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New Product Development: an Introduction to Gate Systems

BY Lisa Long on April 19, 2018

New product development is a risky business for companies – the failure rate for product launches hovers around 40%. A quick look at Product Hunt demonstrates there is a flourishing market for new products, all of them competing for our time and money. Companies that have previously found success with one product must invest in the next […]

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Managing Manufactured Products: Design and Development

BY Dustin Levy on April 17, 2018

In my last post we examined some of the unique requirements that need to be defined for manufactured products. Now, let’s start designing and developing. Industrial Design vs Industrial Engineering In software, we all understand and appreciate that our UX designers aren’t the best at coding and our coders aren’t the best at UX design. […]

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Solving Product Development Challenges With Product Review

BY Lisa Long on April 10, 2018

Have you ever worried about knowing what to do next for your product?  Often, the qualitative and quantitative data you have on hand about your product can provide only a fuzzy outline of what is happening and it can be challenging to know if you’re heading in the right direction. While product managers have a […]

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More Than Great Products: A Journey to Product/Market Fit

BY Liam Smith on April 6, 2018

Once upon a time I believed that to be a successful product manager, I simply had to create great products. The rest would fall into place, right? Well, not quite… For years I’ve helped my clients create new digital products and services for their customers. We threw terms like product/market fit around, without ever really giving […]

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Let's get Physical: Product Management for Manufactured Products

BY Dustin Levy on March 21, 2018

Manufactured products can seem like a daunting area to tackle if you’re not used to hardware and manufacturing processes. In this series of posts, I’m going to examine a hypothetical scenario where you’ve been given product management responsibility for transforming a line of pedometers into a line of advanced fitness trackers and health monitors for […]

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Lucia Adams - How to Innovate in Organisations That Don't Like Failure

BY James Gadsby Peet on March 6, 2018

Summary: In order to drive lasting and sustainable change, you need to be curious about the people you’re working with and explore their perspectives. This helps you to collaborate with all parts of the organisation no matter what their attitude to change may be. Finally, you’ve got to be lean, delivering quick wins that you […]

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What We've Learned From Using Kanban

BY Susan Trapp on February 28, 2018

Introduction Last year, our team here at insightsoftware.com, makers of Hubble, moved from Scrum to a Kanban software development approach. In my last Mind the Product article, I shared my insights on our transition as we were right in the thick of it. In this follow-up post, I want to share some more developed thoughts and […]

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The Testing Mindset - How to Find Product/Market fit

BY Gregor Ilg on February 27, 2018

“There is a way to do it better. Find it!” Thomas Edison Here’s the thing with innovation, you can’t just tell people to be innovative. A great idea doesn’t always come when you’re sitting at your desk between 9:00am and the end of your working day. Here at etventure we’ve tried various approaches to innovation […]

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The Fundamentals of Building Better Data Products

BY Christoph Tempich on February 13, 2018

Data is the world’s most valuable resource, according to The Economist, and the companies that primarily deal in data  – Google, Amazon, Facebook and the like – are among the most valuable in the world. Data and data products have been part of my professional career for a long time – from advising telco providers […]

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Product Warrior Podcast: Janna Bastow Talks the Challenges of Established Products

BY Dave Martin on February 9, 2018

This week’s Product Warrior podcast, supported by Mind The Product, centres on the challenge of “adopting” an established product from previous product management. ProdPad and Mind The Product co-founder Janna Bastow explains how existing products in different growth stages come with additional product challenges compared with greenfield products. Such challenges include: Tech debt Business and […]

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