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Saqib
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Hi!

I am an execution driven Product Manager who enables you to deliver results faster.
With a decade of delivering successful projects along with hands-on experience of 10,000+ hours in IT, Software Development, and SaaS -

I help great People build greater Products

The fields of Product Management, Business Operations, and Consumer Tech drive my passion.

As your business matures, you need someone to come in and wear all the hats.
  • You need someone who knows enough to “execute faster”
  • You need someone who "get's the job done”
  • You need someone who adapts to “how you work”
I am your best bet for quicker results.

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You Need Help With

You Need Help With

Planning
Better

Don’t know how carry out ideation for your product? How to build a product users love? How to differentiate in the market? How to build up from the ground?

Get guidance on how to plan for success

Executing
Faster

Can’t manage your backlog? Losing efficiency in your team? Facing execution blockers?I Can’t get the right resources? Can’t keep up with documentation?

Unlock quick execution with tested strategies

Growing
Smarter

Have trouble unlocking scale? Can’t identify the bottlenecks for your product? Don’t have clarity on the road ahead? Can’t seem to retain/acquire customers?

Reach the next level with proven insights

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TRUSTED BY 30+ ORGANIZATIONS

Services

Fixed Plans

On Demand

Product Discovery

Business Understanding
User Understanding
Market Understanding
Tech Understanding
Execution Strategy
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Market Research

Benchmark Competitor Research
Market & Product Positioning
Feature Focused SWOT Analysis
Product Elevator Pitch
Market Trends Adoption
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Product Dev Plan

Epics/Modules Setup
User Flows Structure
Information Architecture
Feature Prioritization
Team Needs Breakdown
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Landing Page Revamp

Problem Space Structure
Solutions Breakdown
Value Proposition Dev
Features Definition
Outcome and CTA

Process Toolkit

Dev/Design SOPs
Onboarding Flows
Team Management Process
Tools & Tech Admin Setup
Operational Optimizations

Ongoing Support

No Code Web Dev
Web App Maintenance
User Acceptance Testing
Project/Task Setup
Performance Audit

For us to work well together, we need to check our fit. The first call is always free. Click here to get started.

My services + your unique requirements – all in one document. It gets signed within 2-4 working days.

I work fast. 2 weeks is all it takes to get me onboard your ship VS 90 days for the average employee.

Learn the difference between Services, Fixed Plans, and On Demand offerings by clicking here.

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Services Background

Product Development Roadmap – Everything You Need to Execute

Product Development Roadmap – Everything You Need to Execute

If you’re living under a rock as a founder, maybe...
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Market Research – Finding a Startup with Insights & Data

Market Research – Finding a Startup with Insights & Data

Let's go over why you should care about Market Research...
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Product Discovery – Fill The Product Gaps for Your Startup

Product Discovery – Fill The Product Gaps for Your Startup

‘Product Discovery’ - possibly the most thrown around term in...
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CRM Development: Tailored Tech For Large Businesses

CRM Development: Tailored Tech For Large Businesses

CRM solutions are the backbone of any large business. Most...
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Healthtech User Experience Done Right

Healthtech User Experience Done Right

Healthtech faces extreme challenges when it comes to digitization. Due to...
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QSR Apps & Integration with 3rd Party Services

QSR Apps & Integration with 3rd Party Services

This work study explores the development and implementation of innovative...
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Process Improvement for Software Development Agencies & Businesses

Process Improvement for Software Development Agencies & Businesses

As a small agency, the biggest challenge you face is...
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Industry Insights

Getting Help as a Startup Founder: Why You Need A Partner

Getting Help as a Startup Founder: Why You Need A Partner

Being in the game for over a decade - without...
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SadaPay’s Freelancer Community – A PM’s Perspective

SadaPay’s Freelancer Community – A PM’s Perspective

People who know me have experienced the simultaneous ranting and...
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Apple Vision Pro – The Next Generation’s iPhone?

Apple Vision Pro – The Next Generation’s iPhone?

The iPhone revolutionized the touchscreen game with its multi-finger support,...
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Features the LTT Labs Must Have

Features the LTT Labs Must Have

It finally happened, Luke mentioning that they will possibly be...
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Getting Started with SEO and Organic Presence

Getting Started with SEO and Organic Presence

Everything you need to know about SEO for a Small...
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Frequently Asked Questions

Variable Pricing-Variable Scope.
Services are more akin to traditional contracting or freelancing. We get on a call, we discuss the scope of the work required and then I send over a custom proposal. The pricing is flexible for these services considering what you require help with. You can hire me on hourly billing or a monthly retainer basis.

Fixed Pricing-Fixed Scope.
Fixed Plans are recommended offers for startups and scaleups looking for product help. With a one time cost, you get access to detailed documentation and plans as per the standard scope. The price for this is fixed for the most part. Additional requirements can be purchased as an Add-on.

Variable Pricing-Fixed Scope.
On Demand offers are À la carte services to solve various needs you have as a business. These are compiled based on my experience working with 100+ founders. As a result I have developed a go to strategy for the most common needs one has. All Add-ons are also one time cost but the pricing is determined after an initial call.

Most startups don’t hire their first PM for the first 3 years. The founders end up wearing the PM hat which often leads to issues resulting to closing up shop quickly. Average PM salary being around 100,000+ USD per annum means hiring one can’t be justified till much later – and many times, too late. I fill the gap by offering ONLY what you need as an early stage startup for a price tag much lower than it would be for a PM hire. Not to mention since I specialize in working with many companies, I will have more diverse experience than most first hires you will find.

If you’re developing a product, chances are you are spending a lot of budget on design and development. A typical scrum team (in house) would cost around 500,000 USD+ per annum. Given those numbers, spending as much as 1% of that amount makes sense to ensure what you are building is in the right direction – or perhaps to get a second opinion. I love working with startups, seeing a founder’s vision to become reality is all what this is about. Me being interim is the most accessible way for your to capitalize on expert guidance while paying next to none pricing.

It turns out, having the highest attrition rate in the industry + a very premium price tag + industry relative experience requirements = Product Management a headache to fill out. Not to mention that it is proven time and time again it takes 3-9 months to open and fill a expert role position such as Product Management or SOC analyst. Whereas working with me ensures a measurable impact within couple of months.

Even if you believe you can build your product, it doesn’t hurt having someone who has built others – with success. You might know what to build….but in my experience you most likely don’t. See the thing is, let’s say you love cars, love driving them, love owning them, love keeping them – that still doesn’t mean you can build a car. Most founders have ideas based on either problems they face using existing products or solutions they think need to exist to fill a gap in the market. But without having gone out and built multiple products, oftentimes you will find yourself in a rut. And here’s where I come in, someone who has built more than 50 products to date.

Product Management at the heart is a generalist role – that being said, I do specialize in 3 industries and have extensive experience in 2 others. Namely QSR, eCommerce, CRM/ERP and Fintech, Healthtech. I will be the best fit within these areas for your product needs.

Well…..yes….no…kind of.. Productizing Product Management is no easy feat considering every business and every product has unique needs. All I have done here is group together the most common gaps seen among startups and scaleups. And offering a solution for a lower price than it would be if you went the custom consulting route. This way I work with a lot of businesses in similar situations allowing me to work really fast and save you a TON of money and time. So in conclusion, it is not exactly a PMaaS subscription service – its more fixed plans for your diverse needs.

Hah…guilty – but discovery has great importance to any product. I have my own framework to walk my clients through an extensive Product Discovery session if need be. The discovery goes over best practices, business understanding, user segmentation, app flows, technical stack, and client understanding (in this case you). Every PM will have their own way to conduct a discovery, but what matters at the end of the day is that you have a roadmap for everything you need to get done.

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Well for starters, it’s more approachable. If you’ve ever worked with any kind of management consultancy firm, you should know that – you pay up first – get information later – to pay more – to get the actual answers. I don’t work like that, my first call (and sometimes multiple) is free – only if you have an idea I take interest in, I am willing to work with you. 

Most PM consultancy firms work from a distance – whereas I pivot towards helping you succeed in your business with hands on deck. As a small business, you get the better deal with an all rounder who works with you in the trenches.

Psyche! – I put this question in here just to mess with you. Asking a question like this is similar to asking a mechanic as to what tools you use. Tell me, what matters more, knowing what tools I use, or knowing to use the right tool for the right job? I think we both can agree that this easily googleable question makes no sense to judge someone’s competency. Frameworks are tools, and good PMs only resort to one AFTER defining the problem space – you don’t want to be cutting onions with a hammer.

Ah….hitting nerves I see. Just an FYI, this is a really good question to get any PM riled up. But here’s how I answer this – when it comes to product development we primarily have 5 stages. Discovery, Planning, Design, Dev, Launch. Depending on what you are working on, your responsibilities may align with being more of a PjM or a PdM. But at surface level, one can say, a Product Manager will be more focused on the direction while a Project Manager will be more focused on execution. With roles merging and growing every day in tech – the best thing is to know how to do both.

Considering you qualify for the fixed plans, the pricing is right there. That is the one time price for the deliverables we agree upon over the kickoff call. After that, most clients opt for a monthly retainer with either variable scope or variable cost. I am all in for transparency, so feel free to ask anything regarding pricing in your kickoff call.

Well not really – you’ll have to take my word for it to start with. But the fact is, I only work with up-to 3 clients maximum at any given time. Quality of my work is more important than anything else – because there is no logo or name to hide behind – its my face up here. You can be rest assured I won’t put my reputation on the line for a quick buck. Perks of working with someone directly and not a X Y and Z co.

My skin is very much in the game. See the thing is I like to work directly with founders and small businesses. The reason is simple – I like fostering relationships and getting referred forward for the work I did. The fact that I do business under my name is that I have everything up to see, nothing to hide – no sweatshop doing work in the backend – it’s all me. This is consultancy, from me, to you, and no one else.

Strap in, this will be a long one. Thing is, having worked with 50+ client environments now, it is my job to integrate well into any workflow. So when it comes to tools and techstacks, the list is long. Here’s what I can vouch proficiency with at a PM role level:

Project Management/Task Management
Trello – for small teams and basic scopes of projects/engagements
Monday, Clickup, and Asana – for cross functional teams
Basecamp – for client facing companies
Jira – for complex software development companies

Analytics tools
Google Suite – Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Looker Studio, Firebase
Mixpanel, Pendo, Amplitude – For Product experience and user behavior analytics
Ahrefs, Moz, and Ubersuggest – For SEO, Writing, Keyword and Performance research

No Code/Low Code Tools
WordPress – for low impact web projects
Wix and Squarespace – for ease of use focused clients
Webflow – for design and customization focused clients
Bubble.io and Crowdbotics – for prototyping apps
Bizagi – for low code automation flows

Design & Discovery Tools
Miro – for brainstorming ideas
Figma – for all UI/UX needs
Canva – for quick designs

Enterprise Tools
Salesforce, Hubspot, Zoho, Pipedrive – experience in all common CRMs
Slack, Teams, Zoom, Meet, Discord – all communication tools
Google Workspace and Office 365
WpEngine, Godaddy, Namecheap, Siteground – for basic hosting needs
AWS and Azure – for complex hosting needs
Vercel – for prototype hosting
Gitlab & Github – for code management

Extras
OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) – For live streaming to any media platform
Filmora – For video editing needs
Audacity – For audio editing needs
Buzzsprout, Spotify for Podcasters – For podcasting needs

Familiar Tech stacks and Frameworks
MEAN –  MongoDB, Express, Angular, and Node
MERN –  MongoDB, Express, React.js, and Node.js
Native Swift, Native Kotlin, React Native
Python and Django
PHP and Laravel
HTML and CSS
AJAX and REST APIs

For contact queries kindly email hello@saqibtahir.com