Product Management

Opinion: Working at Google seemed like a dream job. The reality has been a pointless nightmare.

The banner atop the Google Careers portal caught my eye back when I was one of 3 million hungry applicants: "Do Cool Things That Matter." It speaks at once of the tech industry's casual hipness and its passionate purpose. It spoke to me.<p>But while it probably describes some jobs at Google, it hardly …

Employment

Internal Tools — The Best Training Ground for Product Builders

<b>Internal Tools — The Best Training Ground for Product Builders</b><p><b>As engineers, we always strive for best possible solutions to problems. Solving people</b> …

Management

Facebook’s shameless copying of Snapchat and what it means for your product strategy

I’ve been using Facebook and it’s growing family of products for years.<br>Every. Single. Day. <br>I first tried using Snapchat in 2012, back when it was an …

Management

#7 Tips to Make Your Consumer Start-up Stand Out

Consumer products have to be simple and if they solve a real problem, they get word of mouth growth.<p>An entrepreneur gets excited about an idea and starts thinking about making the product. If the objective is to raise venture funding and build a business that can IPO, more due diligence is needed. …

Entrepreneurship

How Majoring In Liberal Arts Can Help You Succeed In UX And Product Management

After college, the pressure to find a job in your field of study can be intense. If you choose another line of work than your degree, you may feel like you’ve just wasted four years for credentials that aren’t even benefitting you professionally.<p>However, this way of thinking misses the point of …

UX Design

From 500k To 530M Members: How LinkedIn Built A Half A Billion Community

What does it take to grow your business by 1,000%?<p>Does it boil down to the right products, team or business model?<p>I spoke with the Vice President of Growth at LinkedIn, Aatif Awan, to find out how LinkedIn achieved its 1,000% growth rate.<p>Sharing key lessons learned through this journey, Awan …

Management

In Eric Ries’ new book, he tells companies to turn every unit into a cash-strapped ‘startup’

All companies are startups until they aren’t. Many struggle to find their way back, too. It’s not the days of constrained resources or terrible pay or the heart-stopping uncertainty that they’re missing, of course. Instead, the problem is that it’s a lot harder to implement change at an …

Eric Ries

The 6 Biggest Challenges You'll Face Growing a Company (It's Harder Than You Think)

Explosive growth sounds great, but it has tons of challenges. Your focus needs to shift when your company moves to this stage.<p>It is during the rapid growth phase of a company where a product turns into a real business. Many companies do not survive this transition for a variety of reasons. Six key …

Management

Product management in digital transformation: What's different?

Many organizations view the product management role as a tactical role aiming to listen to customers and stakeholders and manage the product with the …

Management

Interview with Dan Olsen, Author of The Lean Product Playbook

<i>Dan Olsen is a bestselling author, entrepreneur, speaker and a product management consultant helping tens of thousands of companies. Dan also hosts</i> …

Management

6 ways to work with database admins in the DevOps world

DevOps is defined as "unifying the operations and engineering teams," in order to foster a culture of cross-team collaboration, codify how …

DevOps

Uber product lead Daniel Graf explains Uber’s shifted approach to building tech

Uber’s Head of Product Daniel Graf thinks that the company’s recent problems may end up being good for the ride-hailing provider’s product development in the long term; in some ways, it’s brought collaboration to the fore in a company structure that previously preferred work being done in …

Uber

My take on the Yammer Roadmap

Yammer’s Roadmap session at Ignite 2017 demonstrated that the product team had listened to their MVP’s and customers.<p>This slideshow requires …

Collaboration

What to Sell: How to Find a Great Product-Market Fit for Your Brand

As an early-stage retailer, you’ll need to decide what to sell and/or what services you’ll carry. The products that line your shelves and populate …

Management

Out-Innovating Billion Dollar Companies on a Shoestring Budget

Big corporations might have the money and resources, but they often move slower, spend more, and take longer to bring an idea to market. That's when …

Entrepreneurship

5 Product Design Tips: Making Your App Sticky From the Start

The consumer buying journey is changing, yet today’s product design doesn’t always reflect this. In the past, consumers typically read product …

UX Design

How to collaborate with marketing to design high-growth products

Early in my career, I worked under concepts like Lean and growth hacking. This was long before there were books or processes documented.<p>Instead of …

Management

How Carousell runs its product team

<i>The Inside series is a column where the Tech in Asia Jobs team gives an insider’s glimpse into interesting companies and professions. Search jobs</i> …

Management

Why Trello Failed to Build a $1 Billion+ Business

In 2011, Joel Spolsky launched his company Fog Creek’s new product at TechCrunch Disrupt called Trello. It looked a lot like a whiteboard with sticky …

Project Management

Product and Design — considerations & observations from this relationship

<b>Product and Design — considerations & observations from this relationship</b><p>I’ve been asked quite a few times about the relationship that is developed …

UX Design

In Sales, Silence Is Golden

The magic to selling is learning your client's actual pain points. You do that by listening more than you talk.<p>I have written dozens of useful how-to lessons for driving sales, but perhaps none is more important than this one. This is the day that you learn that driving sales has very little to do …

3 reasons why top-down approach to product strategy is a bad idea

Many of the tech companies I’ve worked for have employed a top-down approach to product strategy. This typically entails a small number of leaders within the organization — usually from the C-suite — dictating the entire product roadmap.<p>While a top-down approach is definitely better than no plan at …

Management

Don't Believe These 4 Customer Experience Myths

People will reward you for thinking differently.<p>Who is most qualified to weigh in on the quality of your mobile app's experience? Hint: It's no one on your dev team. It might not even be anyone at your company. The best judge and jury of your app's user experience are real users. They'll rate their …

Customer Service

Andrea Saez's answer to What are the biggest challenges in the customer feedback space?

The biggest challenge in the customer feedback space is by far the ability to track and close the feedback loop with clients. There aren’t a lack of …

Management

Instagram Co-founder Mike Krieger on engineering team growth

By any measure, Instagram’s major milestones are staggering. The entire startup ecosystem sat up and took notice when Facebook acquired it for $1B …

Management

Product Hunt’s Ryan Hoover on growing a vibrant community

What started out as a weekend project has become one of the most popular places on the internet for companies to launch products. Product Hunt makes …

Management

Product Manager

The way businesses talk to people online is broken. Intercom is fixing it. <b>🛠️</b><p>The way businesses talk to people online is broken. Intercom is fixing …

Management

How to Write Product Descriptions That Sell

At one point or another, your company will need to craft product listings, and they need to be as persuasive as possible.<p>At one point or another, your company will need to craft product listings -- whether it’s for a menu, merchandise items or services. Since these product descriptions will be …

Writing

Presented on: Wed Oct 11th 2017 | 9 AM PST<p>Product management expert Dan Olsen will share advice from his book <i>The Lean Product Playbook</i> on how to …

Management