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Pokemon Go: One Year On

BY Jenny Wanger on August 14, 2017

A year ago I wrote an article about the explosion of Pokemon Go. According to ComScore, PoGo scored 28 million active daily users at its peak and has stabilized at five million. Niantic, the game maker, confirms this. The game rakes in about $2 million every day and at the time of writing sits at #7 […]

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Smart Home Truths for Product Managers

BY Bandita Deka Kalita on August 9, 2017

My Twitter feed is full of stories of Amazon seizing the lead in the smart home industry. While the Amazon Echo Show is an impressive addition to the repertoire of voice and video monitoring systems in this growing market, it’s not the product features that are drawing attention. Rather, it is Amazon’s smart home product […]

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Product Decisions: Are Customer Requests Overrated?

BY Satheesh Nanniyur on August 7, 2017

As product managers, we are trained to focus on the customer. We know that customer satisfaction is of paramount importance and that we must do everything in our power to make customers happy. But I believe that this – contrary to conventional product wisdom – may be hurting your business. Don’t get me wrong, I […]

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Getting Design Agencies and Engineering Teams to Work Together

BY Jessica Hall on August 2, 2017

Someone I know is about to kick off a big project with separate companies managing the design and development. I’m sorry to say I’ve seen this arrangement fail far more than I’ve seen it succeed because I’ve been the one called in to fix it. Design agencies and engineering teams are filled with talented and […]

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How Curious: Mindset of a Product Manager

BY Rosemary King on July 31, 2017

Being a product manager encompasses many things; vision, organization, analysis, and communication, to name a few.  But in my experience there is one universal trait that permeates almost everything a product manager does – curiosity.  In the context of product management, I see curiosity as a desire to fully understand a problem from all angles, […]

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Tracking your A/B tests

BY Kevin Shanahan on July 27, 2017

This is the second of two posts that deep dive on A/B tests, expanding on a talk I gave at Google Playtime 2016 in London. In the first post I explained how to step up your A/B testing, and in this post I’ll look at how using a tracker spreadsheet can help you manage your […]

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Enter The Matrix - Lean Prioritisation

BY Andy Wicks on July 17, 2017

Prioritisation is a necessary evil of every product development lifecycle. Deciding what to build, where to focus limited resources and what customer segments to target are questions that face every organisation on a daily basis. With this being the case, why do companies prioritise so badly? Prioritisation is one of the most critical aspects of product […]

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The Playbook for Achieving Product-Market Fit

BY Dan Olsen on July 13, 2017

Why Products Fail One of the main reasons why products fail is because they don’t meet customer needs in a way that is better than other alternatives. That is the essence of product-market fit. In this talk at ProductTank San Francisco, I share advice from my book The Lean Product Playbook on how to achieve product-market […]

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Product Development: Turning Months Into Weeks

BY James Doyle on July 11, 2017

How quickly your definition of “ambitious” can change. Five years ago getting a dog, starting a web company, working on huge projects here at Invoke all would have seemed hugely ambitious to me, but I’ve done them all. Building an effective real-time chat that syncs perfectly between consumers and supports e-commerce would have been ambitious […]

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Using Outsourcing to Launch and Scale Your Product Faster

BY Victor Purolnik on July 10, 2017

Let’s establish this right upfront: nothing beats a well-managed full-time in-house team of local developers. So why would you want to outsource anything? Doesn’t outsourcing come with a lot of headaches just for a bit of saving? As with anything complex, it depends. Outsourcing: Why and When? Are there enough skilled developers at your location? […]

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