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“How can I break into product management?”

It’s a question that I’ve heard a lot lately and a question I’ve done some reflection on in the past few months. No career journey is straight or easy; it’s an iterative, often confusing journey. The same goes for product management.

My journey to product wasn’t straightforward. There were a…


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Any new product manager at a new role would be eager to move the needle on their team/company’s goals and prove their worth. It may seem like the best thing to do is dive right into the backlog, assessing and building. I know I felt that way too but I…


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So you just started as a product manager at a new company and you’re already juggling sitting in on user interviews, speaking with numerous stakeholders and analysing product performance data to understand the ins-and-outs of your product area. …


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We live in a world where technology reigns and data presides at every corner. As users of many different products, we’re no longer looking for the best product to get the job done, we’re now looking for the product that gets the job done AND works seamlessly with all other…


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It’s been over a year of remote working and even if it may not be here to stay, it definitely opened me up to re-evaluating and expanding my approach when it came to networking. Why limit yourself to those in your company, your industry, or your geography? …


Over the last year, we have all had to adapt to working from home and depending on the type of work you do, that could have been really easy or brought up some new challenges you had to get used to. A large part of my role as a product…


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What if I told you there was a problem with the way banking works in today’s world? Especially around the breakdown in information flow that occurs between our bank and all other organizations who need information from our banks. We are expected to provide so many other trusted financial service…


I now know why many call Marty Cagan’s masterpiece the Product Management Bible. In my opinion, it’s a great book for anyone who has an idea and wants to understand an effective way to bring it to fruition.

I bought my copy after it came up in almost every virtual…


I’m Akshayaa — a Product Manager @ Wish.

I aspire to one day lead my own product division and maybe even a business venture of my own. My goal as a PM is to understand user/business problems and work alongside a diverse group of individuals to deliver meaningful digital solutions…


This is a case study I co-wrote along with my team mates Amish Servansing, Kishi Zhou & Neelam Mohole as a submission for the Product Buds Project Jam Protothon prompt (The New Normal). …

Akshayaa Govindan

Product, Data & Tech enthusiast || Product Manager — E-commerce

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