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Being a Lean Product Manager

BY Simon Cast on September 30, 2011

From the early days of PeerIndex we’ve been running as a (very) lean startup. This has taught me some lessons about the practice of Product Management in lean startup environments. This is less about the use of customer development tools and finding product market fit but rather about some tips and tricks that made my […]

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To Kill a Feature

BY Janna Bastow on August 16, 2011

Kill a feature every week. When you kill the wrong one, people will make noise and you’ll be clued in to what actually adds value. — Dave McClure, FOWA 2009 How do you know which features need to be killed? Every product that’s been around for some time will inevitably have some leftover feature ‘residue’: […]

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Data Driven: Your Bounce Rate and Time On Site are wrong

BY Sam Collins on August 10, 2011

It’s hard not to look at your bounce rate and wonder why so many people hate your product isn’t it? This article explains how Google Analytics might be screwing you on your bounce rate and some methods you can use today to measure it more accurately. In doing so, you’ll also be improving the accuracy […]

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Leadership and Product Management

BY Simon Cast on June 19, 2011

We often see Product Management in light of tools and techniques, such as roadmaps and lo-fi usability testing. However, Product Management encompasses more than that. Indeed focusing only on the tools means you are not taking advantage of what Product Management can bring to an organisation. More than the tools, Leadership is of crucial importance […]

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Lo-fi usability testing – Part 3: Ten top tips

BY Jock Busuttil on April 15, 2011

We’ve already covered in the previous articles what usability is and why you need to test it and what you need to do to prepare for your usability tests.  In this thrilling* conclusion to the trilogy, we get down to the nitty-gritty of how to run the tests and how to interpret and act on […]

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Lo-fi usability testing - Part 2: Preparation

BY Jock Busuttil on April 13, 2011

We’ve already covered in a previous article what usability is and why you need to test it. In this second instalment, I’ll be showing you what you need to do to prepare for your usability tests. Continue reading this article on I Manage Products… […]

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Lo-fi usability testing - Part 1: Background

BY Jock Busuttil on April 6, 2011

Quite a few people are put off usability testing because they think it’s complicated, time-consuming and expensive.  What you may not realise is that you can run a set of usability tests in a single afternoon that will uncover eighty percent of the problems your product has.  And the only specialist equipment you’ll need is […]

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Sketchnote a more awesome you

BY Lucy Spence on March 30, 2011

Here’s the thing – we all want to be better at what we do. If you didn’t you wouldn’t be reading this. So we tend to read a lot. We listen to what other people have to say about stuff. We think about things. Sometimes we actually get around to trying some of the things […]

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