Build Your Product Strategy using this Blueprint

If you want to switch from waterfall and are new to agile there are many resources and blueprints available to get started and to tell you what to do next. There are courses to take and books to read and experienced people to learn from on how to build, test and ship software in iterative […]

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Book Review: Badass – Making Users Awesome

As you can see from my resource page, I am a huge fan of Kathy Sierra, so as soon as I learned she has written a new book I grabbed a copy and I was blown away. Kathy uses her distinctive style of using people with bubble talks to breakdown and explain complex stuff in […]

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How to have make developers love you (as a PM)!

Whenever I get a chance I listen to some the excellent talks available on Mind the Product website. Over the course of past several weeks I came across three different talks about creating and maintaining a better relationship between the Product Manager and Development team. They also got me thinking about my own experience working […]

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What is Definition of Done and why it is important to have one?

Imagine you are doing major renovation on your house, like you are adding an additional level and you hired a team of top-notch contractors to do the renovation. Two months into the process, a representative of contractors informs you that they have completed all the work and they are done now. How do you determine […]

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My Recommended Books with Strong Ties to Product Management

Past few months I have read the following books all related to product management. They were all excellent. I learned new techniques to write user stories, tackle prioritizing them and to strengthen my concentration on the task at hand. They also provided me new perspective on what skills I need to master to become a […]

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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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Mobile First: A Book Review

A few weeks ago I finished this book. The book was written in 2011 by Luke Wroblewski who is an influential designer (if you don’t believe me check his twitter account with 150K followers) and although by technology standards it should be outdated but I found it quite relevant. The first chapter talks about why […]

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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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