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A Guide to Collaborating With and Motivating Your Engineering Team

BY Kunal Punjabi on November 20, 2017

Product management is a cool job, arguably one of the most sought-after roles in business today. But, if you’ve been at it long enough, you inevitably end up hearing some version of this phrase at one time or another: God only knows when my product is going to be shipped!Frustrated Business Person (or PM) Or […]

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Daniel Harvey - User Research When Your Customers are not Your Users

BY Jayson Robinson on November 15, 2017

  The trash heap of history is littered with the corpses of unicorns. Most companies talk a good game of customer centricity and design, but aren’t doing the hard part: user research. The Cult of the Designer ‘Design’ as a concept is now widely discussed and debated without real understanding of what it actually means. […]

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Product Development When you Don't Have the Right Technology Expertise

BY Lev Barbalat on November 8, 2017

A few months ago, I was given the task of delivering a product using technology that our company had never worked with and that our team had never encountered. My first thought was that it was highly risky and that there was little chance of success. But my second thought was: “OK, if I don’t […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Constructing a Persona Workshop

BY Huimin Li on November 1, 2017

Our team is building a product for just one person. Unbelievable! Who is this person? His name is Eric Eric is a senior developer at a medium-sized software company. With a smooth career path and eight years industry experience, Eric is considered a successful engineer. Eric loves coding and is passionate about new products. Radiohead […]

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The Typology of Design Sprints

BY Julie Stanescu on October 25, 2017

In this talk from ProductTank San Francisco, Kai Haley (Lead of Design Relations and the Google Sprint Master Academy) and Burgan Shealy (UX Design Lead at Google) share insights into what are the different types of design sprints, and various ways they can be crafted to meet a team’s goals and needs. At its core, a design […]

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Offshore Development: Pluses and Minuses for Product Managers

BY John Powell on October 16, 2017

US-based technology companies are working at a fever pitch to recruit the best talent available. I live in Seattle where many Silicon Valley-based firms, including Google and Facebook, have opened offices to tap into the wealth of local talent that companies like Microsoft and Amazon enjoy here.  Another growing trend is to hire offshore talent […]

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Critical Thinking for Product Teams by Teresa Torres

BY James Gadsby Peet on October 13, 2017

In this illuminating talk from Mind the Product London 2017, Teresa Torres shares her opportunity solution tree – a visual aid that can help you find the best place to focus your team’s energies, whilst ensuring you consider enough opportunities. Opportunity solution trees also bring transparency to the process and get the whole team to […]

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The Roadmap Dilemma: When to Grow, When to Learn

BY Alexandre Gabadou and Julien Dreher on October 4, 2017

All products start with one thing in common: teams face a certain degree of uncertainty about the market they’re targeting. In Lean methodologies, you build an MVP to collect user feedback and confirm your hypotheses, or you learn from your mistakes and pivot. Reducing uncertainty, therefore, comes as a result of learning cycles, and will […]

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Design Sprints by Jake Knapp

BY James Gadsby Peet on September 29, 2017

Design Sprints allow you to get to the crux of your problem and explore a solution, quicker than other ways of working. They don’t give you a perfect solution or exact data, but they give you more than enough to decide what to do next by helping you glimpse into the future. Not only does […]

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System Thinking for Product Managers by Johanna Kollmann

BY Petra Wille on September 22, 2017

In one of the keynotes of this year’s MTP Engage Hamburg, Johanna Kollmann reviews established system thinking concepts and applies them to the world of today’s product management. […]

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