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A Product Manager's Guide to Replatforming

BY Cyril Le Roux on January 22, 2018

Replatforming is arguably one of the most difficult things you can tackle in a product management career. And if experience is about learning from mistakes, let’s just say that I have a lot of experience on replatforming. First,we should start with a quick definition. Here, replatforming is about replacing the computing platform on which a […]

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Why you Need Quantitative AND Qualitative Data

BY Glenn Block and Timo Hilhorst on January 10, 2018

Qualitative versus quantitative data: we’ve all been involved in a conversation debating their respective merits at some point in our careers. We’re often flipping backwards and forwards between letting feedback from a handful of customers drive all our product decisions or requiring everything to be backed up by statistically significant data. So which type of […]

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Sitcoms and the Secret to Building "Good Enough" B2B Products

BY Sidharth Sreekumar on December 14, 2017

I was recently on a long haul flight and ended up whiling away my time watching random shows on the in-flight system. One of the shows I watched was a sitcom. I didn’t find it great (in fact I don’t remember chuckling at even one single joke) but I still ended up watching a bunch […]

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Product Design: Let's get Emotional

BY Terry Cordeiro on December 12, 2017

Having spoken at conferences twice this year on the subject of design and emotion, I was spurred into writing this post by the number of people who gave me positive feedback. Why is Designing for Emotion so Important? When we recall past experiences, we are not wired to remember the whole experience with total accuracy. […]

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How High Performance Organisations Innovate at Scale by Barry O'Reilly

BY James Gadsby Peet on December 1, 2017

If you can change the way that you behave, then you can start to experience the world in a different way. That then changes the way that you think. In this engaging talk from Mind the Product London 2017, Barry O’Reilly shows that this is almost always what needs to happen when we look to […]

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A Roadmap Doesn’t Have to Lead to Broken Promises

BY Bruce McCarthy on November 28, 2017

Gain Valuable Feedback Without Overpromising We’d spent weeks perfecting the roadmap presentation for our annual customer conference. We thought it was pretty compelling. Every detail was worked out, every timeline de-risked, every benefit clearly articulated. Our SVP, who was usually uneasy in front of large crowds, even got through all the slides smoothly, even crisply. […]

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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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