Vanity vs Sanity

I just read a great post by Dan Wolchonok at HubSpot about the impact of retention on user growth and revenue. At face value, this sounds pretty darn obvious, but really it isn’t until you see the models that you realize just how much of an impact this one metric can have on your product. … [Read more…]

Data first

It’s been a while since I last blogged, and I can only say that I’ve been managing my time poorly! I really need to get better at this. In an ideal world, I’d like to come out with one blog per day, but I feel like I would be setting myself up to fail, which … [Read more…]

Your data smells

You know what a product manager eats for breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner? Data. It’s always about the data, and it’s not always palatable. When I started working as a product manager, I had absolutely no experience with any kind of data analysis tool—hell, I didn’t even know how to do a VLOOKUP in Excel. I remember spending … [Read more…]

The Design Sprint

When I was at the Google Women Techmakers event, I participated in the design sprint that was conducted by Melinda Klayman, UX Program Manager. We were given a problem statement that we had to solve using the 5 Day Sprint method developed by Jake Knapp over at Google Ventures. I was completely unfamiliar with it before … [Read more…]