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Priorities for Prioritization

BY Nigel Farmer on May 26, 2020

Prioritization techniques such as RICE, MoSCoW and Value versus Effort are not complicated in theory but in practice, most Product Managers struggle with prioritization and research such as The state of Product Leadership 2020 shows that we’re not especially good at it. However good foundations can help teams to focus on what’s most important. Start With Strategy […]

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What Qualities Make a Product Great?

BY Jorge Rodriguez-Ramos on May 25, 2020

What are the qualities that make up a great product? It pays to analyse them and consider how they all work together to make a product successful. I remember once being asked in an interview: “Could you name a product you think is great?” I put on my “thinking deep thoughts” face and stare at […]

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How to Price Your Product in a Startup

BY Fanni Fejes on May 22, 2020

I’m sure you’ve heard about strategic or value-based pricing, where price is determined according to the value it creates for the customer. It sounds great, we all want to avoid overpricing or underpricing our product and any subsequent revenue loss, but how do we do it? I’m a product coach at Founders Factory. We’ve found […]

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Skills to Make Working With Engineers Easier

BY Evgeny Savin on May 19, 2020

I believe that product managers should take the time to discuss new product hypotheses and planned features with the engineers they work with. It helps them to be able to plan a project roadmap as precisely as possible. I’ve also found that there are a number of hard skills which product managers can learn which […]

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Troubleshooting Agile - Jeffrey Fredrick & Douglas Squirrel on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 13, 2020

One of the tropes we’ve heard again and again is that product people don’t actually build anything. We’re not designers (except when we are) or engineers (unless we can code) or anything actually, y’know, useful. What that viewpoint misses is that we build understanding, alignment, and purpose – and that our best tool is conversations. […]

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What Makes a Great Product Manager by Graham Siener

BY Tremis Skeete on May 7, 2020

In this ProductTank New York talk, Graham Siener, formerly at Pivotal but now VP of Product at VMWare, looks at how product people can understand where their true power lies when they strive to be a great product manager. A great product manager is great in any industry, says Graham. He suggests that you examine […]

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Let go of past success to achieve extraordinary results by Barry O'Reilly

BY Imogen Johnson on May 5, 2020

In his recent talk, as part of Mind the Product APAC, Barry O’Reilly, author of Unlearn & Lean Enterprise, explained how we can all break the cycle of our learned behaviours to achieve success, even in this time of chaos. In this post, we provide a detailed overview of his talk, sharing his advice, suggestions […]

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Digital Accessibility - a Guide for Product Managers

BY Imogen Johnson on May 5, 2020

In light of the ninth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) (21 May 2020) and, at a time where digital products are very much in the spotlight, we’re digging deep into accessibility to better understand how we, as product managers, can improve our digital products. Introduction According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 15% of the world’s […]

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3 Ways COVID-19 Will Change the Way We Think About Product

BY Sky Calibey on May 5, 2020

As product and solutions lead at Nifty, as well as a consumer of other software, I have started to piece together how I think the Coronavirus and ensuing remote collaboration phase will affect product development and market positioning for months and years to come. There will come a day where we won’t be lining up […]

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How Can Product Managers Reduce Cognitive Load To Increase Feature Adoption?

BY Jonathan Senin on April 30, 2020

How do friction costs and Hick’s Law affect the adoption rates of product features, and how can product managers reduce a user’s cognitive load? A number of different elements compete for an online audience’s attention. Visitors immediately have to process the navigation, layout, forms, text and images all while learning how to use a digital […]

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