Mike Flanagan Content manager at LogRocket.

Stories by Mike Flanagan

Leader Spotlight Mandy Steinmetz

Leader Spotlight: Growing into your executive presence, with Mandy Steinmetz

Product Management

Mandy Steinmetz, VP of Product at Muck Rack, recounts her unconventional journey to product management and how being forced to learn on the fly gave her the confidence to try new things as she progressed to leadership roles.

Mike Flanagan
Jan 23, 2024 ⋅ 7 min read
Leader Spotlight: Michael Donovan, SVP Of Product At Sauce Labs

Leader Spotlight: Empowering open source communities, with Mike Donovan

Product Management

Mike Donovan, SVP of Product at Sauce Labs, discusses how leading an open source community is similar to running a SaaS company — you’re doing it to solve a problem that a lot of people care about.

Mike Flanagan
Jan 10, 2024 ⋅ 7 min read
Leader Spotlight: Assembling Your PLG Army With Partho Ghosh

Leader Spotlight: Assembling your PLG army, with Partho Ghosh

Product Management

Partho Ghosh, VP of product at SecurityScorecard, talks about how the growth PM role has evolved and the ever-closing gap between growth and core product management.

Mike Flanagan
Sep 20, 2023 ⋅ 6 min read
Leader Spotlight: Prioritizing Customer Discovery With Susan Stavitzski

Leader Spotlight: Prioritizing customer discovery, with Susan Stavitzski

Product Management

In this interview, we chatted with Susan Stavitzski, senior product manager at CarMax. She discusses her career journey and how she does customer discovery.

Mike Flanagan
Sep 13, 2023 ⋅ 7 min read
What Is Product Operations?

What is product operations (aka product ops)? Benefits, responsibilities

Product Management

Product ops helps to scale the product team, improves feature adoption, and accelerates feedback loops between product, engineering, and customer success teams.

Mike Flanagan
Jun 26, 2023 ⋅ 10 min read
LogRocket Interviews: Is Scoping More Trouble Than It's Worth?

LogRocket Interviews: Is scoping more trouble than it’s worth?


Whether your organization errs on the side of detailed scoping or takes a more agile, plan-as-you-go approach, communication at all levels is paramount for engineering and product team managers.

Mike Flanagan
Sep 2, 2020 ⋅ 16 min read