Rian van der Merwe

👨‍💻 Product manager @postmarkapp • 💡 Author @elezea • 📬 The week’s best resources for people who create technology products: elezea.com/newsletter

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Simple product design is about removing the forces that block users
August 22, 2019
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Turn customers into a coalition of defenders
August 21, 2019
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It’s not about the clicks
August 19, 2019
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Education as customer research for product development
August 16, 2019
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Use asynchronous standups to improve team communication
August 14, 2019
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Product managers are responsible for team safety
August 13, 2019
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Product management is about building carrots, not sticks
August 12, 2019
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A positioning framework for product managers
August 8, 2019
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Make accessibility part of planning for every project
August 6, 2019
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Measure product teams by value created, not number of features launched
August 2, 2019
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Don’t get customers hooked, focus on healthy retention instead
July 31, 2019
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Collaboration > tooling
July 31, 2019
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The importance of getting customer feedback before product launches
July 30, 2019
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Reducing Time to Value, and other important product-led growth metrics
July 29, 2019
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The best response to a product is “I happily give you money”
July 18, 2019
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Like product management, but for home life
July 12, 2019
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How to deal with uncertainty in product development: discovery and assumption mapping
July 12, 2019
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How to make accessibility part of the product development process
July 10, 2019
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No one should ever get fired for doing something to help a user or create a better user experience
July 10, 2019
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Prioritization, product stewardship, and the hardest part about being a product manager
July 9, 2019
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“There should be no guilt for refusing to work hysterically”
July 7, 2019
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Build a healthy development cadence by being flexible on scope, fixed on time
July 5, 2019
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The importance of candid communication when things go wrong with your product
July 2, 2019
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When it comes to prioritization, don’t go it alone
July 2, 2019
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Responsive roadmaps for modern product management
June 30, 2019
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Agile vs. Agility in product development
June 29, 2019
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My interview on The Product Experience: “Crazy Busy Product People”
June 19, 2019
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You don’t own your product
June 17, 2019
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Empathy and Optimism as complementary forces in product management
June 13, 2019
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The traits of a competent product manager
June 7, 2019
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Resource: Product Management career ladder
June 7, 2019
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How we use productboard for planning at Postmark
June 5, 2019
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For healthy product retention, build fewer but more memorable experiences
June 3, 2019
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Key principles for servant leadership in product management
May 31, 2019
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How to talk to customers: lessons from a journalist
May 31, 2019
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The product management role is too broad, and should differentiate between goals
May 28, 2019
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How to set effectively goals for your product
May 25, 2019
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Guy Raz: Innovation lessons from famous entrepreneurs
May 24, 2019
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How mental models can make us blind to innovative product solutions
May 24, 2019
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A helpful guide for new product managers
May 23, 2019
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🎉 Elezea turns 10! Introducing memberships and a revamped newsletter.
May 22, 2019
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How to effectively onboard additional team members on a customer’s primary account
May 21, 2019
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Using “Feature/Product Fit” to assess the value of a new feature
May 20, 2019
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Looking for product inspiration? Look way beyond your own industry.
May 17, 2019
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Inside Twitter’s research and development process for their new public prototype
May 16, 2019
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Product growth relies on the right balance between optimization and innovation
May 14, 2019
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Breaking down the multiple variables required to develop successful products
May 14, 2019
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How to use “product forces” to increase product adoption
May 9, 2019
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How to build a system to avoid over-complication in your product
May 9, 2019
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PM Starter Pack — how to get started in product management
May 8, 2019
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Rian van der Merwe is a writer who has produced content for elezea.com, elezea.com, and smashingmagazine.com
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