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How bad Ideas get on the Roadmap

BY Christian Bonilla on June 19, 2017

Assimilating new hires can take a big bite out of your schedule, but it’s a process I’ve always enjoyed, despite this. Having a captive audience eager to learn about the product is red meat to me. The only part of it that ever made me cringe was when a question about the product roadmap caught me […]

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Remember HiPPOs are Humans too...

BY James Gadsby Peet on June 13, 2017

At every tech or product management talk I go to   there is invariably a slide about HiPPOs  – standing for the “Highest Paid Person’s Opinions”. It’s a term used to describe a senior member of the organisation who is not attached to the delivery team full time, and who is expressing a perspective that the […]

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Applying Product Principles to Guide Better Product Decisions

BY Nir Gazit on June 5, 2017

Like a sailor who navigates a path through stormy seas, a product manager needs to navigate their product through the needs of customers, business partners, and stakeholders while following the product vision (the end state for what the product will deliver in the future). This includes making numerous product decisions in a consistent and coherent […]

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The Move From Product to a Service Mindset

BY Andy Budd on May 26, 2017

In 1999, the economist Joseph Pine wrote a prophetic book which outlined a fundamental change in the way we live our lives. He provided ammunition for an emerging field in digital design, potentially signalling the death of product-centric thinking. Pine saw that it was becoming easier and easier to create products. The barriers, tariffs and specialist […]

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Product Leadership Book Review  - What we Learned

BY James Gadsby Peet on May 23, 2017

The long awaited book Product Leadership is finally about to hit our Kindles, iPads and possibly even our hands. Anticipation has been building given the high-profile nature of the authors, including Mind the Product’s very own Martin Eriksson. It’s a book that shows product leadership to be a mentality and style, rather than a set […]

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How to Sell Your Boss on Roadmaps Without Timelines

BY Janna Bastow on May 22, 2017

I wonder what it is about feature roadmaps that is comforting to the C-suite. Is it the false sense of security that you’re setting yourself up to deliver a list of features based on untested assumptions and educated guesses? Is it the delusion that locking your organisation into a plan a year in advance equals […]

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Keeping Your Stakeholder Relationships in CREDiT

BY julia whitney on May 19, 2017

Stakeholder management is one of the biggest factors in your success in product management. At the same time product managers frequently tell me that it’s one of their biggest challenges. The most powerful foundation for managing stakeholders is building strong, positive relationships with them. To help think about what this means in practice, I’ve developed […]

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The Evolution of a Product Manager - Josh McWilliam

BY Tremis Skeete on May 15, 2017

Josh McWilliam is a co-founder and Vice President of Product at College Factual. Their mission is to help every student realize their full potential through the best fit education their money can buy. While their focus is on students with the College Factual brand, they also have other brands like Ed.ai (for advisors), Educate.ai (for […]

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Building a Realistic Revenue Projection for a New Product

BY Christian Bonilla on May 10, 2017

Here’s a scenario nearly everyone finds themselves in at some point in this line of work: You’re psyched about a new product or feature in the works. You’ve got requirements, design vision, and even a development timeline. You’ve got feedback from potential buyers and they love it. You’re ready to roll, and then you’re asked, […]

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The Cosmic Background Radiation of the Internet

BY Rik Higham on May 8, 2017

Fourteen billion years ago the universe was immensely hot, dense plasma. Then, as the universe expanded after the Big Bang, the gases within it cooled. When these gases reached a temperature of around 2,700°C (billions of years before galaxies existed) protons and electrons were able to combine into hydrogen atoms, releasing energy in all directions […]

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