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Product Manager Survey Results: Part 1 - Overall

BY Simon Cast on December 20, 2012

The purpose of this survey is to get a snapshot of working product managers and to provide some corresponding statistics as we build out the community. It’s also designed to give you a better understanding of where you stand professionally within the community. I’ve attempted to present as much data as possible in charts, but […] Read more »

Video: Rapid Prototyping Google Glass by Tom Chi

BY Martin Eriksson on December 17, 2012

Tom Chi is the Experience Lead for Special Projects at Google X, their in-house skunk labs that has brought us amazing products from augmented reality glasses in Project Glass to self driving cars. Tom has a rich background, having worked as a Designer, Product Manager, Developer, and Consultant, and at Mind the Product 2012 he […] Read more »

Video: Marty Cagan's top 10 tips to making products customers love

BY Martin Eriksson on December 11, 2012

Over the past 30 years, Marty Cagan has defined and built products for some of the most successful companies in the world, including Hewlett-Packard, Netscape Communications, America Online, and eBay. He’s the founder of Silicon Valley Product Group and, at our conference Mind the Product 2012, he shared his top 10 secrets to creating products […] Read more »

A Happy Product Manager this Season

BY Janna Bastow on December 7, 2012

Christmas season is setting in, and it’s time to start figuring out how you’re going to appease your Product Manager, rewarding their hard work this year or winning their favour over for at least the next quarter. Or perhaps you’re shopping for yourself, as after this year, we’re sure you’re entitled to it! Here’s a […] Read more »

How to Make Products People Love

BY Basheera Khan on October 22, 2012

Mention the phrase product management, and your first thought might be of project plans, feature roadmaps, business data, and all sorts of tools and techniques that revolve around a product already in market. In reality, the best and most challenging work for any product team lies in the months before market, during product discovery. And […] Read more »

Agile roadmapping

BY Liz Rice on August 29, 2012

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay Every so often, I hear someone suggest that you can’t really build a roadmap when you’re working in Agile, because you’re only planning one iteration at a time. That, my friends, is nonsense. In this article I’ll describe a lightweight planning […] Read more »

Everything a product manager needs to know about experiments

BY Simon Cast on August 20, 2012

Introduction Many people know they should be doing experiments and testing their product but when starting out it can be daunting working out where to begin. So, below is my handy guide to experimentation built from scars received on the coal face of experimenting. This post will take you through a birds-eye tour of the […] Read more »

Product Prioritisation 101

BY Martin Eriksson on June 18, 2012

One of the core responsibilities of a product manager is to prioritise everything that needs to get done into a roadmap. There are different views on how that roadmap should look but first, what about the prioritisation process itself? Prioritise for scale Whatever process you follow it’s important that it’s appropriate to your business and […] Read more »

Moving into a Product Role

BY Janna Bastow on April 19, 2012

A friend of mine recently got in touch, asking for advice as he was going for a job interview for a Product Manager role. His biggest concern? He was a social media manager at the time, not a Product Manager. The role called for him to work more closely with a development team than he’s […] Read more »

Better User Stories, Come Hell or High Waterfall

BY Basheera Khan on February 15, 2012

As anyone who makes things for a living will attest, there comes a time perhaps once a day, when a certain question plays upon the lips of everyone on the project. If it’s a particularly trying day, this question will pop up a few times, and if it’s a doozy of a day, it will […] Read more »