Great reads about common product management mistakes
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My team and I review more than 1,000 articles, research studies, videos, and podcasts on a weeky basis to hand-select the ones we think you'll most enjoy. For this edition, we focused on avoiding common product management mistakes.


The Innovator is now on medium

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Read along with us on Medium, where The Innovator is now a publication. We'll publish and include our favorite articles every week.

AGILE WON'T FIX ALL YOUR PROBLEMS

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The CTO of Yammer just wrote a fascinating piece about how virtually any development methodology can be used to exert tighter control over engineers and product teams. The solution isn't agile - it's self-organizing teams.


How to recognize a bad ux

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Some really good tips for immediately recognizing when you are heading down the wrong UX path. Even if you're not a natural designer, you'll be able to easily spot these mistakes.

 

MOST product managers suck

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We all know how difficult it can be to succinctly explain the role of a product manager, making it a challenge to build rapport with coordinating teams and stakeholders. That challenge isn't made an easier by the fact that 90%+ of product managers are making critical mistakes, according to Ben Foster. For more from Ben, check out his podcast episode on mentorship.

 

The hippo isn't your worst enEmy

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Following the Highest Paid Person's Opinion isn't always the worst idea - sometimes it's got quite a few benefits. Your real enemy is the Zebra, according to Tristan KromerFor more from Tristan, check out his podcast episode on experimentation.

 

new podcast from nyc Media Lab

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Justin Hendrix and our friends over at NYC Media Lab have been cooking up a sweet new podcast for product teams in media. Check out episodes on notification, IoT, and storytelling. For more from Justin, check out his podcast episode on personalization.

 




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