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Five Reasons Not to Trust Your Analytics Data

Don’t get me wrong, I’m an advocate of data-driven decisions and I prefer my opinions and ideas to be grounded in a robust number backed case. I can have jubilatory moments when analysing figures and seeing the positive impact of what I do, as a product manager. This is also why I continue working out […]

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Janna Bastow shares her product management toolkit at ProductTank Oslo

The Day-To-Day Product Management Toolkit

In this talk from ProductTank Oslo, Janna Bastow focused on practical advice: What tools should you use as a product manager, and how do you use them? As a product manager you have different areas that all need their own set of tools, such as design, customer success, analytics, product and overall efficiency. Good tools will […]

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A product manager's toolkit in any industry - paper prototypes, iphone for note -taking,, and post-it notes.

Becoming an Industry-Agnostic Product Manager

General Skills As a product manager, you are at the epicentre of the wider product team, the glue holding all the pieces together. What I’ve realised in my years of managing product across multiple sectors is that this role does not deviate or change significantly, regardless of industry, whatever product you produce, or for whatever […]

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Alex Bamford - Sleepwalker

Sleepwalkers: Managing Customer Inertia

Don’t look now, but there’s a customer behind you who’s not as she appears. She has Sally’s face and Sally’s credit card, but let me assure you, that is not Sally. Notice the empty eyes and the shuffling gait? She’s a zombie! Just kidding–kind of. Sally is what I call a Sleepwalker and she’s not […]

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Emer Kirrane - the importance of data

Analytics is not just for Christmas

Emer Kirrane has had the benefit of working in everything from startups to big enterprises, but mostly she has experience with web analytics, and reasonably clear-cut funnels. Having worked on an analytics product, she had the luxury of using the tool she was optimising for her customers, as well as direct access to the developers who could […]

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MailRU User Growth

Surprising Stories of User Growth – Lessons Learned at Mail.Ru

As product managers, we are used to dealing with users: communicating with them, trying to understand their needs, showing them product ideas and getting their feedback. That’s at the core of what we believe product management basically is. We use several tools like user stories and personas, surveys and usability tests, A/B tests and experiments, […]

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SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 05:  (L-R) Musician KT Tunstall, Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Starbucks founder Howard Schultz look at new iPod Nano's at an Apple Special event September 5, 2007 in San Francisco, California. Jobs announced a new generation of iPods.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

You Don’t Have To Be As Clairvoyant As Steve Jobs To Build Great Products

It’s fashionable to characterize software product leaders as magically prescient. Steve Jobs famously brushed aside customer feedback; he “just knew” how to build software products people would love. Twitter’s Jack Dorsey is similarly clairvoyant according to popular myth, as is Zuck. And so on. But even the greatest product managers know the reality of great […]

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Graham Tackley Speaking at Product Tank London

Video: Making Editorial Decisions in Real Time

Back in September, Product Tank covered the theme of analytics – in particular focusing on Lean Analytics and using data to build better products faster. In this awesome video, Graham Tackley, Director of Architecture at Guardian News and Media talks about Ophan – a set of analytics tools used by the Guardian to help make editorial decisions […]

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Alistair Croll Speaking at Product Tank

Video: Why Data is Driving the Most Successful Products

Alistair Croll is a writer, speaker and entrepreneur. As the author of Lean Analytics, Alistair spends a lot of his time understanding how organizations can use data to make better decisions, and has worked in tech for most of his life as a product manager. In this video, from September’s Product Tank London, Alistair explains why analytics […]

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