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Product Requirements: Using a Written or Visual Framework

There’s a lot of variation in how companies document product requirements. Some are moving away from detailed, written product requirements documents (PRDs), while others are using shorter write-ups, user stories, or jobs-to-be-done formats. Some product teams are moving away from written PRDs to visual artifacts like mockups and prototypes. It’s a change in approach that’s driven by demands for more agility […]

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Can an Advertising-Driven Business Model Coexist With Products That Users Love?

How can we design products that users love, while also building a sustainable business model through advertising? User experience and advertisements seem incompatible.  For publishers or social platforms, content and services are normally free to use — and in our age of information accessibility, users expect it to stay that way. Meanwhile, product managers are tasked with maximising […]

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Seven Things you can Learn From WeChat Product Development

We tend to think of Chinese companies as imitators rather than innovators, but is this fair? App developers and designers may look at other apps for inspiration on new features, but most only look to well-known apps like Facebook Messenger and Snapchat. Take Messenger for example. We got excited about its Snapchat-like Messenger Day, Venmo-like Payments, […]

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Building a Product Startup Within an Agency

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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Managing – not Just Maintaining – a Product Backlog

Or Three Ways Product Owners can Stay on top of Scrum 2016 was a big year for the Justinmind product development team. We shipped a new feature every month or so, tackled bug fixes and upgraded the usability of our software (an interactive prototyping tool). With hindsight it was exciting, but such intense activity presents […]

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Why you Need a Product Analytics Playbook

When it comes to successfully implementing a data-informed approach to product analytics, it’s easy to find lists of tips and tactics. It’s much harder to put together a strategy you can return to time and again. Every product is different, of course. There’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. But we do have common methodologies for framing […]

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Pros and Cons of Market Research Tactics

When it comes to capturing the public’s imagination, few works of fiction have ever done it as well as the movie Jurassic Park did almost 25 years ago – I couldn’t believe it’s been that long either. The special effects were insane for the time, but even more amazing was how the way they resurrected […]

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Christian Miccio and Kana Butkovic talk about internationalisation of complex products at ProductTank London

Launching Complex Products in International Markets

Christian Miccio (VP Product at First Data) and Kana Butkovic (Programme Director at First Data) set out a detailed strategy for launching physical products on an international scale. How do you manage return policies within a delivery supply chain that stretches across several countries? To what extent is your business model governed by local regulations? […]

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Nathan Snyder talks about cognitive science in product management at ProductTank NYC

Organisation Design & Cognitive Science in Product Development.

Nathan Snyder is co-founder at Nature of Work, a New York based Work Design Studio using organisational development tools blended with cognitive science to help make work more satisfying and fulfilling for all employees. In this talk for Product Leaders, Nathan tells how even large and complex legacy companies can make strategy personal to all […]

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

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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