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Why Feature FOMO Stalls Product Innovation

BY Brian Crofts on August 1, 2019

Messenger apps started as the simplest way to start a conversation online. Open the app. Select a person to chat with. Go. Today, those apps have seemingly endless ways for users to engage: video chat, send gifs, send emojis, send money, use a filter, buy and sell goods, play games, talk to bots, and more. […]

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Product Discovery or Product Delivery: How do you Decide?

BY Philipp Krehl on July 11, 2019

What’s the fundamental difference between product discovery and delivery or execution? The degree of uncertainty. The degree of uncertainty should determine whether you need to run product discovery or whether you can begin to deliver a solution to your customer. Why is it Important to Know the Degree of Uncertainty Upfront? Let’s walk through three hypothetical […]

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Lessons From the Space Race: 3 Steps to Better Product Decisions

BY Anna Buldakova on July 9, 2019

What makes a great product decision? The answer to this question is like the Holy Grail of product management: it promises success and prosperity but no clear evidence that it exists. In this post I examine the way I think about the path: what has worked for me and helped me grow as a product […]

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How we Learned to Build Users' Trust in a new Product Category

BY Emma K. Wells on June 11, 2019

I’m really proud to have been part of the team who launched Echo’s new website – our digital pharmacy users can now manage their medication from whichever device they like, without downloading our app. When we started building our web product, our plan was pretty simple: “Just build the same features as our mobile app […]

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The ABCs of Product - Melissa Perri on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 8, 2019

Melissa Perri is the product manager’s product manager – she’s able to do the job, explain it, and teach you how to do it better.  So when we got her on the line, we covered everything… including Japanese deployment strategies, Marmite and peanut butter, product leadership and team organisation, how companies scale, how to pick […]

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Product Strategy, the Missing Link by Nicholas Goubert

BY Graeme Goulden on April 19, 2019

It may be obvious, but defining your strategy, goals, and mission is something we all need to have rooted at the heart of everything we do – but it’s very easy to get pulled in countless different directions while we try to deliver against these. In this talk at MTP Engage Manchester, VP of Digital […]

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Meeting the Challenge of Rebuilding a Legacy Product

BY Matt Green on April 15, 2019

For the last 18 months our team has been working to rebuild an existing system using entirely new technologies, methodologies, and a new development team. My company, Hindawi, developed a platform in the mid 2000s to allow academics to peer review academic papers online. For 10 years, the system performed admirably, helping the company grow […]

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How Humanising Your Product can Make all the Difference

BY Megan Sayers on March 14, 2019

For a bootstrapped product start-up, investing in visual design and illustration to humanise your product can seem like a low priority. You’ve bugs to fix, marketing to fund, and a user feedback log as long as your arm. Delightful touches, like illustration, are a luxury for those with six-figure investment, surely? A nice to have […]

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Product Growth = People Growth by Nilan Peiris

BY Adam Warburton on March 8, 2019

In this #mtpengage Manchester talk, Nilan Peiris of Transferwise talks about simultaneously growing a business and growing its people, and how the two aren’t at all mutually exclusive – in fact, it’s the exact opposite. Money transfer service Transferwise has undergone phenomenal growth and now moves over £3 billion a month, saving its customers more […]

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Why you Should Organize Product Teams Around Customer Experiences

BY Panagiotis Goros on February 26, 2019

The world is full of examples of well engineered products that have failed to make an impact. What is common to them is that they failed to resonate with customers because they lacked the delight factor – the capacity to offer delightful user experiences. Such products can feel like a collection of features rather than […]

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