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Free Your Product Roadmap and Ditch the Timeline

BY Janna Bastow on October 1, 2019

I recently raised something on Twitter that I’ve said in the past on conference stages, webinars, podcasts, Mind the Product and elsewhere – the timeline roadmap simply has to go. The topic led to a long thread of questions which I’ve decided to answer here. My Tweet was inspired when checking out Ecosia, a new […]

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3 Reasons why you Should go to ProductCamp

BY Janna Bastow on March 19, 2019

ProductCamp is where it all started for me, and I get a particular feeling of joy when it comes around each year. These are the things I love the most about it: The Open Agenda When I tell someone about an upcoming ProductCamp often the first question they ask is “Who’s speaking?”. Most events have a […]

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Growing up Lean: Lean Strategies for Maturing Products

BY Janna Bastow on March 20, 2018

Building an MVP and launching a product is actually the easy part. It’s much more difficult to manage a product in its maturity or decline stages, so I wanted to tackle the challenges of a product that’s past its initial growth stage, and share some tips on: – How to avoid becoming a feature factory, […]

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How to Sell Your Boss on Roadmaps Without Timelines

BY Janna Bastow on May 22, 2017

I wonder what it is about feature roadmaps that is comforting to the C-suite. Is it the false sense of security that you’re setting yourself up to deliver a list of features based on untested assumptions and educated guesses? Is it the delusion that locking your organisation into a plan a year in advance equals […]

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Video: Making Editorial Decisions in Real Time

BY Janna Bastow on August 11, 2015

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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Video: Why Data is Driving the Most Successful Products

BY Janna Bastow on August 4, 2015

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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