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How to Use the Kano Model for Feature Prioritization

The Kano Model is a valuable tool for product managers and entrepreneurs. Used properly, it can help you identify your product’s unique value proposition and help you prioritize which features to build first.…

How to Position Yourself to Move into Product Management

I’ve had a number of aspiring PMs reach out to me recently to get advice about breaking into product management. The first thing I typically talk about is positioning. You can…

Make Others Feel Understood

I’ve read a number of books lately on a variety of different subjects – product management, business, parenting, negotiation. There’s a common theme in all of them when it comes…

How to Determine KPIs for Your Product using Vision-Oriented KPIs

Effective KPIs are sometimes akin to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – full of promise but difficult to find. Moreover, it can be tough figuring…

How to Create a Product Process from Scratch

I recently joined a new organization, Dozuki, as product manager. My role is the first official product management role they have hired for, and the product management duties were previously done…

Creating a Gatsby Front-End with a WordPress CMS

GatsbyJS is a relatively new website framework based on React that’s focused on creating incredibly fast websites. It does this by creating static pages at build time from whatever your preferred…

How to deploy create-react-app to Github Pages

You’d think it’d be super easy to deploy a simple app made with create-react-app to Github Pages, considering how common they both are. And while it is easy on a basic level,…

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