20 05. 2016

Dealing with Feature Requests

2019-08-21T13:17:08+02:00Von |

Dealing with Feature Requests As a product manager you are usually the recipient of countless feature requests. Feature requests may arrive per email, support systems, phone etc. They just keep coming... One common mistake is to try give feedback or even worse take decisions (yes we are..., no we are not..., we are not sure

22 03. 2016

On UI/UX Decisions

2019-08-21T13:19:25+02:00Von |

On UI/UX Decisions Despite the undisputable importance of UI/UX (User Interface, User Experience) for most software products, most software developers prefer to deal with more sexy/nerdy topics such as architectural patterns, algorithms, performance optimization, backend services etc. While giant vendors  enjoy the luxury of employing UI/UX engineers, medium sized vendors usually either do not have

9 03. 2016

On Presenting 0.X Versions and previews

2019-08-21T13:19:37+02:00Von |

On Presenting 0.X Versions and previews Designing and implementing software from scratch is not easy. Yes, you have the freedom to design at will, but you have to take many important decisions that you will not able to (easily) change afterwards. The responsibility is huge. On the one hand, stakeholders no matter if they have a

23 02. 2016

On Product Lifecycles

2019-08-21T13:19:57+02:00Von |

On Product Lifecycles Civil engineers usually work on projects (buildings), which upon completion will mostly live on (and possibly be admired) for years, decades even centuries. Software engineers usually work on projects (products) which upon completion (if they ever do) are mostly already old, deprecated and need to be rewritten... If you are in software, you have to be aware of

21 01. 2016

Product vs. Project Mindset: Finding the Right Balance

2019-08-21T13:20:26+02:00Von |

Product vs. Project Mindset: Finding the Right Balance Building a software product is fundamentally different than implementing a software solution for a specific customer. While this might sound like common knowledge, a surprisingly big number of people in our industry just do not grasp it. As a product manager, you need to make sure that