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Validate or Die: Using Validation to Build the Right Product

As product managers and entrepreneurs, we know the importance of validating an idea before committing to getting it built. However, validation is easier said than done. In fact, it’s possibly one of the hardest things you will ever do in your product life cycle, otherwise products and startups wouldn’t have the abysmal 90%+ failure rate […]

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Moving the product pipeline out of the development backlog

 An interesting philosophical discussion was triggered on MindTheProduct’s Product Managers Skype chat when I questioned why someone had incomplete user stories in their development backlog. The majority of the answers can be boiled down to “because that is how it is done”. However, I feel there is another way, which offers several advantages over doing the grooming […]

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The New Slim-Fast 3-2-1 Plan

Losing Weight with the Lean Startup

Following a weekend of Lean talks around London with Eric Ries, Nick Cordrey has written this guest post as an introduction to Lean for those who might still be unsure about what it involves and how to get started Everything is very lean at the moment. Not a bit of fat in sight. Which is […]

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Being a Lean Product Manager

From the early days of PeerIndex we’ve been running as a (very) lean startup. This has taught me some lessons about the practice of Product Management in lean startup environments. This is less about the use of customer development tools and finding product market fit but rather about some tips and tricks that made my […]

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