Tue.Feb 11, 2020

Effects of Separating “New” Work vs “Maintenance” Work

Johanna Rothman

Back when I was a manager, my senior management wanted to separate the “new” work from the “maintenance” work. I suggested that every new line after the first line of code was maintenance. The managers poo-poohed me.

Develop Your Empathy and Create Better Products

Mind the Product

We all know that empathy is a key ingredient in developing lovable products, so what can product managers do to cultivate it? I had a relatively unusual upbringing, and because of my father’s profession, we moved around every couple of years when I was a child.

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How To Build A World-Class Product Team: Creating A Culture Of Success For New Product Managers


Congratulations! You’ve used a detailed spec and careful interview process to make a really solid hire to your program management team. Now what? In part two of “How to build a world-class product team,” we’ll take a look at how to set up new hires for success.

Behind the Product: Is Costco’s New Pay Fob a Customer Faux Pas?

280 Group

In our “Behind the Product” series, we discuss examples of products or services that highlight a particular product management concept or principle.

How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

Leveraging Software Platforms

Roman Pichler

Be Clear on What a Software Platform Is. Different people have suggested different definitions for the term software platform. Let me briefly share mine: I view such a platform as a collection of software assets that are used by several products, as the following picture illustrates.

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Time to scale AAP? Some notes from product perspective.


I look at everything from product perspective and these 2 images say a lot: (image courtesy: Hindustantimes). What do I see? A perfect execution. Results pretty much remain the same as last time. What happened with AAP in the national elections? A perfect disaster. What really happened?

Mindset in Singapore – Stakeholders: how to bridge the gaps and pull them in

Mind the Product

Watch on YouTube | Listen on Soundcloud. In the latest episode, we join Rosemary King in Singapore as she welcomes Priscilla Nu and Tamara Moona to Mindset. Priscilla is Head of Digital Experience and Design at SP Group , a company reimagining sustainability with EnergyTech.

Metrics in Agile: How to Effectively Measure Your Transformation Journey

Agile Velocity

Velocity. It is one of the most commonly used, abused, and misused metrics in Agile software development. Teams, their managers, and even their stakeholders often focus on “improving velocity” without considering the entire value delivery system.

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Don’t tell me you miss me: 3 better approaches to user retention

Inside Intercom

It happens every day. A company you bought something from months ago sends you an email with three immortal words: “We Miss You”. These messages feel icky because the sentiment is belated and insincere. Deep down we know that the business doesn’t really miss us.

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

Agile Movers & Shakers (4): Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: The Agile Movers & Shakers Interview with Dave West of Scrum.org Welcome to the Agile Movers & Shakers interview series. Today’s guest is Dave West. Dave West is the Product Owner and CEO at Scrum.org.

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Upcoming Webinar: 3 Lessons Learned Guiding SAFe® Implementations

Agile Velocity

Planning and executing an Agile scaling strategy is difficult. During my time as an Agile Coach, I’ve guided enterprises through successful Scaled Agile Framework ® (SAFe ® ) implementation–but it wasn’t all daffodils and roses.

Measuring success of product improvements

The Product Coalition

Good and bad metrics for product improvements No product manager, experience designer or software engineer would have a job if all they did is deliver products on time and on budget.

App Development Costs Across Different US States


Estimating the costs of app development is a tricky task. The distinctive set of requirements for each project and the multitude of variables involved make computation of cost of developing an app highly complex.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

The Number One Thing Product Managers Want This Year


Despite general happiness with their jobs , many product managers are still looking to improve some things, and there are some key things they want to change this year.

My first 18 months on the productboard design team


About 18 months ago, I joined a tiny startup in Prague as a product designer. That tiny startup is now a series B company with 130+ employees and 2500+ customers. This is my journey. Hi, my name is Zdenek, and I’m a designer.

Happy Birthday, ProductCraft!


ProductCraft, the largest community of product people online, just turned two years old. Since our launch in February of 2018, we’ve made it our mission to publish thought-provoking perspectives and practical advice on the craft of product management.