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Ashka Vakil

Ashka Vakil

Sr. Director, Product Management, strongDM

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Ashka Vakil
Ashka Vakil
strongDM Sr. Director, Product ManagementDecember 13
Given platform product managers are not directly building an application or a tool or a solution for a single use case, the most challenging aspect of being a platform product manager is multiple stakeholder management. This multiple-stakeholder management requires platform PMs to have certain......Read More
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Ashka Vakil
Ashka Vakil
strongDM Sr. Director, Product ManagementDecember 13
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 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 13
Aligning roadmaps for product managers on individual products with the broader platform requires a collaborative approach. It is critical to establish overarching strategy and platform goals that are aligned with the company's business objectives and extremely important to understand clearly each......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 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
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 ManagementDecember 13
Platform product managers are responsible for building a set of services and capabilities that are used by customers (internal or external) to build products or solutions. Operating systems like iOS and Android, Mobile app stores like Google Play, and Cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, and GCP are ......Read More
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Sr. Director, Product Management at strongDM
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Knows About Building a Product Management Team, Building 0-1 Products, Enterprise Product Managem......more