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The Day-To-Day Product Management Toolkit

BY Linda Johannessen on August 5, 2016

In this talk from ProductTank Oslo, Janna Bastow focused on practical advice: What tools should you use as a product manager, and how do you use them? As a product manager you have different areas that all need their own set of tools, such as design, customer success, analytics, product and overall efficiency. Good tools will […] Read more »

The Tyranny of 'Good Enough'

BY Kat Matfield on July 22, 2015

One of the most frustrating experiences in my career was caused by Microsoft Excel. Unlike the thousands of other people who can say that, I wasn’t even using Excel at the time. I was testing a prototype of a personal finance management app with a user who was already a habitual budgeter. They were delighted […] Read more »

Avoiding product management whiplash

BY Hemal Kuntawala on November 27, 2014

I recently spent time with some new product managers and nearly all of them commented on how they found it difficult juggling the different disciplines involved. They’re right, there is a lot to juggle, and the context switching can cause some serious whiplash and brain-drain. Each phase of product development requires a different perspective, almost […] Read more »

The Broken Windows Theory of Technical Debt

BY Kat Matfield on November 3, 2014

No matter how you prioritise your backlog, it’s always a challenge to deal with technical debt. Martin Fowler has a pretty good explanation of what technical debt is, and the obvious risks it brings: Doing things the quick and dirty way sets us up with a technical debt, which is similar to a financial debt. […] Read more »

How user research can help prioritise product requirements

BY Damian Rees on August 16, 2012

Many people think of user research as either something you do towards the end of the project as a check and balance before going live, or once the project has already gone live to make sure it’s working as it should. However, research doesn’t always have to focus on what you have created. It can […] Read more »

Release Early and Often - Where Ljubljana Seedcampers Need Discipline

BY Simon Cast on July 28, 2011

On July 14th, Mini Seedcamp was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and I went along as a mentor. As usual, Ljubljana and Slovenia put on a great experience with warm (very warm) weather, great food and fine wine along with the all-important wonderful startups. Our first meeting with the startups came in the form of 5 […] Read more »

Why product managers and entrepreneurs need to be more alike

BY Jock Busuttil on March 23, 2011

Whether you’re part of a large, established company or a small, new start-up venture, you need to think like an entrepreneur if you manage products. Here’s a round-up of some of the presentations and discussions I attended at London’s recent ProductCamp. […] Read more »