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Four Questions That Will Lead to Better Prioritization

Making sure that you and your team are working on the most important thing at any point in time is part of the fun and headache of being a product …

Product Management

9 tips from TED speakers on successful product management

Being a product manager is not easy. After all, a product or a complete product line is under your full responsibility – from launch through to …

Product Management

9 Project Management Tools the World's Top Startups Actually Use | Inc.com

We all want to be more productive. And we definitely want our teams to be more productive. That's why so many productivity tools exist.<p>But which tools are right for you? One way to answer that question is to find out which tools some of the top startups use.<p>That's what Ryan Robinson did. Ryan is a …

Project Management

The First Principles of Product Management – The Black Box of Product Management

Some of the best PMs I know make their decisions based on first principles. A first principle is a <i>“basic, foundational proposition or assumption that</i> …

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Because I teach a course on product management at Harvard Business School, I am routinely asked “What is the role of a product manager?” The role of product manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the product.” I disagree because, as Martin Eriksson points out, “Product managers simply …

SaaS product management explained by 6 product managers

The rise of the SaaS model in the product space has been swift, to say the least. So as product managers, knowing how to manage <i>only</i> traditional, …

How to Survive the Hardest Part of Product Management by Janna Bastow

There is probably one part of the product management job we can all agree is the hardest – people. People are unpredictable, they have strong …

Product Management

A Product Manager Communication Survival Guide ft. @johncutlefish

Or, how to tame information overload<p>It’s all you, baby.<p>Or, more accurately, it’s all <i>on</i> you.<p>The burden of communicating among teams, in between …

12 Signs You’re Working in a Feature Factory

I’ve used the term <i>Feature Factory</i> at a couple conference talks over the past two years. I started using the term when a software developer friend …

A User Story Checklist

For Training, Coaching, and Consulting engagements, please contact me for details on how I can help your organization.<p>Sometimes it's difficult to …

Project Management

A Perfect 10-Day Southwest Road Trip Itinerary

If you ask me about the best way to explore the United States, I won't hesitate to say a road trip. Road tripping is by...The post A Perfect 10-Day …

National Parks

16 UX/UI Instagram accounts you must follow

With hundreds of millions of monthly active users, Instagram is a fantastic visual platform for designers. The Facebook-owned social network lets you …

UX Design

How to Write a Killer Software Business Case

Our reason for being at UserMuse is to help people who design enterprise software to make their products better. We do that by making it easier than …

Product Management

10 things I wish I knew as a UX research team of one - Inside Intercom

I’ve just wrapped up one of the biggest remote usability tests I’ve ever carried out in my time at Intercom.<p>To give you an idea of how big the …

UX Design

The cocktail-lover’s guide to 10 unforgettable, one-of-a-kind bars around the world

Any bartender worth their salt can mix a decent Manhattan or gin and tonic. But watering holes that serve up an unparalleled atmosphere are much more rare. Quartz scoured the globe for one-of-a-kind bars and found these 10 establishments that belong on any cocktail lover’s bucket list.<p><b>H.R. Giger</b> …

H. R. Giger

Freebie: The Web Interface Icon Set (70 Icons, SVG & PNG)

Our latest free UI resource is a free web interface icon set courtesy of Freepik.com. There are 70 different icons in the set and are available in …

Web Design

Why Startups Fail after Product-Market Fit

When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that …

Scaling the Product Owner Role

Scaling and the Product Life CycleTo understand if and when the product owner role should be scaled, I find it helpful to consider the product’s life …

Product Management

Creativity Under The Microscope: Running A UI Design Critique

Criticism is easy. It seems like everybody has an opinion, but, as the author Harlan Ellison points out, "You are not entitled to your opinion. You …

UI Design

Meet The Stunning New Suites At Astarte Suites Hotel In Santorini

Rapturous romance, suave Cycladic lines, and insanely beautiful views - the Astarte Suites in Santorini is a love letter to this magnificent …

7 NYC Hotels With An Industrial Edge

Housed in converted garages, warehouses, or old factories, the following industrial inspired NYC hotels enchant guests with soaring ceilings, exposed …

2016 Pizza Expo - Las Vegas - Detroit Style Pizza

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MAMA Food Adventure | Descendant Detroit Style Pizza

Buddy's Pizza, Detroit, Michigan - Chowzter Winner 2015

Finding Detroit's best deep dish pizza

What Is Detroit Style Pizza?

If you're tired of the same old circular pizza, try a Detroit style pizza. One of the nine most popular types of pizza in the United States, Detroit …

Pizza Wars: Can Detroit and St. Louis-Style Pizza Succeed in NYC?

Forget the Chicago vs. New York pizza battle — Detroit pizza is taking over

Little Caesars is trying to convert customers across America to the lesser-known style, offering a nationwide sale on Detroit-Style Deep! Deep! Dish pizza from November 2 to November 15. The pizza will be available for $6 plus tax, as opposed to its typical value of $8.<p>For those unfamiliar with …