The One Question Every Product Manager should be able to answer: Are you building an Android or an iPhone?
Target audience: Everyone involved in making a digital product. Or a physical one for that matter.
In a previous post I discussed the practicality of using a hybrid Waterfall/Agile approach to Project Management when an Agile approach to customer feedback is required for an empathy driven Product Development ethos.
Based on the above it’s worth mentioning we use this narrative in communicating our internal process to the customer stakeholders to help align both our teams with the end game.
Target Audience: Product Managers, Project Managers, Individuals with higher than normal Openness to Experience.
This is a post on how to build products, but as all groundbreaking historical moments, it must begin with a story. This story will show that some of the most Agile climbers end up chasing a series of waterfalls, albeit with style.
They teach you in Agile that customer feedback loops is critical to the success of the project. Which is correct. What they normally don’t tell you is that projects require boundaries and waterfall is an amazing way to communicate the beginning and end of…
So during the run of intajy.com we came to pick up a couple of tools (30+) which we use to manage the day to day of the operations. I figured it would help some of you planning to start something get an idea of what the scope looks like from one angle.
The presentation in PDF format here https://bit.ly/3peewF4
It’s worth mentioning each developer has a list almost as long as this for the internal tools he/she uses to manage their routine. Same applies to the content professionals, designers…etc.
من يعرفني أكثر من شهر من الزمن ربما بلغه بعضاً من شغفي (المزعج أحيانا) عن التعليم والتعليم الالكتروني بالتحديد، وربما سمع عن مشروع أسسته مع أروع كوكبة من المهندسين في العالم العربي، بل وربما في العالم اجمع.
لمن لا يعرف نسختي من قصة إنتاجي، فلقد فاتته وانتهت مرحلة مهمة منها اليوم بمغادرتي لإنتاجي كمدير تنفيذي وشريك مؤسس. سأروي البعض منها هنا لأجل العودة لها مستقبلاً ولمؤازرة البعض ممن قد يستفيد مما أصبنا وأخطأنا.
بدأ المشوار في سنة 2013 عندما اتفق مجموعة من المهندسين في شركة كنت أعمل بها آنذاك ان أهمية المساهمة في رفد المحتوى الرقمي العربي بشيء ذو قيمة…
لطالما سمعت عن المشكلة الحقيقية التي تواجه العرب (أو المتحدثين باللغة العربية) لمن لديه حساسية تجاه المعاني القومية للكلمة. وملخصها لمن لم يسمع عن مشكلتنا، هي اننا نفتقد لمحتوى عربي (كلام مكتوب+مرئيات+صوتيات) بشكل رقمي مفتوح يسهل على المستخدم العربي تناوله وهضمه والذي وَجدَت الدراسات ان زيادة هذا النتاج يؤدي بشكل مباشر الى خلق زخم لعملية استخدام وخلق محتوى آخر بشكل متسارع.
واعلم عزيزي وعزيزتي القراء انه ليس كل محتوى “مهضوم” ذو قيمة انسانية تدفع المجتمع العربي نحو الامام. فمن الامور المحزنة انه من اكثر المواضيع استقطاباً للشباب هو الجنس. نعم، المواضيع الجنسية من افلام وصور وكتابات. ومن يبحث عن اي…
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To the majority of the English speaking population of the planet that first sentence could might as well have been a reading from the Mars Exploration Rover for all they knew. Now imagine how it might sound to those who can barely put together a sentence in English.
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