Finest-5 Product reads

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9 lessons from my 10+ years working in product

I normally do not share posts from social media, but this one I need to show you. This Reddit user has shared some of the learning from 10 years in product in such a simple and structured manner. I suggest you read it again and again. Continue reading..

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s really hard to avoid assumptions because our brains are hard-wired to do so. Question everything and get hold of the data when you can.
  • Study frameworks and experiment, but be wary of following them to the letter
  • “Tell them what you’re going to tell them, then tell them and finally tell them what you’ve told them”.

Reviewing the Safari redesign in iOS 15

Personally, a good case study and understanding of any design is just a treat to mind. Here, the author’s breakdown of fresh changes in safari is another good way for you to look into design decisions and consider what you would have done. Continue reading..

Key Takeaways:

  • When you’re redesigning something as fundamental as the browser UI, start with a firm opinion about what you’re trying to improve.
  • Uniqueness is a goal that doesn’t have an immediately obvious end-user impact.
  • You can’t make everything prominent, so you have to prioritize things.

Product Case Study: Duolingo

Duolingo has been popular for its novel approach to learning and how it is actually efficient. If you haven’t explored, you must. Also, a look into some lessons from the product are interesting enough to learn and use in your product. Continue reading..

Key Takeaways:

  • If you can show value before account sign-up, do it.
  • Just like in poker, it takes a special form of courage to fold (Unship).
  • Every SaaS app can learn from game design.

How to create an effective user adoption strategy in 3 steps

Product launches are complex and it all feels wasted if users don’t show the expected adoption. You must have a predefined adoption strategy to figure out how you will make users adopt the product and if there are issues, how will you fix them quickly. Continue reading..

Key Takeaways:

  • Comfort with status quo can be the hardest hurdle to overcome with launches.
  • A good user adoption strategy reaches users, educates them on your product and convinces them, they need it in their live.
  • Some of the most useful tools to track your metrics and pull insights from are event analytics, flow analytics, and segmentation platforms.

Heuristic and Holistic Product Management

A very basic statement you must have heard before also, “A PM’s job is to minimize risk and maximize value”. Also, we have heard a lot of things about what we need to be a good PM. Here is another and different take on the same. Continue reading..

Key Takeaways:

  • Heuristic relates to exploratory problem-solving that use self-educating.
  • Holistic relate to whole or complete systems rather than the analysis, treatment, or dissection into parts.
  • By working heuristically and thinking holistically, we can reduce risks and maximize value.

Product of the week: whereby

Eye-catching was the beautiful review on the homepage from Andrey Khusid, CEO Miro. Looking deeper into the product, you learn it is one of the simplest solutions out there to do calls/meetings. No hustle, no nonsense, directly get to work and have a great experience.