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Minimum Viable Replacement: A New Framework for Retiring Old Systems

BY Kevin Mireles on April 8, 2021

Are you engaged in a digital transformation initiative, working to retire systems as part of a merger and integration project, or sunsetting a legacy product? If so, then take a moment to learn about a new concept, the Minimum Viable Replacement before you potentially waste thousands of hours and millions of dollars pursuing the wrong […] Read more »

A Step-By-Step Guide to Developing Innovative Digital Products

BY Aidin Ziapour on March 11, 2021

There is a strong opinion among product people that believes customers don’t buy the product, they buy a better experience where a product helps them do their jobs differently. What factors exist in some products that make them innovative and delightful to use? Where innovation is located Thomas Edison, an American inventor says, “There’s a […] Read more »

Who Owns the Product Roadmap? How to use Insight and Influence to Guide Product Direction

BY Tunde Adeniran on January 5, 2021

In my early days as a Product Manager, I wondered why the experiences of my peers varied so much from one company to another. I’ve come to realise that different organizations operate with very different levels of flexibility and ownership around multiple aspects of a product manager’s traditional role. In this article, we’ll take a dive into the different scenarios product managers may […] Read more »

Startup Roadmaps and Prioritisation, by Ahmed El-Sharkasy

BY Helene Sanchez on November 12, 2020

In this ProductTank London talk, Ahmed El-Sharkasy – CEO and Co-Founder at Knowledge Officer – offers exceptional insights on product roadmapping and prioritisation. If you’re a startup or want to found one, this talk is for you. Or you can read the key learnings below: Have a flexible plan Don’t fall into the buzzword trap: embracing an […] Read more »

The Hidden Costs of Constantly Shipping new Things

BY Michal Bugno on August 25, 2020

I worked for 8 years at a successful startup called Base CRM. It was acquired by Zendesk 2 years ago. During this time I saw the company take different approaches to many problems startups have, but one remained unchanged: unparalleled, obsessive focus on shipping new functionality. Lately, I’ve been thinking a bit more about a […] Read more »

What Makes a Good Product Roadmap?

BY Eira Hayward on August 13, 2020 for Prioritised Members

Roadmap creation is one of the primary jobs of a product manager, and probably the one that causes them the most difficulty. There are many books, blogs, conference talks, and training programmes on what makes a good roadmap, and people make careers out of being roadmapping experts. It’s impossible to distill all this valuable information […] Read more »

Creating Consistency Within the Chaos of Roadmapping by Rohini Pandhi

BY Andres Phillips on February 1, 2020

The process of building products can be challenging and needs to be iterated on as much as the product itself. In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Rohini Pandhi, Product Manager at Square, shares her thoughts on roadmapping and its role in the product process. Watch the video for her talk in full. Or read on for an […] Read more »

Free Your Product Roadmap and Ditch the Timeline

BY Janna Bastow on October 1, 2019

I recently raised something on Twitter that I’ve said in the past on conference stages, webinars, podcasts, Mind the Product and elsewhere – the timeline roadmap simply has to go. The topic led to a long thread of questions which I’ve decided to answer here. My Tweet was inspired when checking out Ecosia, a new […] Read more »

A Product Manager's Guide to Saying No

BY Holly Donohue on September 9, 2019

As a product manager you have to say no to stakeholders, a lot. Find out how to master the art of saying no with empathy, so you can maintain positive relationships and stop all those zombie ideas from haunting you. On a field trip, you speak to John, a user. John is super-engaged with your product […] Read more »

How to Avoid Market Feedback Traps

BY Aaron Kechley on September 2, 2019

If you were to ask me whether you, as a product manager, should you always listen to market feedback? My answer would be yes, definitely. Sometimes. Here’s why. Henry Ford is famously quoted as eschewing market feedback by saying that if he’d listened to his customers, they’d have asked for faster horses.  Interestingly, I learned […] Read more »