Product Management

Must read article for Product Managers: “Behind Every Great Product”

SVPG’s Marty Cagan in Behind Every Great Product: I hoped you noticed that in literally every one of these examples, the winning solutions didn’t come from users or sales; rather great products require an intense collaboration with design and engineering to solve real problems for our users and customers, in ways that meet the needs

Demand Validation

I’ve been researching different approaches to understanding and prioritising product features and the concept of demand validation really stands out. Demand validation is a testing methodology that ties in with lean principals to figure out ways to answer the question “do people want to use this?” “Is this product usable?” is answered by usability testing. “Do people want

How to run a Hooroo Hack

I’ve been running the company-wide hack at Hooroo for the last year or so and I thought I’d share how they happen. There isn’t a lot of great info on the web on the topic of running Hack Days and where there is, everyone is doing things slightly differently. I’ll let this serve as a contribution to

You are not a product

Your social network is owned by advertisers. Every post you share, every friend you make and every link you follow is tracked, recorded and converted into data. Advertisers buy your data so they can show you more ads. You are the product that’s bought and sold. We believe there is a better way. We believe

Are you building a business that can scale?

1. Have we documented the basics, down to the tiniest detail, including the software and product design, and all trademark and patent applications? 2. Are we using technology to create an atmosphere of transparency and clarity around critical decisions related to product design, business development, marketing strategy and more? 3. Are we recording customer interactions

Dribbble’s community centric prioritisation

“The priority has always been, first and foremost, to feature the work and the designer,” Cederholm explains. “We’ve intentionally kept the UI agnostic (monochrome, Helvetica type, simple glyphs) so that the variety of work being shared takes the spotlight and isn’t overshadowed by Dribbble’s brand. “Over time, many of the features we’ve added have been