product managers and decision makers for teams and companies...
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4 Highly Successful Software Products, and What Product Managers Can Learn From Them

In this article we'll go through 4 of the most successful software products ever built and, analyze what you can learn from them to be an even better product manager.
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Best Product Management Tools For 2019

Get a clear overview of our recommended Product Management tools in 2019. Research and Conceptualization, Strategy and Prioritization, Roadmapping, Design and Wireframing, Project and Task Management, Analytics, and Customer Feedback
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How To Create an Excellent Product Roadmap (incl. 15 Actionable Templates)

Here are the most successful Product Roadmaps used by product managers today. Make our product roadmap templates your own with the click of a button or use them as sources of a inspiration.
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9 Surprising Stats About Product Management (And What They Actually Mean For You)

Discover 9 unexpected things about product management. Learn what you can do to improve your performance and strive for excellence in your product management role.
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News From airfocus: Integration Improvements, Sync Trello Votes, Bulk Actions and Much More

At airfocus, we've been adding a bunch of updates which, include integration improvements, sync Trello votes, bulk actions and much more to help you get even more focused.
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Product Strategy: Achieve Product Excellence In 3 steps (Complete Guide)

Learn how to create and maintain a product strategy and transform it into an actionable roadmap. Successful product manager and marketing teams use this technique to attract target customers and achieve their business goals.
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Weighted Decision Matrix: Your Tool Towards Pro-Level Prioritization

The weighted decision matrix is the most powerful technique to prioritize what you should focus on when you have many options. Build your own or use a template.
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News From airfocus: Mobile Apps, Groups, Zapier Integrations, CSV Export

We're excited to present new airfocus updates which, include mobile apps for iOS and Android, groups, a Zapier integration as well as a CSV export.
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Celebrate The NO And Prioritize Ruthlessly – About Steve Jobs' Take On Strategy

We all aim to build great products or launch outstanding services. Getting there usually is a function of three tasks that you as a strategist should advance.
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News From airfocus: PDF Exports, Filtering & Search, Archiving

we have released a bunch of new features that will get you even more focused and aligned: PDF exports, filtering & search, archiving.
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The Secret To Building a Priority-Based Product Roadmap

Building a great product is hard enough. But building a great product without a plan and a vision to dynamically cater to the various business requirements is next to impossible.
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How To Prioritize Your Trello Cards With The airfocus Power-Up

Trello is great to get stuff done. But how do you decide on the best course of action when tasks and projects are piling up?
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News From airfocus: Drag'n Drop Magic, Asana Import, Comments and Much More

We developed drag'n drop magic for the timeline view, an Asana import integration, item comments and lots of more helpful stuff.
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How Routine Prioritization Boosts Success: An Actionable Guide

Good prioritization is very often the difference between success and failure. Management legend Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez notes that costs can be cut by up to 15% through smart prioritization.
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How To Master Prioritization In 4 Easy Steps

Disciplined prioritization is arguably the most important competency for decision makers and teams of any size. Get prioritization right in just 4 easy steps with this how-to article.
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The New airfocus Has Arrived

airfocus is not just another task management app. It is a strategy addon that integrates with the likes of Jira and Trello to fill the missing gap: Identifying what is priority, and what is not.
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5 Prioritization Templates That Help You Focus On The Right Stuff

Prioritization is key to any organization. So what is the right method for you and the job that you are trying to get done? Read about 5 magical prioritization templates that help you focus on the right stuff.
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Not How, But Yes – Ask These Questions Early To Improve Your Priorities

Tips by Hiten and Steli on how to improve your priorities. Our product management tool is all about helping decision makers and teams to improve priorities. Signup for a free 14 day trial now.
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Where It All Began and Why We Founded airfocus

A new solution for prioritizing. airfocus provides simple and beautiful prioritization for decision makers and team. Sign up for our free 14 day trial and benefit from more objective and smarter decisions!
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