Product Management

4 Lean Startup Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Product

In our recent webinar, Dan Olsen, author of <i>The Lean Product Playbook</i>, walked us through his Lean Product process and how to build great products …

Management

How New Designers are Helping to Transform an Old Company

It was necessity, not choice, that led me to hire UX Designers who have never had a UX job before. When I joined Weight Watchers in 2015 I never …

Management

Insight to MVP

<i>Techniques to analyse user research and find inspired solutions</i><p>This is a resource guide to complement the ‘Intro to UX Design’ course run by IF …

UX Design

An open letter to the next CEO of Autodesk

Dear incoming CEO of Autodesk, whomever you may be:<p>Carl Bass recently announced that he was stepping down as CEO of Autodesk. While he was there, …

Management

Job Detail

We presently have an opportunity for a <b>Digital Project Manager</b> within our <b>Digital Product & Operations Department.</b> The Project Manager is responsible …

Management

Six Steps to Superior Product Prototyping: Lessons from an Apple and Oculus Engineer

When <b>Caitlin Kalinowski</b> joined <b>Oculus</b> as the head of product design engineering in 2014, her team was sweating on a challenge: design the controllers …

Management

8 Common Reasons Prospects Don't Buy

No matter how great a salesperson you are, you're not going to close every sale. The goal is not perfection – rather, it's to keep reducing the …

Small Business

Why your Startup should take 4–6 weeks to launch, not 4–6 months

Launching faster, in weeks rather than in months, can be crucial to prove or disprove a startup’s Value Proposition early, keep the team motivated …

Management

Keep Features Off Your Roadmap

I received some questions about mission/outcome driven roadmaps. I’ll write more in the coming weeks, but I took a quick stab…<p><b>Why omit features from</b> …

Management

Pulse, what’s the point?

PulseBot is a decision-engine for professionals. So what does that mean? Well, for those interested (but really more for us to crystallize our …

Virtual Reality

The Software Engineer’s Essential Time Estimation Guide

Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law. — Douglas Hofstadter<p>A Product Manager …

Management

Developing as a Product Manager - MindTheProduct

<b>26</b> Flares <b>26</b> Flares ×<p>There are no guides to Product Management<p>As Ken Chin points out, the best way to learn about Product Management is to speak to …

Management

6 Tangible Steps to Launch an MVP Product

A lackluster response from potential customers doesn't mean you've failed -- it just means you've succeeded at understanding what the market doesn't want.<p>Ever had that feeling of not knowing where to start? For writers, it’s called <i>writer’s block.</i> Painters call it <i>blank-canvas syndrome</i>.<p>Entrepreneurs …

Marketing

Focus on Value | Silicon Valley Product Group

I have a little heuristic which I find useful. If I see a particular issue going on in at least three companies at the same time, I figure it’s a …

Project #SaveTalent : 200+ Jobs Across Engineering, Marketing, Sales and Product Management

The Project #SaveTalent has seen more than 200+ jobs posted on the site across different areas (Engineering, Design, Product Management, Sales, …

Management

Abandoning fake deadlines

Deadlines happen in real life, and they work. Christmas happens on December 25 and virtually everyone who celebrates buys their presents on time. …

Productivity

Roadmunk nabs $1.5 mln

<b>Roadmunk</b>, a roadmap visualization software platform, has secured $1.5 million in a seed-stage financing. The round was led by Canadian venture …

Investing

How Product Managers Can Find More Customers - The Accidental Product Manager

Finding new customers requires a bit of multitasking<p>I’m pretty sure that we all know and understand that product managers don’t work in sales. …

Management

The Scientific Way To Prioritization

Or…How to REALLY tell what you should focus on next.<p><i>Also shared on</i> <i>Startups.co.</i><p>I have a confession to make….I am kind of a jerk. I make people feel …

Productivity

The life of a Product Manager - Learning by Doing - MindTheProduct

<b>2</b> Flares <b>2</b> Flares ×<p><b>Osama Hanif (Digital Solutions Manager at Telenor)</b> launched the first digital agency in Lahore and went on to join Telenor Digital. …

Management

A Designer’s Guide to Working with Product Managers

Difference in thought process<p>To be honest, at first, I had a hard time syncing with the thought process of a PM. As designers we tend to think about …

Management

Project management methods explained

There are several different project management methods to choose from, and the best choice is not a fact. No method is de facto the best. It all …

Agile Development

How to get practical results from design thinking

There are two questions I’d like to try to answer in this post:<p>Can design thinking processes be useful to product makers?<br>• What’s missing from current …

Design Thinking

12 Things about Product-Market Fit – Andreessen Horowitz

<i>The product/market fit (PMF) concept was developed and named by Andy Rachleff (who is currently the CEO and co-founder of Wealthfront, and is a</i> …

Management

Untangling an API-first Transformation at Scale. Lessons Learnt at PayPal – Part 2

Key Takeaways<p>Define a business capability taxonomy for your business<br>• Adopt an API product mindset when talking and thinking about your APIs<br>• Develop a …

Management

Scott Belsky on the importance of your product's first mile

<i>Scott co-founded Behance in 2006. Adobe acquired the product in 2012.</i><p>The art of the portfolio<p><b>Geoffrey:</b> Given your work on Behance I have to ask, what …

Management

How to analyze customer feedback and make it actionable - Inside Intercom

3. Get a quick overview<p>You want to get a feel for the data before starting to codify it. Scan through the feedback to get a sense of how diverse the …

Management

Why An MVP Is Not A Prototype - And How To Tell The Difference

Everyone knows what a minimum viable product is, right? It's what you build to test your assumptions before you build the bells and whistles version of your product? Well kind of, yes, but also kind of no.<p>We've written quite a lot about MVPs on our blog. You might want to check out some of our …

Management

Business Insider Honors the 43 Most Powerful Female Engineers of 2017

By Arbell Noach<p>In Companies That Care, Women at Work<p>We salute our friends at <i>Business Insider</i> for celebrating the 43 most powerful female engineers in …

Management

How To Build A Great Data Product

You have a customer in need, you have valuable data and you have the ability of finding the solution from that data. Now it is time to put the cherry …

Management