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43 Common Terms used in the Product Management world


43 Common Terms used in the Product Management world

1. Acceptance Criteria - Criteria that a product must meet in order to be considered acceptable for release.
2. Agile - A methodology for software development that emphasizes flexibility and adaptability.
3. Agile Product Management - A process for managing products using agile methodologies.
4. Backlog - A prioritized list of tasks or features that need to be completed for a product.
5. Beta Testing - Testing a product with a targeted group of users before release.
6. Bill of Materials (BOM) - A complete list of materials needed to build a product.
7. Branding - The process of creating and maintaining the brand identity of a product.
8. Business Model Canvas - A visual tool for developing a business model.
9. Buyer Persona - A fictional representation of a product's ideal customer based on research and data analysis.
10. Competitive Analysis - An analysis of a product's competitors and their strengths and weaknesses.
11. Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC) - The cost of acquiring a new customer.
12. Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) - The total amount of money a customer is expected to spend on a product over their lifetime.
13. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) - The process of managing relationships with customers.
14. Customer Segmentation - The process of dividing customers into groups based on their characteristics and behaviors.
15. Design Thinking - A process for problem-solving that emphasizes empathy, creativity, and experimentation.
16. Development Roadmap - A plan for the development and release of a product.
17. Differentiation - The process of making a product stand out from its competitors.
18. Direct Marketing - Marketing directly to customers through email, social media, or other channels.
19. Feature Creep - The tendency for a product's feature set to continually expand beyond what is necessary.
20. Focus Group - A group of individuals who provide feedback on a product.
21. Go-to-Market Strategy - A plan for launching a product and bringing it to market.
22. Growth Hacking - Tactics used to rapidly grow a product's user base.
23. Key Performance Indicator (KPI) - A metric used to measure the success of a product.
24. Lean Startup - A methodology for starting and growing a business that emphasizes testing and iteration.
25. Market Research - The process of gathering information about a product's target market.
26. Minimum Viable Product (MVP) - The smallest version of a product that can be released to customers for feedback.
27. Monetization - The process of generating revenue from a product.
28. Net Promoter Score (NPS) - A metric used to measure customer satisfaction and loyalty.
29. Onboarding - The process of introducing new users to a product.
30. Outbound Marketing - Traditional marketing techniques such as TV ads, billboards, and print advertising.
31. Persona - A fictional representation of a user or customer based on research and data analysis.
32. Positioning - The process of positioning a product in the market relative to its competitors.
33. Price Elasticity of Demand - A measure of how sensitive demand is to changes in price.
34. Product Development - The process of developing and improving a product.
35. Product Launch - The process of introducing a new product to the market.
36. Product Lifecycle - The stages a product goes through from development to decline.
37. Product Line - A group of related products that are sold together.
38. Product Manager - The person responsible for managing a product's development and launch.
39. Product-Market Fit - The degree to which a product satisfies the needs of its target market.
40. Prototype - A preliminary version of a product used for testing and demonstration.
41. Qualitative Data - Data that cannot be measured numerically, such as user feedback or opinions.
42. Quantitative Data - Data that can be measured numerically, such as sales figures or website traffic.
43. Requirements Document - A document outlining the requirements for a product.


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