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Data-Driven Product Design at the BBC

BY Chris Massey on April 25, 2016

Iwan Roberts (Business analyst, BBC) is part of a relatively small agile team building location services at the BBC, continuously iterating for over a year now. In this ProductTank talk – “Driven By Data” – Iwan gives a whistle-stop tour of how his team has iteratively built a set of operational dashboards to help them […] Read more »

DIY User Research for Product People

BY Chris Massey on March 18, 2016

The specialism of Julia Shalet – a.k.a. The Product Doctor –  is in driving and enabling people-centred product leadership for those working in fast pace environments. She works with clients such as Pearson and Fitbug, enabling their staff to be ‘lean’ in their approach to customer and product development. In this energetic and insightful talk, […] Read more »

When Customer Feedback Leads, Positive Metrics Follow

BY Tricia Cervenan on February 23, 2016

It’s an inarguable fact: Metrics are useful. But they’re missing something—they don’t tell you the whole story. Quantitative metrics can tell you that a problem exists, but they can’t tell you what exactly the problem is or why it exists. Product managers are often tasked with increasing KPIs on their products, but they can’t do […] Read more »

Digital Marketing by Numbers - Objectives, Goals & KPIs

BY Chris Massey on February 19, 2016

Jono Alderson describes himself as a closet web developer, turned Technical SEO and analytics geek, and now focuses more on data analytics strategy. The key thing he points out in this talk is that data itself isn’t actually useful at all – it’ frameworks for understanding that data which will drive success. We don’t do […] Read more »

Analytics is not just for Christmas

BY Chris Massey on February 12, 2016

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 […] Read more »

Limiting costs and waste when developing digital products

BY Milos Peluffo on February 2, 2016

Reid Hoffman once remarked, “As the networked age has increased the competitive importance of speed, the key secret is now scaling up at speed.” In other words, the internet has enabled consumers to rapidly and easily access and assess new technologies that in turn become exponentially more valuable via network effects. It’s therefore more important […] Read more »

Strange User Behaviours - More Lessons Learned at Mail.Ru

BY Olya Kuritsyna and Oleg Parinov on January 27, 2016

In our previous post, we shared three stories of surprising user growth at Mail.Ru – the curious circumstances that led us to gain (or, in one case, lose!) users, how we discovered the root causes, and what we learned about our customers in the process. For the most part, those tales were about how we […] Read more »

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

BY Olya Kuritsyna and Oleg Parinov on January 18, 2016

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, […] Read more »

10x Not 10%, Product Management by Orders of Magnitude by Ken Norton

BY Martin Eriksson on December 17, 2015

History is littered with companies who missed the boat on big new innovations and optimised their way to obsolescence – from Kodak inventing the digital camera but shelving it for fear of cannibalising their film revenue, to Swiss watchmakers inventing the quartz watch movement but letting the Japanese eat their market with it. Ken Norton […] Read more »

Video: Lean UX in Product Management

BY Chris Massey on December 11, 2015

Lean UX and Lean product design came about about because it is really hard to work out what customers actually want. This is especially true for digital products, as the field is still really just getting started. At it’s core, Lean is about finding better ways to build products with a higher rate of success. […] Read more »