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If you haven’t heard, there’s a new kid in town. GPT-3 is the AI that’s blowing the minds of many, and seems to be able to take anything you throw at it.

I first saw GPT-3 as this ‘natural language to code’ demo, and at first, assumed it was a well curated demo of something that definitely couldn’t do half of what it was implying. …

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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!)

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Jira is a great development tool and it does what it’s supposed to do: it helps you to manage the completion of development tasks. Jira is where your dev team plan their sprints based on tickets that are fully formed and ready to go.

As a product manager, your job is different. Along with managing stakeholders and projects, you need to protect your dev team from outside interference. …

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This is the first of a two-part series that looks into the rules we broke and the risks we took to build out our new user onboarding flow at ProdPad.

We’ve been experimenting with our new user onboarding since we launched ProdPad, but our latest iteration is getting us quite a bit of attention.

  • It’s unexpected. We’ve shortened our trial period from the standard 30 days to just 7 — and no one’s complaining.
  • It’s fun. We’ve gamified the trial, rewarding our new users with more free time in ProdPad the more they use it.
  • Most importantly, it’s working. It’s helping us meaningfully engage with our newest users, and speeding up our trial-to-conversion rate. …


Janna Bastow

Talk to me about Product. Co-founder of @ProdPad - product management software, and co-founder, organiser, writer at @MindTheProduct.

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