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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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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 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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Product Managers: Vision, Instinct & Obsession

I wanted to note down my experience of the product management role as after speaking to a few startup founders I’ve heard a lot of differing opinions, at least here in London. (In this post I’ll use the word customer over the word user as I prefer it. User sounds a bit hollow). The basics […]

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Rackspace Workshop at Mind the Product 2013

Sprint Zero – On Designing the Right Thing

Developing great products is hard. The most conservative estimates place new product failure rates at 50% or more.  Many of us can relate to working on an exhilarating project with talented colleagues, where the solution was architected brilliantly and even delivered on-time, only to see the product fall short of expectations in the marketplace. Mark […]

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