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Let’s Stop Talking About Human Error: It’s Your Product

BY Antony Adelaar on January 26, 2017

What if I said that there was no such thing as human error, only poorly designed products? Ok, park your pitchfork. Let’s approach this slowly, starting with Emma. It’s pay day in the small firm and hope is running high. Emma, who otherwise enjoys kayaking and reading sci-fi, manages the one-person finance office. She oversees […]

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Overhaul of the internal apps at Tesco

BY Christina Latham on December 14, 2016

My product is store stock management. I product-manage multiple apps which allow store workers at retail giant Tesco to manage stock and provide an excellent customer service. Tesco store apps include all the stock control routines: deliveries, reductions, counts, waste, training, product search and so on. I was surprised to learn (less so when I […]

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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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Handling requests for new features in a successful product

BY Doug Lemme on November 3, 2016

If you have a successful product and your users ask for new features that really make sense, then you’re in an enviable position.  However, the way in which you choose handle these requests can play a big role in the product’s future success or failure.  In my experience there are several alternatives worth considering: Do […]

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The biggest challenge for product managers?

BY Christian Bonilla on October 25, 2016

A few weeks ago, I invited Mind the Product readers to take part in a brief survey with a simple goal: to identify the biggest challenges product managers face in their role. I’m sincerely grateful to the 47 of you who provided your thoughts, many of which were detailed and insightful in their own right. […]

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The matrimony of qualitative and quantitative analytics

BY Hannah Levenson on September 20, 2016

As mobile app technology evolves, it seems logical that our mobile analytics capabilities should evolve proportionally. Yet for the most part, any evolution in the mobile analytics realm is happening at a much more glacial pace. Now that’s not to discount improvements in areas such as data visualisation, product integrations, and real-time capabilities, which have […]

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How product managers can make meetings great again

BY Nis Frome on August 24, 2016

It’s become a common trope that product management is less about the management of products and more directly about the management of stakeholder relations. To that end, meetings would seem like an ideal use of time, enabling product managers to communicate with key members of the team. But as most readers know, that’s rarely the […]

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The Day-To-Day Product Management Toolkit

BY Linda Johannessen on August 5, 2016

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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The Tyranny of 'Good Enough'

BY Kat Matfield on July 22, 2015

One of the most frustrating experiences in my career was caused by Microsoft Excel. Unlike the thousands of other people who can say that, I wasn’t even using Excel at the time. I was testing a prototype of a personal finance management app with a user who was already a habitual budgeter. They were delighted […]

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Avoiding product management whiplash

BY Hemal Kuntawala on November 27, 2014

I recently spent time with some new product managers and nearly all of them commented on how they found it difficult juggling the different disciplines involved. They’re right, there is a lot to juggle, and the context switching can cause some serious whiplash and brain-drain. Each phase of product development requires a different perspective, almost […]

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