Product Management

Remembering Microsoft's Zune: 4 Product-Planning Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Zune struggled to capture even one-eighth of the iPod's market share. Why did Zune, backed by the Microsoft tech juggernaut, fail to find its foothold? Simple: product planning.<p>This spring, Microsoft’s infamous Zune will sing its final song.<p>Come March, users who purchased Zune Marketplace music …

Management

5 things these fashion business founders want you to know about running a lean startup

As Project Runway's famous anecdote about the fashion industry says: "One day you're in and the next day you're out". Learn what you need to know about product iteration without losing your vision or your business from these 2 start-up founders.<p>The fashion start-up market is hot, hot, hot. Hundreds …

Management

Solving the Biggest Problem Every Design Team Faces

Whether you’re in a small squat or huge design team, the chances are you’ve come across this problem before. Communicating with each other is …

Management

6 key things all UX designers should keep in mind

User experience designers never stop learning. Sometimes the lesson is eye-opening and lands you at a brilliant solution, while other times it shoves …

Management

How to Create a Timeline for a Successful Product Launch

Every good product deserves a great launch. Afterall, with all the work you’ve put into creating your beautiful, world-changing product, you need to …

Viral Marketing

My Most Popular Posts of 2016

Because I wrote a lot last year--25 blog posts and 50 weekly email tips--I wanted to start something new this year. So here’s a list of the most …

Management

Capabiliti launches Wizards to ease the problem of technology adoption for training & assessments by SMBs

<b>Wizards allow companies to tackle specific problems with DIY tools – rather than adopt a complete platform. Available for Single Use and subscription.</b><p>…

Management

Learning Management System, Online LMS Software Elearning platform

<i>Swift Elearning is perhaps the best e-Learning partner I have ever worked with. They not only offer very fair development pricing, but they were able</i> …

Instructional Design

Something wicked this way comes

<b>Chapter 13</b><p>It maybe unlucky for some but I’m going to start this chapter 13 by announcing that I’m not going to give you an answer to the …

Management

Acing Your Product Manager Interview

I’m a Senior Product Manager at Google and was also a PM at Facebook. I’ve done over 100 product management interviews, shadowed PM hiring …

Management

Four pricing mistakes you’re making with your developer product

Developer product companies are asked to do two things: achieve near-ubiquitous adoption through an accessible, hobbyist-friendly offering, and convince large companies to pay them money. Unfortunately, these two goals often run contrary to each other.<p>Heroku’s<b>*</b> free dyno is a great example of this. …

Heroku

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Consider Starting with Services

There’s a common misconception for many bloggers and online business owners that they need to have a product ready to go when they first start their …

Management

If your product isn’t documented it doesn’t exist

If I asked you to tell me about your product’s documentation right now you would probably find someone else to talk to instead. It’s not exactly the …

Management

Guerrilla Innovation

In a culture like Google’s, having paid time to innovate is celebrated. But most of us don’t work at Google; most of us work at places that are less …

UX Design

IBM i Future

January 16, 2017<p>One of the most common questions people ask me is “What’s the future for IBM i?”<p>I think I’ve gotten that question 20 or more times …

IBM

[Select Repost] Scaling the Product Owner Role

In theory, the product owner is one person. But in practice, managing a larger, complex product is usually a shared effort. But how can product …

Management

How to Build a Valuable Product From a Simple Idea

With all that influences us on a daily basis, it’s easy to become an “idea person”. You know that guy, right? Chock full of ideas, but fairly short …

Management

Guidelines how I developed my personal skills (and helped others) by initiating a side project

I always try to improve my programming skills in the best possible way. As a developer you are solving problems most of the time of your day-to-day …

Management

Postmatic Basic Rebrands as Replyable, Moves Two-Way Email Commenting to SaaS Product

Postmatic is rebranding its WordPress.org Postmatic Basic plugin as Replyable and pushing the two-way email commenting feature into a new SaaS …

Management

How to Turn a Successful Blog Into a Growing Software Company

If you’re running a successful infoproduct business, why would you drop it all to start over with a software company? Why would an otherwise happy …

Entrepreneurship

It's Time to Stop Worrying About Your Product Pricing

For everyone out there making money off your blog, I’m sure one of the biggest challenges you’ve faced is your product pricing strategy.<p>It’s …

Marketing

Growing Startups When the Product Sucks

We have exactly $325,710 left in our bank account.<p>The cash is burning fast, and we’ve already wasted a big portion of our seed investment trying to …

Entrepreneurship

After running 2,000 experiments for Fortune 500 product teams, here’s what we learned

The ‘Lean’ movement has taken the corporate world by storm, but there are still countless barriers for product teams that seek to adopt its …

Management

MVPM: Minimum Viable Product Manager – The Black Box of Product Management

<b>1. The Stack</b><p>When engineers refer to ‘the stack’, they’re talking about the layers of technologies that are used to provide functionality to your …

Management

The MVP is dead. Long live the RAT.

Why you should focus on <i>Riskiest Assumption Tests</i> and forget about MVPs.<p>There is a flaw at the heart of the term Minimum Viable Product: it’s not a …

Management

The Power of the Elastic Product Team — Airbnb’s First PM on How to Build Your Own

Jonathan Golden, <b>Airbnb</b>’s very first product manager and now Director of Product, knows that flexibility can get you far in his line of work. Last …

Management

The UX what now?!

<i>„Oh that sounds cool.”</i><p><i>„Aaaaaaaaaaaaaah I see, so how’s the weather, crazy huh?!”</i><p><i>„Then you must be good at drawing.”</i><p><b>So what is UX all about?</b><p>Before we …

UX Design

How Amazon Web Services (AWS) Achieved an $11.5B Run Rate by Working Backwards

In 2006, after Amazon Web Services (AWS) helped pioneer what we now call the cloud, product development changed forever. What once took millions of …

Management

A New Skill Model for Product Managers – On Human-Centric Systems

A New Skill Model for Product Managers<p>Skill Set vs. Subject Matter<p>Product management is often situated at the intersection of user experience, …

Management

TESLA / Amsterdam – Account Manager Powerwall Netherlands – Scandinavia

Be a key member of a cross functional business team with a particular focus on maintaining and further developing business with existing channel …

Management