How can PMs create an effective UX roadmap?

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A problem well stated is a problem half solved. – Charles Kettering A Product Manager dons numerous hats – that of a skilled negotiator, a conflict resolver, a smart bargainer, a product visionary, a smooth communicator, and so on. But the most important role this individual plays is that of a problem solver. So yes, … Read more

6 UX Design Skills That Define A Top-Rated Design Team

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So, you’re looking to hire a UX team? That’s a great start because it actually proves that user experience is a priority in your company. Hiring an appropriate UX design team isn’t an easy task. As many multi-star reviews you may see, or testimonials you may read, finding the right design team specific to your … Read more

Nailing the ‘Wow’ Moment in Enterprise Products

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Imagine you’ve gone to dine at an upscale Parisian restaurant. The vibe inside is awash with enough French disdain to intimidate the best of us. You’re seated and then handed a menu in chaste French. Enter, the charming serveur. He treats you with genuine courtesy, he overlooks your horrific pronunciation of “bouillabaisse”, and gently proffers … Read more

Transforming Legacy Systems is the Need of the Hour

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Let’s begin by understanding the basics. What is a legacy system? A legacy system can be a software application, a computer system, or a process or technology that is about to turn obsolete or already has. In fact, many misunderstand a legacy system to be an old, outdated one. While that is true in most … Read more

5 Things Product Managers Can Learn From User Psychology

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As a product manager, you’re not totally off track for believing that user psychology comes under the UX domain. But this quote by Frank Chimero puts things in a different light – “People ignore design that ignores people.” Almost every tome on product management harps about the importance of understanding the users in order to … Read more

How Can User Interfaces Make or Break Touchpoints

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How often have you heard about the massive importance of customer journeys and each touchpoint within them? As true as this is, nothing drives home a point more than a true-to-life story. Let’s revisit a project we were working on a while ago. The client was a manufacturer of storage devices for the medical apparatus. … Read more

What Can Designers Learn from Agile Methodology

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If there’s one way to describe the agile development process to novices, it is this – agile is all about incrementally delivering software, bypassing unnecessary overheads, and working collaboratively towards the greater good of the project. Perfection is left out of the equation, as products can always be enhanced down the road. The actual process … Read more

Why Only Functional Systems Are No Longer Enough

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Needs and wants. Aren’t these the driving force behind most human actions? American psychologist, Abraham Maslow published a research paper titled “A Theory of Human Motivation” way back in 1943. The contents of that paper covered his interpretation of human needs and their hierarchy from the most basic to the most complex. Maslow’s observations have … Read more

Dealing with Teams That Do Not Believe in Minimum Viable Product

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The path of innovation is a complex one to tread on. Especially in an environment where conformity is usually the norm. So, when you have to convince a bunch of skeptical stakeholders of a radical concept such as a minimum viable product, things can get a whole lot slippery. We’re sold on the idea of … Read more

Minimum Viable Product: Your Guide to Knowing All About MVPs

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The term ‘Minimum Viable Product’, or MVP was first coined by product development expert, Frank Robinson, who defined it to be a product with a set of core features that allows it to be used in a way it’s meant to be, and nothing more. In other words, an MVP is “The smallest thing that … Read more