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Product Decisions: Are Customer Requests Overrated?

BY Satheesh Nanniyur on August 7, 2017

As product managers, we are trained to focus on the customer. We know that customer satisfaction is of paramount importance and that we must do everything in our power to make customers happy. But I believe that this – contrary to conventional product wisdom – may be hurting your business. Don’t get me wrong, I […] Read more »

Getting Design Agencies and Engineering Teams to Work Together

BY Jessica Hall on August 2, 2017

Someone I know is about to kick off a big project with separate companies managing the design and development. I’m sorry to say I’ve seen this arrangement fail far more than I’ve seen it succeed because I’ve been the one called in to fix it. Design agencies and engineering teams are filled with talented and […] Read more »

How curious - the mindset of a product manager

BY Rosemary King on July 31, 2017

Being a product manager encompasses many things, such as vision, organization, analysis, and communication. In my experience, there is one universal trait that permeates almost everything a product manager does, curiosity.  In product management, I define curiosity as a desire to fully understand a problem from all angles, to want to gather information from a […] Read more »

The Heartbeat of Product by Nate Walkingshaw

BY Martin Eriksson on July 21, 2017

Nate Walkingshaw is the Chief Experience Officer for Pluralsight, where he is responsible for Product, User Experience, Engineering, and Content, and the co-author of Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful Teams. But he started his career as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) at $7.14 an hour, and in this […] Read more »

Stepping up Your A/B Tests

BY Kevin Shanahan on July 18, 2017

This is the first of two posts that deep dive on A/B testing, expanding on a talk I gave at Google Playtime 2016 in London. In this post I share some of the learnings we’ve had after running 60+ A/B tests at Peak, looking at each step of the A/B testing cycle in turn. When […] Read more »

Using Outsourcing to Launch and Scale Your Product Faster

BY Victor Purolnik on July 10, 2017

Let’s establish this right upfront: nothing beats a well-managed full-time in-house team of local developers. So why would you want to outsource anything? Doesn’t outsourcing come with a lot of headaches just for a bit of saving? As with anything complex, it depends. Outsourcing: Why and When? Are there enough skilled developers at your location? […] Read more »

A Day in the Life of Prad Patel, Product Manager at Trinity Mirror

BY Susanna Paevali on July 5, 2017

Prad Patel is the product manager of video experience in Trinity Mirror, one of the UK’s largest newspaper, magazine and digital publishers. Trinity Mirror’s flagship publication is the Daily Mirror and its portfolio includes more than 200 other titles. A seasoned PM with previous experience in News UK and other well-known news brands, Prad has […] Read more »

Remember HiPPOs are humans too...

BY James Gadsby Peet on June 13, 2017

At every tech or product management talk I go to   there is invariably a slide about HiPPOs  – standing for the “Highest Paid Person’s Opinions”. It’s a term used to describe a senior member of the organisation who is not attached to the delivery team full time, and who is expressing a perspective that the […] Read more »

Applying Product Principles to Guide Better Product Decisions

BY Nir Gazit on June 5, 2017

Like a sailor who navigates a path through stormy seas, a product manager needs to navigate their product through the needs of customers, business partners, and stakeholders while following the product vision (the end state for what the product will deliver in the future). This includes making numerous product decisions in a consistent and coherent […] Read more »

Why Diversity Isn't Just Right, but Smart

BY Martin Eriksson on May 31, 2017

As a Swede, the importance and value of diversity seems self-evident, yet the business world and the tech industry especially continue to struggle to embrace it. As I mentioned in my product management experience article, and as should be clear from the effort we put into the curation of our product management conferences, diversity is incredibly […] Read more »