Productivity Posts

What Are the Key Aspects of Successful Product Requirements Document?

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Any strategy without a documented basis is just an idle promise. Each victorious battle began with a brief but capacious and substantial plan. Actually, which product manager does not dream of becoming a great strategist?

It’s a good way to start the development of any product with fixing all its requirements, ideas and strategic steps in Product Requirements Document. Here’s all about it.

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Can Product Managers Earn More Than Developers?

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If a product is an airplane, then a product manager is the co-pilot of this plane. The first pilot is CEO. This analogy is rather relevant today because, in many software development companies, product management attracts much attention and get a dominant role in the company’s strategy.

How do product managers gain confidence? And can they earn more than developers?

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Must-have or Time Wasting? 10 Rules of Efficient Brainstorming in IT companies

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“Talent wins games but teamwork wins championships”. This is a quote from Michael Jordan and actually, he is right. Any successful decision, whether it is a victory in a championship or the release of a new product, is achieved through the efforts of the whole team. Where does the path to success begin?

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How to Boost the Audience from 12 Million to 375 Million? Growth Hack From Badoo

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If you create a dating site, you definitely should keep in mind some effective and awesome growth hacking tactics that are so popular today. Were these hacks relevant 10 years ago?

Here’s the story of the dating app Badoo, which rapid growth of popularity was something incredible. What were the viral tricks used to get such success? And why should we recollect Facebook here?

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A Viral Growth Hack: How to Exploded To 75 Million Users and Been Acquired for $60 Million (thanks to Facebook)

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The role of social media in product promotion can be really invaluable. Do you know any famous growth hacks when companies using social networks accelerated their results and got success?

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What Are the Ways to Become a Great Growth Hacker? 25 Useful Resources and Tips

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Is Growth hacking a medicine for business or just another cheesy phenomenon that tomorrow will die?

It’s rather difficult to agree with the latest statement because the “hacking” technologies of the growth strategy are expanding year by year. This phenomenon is not so young, by the way.

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How to Become a Guru of Prioritization?

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Managers who are able to determine priorities are successful strategists.

There are dozens of smart technologies and methods to improve these skills. However, any methodology is effective in its context and can have absolutely no sense in applying to a particular product.

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How to Turn Product Manager’s Routine into Rock-n-Roll?

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Even the most responsible team member periodically has “burnouts” at work. Product managers know that very often tasks and processes can quickly grow into the routine.

You know that sometimes a product can be developed not according to the plan and in a desirable way. Some tasks can take a long time without results and cause doubts. Then despondency appears.

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Is it possible to improve time management and become more creative at the same time?

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Mikhail Liakh, Soft Skills Co-founder and coach, shares some insights about productivity and creativity skills.

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Why I Don’t Use Trello for Software Development

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I have been a fan of Trello for a long time. To make it clear, I’ve been using Trello for agile development since 2011 when it entered the market. In this article, I want to tell you what Trello is missing for software development and what can be done about it.

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5 Lies Project Managers Tell Themselves that Make Teamwork Fail

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Think about the role of a project manager: how much easier would it be if you had to manage projects without the ‘people part’? Sounds soooo good, right? But when it comes to project management, people are part of the package – and the problem is, the package doesn’t have an instruction. You have to figure out yourself how to unpack and make it work.

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Fail Fast, Fail Often: Can Losing Help You Win?

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Imagine working on a product that should be released in 2 months. You are one month into the project when you discover a mistake made two days ago. And it can destroy your entire project. You think about the nightmare you will be going through when the boss finds out and start to panic.

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