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We listened to the people, not the problem

We listened to the people, not the problem | Product Management vs Leadership - or Both? | Scoop.it
I recently wrote a post called “More is a four letter word” about the pitfalls of having too many choices.

Okay, so I w…
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It's important as product developers to be able to make the tough decisions for our customers. We are here to make customers happy, but this is done by solving real problems - not imagined ones.

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Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online | Wired Business | Wired.com

Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online | Wired Business | Wired.com | Product Management vs Leadership - or Both? | Scoop.it
The co-creator of Twitter and Blogger has decided that "the internet is simply a giant machine designed to give people what they want." Here's what this grand unified theory means and where it came from.
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The grand unified theory of the internet. Make things convenient for other people, and you will build a good business.

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Agreements = Expectations

Agreements = Expectations | Product Management vs Leadership - or Both? | Scoop.it
Every client/vendor relationship is based on a set of expectations, whether they're stated or not. A lot can go unsaid or unspecified for any project, large and small. Not being specific can lead to disagreements, quarrels, and high blood pressure.
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Bulletproof Web Design Contracts - SitePoint

Bulletproof Web Design Contracts - SitePoint | Product Management vs Leadership - or Both? | Scoop.it
When you boil it down to its barest essentials, the sales process is simply a series of verbal agreements that ultimately gets documented in writing.
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Steve Jobs: The Least Disruptive Entrepreneur Ever

Steve Jobs: The Least Disruptive Entrepreneur Ever | Product Management vs Leadership - or Both? | Scoop.it
What I learned from Ashton Kutcher about Apple's late founder.
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Disruption is for stoking egos. Let's fix what's broken around us instead.

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The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing (version 3.0) - Joel on Software

The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing (version 3.0) - Joel on Software | Product Management vs Leadership - or Both? | Scoop.it
In-person interviews: what to ask, what to never ask, what to look for, and how to decide.
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Sometimes as a project manager you may have a say on the kind of people that gets hired for your team. You may even be part of the interview process. Joel Spolsky's insight on this is really great.

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Agile Software Is A Cop-Out; Here’s What’s Next | Forrester Blogs

Agile Software Is A Cop-Out; Here’s What’s Next | Forrester Blogs | Product Management vs Leadership - or Both? | Scoop.it
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Seems true that Agile doesn't really address all of the problems it's try to solve. It's time to build a software development process for the future.

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The KJ-Technique: A Group Process for Establishing Priorities

The KJ-Technique: A Group Process for Establishing Priorities | Product Management vs Leadership - or Both? | Scoop.it
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A Jedi level trick for gaining consensus?

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Leadership Caffeine for the New Week: Your Message and the Chicken Salad Sandwich Test | Management Excellence by Art Petty

Leadership Caffeine for the New Week: Your Message and the Chicken Salad Sandwich Test | Management Excellence by Art Petty | Product Management vs Leadership - or Both? | Scoop.it
Much of what passes for leadership conversation in the workplace is filled with unnecessary and meaningless jargon that gets in the way of the true message.
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The Bad Ass BA: How Do You Know When Business Analysis is Being Done Well?

The Bad Ass BA: How Do You Know When Business Analysis is Being Done Well? | Product Management vs Leadership - or Both? | Scoop.it
A senior manager posed this question at the end of an all-hands meeting: “How do we know when business analysis is being done well?” If you are a busi...
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