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Building products is often overwhelming. With an ever-growing to do list, engineers who need motivating, stakeholders who need managing and reports that need compiling. We’re here to help.

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How to Structure your Product Org to Optimise for Growth

If your company’s success depends on growing effectively, you need to get these things rightWhen a company grows quickly, it undergoes stress. The faster the growth, the more the stress. Structure can make the situation better, but only if it is designed correctly for...

Why Product Teams Should Hire Tech Leads

Realising the power of the product management tech lead partnership The composition of any product team will typically include a blend of: Software engineers UX / product design Product management The team may also include a UX content writer, a user researcher or...

React Explained for Product Managers

Everything you need to know about the component-oriented library“Building applications with React feels like building a Lego car. You use the blocks to build the parts you need, and then connect the parts together one by one to make the car that slides back and...

Negotiation Skills for Product Managers

Negotiation is a fundamental part of a product manager’s life. So it’s probably worth spending a bit of time understanding the different types of negotiation and how you can excel as a negotiator in day to day product management.

Web3 For Product Managers: A Guide For The Crypto-Curious

If you're open to taking risks and love working in a fast-paced environment, Web3 PM'ing may be a good fitWeb3 has become one of the most talked-about concepts today. Just try to count how many times "crypto", "NFTs", or "DeFi" appear on your Twitter timeline.  To...

How to Write Impactful Release Notes as a Product Manager

High impact releases deserve high impact release notesDo release notes matter any more? Back in the days when operating systems like MacOS or Windows used to get updated every few years I’d get extremely excited about what this next release might include. Fast forward...

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