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Five Essential Steps for Getting into IoT Product Management

BY Daniel Elizalde on February 21, 2017

You want to get into IoT product management, but where do you start? What skills do you need? Which companies are working on IoT today? Start with these five essential steps. According to analyst firm Gartner, there will be over 20 billion connected devices by 2020. This trend is fuelled by companies around the world […]

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Why you Need a Product Analytics Playbook

BY Spenser Skates on February 16, 2017

When it comes to successfully implementing a data-informed approach to product analytics, it’s easy to find lists of tips and tactics. It’s much harder to put together a strategy you can return to time and again. Every product is different, of course. There’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. But we do have common methodologies for framing […]

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Product Management is About Making Mistakes

BY Gabriel García Fernández on February 14, 2017

Once upon a time, I met a product manager of a company who was leading a freemium model product, with some success. He regularly interviewed users to work out their needs, he gathered and analyzed usage data of the product to extract new requirements, and he defined new features with a high level of detail. […]

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Innovation: Best Practice for Product Leaders

BY Salma El Shurafa on February 13, 2017

In a world where the pace of change is constantly increasing and becoming more complex, can you really afford to stay still? Living and working in the United Arab Emirates, with its blindingly rich cities and unbelievably luxe lifestyles, I see that the value of innovation is obvious. After all, how does this crazy-wealthy region […]

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Pros and Cons of Market Research Tactics

BY Christian Bonilla on February 10, 2017

When it comes to capturing the public’s imagination, few works of fiction have ever done it as well as the movie Jurassic Park did almost 25 years ago – I couldn’t believe it’s been that long either. The special effects were insane for the time, but even more amazing was how the way they resurrected […]

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Let’s Stop Talking About Human Error: It’s Your Product

BY Antony Adelaar on January 26, 2017

What if I said that there was no such thing as human error, only poorly designed products? Ok, park your pitchfork. Let’s approach this slowly, starting with Emma. It’s pay day in the small firm and hope is running high. Emma, who otherwise enjoys kayaking and reading sci-fi, manages the one-person finance office. She oversees […]

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Freelance Consulting and Product Management - Time to Join the gig Economy?

BY Joseph Aamidor on January 24, 2017

When should a start-up hire its first product manager? What responsibilities should this role include? These are common discussions, with many views, and no right answers – it depends on the founding team, current funding situation, industry focus, and product offering. But it’s likely there will always be a fair bit of product management work […]

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How to fix Runaway Project Timelines

BY Josh Johnson on January 19, 2017

We’ve all been there: two months into a two-week project and the end still isn’t anywhere in sight. Sometimes a good project goes bad, you learn your lesson, and move on. But sometimes the issue is deeper than that, and it’s not a one-off fluke, but an institutional issue that keeps repeating itself. It’s so […]

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Finding Flow in Your Product Management Career

BY Kate Leto on January 17, 2017

A few years ago, I wrote a couple of blog posts about working as a consultant in product management. At that time in London – we’re talking 2011/2012 – it was, dare I say, a bold step to leave a full-time, good product position to go freelance. I’m happy to say that over the past few […]

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A Product Manager's Guide to Strong Team Communication

BY Alberto Ferreira on January 12, 2017

Product managers and their more recent Agile brethren, product owners, hold one of the most demanding positions in an organisation. As the crucial nexus in the product development framework, their plate is all too often full with business demands, technical requirements, and marketing concerns. Product management in this context can feel like chaos, the type […]

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