By

Claire Sawyers
I remember when I did my first big pitch for DonateNZ, a charitable marketplace where people donated goods & services to community organisations. I’d decided to hold our launch event at my primary school. National celebrities were invited, press releases deployed, a big radio star was the MC. I sat there with my smiley t-shirt...
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Leading the Product; our favourite annual event for hearing Product Managers give away their roadmaps and tactics for success is on again this October. In preparation for the day, we’ve asked keynote speaker; Trent Mankelow, Chief Customer Officer at New Zealand’s most successful startup; TradeMe, for 3 quick product insights: When do you know you have...
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As a Founder of an ambitious tech start-up, you have to wear a lot of hats. A normal day can see you tackling everything from financial modelling to bug testing, pitching to investors, right down to manually triaging data from one system to another. Regardless how boundless your talents may be, it’s important to always...
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“You’re 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down”. That was how your task list began; full of hope and good intentions. But then weeks went by. Tasks stacked up, but the list never went down. What’s with that?   The list promised so much action, but now it’s a lead...
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One of the biggest lessons I learnt as an startup founder, was to walk away at the end of the day and give my brain time to relax and regroup. Podcasts are a useful tool for this – both transforming dead productivity time, as well as inspiring new ways to approach problem-solving. Here’s 5 episodes...
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On Thursday 20th of October, I was amongst 200+ like-minded Product Managers at Melbourne’s Leading the Product conference. An action packed line-up of speakers from around the world sent me away with a book full of notes and my head full of learnings. Here’s 5 learnings that inspired me: 1. Kara De Frias | Director of UX, White House...
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MoSCoW is a well loved prioritisation technique of Agile Practitioners and Product Managers worldwide. Why? Its simplicity and transparency allows you to categorise features or ideas into four main buckets: M -Must have S – Should have C – Could have W – Won’t have (or want to have, but will come later) But have you ever...
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Walk into any leading corporate or tech company and you’ll immediately be accosted by bright post-its on all walls. For the uninformed, these aren’t a cheap way of decorating – these capture features or action items for the teams’ product roadmap or development sprints. Why put your Product Roadmap on the wall?   It takes people...
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