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Product/market fit in complex markets: an experience from cleantech

BY Joseph Aamidor on September 15, 2016

Getting to product/market fit is “the only thing that matters” to start-ups, according to Netscape co-founder and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen. The principle is that a product should “fit” the needs of a market for the company to scale and be successful. But how can this be achieved if some signs point towards your firm […] Read more »

Hands-on prototyping: a walk-through guide

BY Germaine Satia on September 12, 2016

As a product manager I’m sure you will have found that prototypes can be hugely useful for visualising requirements and revealing hidden risks. Lengthy, 50-page requirements are not reliable ways of conveying all the subtleties of a digital product. In my experience, readers quickly get bored and even worse, misinterpret what is written. But prototypes expand […] Read more »

Using Pricing to Inform Your Roadmap

BY Mark Stiving on August 26, 2016

We often think of pricing as something to do right before launching a new product. Maybe it gets a little thought during development, but it isn’t urgent. Now that we’re approaching launch though, we need a price. Or, sometimes we schedule a pricing meeting to decide whether to change our existing price or, albeit rarely, […] Read more »

Key Questions to Answer Before Customer Testing

BY Taza MohammedBhai on August 2, 2016

Anyone who wants to get a new product or service to market must be confident that what they’re selling will be successful. The process of building confidence involves work  – before the concept is decided through market research to identify the opportunity, during the build with research to gauge customer reaction and again once the product is […] Read more »

Products can design themselves

BY Adam Cavallari on July 25, 2016

What prompts someone to shape an idea into a commercial reality?  As a designer, I’m by nature a positive person, and as an entrepreneur I am, of necessity, always positive. So when a friend suggested I think about a mobile device for pre-schoolers (the bPhone is a mobile phone for children aged three to seven), I […] Read more »

The Explosion of Pokémon Go: A Product Designer’s Perspective

BY Jenny Wanger on July 22, 2016

The internet and Wall Street are buzzing about the success of Pokémon Go, Nintendo’s first high-profile foray into mobile gaming. Nintendo’s market cap has grown by over $10 billion, as its shares surged 50% since its launch July 7th.  It took five hours from launch to reach the top downloaded spot in the iPhone app store and […] Read more »

Why Continuous Delivery and DevOps are Product Managers' Best Friends

BY Suzie Prince on July 5, 2016

In the first part of this series, I explained what these buzzword-y “Continuous Delivery” (CD) and “DevOps” things are and started to touch on why you should care. But really, why should you care about these practices? Here’s why continuous delivery is a product manager’s new BFF. Continuous Delivery is Transformative to Businesses The main […] Read more »

Searching for Product/Market Fit

BY Chris Massey on June 7, 2016

Rodrigo Madanes has got 25 years of experience designing and developing successful web and mobile products at companies such as Skype and eBay. Rodrigo will talk about exploring product/market Fit, sharing his lessons learned about first focusing on the needs of a specific user segment. Rodrigo dives into what it means to find product/market fit, some […] Read more »

Video: Modernizing the Citizen Experience by Dana Chisnell

BY Martin Eriksson on November 6, 2015

The healthcare.gov launch in the US in 2013 has been well documented as one of the most disastrous product launches ever. In the aftermath of that launch the United States Digital Service was formed with a focus on improving the way IT services are delivered in government. Dana Chisnell, who has a long and storied […] Read more »

Video: The Root Causes of Product Failure by Marty Cagan

BY Martin Eriksson on September 9, 2015

Let’s be honest, most products fail. Even in the best companies this happens – for every Google AdWords there’s a Google Wave. In this insightful talk at Mind the Product San Francisco, the inimitable Marty Cagan outlines what he sees as the root causes of these failures. Most teams today start with an idea, even […] Read more »