Course Review - 30 Days of Product by Rutul Davé

Course Review - 30 Days of Product by Rutul Davé

Feb 10, 2021

There's lots of product information out there and sometimes it's difficult to know which you should invest in and which you shouldn't.  I've previously looked at the Product School Masterclass and now it's the time for Rutul Davé's 30 Days of Product - a hands on learning course which walks you through the building of an app.

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Is it better to be a specialist or a generalist?

Is it better to be a specialist or a generalist?

Dec 09, 2020

In a world where you move around many jobs, and look to shape your own careers, its an interesting question to ask yourself whether you want to be a specialist or a generalist. Should you know a lot about one particular thing, or a little about a range of things?

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Common mistakes when writing user stories

Common mistakes when writing user stories

Nov 18, 2020

The user story.  A few lines description who, what and why, accompanies by some acceptance criteria.  How wrong can you get it?  The answer is quite wrong. 

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17 sources of great product management information

17 sources of great product management information

Oct 28, 2020

There are lots of places to get product information these days, and the challenge is starting to become which ones should you really pay attention to?  Whether you like videos, podcasts, or the written word, there is content out there that can help on your product journey.

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10 reasons why product management is for you

10 reasons why product management is for you

Oct 14, 2020

Why do people want to work in product management? How do they know that product management is going to be the right thing for them?

Product Managers come from all sorts of backgrounds, from the technical to the design focused and beyond, so how do they know that their skills will be transferrable and they can make a success in this new field.

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Who do you need to know in your organisation to be quickly be a success

Who do you need to know in your organisation to be quickly be a success

Oct 07, 2020

In many definitions of what a product manager does you will find that they get referred to as communicators, or relationship builders, and that’s because they are talking to both sides of the software equation — the stakeholders for requirements and the development teams for delivery.

To increase your chances of success, there are some key people that it’s useful to get to know in order to get these relationships on track.

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Product Management Checklists - How to make your job easier

Product Management Checklists - How to make your job easier

Sep 30, 2020

Earlier this year I read Atul Gawande’s “The Checklist Manifesto”, where he provides a compelling argument for the humble checklist, believing it to be the most promising method available in overcoming failure. I think he has a point!

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Working for Facebook or Google does not need to be the Product Manager dream

Working for Facebook or Google does not need to be the Product Manager dream

Aug 30, 2020

If you look around the web for information about working in product roles, then 99 times out of 100 you'll come across YouTube videos, Medium stories, or blog posts all about working at Facebook, Google or Amazon.  You'd be forgiven for thinking this is all Product Managers dream of.  They don't need to!

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All about ... a quality product

All about ... a quality product

Jul 20, 2020

Improving quality decreases costs.  Decreasing costs improves productivity.  Improving productivity captures the market.  It's easy really, however, we often get distracted from our drive to delivery quality, perhaps jumping in to reducing costs or aiming for productivity gains at the expense of quality.  How should you go about it?

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All about ... product process

All about ... product process

Aug 02, 2020

When it comes to the product process, we are effectively talking about the whole process from idea generation through to customer usage, and everything in between, which might sound like a tall order for a product manager to take on.

However, changing the whole process is the task of the whole business, and it's the PMs role to guide the business with a few well placed processes and steps so that they take themselves on the journey to transition.

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All about ... product prioritization

All about ... product prioritization

Jul 12, 2020

One of the main tasks of a Product Manager is to prioritize things, whether that's prioritizing larger features in a backlog or smaller features within a deliverable. There's a constant organizing and reorganizing of the different items and this shuffling of the pack needs to be based on some criteria. The question then is what is the criteria you're working against?

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How to do product remotely

How to do product remotely

Nov 18, 2020

When it comes to remote working, you don't immediately think of product people as being one of the core roles for this, and as a Remote Work Report run by FYI showed, product has a lower percentage of remote workers than almost every other category of role within a company, CEOs, engineering, marketing, and sales all have more people working remotely than product. Why is this the case, and how can you buck the trend?

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