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Video: Building up your Product Team's Immune System

BY Simon Cast on March 26, 2014

We’ve all been there: the “infections” that product teams are subjected to, slowly wearing away the team’s performance. To counter this you need to build an immune system for your product team so they can fight off the infections, be healthy, and work together to build great products. How? Mairead O’Connor (@maireadoconnor) provides pointers for […]

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Product Manager Survey 2013 Results - Overview

BY Simon Cast on February 12, 2014

In the second of our annual surveys, we again, looked at the state of working product managers. We had double the responses compared to last year, so have lots of great data to share – this first post will look the general stats, with further posts coming to look at specific aspects in more detail. […]

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The Impact Of Cognitive Load

BY Simon Cast on September 23, 2013

Kathy Sierra recently unleashed a blog post about the impact of cognitive load on people. Kathy goes into great detail and references the latest research on cognition. I was reminded of a situation in a previous incarnation as a satellite engineer that illustrates the problem that cognitive load creates: There were some satellites that were […]

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The Importance Of Narrative

BY Simon Cast on August 16, 2013

Mid last year, Janna, my co-founder at ProdPad, and I were having trouble understanding where ProdPad was taking us, so we sat down and came up with a narrative and storyboards for our product. Having this narrative for ProdPad has helped immensely and I only wish we had written it down earlier. Product managers need […]

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Video: Product Management in Games at King

BY Simon Cast on June 13, 2013

Presenting at ProductTank May London, Catharina Lavers Mallet (@catharinamallet), head of studio at King, told us all how product management in games is different – it’s about fun, not necessarily about solving problems. […]

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Video: Product Management in Games at Mediatonic

BY Simon Cast on June 6, 2013

Presenting at May 2013 ProductTank in London, Paul Croft (@Bouncinglemon), production director at Mediatonic, who showed us how a data-driven approach complements the quest for fun, particularly in the world of gaming-as-a-service (GaaS). […]

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