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The Top 10 Heuristics for Product Management Success - The Secret Product Manager Handbook

A <i>heuristic</i> is “an aid to learning, discovery, or problem-solving by experimental and especially trial-and-error methods.” There are a number of …

The 3 Skillsets that Make Successful Product Managers

“When a project goes well, the engineering team was brilliant. When it fails, that meddlesome PM sabotaged everything… ”- An anon sr. engineer at …

Experience Rot

by Jared M. Spool<p>Here’s a counter-intuitive fact: Chances are all those features you’ve been adding to your design are hurting your user experience. …

A Radically Different Manifesto For Agile and Lean - The Secret Product Manager Handbook

I do not like the agile manifesto. It does not resonate with me as a product manager – someone responsible for guiding successful products to market. …

Product Owner OR Product Manager?

Can one person be both a Product Owner and a Product Manager? After spending nearly three years combining the role, I have now come to the conclusion …

The Challenge of Roadmaps - The Secret Product Manager Handbook

​Before you go, I’d like to invite you to sign up for <i>​The Secret Product Manager Handbook</i> email list. You’ll get 2-4 emails a month with new …

Global Product Management Talk Online Radio by ProdMgmtTalk

Global Product Management Talk is pleased to bring you the next episode of... The Everyday Innovator with host Chad McAllister, PhD. The podcast is …

Does your product suck? Stop adding new features and "zoom in" instead

<i>[Adapted from an answer I wrote on Quora, and thought I’d share it on my blog too.]</i><p><b>Adding a lot more features won’t save your product</b> <br>Everyone’s …

Using “The Validation Board” for Mobile App Developers

April 29, 2013 by Tommy Walker+<p>Think your app idea has what it takes to be the next Instagram?<p>Think again. As of January 2013 there were 775,000 apps …

Conversation #38: 'Disrupt or Die'

Anyone worth their salt in product development knows that listening to customers through any and all means possible is the means to innovation. Wait …

Removing Features

Applications have a natural tendency to grow. If you don’t pay attention, what started out as an elegant, simple application that perfectly solves a …

How do Product Managers Keep up with Technology?

In general Product Management and/or Technical Product Management is about orientating between business and markets trends and needs and <br>being able …

Building Rapport – “How” you say it vs. “What” you say

A large portion of software product manager’s working life is spent working with cross-functional teams – whether it is trying to meet everyone’s …

How to build great products - The Entrepreneur's Toolbox

Ty Ahmad-Taylor and Josh Elman organized an excellent product summit titled 'How to build great products: Insights'.<p>The summit featured many of the …

Product Management

LinkedIn Turns Its Contacts Section Into A Personal Assistant, With Google, Yahoo, Evernote & Outlook Apps Integration And A Standalone iPhone App

Make way for another major update to the LinkedIn platform: today the company is relaunching its Contacts section as a smart contact management system that will let users link up and integrate connections on LinkedIn with those from Google, Yahoo and Microsoft apps; Evernote; TripIt; your iPhone …

From DonorsChoose To Kickstarter

In the wake of my Return and Ridicule post, I was asked how one goes about finding these services that are ignored and/or ridiculed. And the answer I …

Kickstarter

How does Kickstarter work?<p>Thousands of creative projects are funding on Kickstarter at any given moment. Each project is independently created and …

Creating startups @HarvardHBS MBA program

Today was “Launch Day” for the startups in Harvard’s first year MBA program. Many of the products and services created are available on the web to …

Sachin Rekhi

Hi, I'm Sachin.<p>I've written 125+ essays sharing lessons learned from over a decade here in Silicon Valley as a product manager and startup …

Market Research Tips; Combining Strategy and Marketing

<b>Frame Your Market Research Objectives as Questions</b><br>Understanding potential customers and their needs is one of the most important elements in …

Bluetooth

I have written about Bluetooth before. I am very bullish on Bluetooth even though its an old protocol that has its challenges. It may not be as …

in the Harvard Business Review

<i>“I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.”</i><p>Groucho Marx<p>In my 21 years as an entrepreneur, I would come up for air once a month to …

Through the Looking Glass: Hiring Sales People – Andreessen Horowitz

He’s a big bad wolf in your neighborhood<br>Not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good<br>—Run DMC, <i>Peter Piper</i><p>Perhaps the most common mistake that I see a …

The Platinum Pass Is About to Sell Out

In the past, The Lean Startup Conference was a one-day event. This year, we’ve included a second day for workshops and startup site visits. Plus we …