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4 ways to stop wasting your users time

Everyone is very guarded about their time. There’s a finite amount each and every single day. It’s precious, so we should make sure we stop wasting it at every given chance we get — especially when trying to use our products. Although this could be seemingly easy to brush off, since minor inconveniences on a website or app might not[…]

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Should your Product manager be the Product Owner

In some larger organizations, you may find that these two roles are split. And although I heavily disagree with this decision, they aren’t technically wrong. Truth is the founders of Scrum didn’t explicitly say that the Product Owner is the Product Manager. If they had, the role of a Product Owner wouldn’t be so ambiguous. Nonetheless….[…]

Semantics, LESS, and Sarcasm

(no direct audio… feed is from camera) I recently gave a presentation on LESS at a local (Atlanta, GA) HTML5 meetup to ~120 or so people from the area. Wesley Hales does an amazing job as the main Organizer of the group, and also has graciously recorded the event for others to watch later. The[…]

Does your startup need a Product Manager?

What is Product Management? As defined by Wikipedia: Product management is an organizational life-cycle function within a company dealing with the planning, forecasting, or marketing of a product or products at all stages of the product life-cycle. The role consists of Product development and product marketing, which are different (yet complementary) efforts, with the objective[…]

24 top resources for User Experience geeks

Here is a list of resources for Usability Specialists, Interaction Designers, Web Designers/Developers, Information Architects, Product Managers and really anyone else interested in User Experience field. I’m frequently asked about any books that I may recommend and or tools, and I unfortunately find myself off-guard more often than not — but not anymore. Below I’ve listed both tools and books that[…]

Give users what they need; not what they ask for

I <3 Data & you should too! Most companies, and people, still have a difficult time giving value to UX (User Experience). It is still a very misunderstood field. Personally, I don’t claim to admit knowing everything. However, this post is to help those get better acquainted. Either to seek help from a professional, or[…]

8 Excellent tools to get your business started

As an entrepreneur, or anyone looking to shift gears and become one, the sheer thought could be daunting. Usually many of us hear information about two extremes: either about the wondrous success of a few companies and how their founders went from rags to riches — thus sparking a sudden flux of interest and pure,[…]

Build a product. Not Features.

The unfortunate crutch that many people face when building a product for their business, regardless of which stage said person is in, there are always those ever probing question that ask: how do you standout from the competition? What is the differentiator? The weight of this problem affects all us entrepreneurs. Numerous people try to[…]