Link of the day: The Agile Business Gap by @brainmates


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Companies often want to go Agile because it promises a more collaborative, market-centric and frequent delivery of product to market.  In practice, however, gaps start to emerge because the rest of the business hasn’t adapted its adjacent processes to cope with the move to Agile.  Nick Coster, Co-founder of Brainmates (@brainmates), talks through the challenges and proposes some solutions to bridging the Agile Business Gap.

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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.

Link of the Day: IntuitionHQ – Website Usability Testing


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IntuitionHQ - Website Usability Testing

 

Simple usability testing tool for websites.  I particularly liked that I was hooked in by someone asking for a quick favour on Twitter to test the usability of some web pages, which then showcased IntuitionHQ’s ease of use.  Nice.

IntuitionHQ – Website Usability Testing

Link of the Day: Pricing your product – it doesn’t have to be so complicated


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Lovely article from Joel Gascoigne about why startups should just start charging from the outset, and why it’s not that big a deal to evolve and change pricing later on – as long as you don’t screw over your existing customers.

Have a read here: Pricing your product: it doesn’t have to be so complicated.

Link of the Day: LaunchRock


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LaunchRock - Set up a “Launching Soon” page in minutes

Set up a “Launching Soon” page in minutes. Collect interest, increase sharing and build your audience.

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Link of the Day: Kano tutorial via Mountain Goat Software


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Kano: mandatory, linear and exciter features impact customer satisfaction differently

An intriguing and nonintuitive aspect of customer satisfaction is that sometimes the feature that provides the most satisfaction is one that customers didn’t know they wanted until they saw it. – Mike Cohn

For how long have you been prioritising features without taking customer satisfaction into consideration?  Kano analysis provides a great way to understand which are the mandatory features you need in your product just to play the game, which increase satisfaction in a linear fashion, and which are the features that will delight and excite your customers.

Take a read here: I Didn’t Know I Needed That! | Mountain Goat Software.

Link of the Day: Flat Icons & Icon Fonts


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Fico font set

A rather tasty selection of CSS flat icons and web icon fonts via CSS-Tricks.  Some are free.  Also take a look at their demo page.  Thanks to Jakob Gube at Six Revisions for the referral.

Link of the day: Klok – free time tracking software


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Klok for Android

Android app is still in beta, but worth a quick look.  Handy if you’re a freelancer, or just need to keep tabs on your multitasking!

Free Time Tracking Software – Klok Free and Klok Pro.

Link of the day: Product Focus’s journal


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Man reading Product Management Journal

Product Focus do a nice line in journals covering particular topics such as pricing and business cases.  They’re clear, easy to read and immensely practical, so well worth a look.

Find them at http://www.productfocus.com/journal.php