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Kevin Durant makes first tech investment, in startup Rubrik

Kevin Durant is joining the likes of Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala in adding a tech startup to his investment portfolio.<p>Perhaps partly inspired by …

Design Experience That Matters: How to Solve Hard Design Problems

...in four easy (ha!) steps<p>1. Identify the Problem Clearly<p>German mathematician David Hilbert said "a perfect formulation of a problem is already half …

Understanding the Product Creates Sales Success

Nearly all sales experts agree that knowing at least the basics about your product is critical to selling it effectively. However, understanding your …

Should Your Product Be Perfect or Scalable? Can It Be Both?

When I first designed my platform for Due, I knew all along that I was not going to wait to create the perfect product before I launched it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> Masters of Scale<i>, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid</i> …

Business Strategy

Building a product and a product management team with Martin Henk, co-founder of Pipedrive [PODCAST]

In the latest episode of the SaaS Revolution Show, Alex Theuma talks with Martin Henk, Co-Founder and Head of Product Management of Pipedrive. Martin …

Beekeeper, the mobile-first communications platform for non-desk workers, raises $8M Series A

Beekeeper, the Switzerland and U.S.-based startup that provides a mobile-first communications platform for employers that need a better way to communicate with blue-collar and service-oriented workers, has raised a further $8 million in new funding.<p>The Series A round was led by Keen Venture …

Beekeeping

Building customizations: Working with the product and not against the product

<b>Note: This post talks about dealing with customizations in general for product managers and application developers. It does not specifically talk</b> …

Building a Product Roadmap

<b>Note:</b> Several parts of the following section on roadmapping was given color and clarity after conversations with the authors of another O’Reilly book …

Product Management

10 Essential Questions to Ask Before Launching Your Product

Here are the top 10 fundamental questions that you and your product launch team must answer to assure a great new product lift-off!<p>Launching a new product can be quite the challenge. It often comes with great trepidation. Will our product succeed in the marketplace? Will our customer's like it? …

How Roadmap Week helps us turn big ideas into reality

When Asana was a young company of just a few people, we experienced a phenomenon that’s common with early-stage startups. Just about every day, …

6 Ways Product Managers Can Be Heroes With Behavioral Data

There are times when product management can feel like a thankless role. The delicate balance between innovation and necessity treads a fine line and …

7 essential design principles for product managers – Product to Product | Roadmunk – Medium

<b>About 50% of all design firms sold in the last ten years were acquired in the last 24 months.</b> And they weren’t bought by Amazon or Facebook or …

Product Management

Screenshots are so Last Year: How to Write a Case Study That Wins You Clients

Fifty-six percent of all hiring managers are more impressed by a candidate’s personal website than any other personal branding tool — however, only …

What Highly Effective Product Teams Are Doing Differently - ProdPad

Someone asked me recently: <b>“What makes an effective product team?”</b><p>Good question ????<p>ProdPad has been a product-focused team from the start – after …

The Hard Thing About Product Analytics

So how are most companies solving their “data problem” today?<p>The older generation of companies — tech companies launched during the first dot-com …

Big Data

The Evolution of UI/UX Designers Into Product Designers

What is a product? Until recently, the term was only used in relation to something material and often found in a retail store, but nowadays it is …

A Product Manager Checklist – Axial Product and Design

We’re always thinking about “minimum viable process” — i.e. what’s the least process that gets the job done. The answer to that changes as your team …

7 Events No Product Manager Should Miss This Year

← Back to Blog<p>Beth Harvey // January 20, 2017 Product Management<p>The beginning of every quarter feels like crunch time as teams rush to budget and …

New New Product Development Game

Publication Date: <b>January 01, 1986</b><p>New product development has become fast paced and competitive. Managers need to realize that the traditional, sequential approach to developing new products will not work in the new arena. Instead, they must adopt a more flexible, holistic product development …

Project Teams vs. Product Teams

One of the hardest things for companies trying to be Agile is how to structure teams. Back in the bad-old days, teams would form around a project. …

The Subtle Shift Between UX & Product Design

Funny how intricate UX is, with its split into various disciplines: on one hand, they are all dealing with the same matter, on the other — you can …

Improving 'UX' With Behavior Driven Development

In today's competitive market, offering wonderful user experience is an essential component in distinguishing your app from the competition.<p>With the …

A framework for designing a better user onboarding experience

Great user onboarding feels effortless, demonstrates value, and bridges the gap between users’ expectations and what the product can help them …

UX Design

Builders make the best Product People

Twenty+ years ago I graduated in Computer Science and was ready to start my career coding 9-to-5. Instead I was offered a job as a Product Manager at …

The end of UX and birth of product design

Last week, we relaunched our website. It was a ton of work – we spent 6 months on it, starting with the exact same processes we bring to our clients. …

UX Design

Amazon, Inc.'s AWS Is Crushing It -- and It Has More Room to Run

If you thought e-commerce sales account for the bulk of <b>Amazon.com</b>'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) business, you'd be right. But if you thought e-commerce sales represented the biggest portion of the company's operating profits, you'd be <i>way</i> off base. As it turns out, Amazon's global e-commerce business only …

The 11 Best Books for Product Managers

Being a great product manager is hard.<p>Whether you’re working on an early product at a young startup or you’re in charge of a well-established product …

Incredible new graphic design app now includes photorealistic rendering

Adobe has recently announced a partnership with computer graphics leaders Chaos Group to bring the beta desktop rendering app Project Felix to …

How to Do Less When You Have More to Do

You can either run the day or let the day run you.<p>Time management is not always all it's cracked up to be. When you apply it successfully, you end up doing more--not less--of what you need to be doing.<p>Most people who follow time management programs find that they actually decrease their …

The Evolution of UI/UX Designers Into Product Designers

What is a product? Until recently, the term was only used in relation to something material and often found in a retail store, but nowadays it is …