Decisions, Debt, and other Dilemmas

Feb 5th, 2020 Product Janna Bastow 12 min read

Our world, as product managers, is filled with making decisions. And, making decisions means making trade-offs. Trade-offs so often means taking on tech debt, design debt and other types of debt. This can be a dilemma for companies, especially if it stacks up too much. This presentation explores how to address the uncomfortable topic of […]

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Decisions, Debt, and other Dilemmas

Feb 5th, 2020 Product Janna Bastow 12 min read

Our world, as product managers, is filled with making decisions. And, making decisions means making trade-offs. Trade-offs so often means taking on tech debt, design debt and other types of debt. This can be a dilemma for companies, especially if it stacks up too much. This presentation explores how to address the uncomfortable topic of […]

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Finding Product/Market Fit

Jan 22nd, 2020 Product Janna Bastow 12 min read

In this talk, delivered at ProductTank, London, Janna Bastow talks about the journey to finding Product/Market Fit. This includes what to look for, how to measure it, and how not to be fooled along the way. Product/Market Fit is a popular topic among growing startups, but it’s vastly misunderstood. That’s probably because it’s a made […]

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Vanity Metrics

Oct 15th, 2019 Product Janna Bastow 6 min read

In this presentation, our CEO and Co-founder, Janna Bastow, talks about why vanity metrics are a blight on your business. So, how do you avoid these and other pitfalls that will lead your company to doom? Avoiding the Pitfalls of Vanity Metrics from Janna Bastow When we talk about vanity metrics, we mean that pile […]

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ProdPad Strikes for the Future in a bid to combat Climate Change

Sep 18th, 2019 Product Janna Bastow 3 min read

Janna Bastow explains why ProdPad is proud to be joining the Global Climate Strike on Friday. Young people have such power to inspire change. When I first heard about Greta Thunberg and her Fridays for Future school strikes, I was inspired by her passion to tackle climate change. I was also disheartened by the negative […]

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ProdPad Strikes for the Future in a bid to combat Climate Change

Sep 18th, 2019 Product Janna Bastow 3 min read

Janna Bastow explains why ProdPad is proud to be joining the Global Climate Strike on Friday. Young people have such power to inspire change. When I first heard about Greta Thunberg and her Fridays for Future school strikes, I was inspired by her passion to tackle climate change. I was also disheartened by the negative […]

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Lean Strategies for Maturing Products – INDUSTRY19 Slides

Apr 16th, 2019 Product Janna Bastow 1 min read

Believe it or not, building an MVP and launching a product is actually the easy part. It’s much more difficult to manage a product in its maturity or decline stages. In this talk, ProdPad CEO Janna Bastow tackles the challenges of a product that’s past its initial growth stage.

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Woohoo – We’ve officially hit over 1,000 customers!

Aug 9th, 2018 Product Janna Bastow 1 min read

That’s right, we have over 1,000 customers all over the world! This is a huge milestone for us and we couldn’t be more excited about what the future holds. Thank you for your continued support and following us on this journey. What’s new at ProdPad We recently launched some great new features like Activities and […]

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How To Nail Your Product Management Process with Jira

May 10th, 2018 Product Janna Bastow 13 min read

Raise your hand if you’ve tried to prioritize your product backlog in Jira. That’s everyone, right? But who has actually succeeded at it? Yep, just about no one. (If you’re the lucky exception, give me a shout!) Jira is a great development tool and it does what it’s supposed to do: it helps you to […]

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