Archives for the tag: product management

4 ways prototyping untangles your product requirements

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a prototype must be worth a hundred thousand pages of a requirements document. While a requirements document describes how a product works, a prototype is how a product works. Prototypes bring your user stories to life. They allow product managers to quickly communicate and validate functionality. Because they are visual, they are also easily understood by all stakeholders and agile teams. Here's how I’ve found prototyping most useful in my own work as an enterprise product manager:

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When you think of an API, you probably don't picture a bunch of drawings on a whiteboard. But exactly one year ago, our plans for HipChat Connect were just that. In a year this idea evolved through several stages and finally made it to public GA with over 30 partners. We've learned a lot about shipping and partnership in the process, and we hope what we've learned will be helpful to other software development teams like yours.

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A story map is a visual representation of the journey a customer takes with a product, including activities and tasks they complete. Agile teams create the story map in a collaborative session to ensure they have a shared understanding of the customer and their desired outcomes. Today I'll show you the basics of user story mapping and why it’s a worthwhile endeavour for your agile team.

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This is part 2 in our "PMs weigh in" series, focused on how two seasoned Atlassian PMs navigate the flood of customer feedback inputs, and prioritize them in a way that maximizes customer and product impact. You can find the first part here. Gathering customer feedback, turning feedback into actionable inputs, and then prioritizing those inputs for your development team are some of the most important functions of a PM. They're also the most challenging. Every PM has their way of balancing and

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This post is part of our collection on product management. Learn best practices and get advice from Atlassian’s product managers here. As product managers, we take every opportunity we get to learn more about our customers because understanding their needs is critical to building and releasing useful products. This means conducting customer interviews, running surveys, and examining in-product analytics. The data we glean from product analytics tell us how users actually use the product –

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