Valentin Firak

Valentin Firak

CRO @ airfocus
Valentin loves going after opportunities, whether this means saving the planet or getting priorities straight for the company – he's in it to win it. Valentin is the co-founder and CRO at airfocus.
Product Management 17 May 2022
How Enterprise Agile Can Transform Your Company
The agile enterprise is fast-moving, flexible, and robust — capable of rapid response to unexpected challenges, events, and opportunities. Do you want to learn more about it? Let's dive deep into it in this article.
By Valentin Firak
Product Strategy 4 May 2022
Continuous Discovery and Continuous Benchmarking
In this blog post, we look at what continuous discovery is and how the continuous nature of continuous discovery can be used to improve competitor benchmarking, too.
By Valentin Firak
Product Management 29 Mar 2022
Product Operations: The Backbone of Product-led Growth
The role of Product Ops is to create efficiency, reduce friction, and facilitate the delivery of better end products for the product management and engineering teams. 
By Valentin Firak
Product Strategy 17 Mar 2022
Product Analytics and Digital Transformation - An Interview With John Cutler
Interview with John Cutler, Product Evangelist at Amplitude about product analytics and digital transformation.
By Valentin Firak
Product Management 22 Feb 2022
6 Common Software Development Methodologies
In today’s post, we’re going to look at the six most common software development methodologies and their pros and cons.
By Valentin Firak
How To Use Customer Feedback Without Being Swamped
What do you do with the reams of data pouring in from your customers? And what happens if you start to become overwhelmed with feedback before you’re able to action it? Read the answers in this article about using customer feedback.
By Valentin Firak
Product Management 31 Dec 2021
Best Practice When Setting Product OKRs – The Consultant Perspective, With Robin Zaragoza
In this interview we speak with Robin Zaragoza, consultant and Founder & CEO of The Product Refinery about her perspective on setting product OKRs.
By Valentin Firak
Roadmapping 30 Nov 2021
The Best Roadmap Planner Software for Product Teams in 2022
Here are 5 of the best roadmap planner software options for product teams in 2022 (and beyond).
By Valentin Firak
Roadmapping 26 Mar 2021
The Ultimate List of Product Roadmap Software — 2022 Edition
Product roadmap software makes building — and following — awesome, effective roadmaps a breeze. Here's a list of 5 product roadmap software in 2022.
By Valentin Firak
Agile 10 Aug 2020
Why Creativity, Not Just Experience, Is Key To Successful Product Teams
When it comes to creativity vs. experience, disruptive tech is the perfect example of what can happen when creativity is allowed free-rein on a project.
By Valentin Firak
Prioritization 3 Jul 2020
The Best Prioritization Software in 2022: An in-depth Comparison
Let’s take some time to understand the power of prioritization, why it matters, and then review the best prioritization software for 2022 (and beyond).
By Valentin Firak
Career 12 Feb 2020
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 ambitious and achievable career goals for managers.
By Valentin Firak
Prioritization 31 Jan 2020
3 Killer Prioritization Techniques for Building a Great Marketing Strategy
What are the best prioritization methods for ranking your marketing activities? Here are prioritization techniques for building a great marketing strategy.
By Valentin Firak
Product Strategy 10 Jan 2020
What Makes a Good Manager? 15 Traits and Must-Have Qualities
Good management is crucial to maintain an efficient, productive, and happy workforce. But what makes a good manager? Which traits are essential and why?
By Valentin Firak
News 16 Dec 2019
We're Moving to .com
We've leveled-up our domain name from airfocus.io to airfocus.com. This change symbolizes our company growth and vastly improved product.
By Valentin Firak
Product Manager vs Project Manager. Key Differences Between the Two Jobs
Let's look at the differences between a product manager and a project manager. What do their salaries, responsabilities, and expectations look like?
By Valentin Firak
Product Management 26 Nov 2019
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 and make some educated guesses about product management trends in 2020.
By Valentin Firak
Career 29 Oct 2019
How To Identify Skill Gaps as a Product Manager (And More Importantly, How To Fill Them)
Not every PM will have a natural aptitude or necessary experience to nail the role. But, many of these skills can be learned and developed.
By Valentin Firak
Career 29 Aug 2019
The Top 3 Challenges of Leading a Remote Product Team
What do you need to manage an effective remote product team? Product managers need to be attuned to the unique management needs of a remote team.
By Valentin Firak
Product Management 15 Aug 2019
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? 
By Valentin Firak
Product Strategy 23 Jul 2019
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.
By Valentin Firak
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.
By Valentin Firak
Agile 11 Jun 2019
9 Common User Story Mistakes Most Product Managers Make
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.
By Valentin Firak
Roadmapping 28 Apr 2019
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.
By Valentin Firak
Product Management 14 Apr 2019
9 Surprising Stats About Product Management (And What They Actually Mean for You)
Discover 9 unexpected things about product management. Learn how to improve your performance and strive for excellence in your product management role.
By Valentin Firak
Product Strategy 9 Mar 2019
Product Strategy: Achieve Product Excellence in 3 Steps
Learn how to create and maintain a product strategy. Successful product managers use this technique to attract target customers and achieve their goals.
By Valentin Firak
Prioritization 11 Feb 2019
Weighted Decision Matrix: A Tool for Pro-level Prioritization
The weighted decision matrix is a powerful technique to prioritize what you should focus on when you have many options. Build your own or use a template.
By Valentin Firak
Prioritization 14 Jun 2018
How Routine Prioritization Boosts Success: An Actionable Guide
Good prioritization is often the difference between success and failure. Here's How Routine Prioritization Boosts Success.
By Valentin Firak

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