5 Tips for Managing Products Remotely

After reading A Year Without Pants I became interested to know more about remote work and specifically how it works with product management. What qualities are required? What are the advantages and disadvantages? so I did some research such and interviewed a couple of my colleagues who work remotely as Product Managers. I like to […]

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Writing Technical Stories

Recently I gave a talk about writing technical stories and ways I have found to slice user stories thinner at Product Camp Toronto. I thought it’d be good to share some ideas from that talk here as well. I work as product manager for epost which is one of the biggest online document delivery and […]

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How agile is your team?

I work at a big corporation that is transitioning to Agile. I know this may come as a shock to my readers but yes it’s true! Although many small companies and start-ups have embraced Agile and Lean ways of working for many years now, big corporations specially corporation not focused on technology are just testing […]

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What job are customers hiring your product for?

If you noticed I used the framework of Jobs T0 Be Done in my previous post when I tried to compare multiple email marketing solutions with each other. Asking “What job are you hiring this product for?” is an odd question and it took me some time to wrap my head around thinking about a […]

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email marketing comparison: MailChimp vs AWeber vs GetResponse

My friend is building a startup on helping teachers and schools to grow edible garden and I’m tasked to choose the right email marketing software for her. I am  beginner at “Job To be Done” framework but I think it’s a worthwhile exercise to look at these SaaS services I want to hire for the […]

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A neat technique to manage product requirements

I came across this awesome video from Ryan Singer via Mind the Product blog and I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share it. It’s a neat method to categories a million items that comes up during product development. It talks about identifying and decoupling ‘orthogonal’ tasks. This means you find tasks that are […]

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Hooked: A Book Review

What the Hooked book is about? I recently finished reading Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products and wanted to share what I’ve learned from the book and answer the question if the book worth reading? The author Nir Eyal, who has an excellent blog called nirandfar.com (neat name, no?), looks into nuts and bolts of […]

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Messaging Apps are coming

Despite the fact that typing on mobile phone is cumbersome, messaging has been around for many years and in fact messaging is going through a surge of innovation. How come? There are plenty of reasons on why messaging is still in use.  The most important one is its asynchronous nature: unlike phone calls and video […]

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Lean Customer Development: A Book Review

I’ve mentioned in my Resource page that I’m reading Lean Customer Development by Cindy Alvarez. It took me a while to finish it but I’m happy I did. In Product Management blogosphere and community you constantly hear about the importance of getting out of building, listening to customers, thinking about ideas in an “outside-in” fashion (where focus is on creating […]

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The Toyota Way and its effect on Software Development

Lean, Kanban, Agile, Scrum and Kaizen: You have heard them all before, you kinda know their core concepts but still wondering about what each of these concepts exactly do. What is Lean? How does Lean differentiate from Agile? What’s the difference between Agile and Scrum? Is Product Manager same as the Product Owner? What does Kanban have to do […]

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