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How to Gain Alignment From Your Team on the Product Roadmap

BY C. Todd Lombardo on November 22, 2017

When No-one Agrees With Your Roadmap When I arrived at Workbar, a growing co-working space headquartered in Boston, I had to wrap my arms around what the product was, how they did releases, and who decided what was going to be in the next sprint. Turns out that it was a bit of a mess, […]

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A Guide to Collaborating With and Motivating Your Engineering Team

BY Kunal Punjabi on November 20, 2017

Product management is a cool job, arguably one of the most sought-after roles in business today. But, if you’ve been at it long enough, you inevitably end up hearing some version of this phrase at one time or another: God only knows when my product is going to be shipped!Frustrated Business Person (or PM) Or […]

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7 Ways Cohort Analysis can Optimize Company Performance and Results

BY Dan Schoenbaum and Evan Kaeding on November 10, 2017

Businesses are constantly in search of useful tactics that improve their brand’s performance and bottom line. Cohort analysis is often overlooked, but it can yield insightful information and actionable advice to improve acquisition, retention and monetization. By definition, a cohort is a group of people who have a common characteristic during a period of time. […]

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Product Development When you Don't Have the Right Technology Expertise

BY Lev Barbalat on November 8, 2017

A few months ago, I was given the task of delivering a product using technology that our company had never worked with and that our team had never encountered. My first thought was that it was highly risky and that there was little chance of success. But my second thought was: “OK, if I don’t […]

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Achieve Absolute Transparency With Portfolio Kanban

BY Alexander Novkov on November 6, 2017

Having process transparency is a key element for the successful execution of any plan that involves people working together. Although product management is no exception, some leaders fail to recognize that. One of the most common mistakes for product managers to make concerning transparency is that they fail to connect the dots between the product roadmap […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Constructing a Persona Workshop

BY Huimin Li on November 1, 2017

Our team is building a product for just one person. Unbelievable! Who is this person? His name is Eric Eric is a senior developer at a medium-sized software company. With a smooth career path and eight years industry experience, Eric is considered a successful engineer. Eric loves coding and is passionate about new products. Radiohead […]

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Creativity by Scott Berkun

BY James Gadsby Peet on October 27, 2017

The word “build” originally comes from using atoms to construct things. In 1884, Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier were innovators who were looking to build the world’s largest structure out of rarely used materials – steel & iron – for their employer Mr Eiffel. The grander your idea, the greater the risk that whoever you […]

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Lessons from 500 Startups on Building a Product Business

BY Aleksandra Smelianska on October 26, 2017

ProductTank Lviv was the first ProductTank community in Ukraine. When we had our first meetup around a year ago, there were only 10 of us but we’re now 150 strong. So while the product community in Lviv is still small, we’re hungry for knowledge. Recently we had the opportunity to invite Marvin Liao, a partner at […]

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Offshore Development: Pluses and Minuses for Product Managers

BY John Powell on October 16, 2017

US-based technology companies are working at a fever pitch to recruit the best talent available. I live in Seattle where many Silicon Valley-based firms, including Google and Facebook, have opened offices to tap into the wealth of local talent that companies like Microsoft and Amazon enjoy here.  Another growing trend is to hire offshore talent […]

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Product Prioritization by the Numbers

BY Kate Bennet on October 13, 2017

It’s no secret that every software company has a different way of working out what feature they’ll build next. Despite countless tools, books, blog posts*, and interview questions on the subject there isn’t – yet – consensus in the product management community on which product prioritization method gives the best results for customers and the […]

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