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Video: Proper product management in large organisations - do it with Jazz

BY Martin Eriksson on February 5, 2013

Tom Loosemore is the Deputy Director at the UK’s Government Digital Services and was responsible for the recent launch of a single domain, user centred government website – gov.uk. In his talk at our product management conference Mind the Product 2012 he discussed the genesis of that project and how he and his team managed […]

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Video: The antithesis of a product process

BY Martin Eriksson on January 16, 2013

Charles Adler is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Kickstarter. He is an entrepreneur with over 14 years experience in interaction design. Formerly director of strategy and senior information architect at Agency.com, his work in user experience, design, and information architecture is driven by a commitment to all things clean and simple. Previously, he cofounded […]

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What can product managers learn from film directors?

BY David Hawdale on January 14, 2013

A colleague and I were having a conversation over a pint the other day as to whether you could make the film Blade Runner using Agile processes. We concluded you could not. We thought you would need something more. You would need a vision, a way of developing that vision and a way to not […]

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Video: Rapid Prototyping Google Glass by Tom Chi

BY Martin Eriksson on December 17, 2012

Tom Chi is the Experience Lead for Special Projects at Google X, their in-house skunk labs that has brought us amazing products from augmented reality glasses in Project Glass to self driving cars. Tom has a rich background, having worked as a Designer, Product Manager, Developer, and Consultant, and at Mind the Product 2012 he […]

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Rapid prototyping the Google X way

BY Basheera Khan on December 2, 2012

In How to make products that people love, Marty Cagan had tons of good advice for rapid product discovery, including the importance of finding the fastest, cheapest way to validate ideas. Chief among this toolkit is the rough live data prototype. For teams working primarily with digital products, this type of rapid prototyping in software […]

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Agile roadmapping

BY Liz Rice on August 29, 2012

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay Every so often, I hear someone suggest that you can’t really build a roadmap when you’re working in Agile, because you’re only planning one iteration at a time. That, my friends, is nonsense. In this article I’ll describe a lightweight planning […]

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Product Prioritisation 101

BY Martin Eriksson on June 18, 2012

One of the core responsibilities of a product manager is to prioritise everything that needs to get done into a roadmap. There are different views on how that roadmap should look but first, what about the prioritisation process itself? Prioritise for scale Whatever process you follow it’s important that it’s appropriate to your business and […]

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Beware The Dogma Of Agile And Lean

BY Martin Eriksson on May 2, 2012

The public discourse around startups, product management and UX has become a touch dogmatic for my taste lately. If you’re not following the Lean Startup(TM) to the letter, holding daily scrums, doing continuous integration, embracing failure or (pick your own buzzword) you’re apparently doing something wrong. But I think this sort of dogmatic thinking is […]

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