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Product Portfolio Management: Success at Scale

BY Martin Eriksson on November 9, 2017

Product management can be hard enough, but when you scale beyond more than one product, product portfolio management is a critical tool to prioritise between multiple products, ensure resources are assigned to the right products, and that you have a pipeline of new product ideas ready to grow. Success is a Terrible Teacher Whether you’re […]

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Creativity by Scott Berkun

BY James Gadsby Peet on October 27, 2017

The word “build” originally comes from using atoms to construct things. In 1884, Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier were innovators who were looking to build the world’s largest structure out of rarely used materials – steel & iron – for their employer Mr Eiffel. The grander your idea, the greater the risk that whoever you […]

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5 Product Design Tips: Making Your App Sticky From the Start

BY Soyun Kim on October 9, 2017

The consumer buying journey is changing, yet today’s product design doesn’t always reflect this. In the past, consumers typically read product reviews and bought the product that most reflected what they wanted. Products were simple, with a few buttons and straightforward directions. Today however, many products are accompanied by an app, which affects this buying […]

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Why a Design Sprint is Better Than Real Life (and how to Keep Those Vibes When the Week Finishes)

BY Jobina Hardy on October 6, 2017

Last month I participated in a Design Sprint, a structured and facilitated Lean development workshop designed and championed by Google Ventures. This is a regimented five-day process of unpicking a core business challenge and working up a speedy solution that then gets tested with real humans. On the face of it, the primary goal of […]

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How to Gain Agency - or Outrun a Bear

BY Rik Higham on October 2, 2017

When I lived in British Columbia, Canada, I used to go running in the forests behind our house. My housemate (appalled at the idea) insisted that I run with his dog to keep the grizzly bears away. At the end of one run I was chatting with a neighbour, a retired Canadian mountain guide with […]

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Using Embedded Analytics to Drive Revenue

BY Tom Cahill on September 25, 2017

Five years ago, including embedded analytics in an application was a powerful way for product teams to differentiate their applications, reduce customer churn, and charge more for their products. Users were thrilled with the bells and whistles of charts, graphs, and dashboards in the applications they already used, and they were often willing to pay […]

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Sense & Respond: The Farm Awakens by Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden

BY Martin Eriksson on September 22, 2017

In this closing keynote from Mind the Product San Francisco, Josh Seiden and Jeff Gothelf, the authors of Sense & Respond and Lean UX, shared a story about wheat farming as a parable for understanding our customers and how to respond to our their needs and technological change. The story starts with a hypothesis statement. […]

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Turn Your Release Notes Into a Content Marketing Machine

BY Sami Linnanvuo on September 14, 2017

If you’re in a product company the chances are that you’ve developed some process of informing your users about new features. This could be in the form of a blog post or as a notification within the UI. But it doesn’t have to stop there. Spending a bit more effort on the process can help […]

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Scaling Your Platform and Managing its Evolution

BY Rhishi Pethe on September 4, 2017

Examples of platforms are all around us. Businesses that have been successful at building platforms have disrupted traditional companies and scaled quickly. AirBNB, Amazon, Salesforce, and Uber are just some examples of platforms that have become massively successful in recent years. You’ll find platforms across many industries, from transportation to book publishing. For a product […]

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Being Lean: Don't Speculate to Accumulate, Validate to Succeed

BY Andy Wicks on August 30, 2017

First coined in the mid 20th century, the term “speculate to accumulate” refers to the need invest (at some degree of risk) in order to make meaningful gains. In other words; roll the dice, take a punt, have a gamble. This is a risky strategy for product managers, and if your gambling skills are anything like […]

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