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Product Manager vs. UX Designer: Who Should Be In Charge?
December 13, 2022
Product Manager vs. UX Designer: Who Should Be In Charge?

What is the main difference between product managers and UX designers? Product managers are responsible for realizing the product vision. UX designers are responsible for…

Bootstrapping Is Hard — But Still Easier Than Venture Capital
November 28, 2022
Bootstrapping Is Hard — But Still Easier Than Venture Capital

Autonomy is strength. Profit is freedom. Software companies in particular do not need an extraordinary amount of capital to get started. Choosing to bootstrap and grow…

6 Stories About Engineers and Product Managers
November 17, 2022
6 Stories About Engineers and Product Managers

Business success today depends on software innovation. Engineering teams shoulder this important responsibility. There is always pressure to deliver new features, faster.…

"We Grew Too Fast" Is Not a Valid Excuse For Layoffs
November 7, 2022
"We Grew Too Fast" Is Not a Valid Excuse For Layoffs

Growth-at-all-costs thinking is pernicious. And the temptation is not reserved for startups. As an organization grows and becomes established, it takes continued strength…

Aha! Launches New Digital Notebook for Product Builders
October 25, 2022
Aha! Launches New Digital Notebook for Product Builders

What if you could organize all of your thoughts in one tool? And what if you could then share those concepts with others on your team and quickly refine them? We have…

How To Bootstrap Your Career
October 18, 2022
How To Bootstrap Your Career

Bootstrapping is a mindset that can apply to many different efforts, including your professional life. These five core principles of the Bootstrap Movement can help you…

The Most Common Planning Trap in Product Development
October 10, 2022
The Most Common Planning Trap in Product Development

A company creates its own goals, sets its own timelines, and manages its own resources. Looking outward at the market is more vulnerable. How will what you build stand…

The Two Sides of Product Operations
October 4, 2022
The Two Sides of Product Operations

More than a specific function, product operations represents a way of thinking that everyone in the organization can adopt to deliver better customer experiences.

Building Features vs. Solving Problems
September 27, 2022
Building Features vs. Solving Problems

Solving problems or building technology and features? Over time product development teams can drift away from the high-level customer need and focus on the “feature set.”…

Slalom Joins the Aha! Partner Program
September 19, 2022
Slalom Joins the Aha! Partner Program

Meet the newest addition to the Aha! Partner program — Slalom, a global consulting firm. Aha! partners help customers successfully use Aha! software and prepare for what…

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