Many companies are hiring in-house UX teams to assist in the development process. That’s great news for your users, but it could be a challenge for you. As a Product Manager, how do you leverage this new skill set and how do you integrate it into your finely-tuned Agile development machine? This post series will give you a game plan to overcome this common challenge. Part 1 focuses on the people-oriented challenges, while Part 2 focuses on the process-oriented challenges.
UX seems to be the latest buzzword around. Everybody is talking about it, but what does it really mean? In this post I’ll go over the basics of UX for Product Managers and more importantly, how can a you can leverage UX to create better products. [Read more…]
Hiring a great Project Manager is critical, especially when this new team member will lead many of your software initiatives. They help prioritize tasks, interface with stakeholders and overall, drive a project to completion. But how do you find a great one?
In this post, I share some lessons learned and pitfalls to avoid during the development of your Mobile App.
Mobile applications has some very unique characteristics that shouldn’t be overlooked when planing your mobile strategy. In this post, I’ll cover some decisions you need to make before starting the project. In Part 2, I’ll give tips to help you avoid common pitfalls when managing the actual development.
In this series, I’ll discuss the key areas in contract negotiations that Product Managers need to know. I’ll describe the basic contracts you’ll encounter (NDA, MSA, SOW and CO) and key watchouts from both the Client and Vendor perspective. [Read more…]
As a Product Manager, sooner or later you might need to outsource some or all of your software design or development to an external vendor. To get you started, here are some key considerations when choosing a software vendor, based on my experience on both the client and the vendor side. [Read more…]