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Architect Your Product Before It Holds You Back

Architecture determines capabilities. This is not new. Anyone who has planned and architected a new product, or has tried to retrofit capabilities for which a platform has not been architected, knows it first-hand. Yet, time and again, I come across products that have … Continue reading

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Good Writing Still Counts

In a world full of email, then SMS, then Twitter-based abbreviations for everything – ttyl, afaik, iirc, rtfm – do good, clean, clear writing skills still matter? Yes. Unquestionably, and without a second’s hesitation, writing certainly matters, not solely for the pedantic nitpickers. … Continue reading

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Deodorant for Software

Although the title for this article might imply suggestions for Proctor & Gamble’s IT department, instead we will address how badly code can “smell” and how and when to prevent it. In business as in software, the concept of a “smell … Continue reading

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Can Early Markets Survive Without Product Management?

In earlier articles, especially here, we have discussed why great product management is crucial to a company’s success. It is the role that is responsible for a product as a whole, the only one that aligns what the product should do, what features … Continue reading

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Heroku and Product Management

I have been impressed with Heroku for a long time. Their simple to use platform-as-a-service (PaaS) has made it incredibly easy for software developers to deploy applications lightly and cheaply, and then easily scale them up to production scale. As an … Continue reading

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Once Again, Great Product Management Wins

I often notice the incredible value of great product management. Unfortunately, it is something many experienced people do not get, simply because it is the one area of a business, and especially a startup, that cuts across the company. Every other … Continue reading

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