Archive | August, 2011

Nightingale Rose

Presenting Data—The Rabbit Hole Method

Being a product manager in a data startup offers some interesting challenges. As more and more PMs work for data startups understanding these challenges will help PMs survive the strange world of data. There are two challenges that product managers in data startups face: Translating customer problems into analysis Presentation of data to customers Translation […]

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Kill Bill Death List

To Kill a Feature

Kill a feature every week. When you kill the wrong one, people will make noise and you’ll be clued in to what actually adds value. — Dave McClure, FOWA 2009 How do you know which features need to be killed? Every product that’s been around for some time will inevitably have some leftover feature ‘residue': […]

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Data-Driven Product Management—Where To Start?

This is the first post in a series we will be writing on analytics and the data-driven Product Manager. Analytics is an essential area for product managers to understand but it can be intimidating when you’re just getting started with the basics of product management. For those of you considering a role in product management, […]

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Hot iron branding

The Brand and The Product

Brand is the personality of your product. Done well, it should evoke feelings of goodwill and loyalty, and even forgiveness for your quirks. It gives your promoting users something tangible to refer to as they recommend you to their friends. A key metric for measuring this is, of course, the Net Promoter Score (NPS). Getting […]

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