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Bookmarks tagged with “business”

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Survival Guide for new Product Managers

"The first few months as a new Product Manager can feel overwhelming. In this guide to survive your first 90 days you’ll find tips and information on how to overcome the inevitable impostor syndrome, experimenting with your own product, the importance of networking and creating a plan."

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FreeAgent Accountants for contractors/freelancers

“Accountants and tax advisers providing FreeAgent using contractors/freelancers with support to deal with the admin burden as efficiently as possible.”

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Ways of working

Practical things you can do to help your team work together better - How to prioritise things - How to kick off a piece of work - How to be clear (and why it matters) - How to write like you speak - How to write bad first drafts - How to write weeknotes - How to create the conditions for success

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Product development landscape

A very interesting diagram, drawing from multiple sources, detailing the landscape of product development, the relationships and paths.

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We need to revisit old frameworks to cope with the 2020s (Interconnected)

"Frameworks help us structure our thinking but it turns out that frameworks from only 15 years ago have blind spots to current concerns. I have two examples, one personal and one from business strategy."

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The Way I Heard It Was…

"We’re a team. There’s a mountain that no one has ever climbed before, but you – in your bones – believe we can. More importantly, you can stand in front of us, point at the mountain, and tell us the compelling story of how we’re going to climb that impossible peak."

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Bikeshedding

"Bikeshedding, also known as Parkinson’s law of triviality, describes our tendency to devote a disproportionate amount of our time to menial and trivial matters while leaving important matters unattended."

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Dead Startup Toys

Toy versions of iconic failed startups.

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How to agile dead good. Little ‘a’ agile with XP flavour

"Today I will share the secret sauce of how we deliver and why it works — a blow by blow example of the current thinking we have on agile inside Armakuni."

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Kanban vs Scrum | Atlassian

"“Kanban vs. scrum” is a discussion about two different strategies for implementing an agile development or project management system. Kanban methodologies are continuous and more fluid, whereas scrum is based on short, structured work sprints.”"

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The Hiring Post — Quarrelsome

"The software developer job interview doesn’t work. Companies should stop relying on them. The savviest teams will outcompete their peers by devising alternative hiring schemes. Years from now, we’ll look back at the 2015 developer interview as an anachronism, akin to hiring an orchestra cellist with a personality test and a quiz about music theory rather than a blind audition."

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Standup Braindump

Good advice on how to run a standup.

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Product research, personas, and asking the right questions

Excellent Twitter thread on product research, personas, asking the right questions, and the "Jobs To Be Done" approach

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Viewflow Demo

A lightweight reusable workflow library that helps to organise collaborative business logic in django applications.

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inclusive-design-and-development handbook

Ingredients for case About the need for accessibility About the cost of accessibility

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I Think in Flowcharts – Rands in Repose

"One of my great hits for a couple of years has been building a flowchart regarding making big decisions. Not small decisions, big ones. As with all complicated people things™, I see these situations as flowcharts. An obvious set of steps, branches, and logical conclusions. Flowcharts give me a sense of control when it’s hitting the fan."

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Design leadership: How to establish a design-led culture in your organisation

`I’m going to talk through some of the issues I’ve faced and actions I’ve taken when it comes to embedding a “design” culture, and to provide you with a simple 7-step guide doing the same. This post isn’t about what makes a great design lead (as I’ll be talking about that in a future post); rather, how to get your whole organisation on board with design thinking.`

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Work from your local

Work from your local is a free resource that hopes to increase traffic in your favourite locals. Pubs, cafes and venues register work/meet space and remote workers search for somewhere to work using the map. Your morale needs a boost. So does the economy. Work one day a week from your local. Work so

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You are Going on a Quest

"The most common conversation I’ve had during the last three start-ups was the growth conversation. Some version of: “Rands. I am here. How do I get there?” For leadership-minded engineers, there are four career paths available to you. I will describe three briefly, and then I’ll talk about the fourth one a lot. The first three career paths for leadership-minded engineers are CEO, CTO, or VP of Engineering."

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Diversity focused job boards

Good resource list from Kimberley Cook

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The New User Story Backlog is a Map

"Why the flat user story backlog doesn’t work, and how to build a better backlog that will help you more effectively explain your system, prioritize, and plan your releases."

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A day in the life of dealing with fucking Weetabix.

A possibly true take from inside a large ad agency.

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Dark Patterns at Scale: Findings from a Crawl of 11K Shopping Websites

"Dark patterns are user interface design choices that benefit an online service by coercing, steering, or deceiving users into making unintended and potentially harmful decisions. We conducted a large-scale study, analyzing ~53K product pages from ~11K shopping websites to characterize and quantify the prevalence of dark patterns."

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Photography Estimates/ Invoices: Common Fees and Expenses

"Starting to take on paid work as a photographer? Here are common fees and expenses that you should consider in your estimates and invoices."

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Spotify’s Failed #SquadGoals

"“The Spotify model” got a bunch of companies talking like Taylor Swift about startup culture, but four former Spotify employees reveal the truth: its eponymous way of working failed before it scaled."

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Team Objectives – Overview

"It’s no secret that most of the leading tech product companies use the OKR technique, or one of the variants. And it’s also no secret how much success these companies have had. Yet people are confusing correlation with causation. Those successful companies aren’t successful because they use OKR’s. They use OKR’s because it is designed to leverage the empowered product team model."

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The Impact of Web Performance

"In this post, I’ll discuss what I did at ALDO to measure the revenue impact of web performance without having to spend time making performance improvements."

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The Click-Away Pound Survey 2019 - Home Page

Click-Away Pound is a research survey designed to explore the online shopping experience of people with disabilities and examine the cost to business of ignoring disabled shoppers.

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Setup GDPR Cookie Consent Notification with Google Tag Manager

"Learn how to install and configure a GDPR Cookie Consent Notification with Google Tag Manager and update your marketing tags accordingly"

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Assess your agile engineering practices

"Some weeks ago I read a slide deck by Jeff Nielsen about “Five Key Numbers to Gauge your Agile Engineering Efforts“. Even though using agile engineering practices is no goal in itself, the practices are usually helpful in reaching the ultimate goal of useful software. That’s why I compiled the five numbers into a single page to print out and let teams self-assess."

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Scrum Checklist

"Are you really doing Scrum? Download the Scrum Checklist (version 2.2, PDF format)."

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Story Blocks: A tool to help founders capture their company story

"Capturing your company story simply is incredibly powerful as it is central to everything your business will go on to do. It helps to crystalise the problem and solution, unite teams and add texture and personality that can help build your brand."

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