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Growing up Lean: Lean Strategies for Maturing Products

BY Janna Bastow on March 20, 2018

Building an MVP and launching a product is actually the easy part. It’s much more difficult to manage a product in its maturity or decline stages, so I wanted to tackle the challenges of a product that’s past its initial growth stage, and share some tips on: – How to avoid becoming a feature factory, […]

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Creating Good Roadmaps: 6 Practical Steps for Product Leaders

BY Matt Walton on February 15, 2018

Much has been written about the process of creating product roadmaps, not least the six great articles written by my own team. But there has been surprisingly little written about a product leader’s role in the process. I believe the actions of a product leader all too often are the root cause of a “bad” roadmap. Without […]

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Top 10 Product Insights You Should Have Read in 2017

BY Martin Eriksson on December 23, 2017

Every week I curate the best product and design content from across the internet into our weekly product management newsletter Prioritised. Here are the top 10 most clicked articles from the 408 links featured in this year’s 51 newsletters – 10 articles your peers digged so much you should definitely check them out as well. […]

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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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How to Gain Alignment From Your Team on the Product Roadmap

BY C. Todd Lombardo on November 22, 2017

When No-one Agrees With Your Roadmap When I arrived at Workbar, a growing co-working space headquartered in Boston, I had to wrap my arms around what the product was, how they did releases, and who decided what was going to be in the next sprint. Turns out that it was a bit of a mess, […]

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The Roadmap Dilemma: When to Grow, When to Learn

BY Alexandre Gabadou and Julien Dreher on October 4, 2017

All products start with one thing in common: teams face a certain degree of uncertainty about the market they’re targeting. In Lean methodologies, you build an MVP to collect user feedback and confirm your hypotheses, or you learn from your mistakes and pivot. Reducing uncertainty, therefore, comes as a result of learning cycles, and will […]

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The Parable of Frank de Boer - Evolution, not Revolution in Building Product Teams

BY Sidharth Sreekumar on September 21, 2017

The Parable On June 26, 2017, English football team Crystal Palace enthusiastically announced the appointment of the great Dutch defender Frank de Boer as its new manager. Admittedly he was joining after a disappointing spell in Italy,  but his success with the Dutch champions, Ajax, with whom he won the Champions League four consecutive times, […]

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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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How to Survive the Hardest Part of Product Management by Janna Bastow

BY Martin Eriksson on September 1, 2017

There is probably one part of the product management job we can all agree is the hardest – people. People are unpredictable, they have strong opinions and unconscious biases. Many people in your organisation have more power than you, yet they are wrong just as often. In this illuminating talk from Mind the Product San […]

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Experiments in roadmapping at GOV.UK

BY Neil Williams on July 28, 2014

Roadmaps can be a powerful tool to communicate the vision for a product’s development, unite teams of makers around common goals and let stakeholders know (roughly) when they can expect the improvements they care about. That’s why everyone loves a good roadmap. But getting them right is hard. Roadmaps are born of all sorts of […]

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