Product Management

First 30 days in a new product gig

Product Manager job descriptions vary across companies depending on the industry, the number of products, and the size and growth stage of your company. However, beginnings are almost always the same. Here’s your checklist for how to ace your first 60 days on the job. Week 1 Goals: People Meet everyone in 1×1 meetings Read …

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Building Things Product Management

Building an election reminder tool

At Democracy Works, I was responsible for defining the product strategy, roadmap and implementation of the elections reminder tool TurboVote.org  which provides all the materials and information voters need to get registered to vote, stay registered, and cast a ballot in every election, from municipal to national.  In my role as a Product Manager for TurboVote, …

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Product Management

Redesigning the ATM Experience (Product Tournament)

This past Sunday, on January 21st, 2018, I participated in my first Product Tournament. It was organized by Headlight Labs, a company that sells take-home assignments to tech startups searching for talent. Take-home assignments are becoming a standard part of the product interview process, and they are also my favorite part of any job search. …

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Product Analysis Product Management

Product Analysis – Rent The Runway

I’m the kind of a person who can spend hours learning the intricate details of a founder’s story, or a company’s unique business model.  There are clear reasons for why I admire certain businesses or products (both from consumer and product perspectives). Understanding my standards for amazing products and reflecting on those standards is a …

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