Ashka Vakil

Ashka Vakil

Sr. Director, Product Management, strongDM

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Ashka Vakil
Ashka Vakil
strongDM Sr. Director, Product ManagementDecember 12
The product manager's primary responsibility is to ensure that the right product is delivered to the market at the right time. In order to do this effectively, you will need to establish a framework for prioritizing needs and deliverables. This framework should take into account the company's ove......Read More
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Ashka Vakil
Ashka Vakil
strongDM Sr. Director, Product ManagementMay 2
The first and most critical step in developing a 0-1 product is to identify a customer problem that is pervasive and unmet. This requires conducting research and gathering insights into the target market, understanding their pain points, and identifying gaps in existing solutions. The goal is to ......Read More
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Ashka Vakil
Ashka Vakil
strongDM Sr. Director, Product ManagementMay 2
Building a 0 to 1 product is challenging even for experienced product managers. Here are a few things that can make it challenging to successfully build a 0 to 1 product. * Ignoring market research: It's important to conduct market research to understand the needs and preferences of your tar......Read More
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Ashka Vakil
Ashka Vakil
strongDM Sr. Director, Product ManagementMay 2
The decision to invest in a second product versus innovating on an existing product depends on a variety of factors, including market demand, core competencies, competitive landscape, resource allocation, strategic goals, and financial viability. By carefully considering these factors, a company ......Read More
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Ashka Vakil
Ashka Vakil
strongDM Sr. Director, Product ManagementDecember 13
When joining a small company with no or little structure or joining a small but growing product team, it is essential to understand the current state of the product management process before establishing new processes. Rushing to make changes and establish processes that have worked for you in th......Read More
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Ashka Vakil
Ashka Vakil
strongDM Sr. Director, Product ManagementDecember 12
The product manager's job is to identify the most impactful problems to solve, enable their team to build and ship solutions that delight users, learn, and iterate. Product managers need a multitude of skills to be successful. The two most important skills that I view as must-haves no matter the ......Read More
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Ashka Vakil
Ashka Vakil
strongDM Sr. Director, Product ManagementMay 2
Getting feedback is a great way to validate the problem and make sure you are tackling a pervasive problem. Make sure you have a clear and concise articulation of the problem and who your target audience is. There are many different ways to get feedback; listing a few here. 1. Conduct a surve......Read More
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Ashka Vakil
Ashka Vakil
strongDM Sr. Director, Product ManagementMay 2
To ensure that you are investing your resources wisely, it is critical to have a high degree of confidence in the problem you are going after. You do not want to spend engineering resources on a problem that may not be large enough or is technically not possible to solve. Here are some key indica......Read More
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Ashka Vakil
Ashka Vakil
strongDM Sr. Director, Product ManagementMay 2
Prioritizing validated problems ensures you are focusing on the most pressing problem that will have the largest impact. It is finding out what will give you the biggest bang for your buck. Prioritization requires a thoughtful and strategic approach. Here are some ways to prioritize various valid......Read More
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Ashka Vakil
Ashka Vakil
strongDM Sr. Director, Product ManagementMay 2
Projecting revenue for a product that hasn't shipped yet can be challenging, but there are some steps you can take to estimate potential revenue: * Define your target market: Start by defining your target market and estimating the size of the market. This will give you an idea of the pote......Read More
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Sr. Director, Product Management at strongDM
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