Archive | March, 2011

Sketchnote a more awesome you

Here’s the thing – we all want to be better at what we do. If you didn’t you wouldn’t be reading this. So we tend to read a lot. We listen to what other people have to say about stuff. We think about things. Sometimes we actually get around to trying some of the things […]

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The State of Product Management

Product management is a nascent and little understood role within many media companies, and I was commissioned by the BBC to research the state of product management in media drawing on specific BBC projects and consulting companies such as Channel 4 Television, the New York Times, the Financial Times, The Guardian News & Media, YouTube, […]

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Why product managers and entrepreneurs need to be more alike

Whether you’re part of a large, established company or a small, new start-up venture, you need to think like an entrepreneur if you manage products.  Here’s a round-up of some of the presentations and discussions I attended at London’s recent ProductCamp, with links to the slide decks and recommended reading where applicable. Summary of advice: […]

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7 things I wish I knew before I became a product manager

About a year ago I started a soul-searching process.  I was ‘suffering’ from professional schizophrenia.  I started my career as researcher on the sociology of Wikipedia with the emphasis on community dynamics and trust, then joined Yahoo! as their community go-to person.  I contributed product ideas, helped them formed their European objectives, and did some […]

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Humble Beginnings of ProductCamp London

I started ProductCamp London not because I thought I knew a lot about product management and wanted to spread the word, nor because I felt the need to kick off a large series of events. I simply just wanted to meet other product managers! If you’re like me and work in a startup, you’re likely […]

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Data driven decision making

At ProductCamp London in February, Lucy Spence ran a great session on data driven decision making. She shared many of the lessons learned as a UX manager and now Head of Product at LOVEFiLM, all in her inimitable sketchnote style. She covers the gamut from simple A/B testing through Multivariate (MVT) testing and radical A/B […]

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Video : Panel on Product Management in Media

Big media is getting more serious about product management, something highlighted in the BBC report “The State of Product Management” so we gathered Ralph Rivera, Director, Digital Media at the BBC, Robin Pembrooke, MD of ITV Online and On-Demand, Dan Peters, Director of Product Management at Yahoo! Answers and Stephen Dunn, Head of Technology Strategy […]

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Roadmaps – in the fast lane or stuck in a pothole?

I knew what I wanted to discuss as I started writing on the index card at the start of ProductCamp London: roadmaps – we’re all Product Managers after all, so roadmaps are what we do. Everyone has a roadmap right? Well yes, but it seemed almost too obvious or somehow banal to bring up – […]

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Video : Guardian Platform Product Management

The Guardian is one of the most innovative media companies, and has led the way on building an open platform for the wealth of content and data they have. In the Guardian’s long history, content delivery has evolved from the printed page to today’s multi platform environment where the latest news stories are published not […]

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Video : BBC News Redesign

BBC News is one of the biggest sites in the UK, with over 6 million users per day and 1.3 billion page views per month. In this excellent talk from January’s ProductTank, Anthony Sullivan goes through the year long redesign his team completed in July 2010.

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