Product

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The secret power of Product Managers

Product development is all about making difficult choices. As Product Managers we are frequently faced with a series of difficult trade-off decisions. Should we build this extra feature or use the time to pay off some technical debt instead? Should we invest in building out a new upsell opportunity or use the time to improve the experience of an existing product?… Read more →

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What Jony Ive’s interview with Vogue is signalling

Interesting piece by Robert Sullivan on Jonathan Ive – Apple’s design genius – in Vogue magazine (of all places). Ive rarely gives interviews and almost never speaks in public, so the fact that Apple specifically chose Vogue sends a clear signal. It may be easier to sneak into a North Korean cabinet meeting than into the Apple design studio, the… Read more →

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Great products are built by great teams

In today’s world, whatever we do has to have meaning — it’s not just about money anymore. Some of that meaning can come from working together, with a common purpose. But what we build together should also mean something, and resonate in some way, with the wider world — the external audience. Esko Kilpi talks about communication in terms of… Read more →

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Real Options: Embracing Uncertainty

Delaying a decision as long as possible is often a good idea! Sounds counterintuitive doesn’t it, particularly for those of us with a well developed “sense of urgency”, like me! Real Options is about knowing when you have to make a decision. They are a great way to avoid making early decisions that could be irreversible. An Agile mindset requires you to always… Read more →

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