How to create Epics, Specs, User Stories in Product Management

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How does the product vision is turned into the product itself? The CEO and company executives have a vision where the company is going and what the goal is for the next 3-5 years. Company has to have goals to get to the vision. Goals are decided by the executives but defined further into metrics – for example, increase new user signups by 30% this year. Then there’re initiatives the whole company would do to achieve each of those goals. For example, revamp user sign up flow. Continue reading

Challenges of online money transfer startups

online money transferThe existing money transfer players – Western Union, Moneygram, banks – have no incentive to innovate because online money transfer model will significantly change their existing mostly cash based walk-in business model. It’s very unlikely that any innovation will come from them. For example, it will significantly disrupt an agent network for Western Union. Even if they have technologies, resources and ideas the existing money transfer giants hold it back. It strongly reminds of Kodak – the company, which invented digital camera but hold it back being afraid that digital technology will affect its film based business. Continue reading

How to do estimates in product management

product management estimatesHow would you estimate how long will it take to have build something, an app or a website? It’s easy to do the estimates based on historical data – if you’ve done already something similar before a few times. However, if you are building something not done previously it’s relatively hard to do the estimates. Continue reading

Product Management Roadmaps

product roadmapRoadmap provides an overview how the product develops over time and adds new features and functionality. To build a roadmap Product Manager considers business requirements, market trends and engineering constraints. Once the roadmap created, it should be shared with the team so everyone is on the same page, ideally online so if there’s any changes the team will get the updates. Continue reading

How to communicate with developers as a Product Manager

developers communicationThe engineers love to have lots of details. So it’s a good idea to be very detailed when talking to engineers or emailing them. The engineers are always thinking about software and how what you’re saying may or may not work. What happens if the app doesn’t have connection to the internet? What would be the error state if something goes wrong on this page? What happens when no data is available to display on this page aka empty state? Continue reading

Go to Space Now!

Go to space now!

New revolutionary technology
We have to admit there hasn’t being any substantial space technology progress for the last 50 years, but rather only some incremental improvements. What we really need is a ground-breaking tech which will substantially change the status quo. Continue reading