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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 an 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 closer with a development team than he’s ever had […]

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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 […]

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Losing Weight with the Lean Startup

BY Nick Cordrey on February 6, 2012

Following a weekend of Lean talks around London with Eric Ries, Nick Cordrey has written this guest post as an introduction to Lean for those who might still be unsure about what it involves and how to get started Everything is very lean at the moment. Not a bit of fat in sight. Which is […]

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What would you do as a Product Manager on Google+?

BY Sam Collins on January 13, 2012

My real gripe with the Product Vision behind Google+ is… it doesn’t appear to have one. Forget the criticisms of Google+ tactics – instead let’s take a look at their strategy and get constructive. In order to make this worthwhile, we first have to reverse engineer what the goal of Google+ might be. I don’t […]

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