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Building a Product Startup Within an Agency

BY Kieran Forde on April 19, 2017

Every product comes with a tumultuous ‘origin story’. Ours is still unfolding, but I’ve been reflecting on what building a product business within a service agency has brought to the tale. We decided, about 18 months ago, that our consultancy business model, though growing and successful, could benefit from diversification — specifically, from creating something with tangible intellectual property. Six […]

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Why your IT Project is Doomed to Fail - David Kullmann (ProductTank NYC)

BY Tremis Skeete on March 17, 2017

David Kullman talks to ProductTank NYC about why most projects are doomed to fail right from the very start. David is a Partner and Development Manager at CitrusByte, working with both large corporations and startups to develop innovative software solutions to challenges they may be facing. IT Project Failures – The Statistics In 1995, IT […]

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Freelance Consulting and Product Management - Time to Join the gig Economy?

BY Joseph Aamidor on January 24, 2017

When should a start-up hire its first product manager? What responsibilities should this role include? These are common discussions, with many views, and no right answers – it depends on the founding team, current funding situation, industry focus, and product offering. But it’s likely there will always be a fair bit of product management work […]

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How to Communicate When You’re Founding a Startup

BY James Gadsby Peet on December 23, 2016

Forward Partners look to help early stage ventures get to Series A or seed funding by working with them on getting to viable and sustainable business models within 12 months. As such, for their team of startup experts, communication is absolutely key. So how do they make it work? Dharmesh Raittatha walks us through it. […]

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Making My Underwear an accessible product

BY Andy Rosic on November 24, 2016

This is a story about My Underwear. Not my underwear —  but “My Underwear” — the mobile game for children from my old game studio. More importantly, it’s about the hard work of building accessible products, about finding and fuelling previously unreachable audiences (niche markets on the internet), and ultimately about creating joy for people using our products […]

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UX in an Online Environment - An Entrepreneur’s Take on UX

BY Klajdi Turlla on July 26, 2016

Alban is a serial entrepreneur and, while his first two companies didn’t have a long life, his 2014 launch of AlbanFootball has performed much better, currently shipping products to more than 30 countries. In true startup fashion it started from a problem: Football fans – Albanian football fans specifically – didn’t have a place to easily buy the merchandise of […]

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Using OKRs to focus on customer problems

BY Viktoras Jucikas on October 20, 2015

It’s that time of the year again. You need to set your team’s OKRs (objectives and key results) for the next quarter. What should go in there? What shouldn’t? What are you going to focus on? Here’s a quick look behind the curtain at what we’ve learned while setting them and making it effective at […]

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Video: Hardware vs Software product management

BY Chris Massey on October 13, 2015

Building hardware products presents a set of unique challenges and Kristoffer Lawson, founder and CEO of Solu, found it all the more interesting coming to hardware from his background in software engineering. While it certainly takes more time to build and prototype products in hardware, the process is getting faster and the costs continue to fall. Not […]

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6 Lessons Learned from the Launch of our SaaS Product

BY Sami Linnanvuo on July 31, 2015

This is the third (and final) part in a series of blog posts documenting our path to launching our SaaS product, Screenful. We have now happily launched our product and we’re ready to share the lessons we learned along the way. If you missed them, catch Part 1 and Part 2 of the series. When it came to our […]

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How to prepare for your product launch

BY Sami Linnanvuo on March 23, 2015

This is the second part in the series of blog posts documenting our path to launching a SaaS product. The first part of this series is available here: Part 1 – Launching a B2B SaaS product Now that we’re getting closer to our launch date, we’re busy preparing. For us, that means coding, design work, documentation, and generally […]

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