I've been experimenting on people at work. As some of you may know I am an ex scientist*. I'm methodical, I like a good process but I also appreciate how to set up a good control and experiment. I LOVE experiments. I'd kill for one more day in the lab. As a Product Manager one… Continue reading How To Experiment With Email Like A Product Manager
Westpac up-skilled its Product Managers by giving us the opportunity to participate in a 9 week Digital Project Manager course by Academy Xi. I'm excited to say we finished the course with a highly competitive bang today! Today's session involved solving a real life Westpac business problem to tie together all the concepts we had… Continue reading Why Every Product Manager Needs A Strong Product Vision
Running a blog is a lot of fun but it's also hard work. One of the main reasons I started this blog was to have my own product to work on. I figured it was the ultimate test of whether I really can apply my product & marketing skills to anything. I also knew that… Continue reading A Product Manager’s Secrets For Your Blog Home Page You Need To Know
"I'm an author. How do I get my book out there?" Cut up your credit card. Today, I'm speaking to you as "Product Manager - Emerging Authors". I've marketed and distributed financial products for some of the largest banks and retailers in Australia. I have no experience in the book business but I reckon I've… Continue reading Product Secrets for Authors: How To Get Your Book Out There
You have four missions to complete in four weeks, should you wish to accept. Don't forget to report back. WEEK ONE Your mission: grab a coffee each afternoon with someone in your teamUnderstand their role, experience and any key challenges they are facingAsk how they think you can help them - if you are a… Continue reading Starting your new job: 4 lessons in 4 weeks
You might recall I bought a Kindle! and so it only seemed fitting to download "Invent and Wander". The first half of the book is a collection of Jeff Bezos' shareholder letters whilst the second half explores his life and work through a range of interviews and speeches. I highly recommend getting your hands on (or… Continue reading Are you a visionary or missionary?
In my new role I'm learning a lot about agile. I asked our agile coach if there were any books, podcasts or articles she could point me to that would help me get up to speed. Her response surprised me: "There are heaps of agile thought leaders I follow however I don't know how much… Continue reading A Coffee With An Agile Coach
I was only 14 years old when I got my first part time job at a Gloria Jeans coffee store. I remember telling my dad I wanted a job so I could save money to go to Costa Rica but I had no idea how to get one! He helped me write my résumé and… Continue reading 4 Important Product Lessons From A Coffee House You Need To Know