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 […]

The post Avoiding the Pitfalls of Vanity Metrics appeared first on ProdPad | Product Management Software.

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 […]

The post ProdPad Strikes for the Future in a bid to combat Climate Change appeared first on ProdPad | Product Management Software.

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 […]

The post ProdPad Strikes for the Future in a bid to combat Climate Change appeared first on ProdPad | Product Management Software.

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.

The post Lean Strategies for Maturing Products – INDUSTRY19 Slides appeared first on ProdPad | Product Management Software.

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 […]

The post Woohoo – We’ve officially hit over 1,000 customers! appeared first on ProdPad | Product Management Software.

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 […]

The post How To Nail Your Product Management Process with Jira appeared first on ProdPad | Product Management Software.

Re-Introducing Triage Mode for a Tidier Product Backlog

Jan 31st, 2018 Product Janna Bastow 3 min read

The unexciting tasks we push back until the end of the day, week, month or quarter are often the ones we need the most support on from technology. So as well as the exciting whizzy features, we build ProdPad to provide handy shortcuts for the boring stuff. That way, you can crack on with the […]

The post Re-Introducing Triage Mode for a Tidier Product Backlog appeared first on ProdPad | Product Management Software.

Trello vs. ProdPad: How They’re Different and Why You Need Both

Jan 30th, 2018 Product Janna Bastow 15 min read

If you’re using Trello already, you might be asking “Trello vs ProdPad? What’s the difference? Why do I need them both?” Good question, and one we can answer because we use ProdPad and Trello together to build our own products! It’s not a matter of one versus the other. They each solve completely different problems: […]

The post Trello vs. ProdPad: How They’re Different and Why You Need Both appeared first on ProdPad | Product Management Software.

7 Brilliant Little Skills To Master Your Role As A Product Manager

Sep 5th, 2017 Product Janna Bastow 17 min read

Here’s what no one has told you about your role as a product manager: it’s essentially a sales job. Except it’s possibly the hardest sales job of your life. Because you don’t get training or even training wheels when you start this gig – and no one tells you that the hardest thing about being […]

The post 7 Brilliant Little Skills To Master Your Role As A Product Manager appeared first on ProdPad | Product Management Software.

How To Work With User Personas When You’re A Product Manager

Aug 30th, 2017 Product Janna Bastow 8 min read

Think about what it takes to run a successful services company, like an an agency or a consultancy. When you’re running an agency, you give them what they’re asking you for. They want a custom dashboard? You make it. They want you to make them a website? You do it. They want you to jump? […]

The post How To Work With User Personas When You’re A Product Manager appeared first on ProdPad | Product Management Software.