Job Opportunity: Sales Executive

Posted in Web Product Management on July 28th, 2009 by Thomas Fuchs-Martin – Be the first to comment

My current employer nuroa is looking for an experienced sales manager and I thought you might be interested. See below the job profile! You are the right one for this job? Then do not hesitate and send us your CV to: jobs@migoa.com read more »

5 Tips For A More Relaxed (And More Productive!) PM Workday

Posted in Web Product Management on July 2nd, 2009 by Thomas Fuchs-Martin – 9 Comments

Yes, the PM workdays can be hard sometimes: Somehow the Product Manager is involved in everything and the danger to become more a “Firefighter” than a Product Manager is high! (And in the work contract it says “Product Manager” not “Firefighter“, doesn´t it?) Anyway, whenever you have the feeling that the release cycles get shorter and shorter while the to-do-list gets longer and longer, you should try the following: read more »

111+ Web Analytics Tweeter You Must Follow

Posted in Web Analytics on June 18th, 2009 by Thomas Fuchs-Martin – 11 Comments

Twitter is a really powerful tool to get in touch with other internet people. In the last time I was looking for web analytics experts in Twitter and found an excellent resource at the Blog of Rich Page. Even more interesting people I found while doing searches in Twitter and Google. Please let me know If I missed somebody in this list and tweet me. I want to keep this list up to date and I will update it from time to time.

Web Analytics Experts in Twitter:

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Pageviews vs. Visits vs. Visitors

Posted in Web Analytics on June 12th, 2009 by Thomas Fuchs-Martin – Be the first to comment

In my opinion it happens too often that these important web analytics terms get mixed up or misunderstood. Sometimes even people that work in the internet industry seem to get confused. Whenever you have doubts if your conversation partner understood these terms right, you should better explain these differences again! See below the official definitions, where i have marked the parts with [!] that are in my experience most often misunderstood. read more »

Interesting Event: ProductCamp NYC

Posted in Events on June 9th, 2009 by Thomas Fuchs-Martin – Be the first to comment

The New York Product Management Association is hosting this interesting barcamp-style event. For more information check out the ProductCamp NYC presentation video and view the official ProductCamp NYC webpage.
The Twitter people are already tweeting about it at #pcampnyc!

PM barcamp in NYC

PM barcamp in NYC

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Project Management with the opensource tool GanttProject

Posted in Web Product Management on June 5th, 2009 by Thomas Fuchs-Martin – 1 Comment

Gantt charts are a good way to visualize project plans. To prepare Gantt charts in a quick and easy way you will need the help of specialized tools. (please do not even think about using Powerpoint or Excel for bigger Gantt charts :-) ) My favourite tool for smaller and mid-size project plans is the free software GanttProject:

the gantt charts will look like this in GanttProject

the gantt charts will look like this in GanttProject

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7 Reasons Why Good Product Managers Must Be On Twitter

Posted in Web Product Management on May 27th, 2009 by Thomas Fuchs-Martin – 11 Comments
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For some reason people from all over the world are using Twitter like crazy at the moment. Well, actually it is not really surprising, because you can do a lot of cool things with it.  In this post I list and explain my reasons why I use Twitter and why I think every good Product Manager should do so as well: read more »

Mainstream?!?! – The Top 3 Most Exceptional Product Management Blogs

Posted in Web Product Management on May 21st, 2009 by Thomas Fuchs-Martin – 7 Comments

There are many blogs about product management. Most of them are quite “mainstream“. But some of them have a exceptional style to blog about product management topics and they are all both: useful and fun to read ;-) read more »

User Experience Design vs. Usability vs. User Interface Design

Posted in User Experience Design on May 14th, 2009 by Thomas Fuchs-Martin – 1 Comment

Web Product Managers hear pretty often the following terms during their daily business: User Experience Design, User Interface Design and last not least: Usability. Unfortunately the use of these terms is sometimes a little bit messy and can lead to confusion or even misunderstandings. But no need to worry, at the blog of Whitney Hess I found a cool presentation that frames out the most common misconceptions about user experience design: read more »

Broken Link Analysis With The Free Tool Xenu Link Sleuth

Posted in Web Analytics on May 7th, 2009 by Thomas Fuchs-Martin – 4 Comments

There are no broken links on your web page? Sure? If your web project is bigger than a couple of pages you will need the help of an automatic link checker tool to answer this question. If you do not check the links regularly and there are too many broken links you risk that:

  • the usability will be bad, because users just waste their time with clicking on the broken links
  • the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) suffers, because the search engine crawlers might waste their (limited!) time with following these links.

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Basic User Stream Analysis With Advanced Segments In Google Analytics

Posted in Web Analytics on May 4th, 2009 by Thomas Fuchs-Martin – Be the first to comment

Advanced Segments are very useful for comparing different user streams and illustrating them with graphs. You can find a good explanation how you can create this segments with Google Analytics at the official Google Analytics Blog. The following questions you should always answer in your traffic stream analysis: read more »

11 Very Useful Firefox Plugins For Web Product Managers And Web Designers

Posted in Web Product Management on May 1st, 2009 by Thomas Fuchs-Martin – 1 Comment

A good argument to use the Firefox Browser is the huge amount of useful Plugins and Add-ons. Of course the Download is for free and some of them can really make the daily job of a Web Product Manager easier. Here are my favourites:
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50 Product Managers In Twitter That Are Worth A Follow

Posted in Web Product Management on April 27th, 2009 by Thomas Fuchs-Martin – 40 Comments

Twitter can be a good source of information… if you follow the right people! I think the best thing you can do in Twitter is following other people that have the same job like you! That way you can always stay up-to-date in web product management! I have also created a twitter account for this blog, you can find it here.
Why do I think you should follow these people in Twitter? I think so, because they:

  1. all have experience as product managers => you can learn from them.
  2. they twitter mainly about product management topics => you will not have to read too many offtopic-tweets

Product Managers in Twitter:

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5 Online Crash Courses For New Web Product Managers

Posted in Web Product Management on April 24th, 2009 by Thomas Fuchs-Martin – 3 Comments

Working as a Product Manager in the internet world is a very interdisciplinary challenge. So it is not a big surprise that many career changers from other departments come to Web Product Management. For the case you are one of them and got overwhelmed with your new responsibilities: Don´t worry, there are a couple of good guides for Product Managers out there in the web. Some good ones you will find here: read more »

10 Blog Posts That Web Product Managers Should Read!

Posted in Web Product Management on April 17th, 2009 by Thomas Fuchs-Martin – 1 Comment

This blog post gives an overview about some good articles about web product management related topics. Since this is the first post on this blog it helps you getting an idea about which topics the following blog posts will be about. read more »