11 Dec 2022

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The Key Strengths of the Best Product Managers

The role of a product manager is crucial to the success of any product. They are responsible for managing the entire product life cycle, from conceptualization to launch and beyond. A product manager must possess a unique blend of skills and qualities to be effective in their role. Strong strategic thinking A product manager must […]

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11 Dec 2022 4:43pm GMT

16 Nov 2022

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Effective Prioritization Strategies for Product Managers

As a product manager, one of the most important tasks is to prioritize work. This involves identifying the most important tasks and ensuring that they are completed in a timely and efficient manner. There are several primary methods that product managers use to prioritize work, including the use of prioritization frameworks, user feedback, and data […]

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16 Nov 2022 6:37pm GMT

22 Oct 2022

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The HEART Framework: A Practical Approach to Measuring User Experience

The HEART framework was developed by Google and is a set of metrics that help organizations assess the quality of their user experience. The acronym HEART stands for Happiness, Engagement, Adoption, Retention, and Task success. Each of these five metrics represents a key aspect of user experience that can be measured and improved upon. Happiness […]

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22 Oct 2022 6:48pm GMT

20 Jan 2022

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5 Product Principles for Product Managers

I was listening to a recent episode of the Mind the Product podcast, in which the guest Esha Shukla, a product manager at WhatsApp, shared 5 product management principles that she lives by. They struck a chord with me, so in order to make them more widely available, I will summarize and share them here. […]

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20 Jan 2022 1:59pm GMT

02 Jan 2022

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How to Use an Experience Canvas to Improve UX Design Outcomes

An Experience Canvas is an easy-to-use framework for designers to clarify the and gain alignment on the scope of product design projects.

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02 Jan 2022 5:34am GMT

12 Nov 2021

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The Most Popular Medium Articles on Product Management

A collection of the most popular articles of all time about product management on Medium.

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12 Nov 2021 10:09am GMT

22 Oct 2021

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LinkedIn Email Notifications are User Unfriendly

Like many people, I receive multiple LinkedIn direct messages a week, each with its own email notification, like the one below. I find it such a frustrating experience, especially in 2020. Why? Because I cannot view the message without opening LinkedIn. I don't even get to see a preview of the message so that I […]

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22 Oct 2021 1:49am GMT

03 Oct 2021

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11 Tips to Improve Your Ecommerce Mobile Site Search

If you run an ecommerce website or app, it's likely that 30-50% of your transactions involved your site search. That's why it's critical that your mobile site search is well optimized, both in terms of functionality and user experience. Here are 11 tips for taking your ecommerce mobile search to the next level. 1. Dedicated […]

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03 Oct 2021 5:17am GMT

05 Sep 2021

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A Product Prioritization Framework that Everyone Can Use

There are many prioritization frameworks for product managers. I came across this one which focuses on customer impact vs. customer expectations, and I appreciate its simplicity and ease of understanding. According to the framework, the x-axis represents customer expectations and the y-axis customer impact. As you prioritize product initiatives using the framework, it enables you […]

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05 Sep 2021 6:46am GMT

12 Aug 2021

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30 Call-to-Action Examples that are Better than Learn More

Use these examples to create calls-to-action that will energize your visitors to take action and increase your conversion rates.

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12 Aug 2021 12:00pm GMT