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How to Avoid a Product Manager's Worst Nightmare – Part 2

BY Daniel Elizalde on August 17, 2015

In the first part of this article I looked at some of the ways in which product managers can prevent and mitigate the risks of every PM’s worst nightmare: a failed product launch. Now I’m going to talk about some of the other ways you can use careful planning, hard work and strategic insight to […]

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How to Avoid a Product Manager's Worst Nightmare – Part 1

BY Daniel Elizalde on August 12, 2015

Imagine that the product you’ve been working on for months or years implodes on its first day of life – a product manager’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, this story happens too often in the software world. This two-part article covers what you can do to prevent it. […]

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4 Design Skills Every Product Manager Should Have

BY Harish Venkatesan on August 10, 2015

The importance of design is a common refrain these days in the tech industry — to the point of almost being a cliche. Whether in the consumer (Airbnb, Uber, Dropbox) or enterprise (Slack) space, examples abound of companies creating immense value through great design. It’s no wonder that for the first time ever, over half […]

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Video: Rochelle King on Managing Conflict

BY Martin Eriksson on August 7, 2015

We spend a lot of time and effort avoiding conflict but inevitably as product managers and designers we engage in conflict on a regular basis, whether it’s dealing with other teams, giving constructive criticism or simply while engaging divergent points of view. As the leader of user experience at Netflix and now Spotify, Rochelle King […]

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Build Better Products With Effective MVPs

BY Danielle Colyer on July 21, 2015

The concept of an MVP – or Minimum Viable Product – is a one that comes up a lot in product development. MVPs are an intrinsic part of the build-measure-learn process at the heart of product management processes, offering maximum benefit for minimum effort. Correct implementation of MVPs allows product managers to learn more about customers, deliver […]

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Video: Tom Chi on Rapid Prototyping & Product Management

BY Martin Eriksson on July 17, 2015

Tom Chi has practiced rapid prototyping for over 15 years, on everything from software to hardware, organisational design to entrepreneurship. And a lot of the lessons he has learned in rapid prototyping are directly applicable to the discipline of product management. In this exceptional talk from Mind the Product San Francisco in June 2015, he […]

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The Most Effective Research Tools for Gathering Customer Feedback

BY Linda Escobar on July 6, 2015

It’s no surprise that product teams at companies large and small are increasingly emphasizing methodologies to capture customer feedback early and often. Generating feedback is critical to becoming a user-centric organization, and the chart below illustrates the overwhelmingly positive stock performance of the top 10 companies on Forrester’s Annual Customer Experience Ranking when compared to the […]

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Level-Up Your Product Management Skills with Our #mtpcon Workshops

BY Martin Eriksson on July 6, 2015

After the success of our previous workshops we are running a new set on Thursday, September 10th at a dedicated venue on Hatton Garden, followed by the Mind the Product 2015 conference on Friday. Based on your feedback we’re going much more advanced and in-depth on three of the workshops and continuing to offer our […]

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Product Management is a Team Sport

BY Martin Eriksson on April 27, 2015

In my post what is a product manager, I define that person as the intersection of UX, business and technology. Many have misunderstood that to mean product managers are superior to those teams. Other product management definitions often fall back on the “product manager is the CEO of their product” trope. Both of these views […]

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How to Train Your Product Manager

BY Janna Bastow on March 6, 2015

In this competitive market, it’s essential for you to offer your employees opportunities for advancement and enrichment. Product managers must be confident in their abilities in order to conduct thoughtful and profitable business, to ensure an excellent user experience and to adeptly utilize technology for the betterment of the company and user alike. Product Management […]

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