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4 Signs You Need a Product Roadmap

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.29.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

From sneak peeks at the specific features of a pre-launch device to snapshots of the "master plan" driving innovative brands, you can find exampl...

Why The Best Product Managers Always Start With A Vision

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.22.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Product managers have many day-to-day duties. But their main focus is communicating the high-level product vision across their organization -- from t...

The Launch Strategies That Took Hotjar From 0 to 1 Million in 6 months

Stephanie Fiteni | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Stephanie Fiteni

I had the pleasure of interviewing the CEO of Hotjar about the online launch that propelled the product into an avalanche of organic growth taking the company from 0 to 1,000,000 dollars in turnover in 6 short months.

The Biggest Opportunity Most Startups Miss

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.21.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

The tide is turning for some startups. I have seen the worried faces in Silicon Valley -- and they are not without reason. Funds that were easy to snag in the past are now harder to secure.

How Product Managers Prioritize Great Ideas

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.14.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

As the product matures, internal teams, customers, and partners will all have ideas on how to make the product even better. Product managers then must collect, curate, and promote those ideas into features.

Should Your Site Have Live Chat?

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

When I was running a small business, I'd get into these moments where I felt like my website needed all of the bells and whistles of a conglomerate in order to give the best possible user experience to my customers.

Can Software Help You Generate Better Ideas?

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.13.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Everyone wants better ideas. But it is often tough to capture ideas in a manageable way -- and even tougher to organize and implement them. Product teams especially need a way to quickly capture, categorize, and prioritize ideas.

5 Questions That Help Product Managers Define Customer Personas

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.11.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Product managers are the champions of their product. It's their job to take "what if" ideas and turn them into actionable realities. But it is also their responsibility is to ensure that the ideas they choose to act upon map to the needs of customers.

Ask This Question To Find Your Dream Job

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

We have all heard flowery language about landing a "dream job." But the problem is that no one talks about how to actually find one -- or what a dream job even looks like.

How Strategic Initiatives Will Help Your Business Succeed

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

When you establish initiatives, you are simply specifying the work that must be accomplished by your development team in order to achieve the goals and deliver against the larger strategy that has been set.

The Perfect User Story Template for Product Managers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.26.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Have you ever heard someone in software development refer to a "user story"? It sounds like a fairy tale, but a user story is actually a integral part...

5 Tips to Help with Late-Paying Customers

Sabrina Parsons | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Sabrina Parsons

When it comes to customers and late payments, it can be like walking on a tightrope; it may be a delicate situation to conquer, and one wrong step might make the issue worse. After all, they are still your customers. However, lacking that source of valuable cash can create a major cash flow problem, which can have spiral effects to every part of your business.

The Care of One Teacher Can Make a Lifetime of Difference

Kermit S. Randa | Posted 06.23.2016 | Education
Kermit S. Randa

Sometimes, if we're fortunate, a person can briefly enter into our lives and end up redirecting its entire course for the better. It's a powerful trut...

The $1 Trillion Economic Impact of Software

Victoria Espinel | Posted 06.15.2016 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Today, I'll be at New America talking about the impact software has on the economy. Software is at the forefront of American innovation -- laying the ...

Advantages of PCB Design Software that Can Blow Your Mind

Allan Smith | Posted 06.15.2016 | Technology
Allan Smith

So, you are running successful manufacturing and engineering business, but all of sudden you decided to shoot up the manufacturing and produce product...

How Successful Product Managers Set Winning Goals

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Product goals bring your strategy to life. They also work in tandem to achieve that strategy and guide the work of your product team. That's because goals work with strategy to help everyone understand the big picture.

Richard Seppala Show Companies Which Marketing Strategies Actually Work

Chuck Boyce | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Chuck Boyce

Richard Seppala, aka "The ROI Guy", shows companies how to identify which marketing strategies provide the highest return on investment, ROI. Mr. Sepp...

The Power of Inspiration in Creating and Retaining Our Country's Educators

Kermit S. Randa | Posted 06.02.2016 | Education
Kermit S. Randa

It's graduation season, and all across the country students of all ages are donning caps and gowns to celebrate a milestone of academic achievement. Some will go on to continue additional paths of study; others will soon find themselves taking steps toward a new job or career.

Alphabet's Google Beats Oracle In $9 Billion Android Trial

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.26.2016 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, May 26 (Reuters) - A U.S. jury handed Google a major victory on Thursday in a long-running copyright battle with Oracle Corp over Andro...

Why Agile Release Planning is Critical for Product Management

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

A product release is the launch of a new product or a combination of features that will provide value to customers or users. Digging deeper, a release...

Vets Who Code: Training Troops for Careers in Tech

Shinjini Das | Posted 05.18.2016 | Technology
Shinjini Das

Imagine serving your country in the United States Air Force. The incredible investment of protecting our nation is far beyond what most could invest i...

7 Ways Successful Product Managers Track Their Competitors

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Product managers may understand why competitor research matters. But it is possible to internalize this and still not know what to look for during you...

How to Maintain Your Product Backlog in 5 Easy Steps

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

A product backlog is never done. It is a living, breathing part in your product release process that is constantly revisited. That is why it helps to utilize a backlog refinement or product backlog grooming process to progress the items contributing to your product strategy into your committed roadmap.

How Great Product Managers Research Competitors

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

The time and effort spent building and marketing a product could take months or even years. That is why investing in a few hours of competitor researc...

You Can Prevent a 'Panama Papers' Scandal at Your Law Firm

Lou Shipley | Posted 05.03.2016 | Technology
Lou Shipley

Even if they aren't managing their own IT, law firms still have an obligation to make sure that data is properly secured. This means asking frequent questions about security and ensuring that the vendor is implementing reasonable security measures.