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May 13

Canva: Product Management Process and Stack

Canva is one of the fastest growing companies around and now has 500 staff. I recently interviewed Robert Kawalsky who’s startup Zeetings, was acquired by Canva in April 2018. Robert soon took the lead for both Zeetings and Canva Presentations groups which represents a huge opportunity in Enterprise, SME and also Education. Our the interview (a


Apr 21

Feature Prioritization and roadmapping

Previous posts have discussed roadmap prioritization, delusions/biases and methods like RICE to reduce bias when deciding what features to add to your Product. With that in mind, I was browsing a Y-Combinator interview with Brian Donohue, the President of Instapaper, acquired by Pinterest. I thought it was worth sharing. Brian provided a simplified prioritization technique


Dec 18

7 Product Management Anti-patterns

Here is a recent Medium guest post I did for the Product Management insider.  The 7 Product Management anti-patterns are not the complete-forever-last-word, but worthy of note when you are roadmap planning — the list originally was a tweet I made distilled from the series I’m writing here on cognitive biases in roadmap planning — the tweet was flippant and fun


Nov 20

Podcast: Steen Andersson – Head of Product at Atlassian

Steen is Head of Product Management at Atlassian. He was Google Drive’s Group Product Manager, VP Product at Nitro after they acquired his startup Sensedoc. Before that he was co-founder of 5th Finger which actually got acquired (not once but) twice! by both Microsoft and Merkle. In this podcast we are talking how Atlassian grows


Oct 29

Getting Product Market Fit – Part 2: Avoiding Feature Delusion and Biases

In this part Elliot and I discuss the role of founders as product managers. Because the skills of Product Managers are not well understood, it doesn’t exist as a job role in the start of a company. So the founders take on the role – at the same time founders are often great, charismatic sales