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Understand your application's feature set maturity

BY Rene Rosendahl on March 29, 2022

As “product people”, we need a way to articulate how well-developed different parts of our application are and layout a roadmap showing the progression of our app. In this post, we’ll explain the concept of “feature set maturity” to help with these concerns. […] Read more »

The Complete Guide to Building MVPs

BY Dmytro Zaichenko on December 10, 2020

The goals of a minimum viable product are centred around idea validation and execution, learning, experiments, and ways of minimizing the effort to bring a meaningful new product to market. For the majority of product owners, having an MVP is not a question at all, while some are still skeptical about spending time on this […] Read more »

MVP or EVP: Which is the Best Option for Your Startup?

BY Swati Sharma on December 7, 2020

What’s the one dream every budding entrepreneur has? To become a million-dollar startup-unicorn like Amazon, Uber, Instagram. But the road to success isn’t that easy. Roadblocks like increasing competition, time constraints, market saturation, changing trends, evolving technologies, and limited funds make the destination look farther away. Meanwhile, the mounting pressure of being out-competed keeps pulling you […] Read more »

Iterating Your Voice Product, by Lisa Vigar

BY Sarah Oliver on July 17, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Lisa Vigar takes us through the journey – from launch proposition in September 2018, to winning a prestigious Webby award – of the BBC Voice for Kids Alexa app. She outlines some of the lessons learned around the challenges of developing voice products and working with children, and highlights the […] Read more »

How to Disappoint People by Neil Vass

BY Chris Massey on June 12, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Neil Vass, Principle Delivery Manager at the Co-op shares some of the recurring ways that we, as product people, disappoint. He includes the lessons he’s learned, and some useful tools to tackle the issue. Every project has a fixed amount of disappointment, and it’s up to you to decide […] Read more »

Case Study: Launching PayMe from HSBC

BY Adam Darcy on April 16, 2020

Before moving to super app Gojek to lead its efforts on mass financial inclusion, Adam Darcy developed PayMe, a product that has helped to transform the way young people in Hong Kong think about HSBC. Here he explains how they took PayMe from a thin MLP to become the most successful payments app in Hong Kong. […] Read more »

Best Practices for Designing Products That are Desirable, Viable, and Feasible

BY Tanya Koshy on April 7, 2020

The ultimate goal of any product team is to design products that are desirable, viable, and feasible. To achieve this, and drive rapid validation and iteration cycles, teams need to constantly refine their understanding of three key questions. These are: Who is my customer? What is their problem? What is the best, lightest solution I […] Read more »

Molehill Mountain: A Self-Help App for Autistic People by Nicola O’Connor

BY Andres Phillips on November 25, 2019

Nicola O’Connor is a content strategist at Autistica. In her ProductTank London talk, she gives a recap of her first experience as part of a product team. The product being built is Molehill Mountain, an app for helping autistic people to understand and manage their anxiety. She speaks about: Developing the Molehill Mountain idea Why […] Read more »

The Meaning of MVP - Correcting Common Misconceptions

BY Phil Tarnowski on September 12, 2019

Everyone has their own interpretation of what minimum viable product (MVP) means to their organization and, while the specifics of an MVP definition may vary, this blog explores what an MVP is, and what it definitely is not. A successful MVP is critical to building a successful digital product: it’s the focused feature set that […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »