Link of the day: Agile Product Ownership in a nutshell


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If you’ve got 15 minutes handy, here’s an engaging and useful overview of Agile Product Ownership by Henrik Kniberg over on Crisp’s Blog.  I also love the sketching tool he’s narrating over! (it’s ArtRage if you were wondering)

Thanks to Romuald Restout for the link.

The 8 traits of a successful web API

I’ve been talking to web developers, engineers and product people about APIs.  After all, they’re the ones using them.  From our discussions, it’s clear that the best web APIs share some common traits.  Would you like to know what’s going to make yours more successful?

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Why sales needs to align with product management to win more business


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This is a reprint of an article I wrote as a guest post for Mark Gibson.  You can see the original articles on Admarco.net and Business2Community.

Quarter-inch drills or quarter-inch holes?

Despite relying on each other for the success of their products, the Sales and Product teams often have a jarring relationship.  This is far from ideal.  By looking at where things go wrong we can identify a better way of working with each other.  The prizes on offer: shorter sales cycles, more easily achieved targets and customers who are always happy to hear from you.

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Introducing Product People – product management, mentoring and copywriting


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I’m extremely excited to announce my new company, Product People.  Our aim is to be that extra pair of hands to help you when you’re busy by providing product management, mentoring and copywriting services.  If you’d like to find out more, drop us a line.  You can find us at productpeo.pl.

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27: Don’t be scared of angry customers


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At some point in your product career, you’re going to piss someone off.  It will be unavoidable.  Hopefully it will not have been the result of, say, supergluing a pound coin to the desktop of your alpha sales guy.  It might be a customer who’s annoyed with you, perhaps because of an otherwise well-intentioned change to your product.  Is this a problem?  Not yet.  Let me explain why.

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import.io – Live from #BigDataLondon & Strata


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I’m blogging live from the O’Reilly Strata conference venue, at the Big Data London meetup.  I’ve just been listening to David White launching import.io and wanted to share how excited I am about what they’re doing.

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