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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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