Achieving Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People – Marty Cagan

Notes from a talk by Marty Cagan, at a Product People meetup hosted at Geovation on 19 October. Marty Cagan is from Silicon Valley Product Group has worked at places like Netscape and eBay back in the day, and advises lots of startups on how to do tech product management. The inimitable @cagan giving us […]

Digital Product Managers should be able to code

Aspiring Digital Product Managers often ask me if they need to know programming to do their job. I always used to say ‘no’, but now I’ve changed my mind. As a Digital Product Manager, you own the value and purpose of your team’s work. You are responsible for the vision and the ‘why’. Understanding ‘how’ […]

What is [email protected]?

Yesterday’s Digital Project Managers London meetup looked at the Scrum @ Scale framework. The event was mostly questions and answers, so what follows is a blend of that material, bolstered with content from the Scrum @ Scale website. The goal of Scrum @ Scale is to allow organisations to scale effectively, rather than finding diminishing […]

Why it’s better to manage Products than Projects

The different between project and product manager might sound semantic, but is actually quite significant. This post gives an overview of the differences, and explains why I think product management is the better approach. Project management At a high-level in the organisation, an end goal is decided. It’s also determined what work should be done […]

How to create review apps in Heroku from Gitlab

A review app is a temporary application created to help you review in-progress code changes. You’ll use a review app because you’re working on a code branch and want to see what the changes will be like in a production-like environment, or because you’re reviewing a pull or merge request from someone else. Gitlab doesn’t […]

Designs of the Year, and Print in the Digital Age

Here are my highlights from the Designs of the Year exhibition at the London Design Museum. Warka Water A 12-metre tall bamboo tower that gathers water rom the air. About 100 litres of clean drinking water per day. Inspired by lotus leaves and spider’s webs, The project is named after the Warka tree, an Ethipian […]

Sources of insight and inspiration used by GOV.UK Product Managers

A list that came out of a GOV.UK Product Manager community hour I facilitated recently. Blogs Putting people first Inside Intercom Nielsen Norman Mountain Goat software John Cutler Melissa Perri DEV Mind the Product Product Hunt (also, the Product Hunt browser extension) GoSquared Silicon Valley Product Group Pivot Product Hits Books About Face – the […]