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Video: The next product canvas

BY Martin Eriksson on November 22, 2013

When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone he pitched it as a broadcast device – that it was for putting on a stage in front of a musician or sermon in order to broadcast it to the world. He had no idea he’d invented a two-way communication device and revolutionized how we could communicate with […]

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Five Ways of Becoming a Respected Product Leader in the C-Suite

BY Jörg Malang on September 9, 2013

Modern product management is a relatively young discipline.  There remains a lot of room for a final definition of what product management is and how it can be best organized. At the same time, it is necessary to stake a claim as quickly as possible. Firstly, the career path for product managers needs properly establishing. Secondly, […]

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The Importance Of Narrative

BY Simon Cast on August 16, 2013

Mid last year, Janna, my co-founder at ProdPad, and I were having trouble understanding where ProdPad was taking us, so we sat down and came up with a narrative and storyboards for our product. Having this narrative for ProdPad has helped immensely and I only wish we had written it down earlier. Product managers need […]

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A Framework For Evaluating Market Opportunity

BY Neal Cabage on May 22, 2013

How do you know whether a product idea is going to succeed if you build it and take it to market?  If you’ve ever been part of a startup, or if your organization has launched a new line of products, you know how precarious the effort can be. Some would advocate using the ‘Lean’ method […]

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Moving From Product Management Into Product Strategy

BY Becky Yelland on May 15, 2013

I’ve worked as a product manager since 2005. My first role was part of the core product team at BSkyB in strategic product development.  We were product owners of the concept through to delivery to market of all the new set-top boxes and in-home consumer devices such as routers and wireless bridges, as well as […]

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The Minimally Viable Feature Approach

BY Simon Cast on May 8, 2013

Minimally Viable Feature approach (MVF) is creating enough of the feature to test the adoption and usefulness before expending lots of resources on fully building out the feature. In the case of ProdPad, we created the simplest form of the roadmap we could, with just enough functionality to be useful and yet provide users with […]

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Tips for managing time expectations in consulting

BY Kate Leto on April 24, 2013

As a freelancer, one of the most common scenarios I’ve been asked about over the last few months is what to do when the hiring company believes they need a full-time person, but you’re only interested in part-time projects. While some may be interested in taking on that type of project (more security and potentially […]

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Fear or the fallacy of intuitive UX

BY Simon Cast on April 18, 2013

How often do people feel fear when they are using your product? I’m not talking the fear of a haunted house, but the fear of failure, the fear of screwing something up, the fear of making a mistake. Fear when using a product is always there, manifesting itself in different ways. On Twitter it could be […]

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Moving the product pipeline out of the development backlog

BY Simon Cast on March 5, 2013

 An interesting philosophical discussion was triggered on MindTheProduct’s Product Managers Skype chat when I questioned why someone had incomplete user stories in their development backlog. The majority of the answers can be boiled down to “because that is how it is done”. However, I feel there is another way, which offers several advantages over doing the grooming […]

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Video: Rapid Prototyping Google Glass by Tom Chi

BY Martin Eriksson on December 17, 2012

Tom Chi is the Experience Lead for Special Projects at Google X, their in-house skunk labs that has brought us amazing products from augmented reality glasses in Project Glass to self driving cars. Tom has a rich background, having worked as a Designer, Product Manager, Developer, and Consultant, and at Mind the Product 2012 he […]

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