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February 28, 2017

I once had a boss who said ‘(users) can have it right, they can have it fast, or they can have it cheap but you can’t have all 3.’ We at Wazee Digital constantly strive to create a product that makes end-users lives easier at the right moment for the right cost. As part of our unicorn hunting skillset product managers should listen, watch, and listen some more to the end-users. Ask questions to understand and determine what the problem is that needs solving. Listen some more. Then collaborate with our teams and the user(s) to determine how best to create and gift the unicorn back to the user with a side of rainbow sprinkles. This is where I will let you know that the Unicorn here is YouTube Publishing, and the Sprinkles? Monetization [...]

February 1, 2017

In the video content business, searching through trillions of moments of video to find ‘tank’ can be just as time consuming and arduous to narrow down a set of results. Even in a large asset management system ‘tank’ could mean a container for fish or a military vehicle, two very different things (as you can see below) requiring further refinement.

October 4, 2016

How do you define “simple” in two words or less? “No-brainer” comes first to my mind, my 11-year-old son says “not difficult,” my teenagers collectively say “basic” while my husband plays my little word game and mutters “not complicated.” As a product manager, I spend a significant amount of time trying to articulate features and […]

September 7, 2016

You see, Humpty is a deploy. He was all right in QA but collapsed after being deployed to production. Now, the site’s down and your boss is losing his shit. IT is saying the code is broken. The developers are saying it’s a server issue.

July 11, 2016

By year 2000, the Internet was everywhere. Yet still, it was something that we patiently waited to be connected to – ah yes, the days of watching the iconic yellow AOL man run across your screen with the exciting yet dreaded dial-up tone. “Welcome,” and “You’ve got mail” became signals to our psyche that we were connected.

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