Truly great product design doesn’t come from beautiful looking products, but products that function beautifully.
It’s time to re-create storytelling in your office. And no, this does not mean you should all gather around a campfire with sticks and a bag of marshmallows. If you want to execute great product design, your team of designers needs to start thinking in terms of stories, not in terms of blueprints, according to this post at GigaOM by Braden Kowitz, leader of the Google Ventures Design Studio.
Read ten ways to avoid the blame game and turn project management mistakes into opportunities to move forward.
Rachael Logan of AtTask offers ten tips for eliminating “blame culture” in the wake of project management mistakes.
Learn five truths about project management success from the unlikeliest of sources: Minecraft.
Brett Merritt, Content Marketing Director at AtTask, offers five project management success tips that he learned from his son’s passion for Minecraft.
Consider these four tips and plan a more successful product launch.
Charlie Graham, founder and CEO of Shop It To Me, offers four tips for a more successful product launch in a post at Inc.
Learn three project management trends emerging this year.
Raechel Logan of the Work Management Blog offers three insights into how project management will change in 2013.
Consider this new product manager knowledge resource for the new year.
Josh Duncan of On Product Management offers a helpful web resource to make you a better product manager in 2013.
Process planning may be passe, but it’s still effective. Learn how Toyota helps others, and themselves, by sharing their advanced process planning techniques and abilities.
Sarah Green, Senior Associate Editor at Harvard Business Review, writes in a post at the HBR Blog Network that although process planning is falling out of style in favor of the lean movement, it’s no less relevant or effective now than in the past.
Know your options when it comes to product strategy and be better informed when it comes time to develop or acquire new products.
Rivi Aspler of On Product Management offers a different take on product strategy and suggests that building products may not always be your best move.
Learn how product managers can take Lean Startup principles to become better at delivering solid products that customers need.
Shardul Mehta, Director of Product Management at Capital One, writes that “Lean Startup principles can be utilized to drive corporate innovation” and make product managers more efficient.
Use your mailing list recipients as a ready-made test market for new products and services.
Ana Lucia Novak, Marketing Strategy Trainer and Coach for Social Ana Social Marketing, writes in Social Media Today that “you can use your mailing list as a test market for new products and services you may be thinking about offering.”