Writing Effective Use Cases

Alistair Cockburn

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Writing use cases as a means of capturing the behavioral requirements of software systems and business processes is a practice that is quickly gaining popularity. Use cases provide a beneficial means of project planning because they clearly show how people will ultimately use the system being…


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You: The Product: The Real Skills You Need to Be an Effective Product Manager

Vivek Bedi

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Product management is one of the most in-demand jobs in today’s market. But few people are formally trained for this line of work—and those who are don’t find out what it really takes to succeed until they are confronted with the obstacles mentioned in this book. If you’re a product manager—or…


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Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Peter Thiel

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Every moment in business happens only once. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won't create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them. It's easier…


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When Coffee and Kale Compete: Become great at making products people will buy


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A Job to be Done is the process a consumer goes through whenever she aims to transform her existing life-situation into a preferred one, but cannot because there are constraints that stop her. When Coffee and Kale Compete by Alan Klement helps you become better at creating and selling products that…


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Visual Models for Software Requirements (Developer Best Practices)

Joy Beatty; (Computer software developer) Anthony Chen

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Apply best practices for capturing, analyzing, and implementing software requirements through visual models—and deliver better results for your business. The authors—experts in eliciting and visualizing requirements—walk you through a simple but comprehensive language of visual models that has been…


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Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love

Jon Kolko

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From Design Thinking to Design Doing Innovators today are told to run loose and think lean in order to fail fast and succeed sooner. But in a world obsessed with the new, where cool added features often trump actual customer needs, it’s the consumer who suffers. In our quest to be more agile, we…


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What Customers Want: Using Outcome-Driven Innovation to Create Breakthrough Products and Services

Anthony W. Ulwick

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A world-renowned innovation guru explains practices that result in breakthrough innovations "Ulwick's outcome-driven programs bring discipline and predictability to the often random process of innovation." -Clayton Christensen For years, companies have accepted the underlying principles that…


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Take Charge Product Management: Time-Tested Tips, Tactics, and Tools for the New or Improved Product Manager

Greg Geracie

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If you're looking for an effective and proven approach to product management - one that recognizes that the majority of product managers enter the field with little or no training and must learn through trial and error - this is the book for you. Take Charge Product Management guides you…


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This is Service Design Thinking: Basics, Tools, Cases

Marc Stickdorn; Jakob Schneider

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How to design and market services to create outstanding customer experiences Service design thinking is the designing and marketing of services that improve the customer experience, and the interactions between the service providers and the customers. If you have two coffee shops right next to each…


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User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product

Jeff Patton; Patton, Jeff

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User story mapping is a valuable tool for software development, once you understand why and how to use it. This insightful book examines how this often misunderstood technique can help your team stay focused on users and their needs without getting lost in the enthusiasm for individual product…


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