A Product Manager's Guide to Replatforming

BY Cyril Le Roux on January 22, 2018

Replatforming is arguably one of the most difficult things you can tackle in a product management career. And if experience is about learning from mistakes, let’s just say that I have a lot of experience on replatforming. First,we should start with a quick definition. Here, replatforming is about replacing the computing platform on which a […]

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Design Trends - 2018 Will be the Year of the Human

BY Andreas Conradi on January 19, 2018

Every year, the UX design team at Red Badger discusses upcoming trends, and this year we’re taking the opportunity to share our views with Mind The Product readers. 1. Inclusive and Ethical Design Goes Mainstream Accessibility has long been a consideration for our industry, but 2018 will see a new wave of users who demand […]

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Good Behavioral Product Manager, Bad Behavioral Product Manager

BY Kristen Berman on January 17, 2018

A good product manager generally has a keen instinct for human behavior. However, the best product managers have learned how to incorporate the science of human behavior in a more rigorous way than just relying on instinct. This post (with a nod from Ben Horowitz’s seminal post) introduces the idea of a behavioral product manager (BPM) – a product […]

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Make it Grow or Kill it: How to Handle Declining Usage in Products

BY Nihar Bhupalam on January 15, 2018

The median product is dying a slow death. If that seems like an overstatement, then the fact of the matter is that if usage rates are declining, a product is probably – not necessarily, but probably – in trouble. The 2017 Mixpanel Product Benchmarks Report showed that Average Daily Active User (ADAU) growth, in which active users […]

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Product Management Is Not Project Management

BY Spenser Skates on January 8, 2018

As a product manager, it’s easy to get caught up doing the wrong job. With so much time and energy going into shipping great products, the project management demands of it all often create a center of gravity that’s hard for even the most veteran product managers to escape. But the most successful product managers know […]

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Top 10 Product Guest Posts of 2017

BY Martin Eriksson on December 21, 2017

Mind the Product is above all a community of product managers who strive to push our craft of product management forward by sharing our insights, lessons learned, and pitfalls to avoid. We’ve already highlighted the Top 10 Product Talks from across our conferences and meetups, but not everyone wants to get up on stage to […]

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Sitcoms and the Secret to Building "Good Enough" B2B Products

BY Sidharth Sreekumar on December 14, 2017

I was recently on a long haul flight and ended up whiling away my time watching random shows on the in-flight system. One of the shows I watched was a sitcom. I didn’t find it great (in fact I don’t remember chuckling at even one single joke) but I still ended up watching a bunch […]

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The Product Agent: Managing Ideas on a Product Team

BY Tremis Skeete on December 11, 2017

My journey to product management was not what you might expect, but then again, maybe you would. I studied accounting and computers in high school. At 19 I got a job as a computer technician and by 21 I was a computer science major. I then got a job on campus as a network administrator. […]

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Why Product Managers Should be Generalists

BY Chris Bell on December 6, 2017

There’s an apocryphal tale that the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge was the last person to have read everything. Given that he died in 1834 and the vast increase of information there’s been since then, you can understand how the tale started. Even 200 years ago, it was still possible to be an expert in many […]

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From the Passenger Seat - An Engineering View of Effective Product Management

BY Sumit Arora on November 29, 2017

An ineffective product manager can leave a pile of waste behind – a waste of time, money, hope and enthusiasm by the time the product gets launched, if it ever gets launched. The only constructive byproduct is a learning experience worth communicating to save other products from succumbing to the same mistakes. From my experience […]

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