Bill Ryan Product manager with B2C and extensive marketplace experience. As a steadfast follower of the Jobs-to-be-Done methodology, I strive to understand customer struggles as the primary catalyst for innovation and optimization.

Stories by Bill Ryan

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Effectively using the six thinking hats in product management

The best way to bring six thinking hats into your organization is to become a champion of it and gradually introduce it to your work.

Bill Ryan
Jan 24, 2023 ⋅ 6 min read
What Is A Growth Product Manager? Role, Skills, Job Description

What is a growth product manager? Role, skills, job description

The growth product manager (GPM) role will likely continue growing in popularity as more businesses shift to product-led growth.

Bill Ryan
Dec 8, 2022 ⋅ 7 min read
What Does It Mean To Have A Growth Mindset?

What does it mean to have a growth mindset?

Whether you’re looking for new ways to grow your product, your career, or your aptitude for new methods and technologies, adopting a growth mindset will accelerate your progress.

Bill Ryan
Oct 19, 2022 ⋅ 7 min read
What Is Feature Creep And How To Avoid It

What is feature creep and how to avoid it

Feature creep can be mitigated through prioritization, communication, technical planning, and effective negotiation of the ideas that still arise during execution.

Bill Ryan
Sep 8, 2022 ⋅ 6 min read
How To Build Consensus On Product Direction: 5 Tips For PMs

How to build consensus on product direction: 5 tips

Reaching consensus on your product direction can be daunting to even the most experienced PMs. With so many problems and potential solutions, how do you get everyone on the same page?

Bill Ryan
Jul 12, 2022 ⋅ 5 min read
What Is Sprint Planning? Guide And Best Practices

What is sprint planning? Guide and meeting agenda cheat sheet

Sprint planning is an important scrum ceremony in which the product manager and developers decide what work the team will commit to in the upcoming sprint.

Bill Ryan
Jun 15, 2022 ⋅ 7 min read