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Marty Cagan at Mind the Product San Francisco

Video: The Root Causes of Product Failure by Marty Cagan

Let’s be honest, most products fail. Even in the best companies this happens – for every Google AdWords there’s a Google Wave. In this insightful talk at Mind the Product San Francisco, the inimitable Marty Cagan outlines what he sees as the root causes of these failures. Most teams today start with an idea, even […]

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product manager design tools

4 Design Skills Every Product Manager Should Have

The importance of design is a common refrain these days in the tech industry — to the point of almost being a cliche. Whether in the consumer (Airbnb, Uber, Dropbox) or enterprise (Slack) space, examples abound of companies creating immense value through great design. It’s no wonder that for the first time ever, over half […]

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Build Better Products With Effective MVPs

The concept of an MVP – or Minimum Viable Product – is a one that comes up a lot in product development. MVPs are an intrinsic part of the build-measure-learn process at the heart of product management processes, offering maximum benefit for minimum effort. Correct implementation of MVPs allows product managers to learn more about customers, deliver […]

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How to Set Yourself Apart as a New Product Manager

Whether you’ve just kickstarted your career as a product manager or you’re someone who would like to get into product management, we’ve got a workshop that you’ll find to be both professionally enriching and highly informative. Kate Leto’s Product Management Essentials workshop is actionable learning for developers, marketeers, support representatives and entrepreneurs alike. If you’re just making your way into […]

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How to Train Your Product Manager

In this competitive market, it’s essential for you to offer your employees opportunities for advancement and enrichment. Product managers must be confident in their abilities in order to conduct thoughtful and profitable business, to ensure an excellent user experience and to adeptly utilize technology for the betterment of the company and user alike. Product Management […]

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Alpha release

Tips for a Successful Alpha Release: Focus on the Entire Solution, not Just the Software

Customers’ feedback on products is crucial for success. Engaging honest prospects /customers in the early stages (Alpha Testing & Release) of the Product Lifecycle is critically important to ensuring your products start on the right foot (so to speak). Especially, since at some point you’ll ask customers to pay for the service, right? 1) A […]

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Douglas Engelbart “The Mother of all Demos”

How To Make a Product Demo that Stands Out

In December 9, 1968, roughly a thousand people watched Douglas Engelbart’s “The Mother of all Demos”. It was the very first demo that captivated the audience and created a category as a show. It wasn’t strictly a product demo, but a demo of visionary computer technologies such as: the mouse, hypertext, video conferencing, and a […]

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Christmas gifts for product managers

All Product Managers Want For Christmas Is…

A gift list for product managers is fast becoming an annual tradition of ours. With the holiday season fast creeping up, the MTP team put our heads together to come up with the ultimate list of goodies that are making our eyes twinkle this festive season. If you have a special product person in your […]

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product management in startups and agencies

Product Management in Agencies and Startups : What’s the Difference?

The principles of product management are generally the same across the board: product managers are responsible for the successful delivery of product releases. But in every company the role of product management is slightly different, depending on the circumstances and culture of each enterprise. There are also clear differences in the product manager’s role when […]

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