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Practical Product Podcast (By Heavybit) • Wednesday, August 9th 2017
Practical product

Killing Products Gracefully

Rimas Silkaitis (Host)

In Episode #10 of Practical Product, Craig and Rimas are joined by Suzie Prince from ThoughtWorks. Suzie explains how as a product manager she had to make the difficult decision to shut down her product, Snap CI.

Suzie describes her learnings from that experience and shares practical tips on managing a product end-of-life such as piecemealing the announcement, gradually removing product functionality and rotating staff who support the product.

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Software Engineering Daily • Wednesday, August 2nd 2017

Continuous delivery is a model for deploying small, frequent changes to an application. In a continuous delivery workflow, code changes that are pushed to a repository set off a build process that spins up a new version of the application. Testing is performed against that new build before advancing it to production, merging it with the existing codebase.

Many continuous delivery products are getting built today because it is a wide open space–much like cloud providers or monitoring tools. There are subjective product and engineering decisions to be made depending on the audience for the product.

Heroku Flow is a continuous delivery platform built on top of Heroku, a platform as a...

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The Bike Shed • Wednesday, July 26th 2017

In this episode, Caleb Thompson joins The Bike Shed to discuss.

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Practical Product Podcast (By Heavybit) • Sunday, July 16th 2017
Practical product

Demystifying Growth Hacking

Rimas Silkaitis (Host)

In the latest episode of Practical Product, Craig and Rimas are joined by Sean Ellis from GrowthHackers. Sean dispels the confusion around Growth Hacking as simply a form of “creative marketing,” and describes it as a systematic process of experimentation across the entire customer journey.

Sean explains in detail his preferred approach for setting up and evolving growth teams and reveals the qualities of an effective growth team.

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    Growth Hacking Marketing Growth