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About guptasudhir

Sudhir is a product leader with a decade of experience creating economic value using innovative products and services through a human-centered design process. He has proven experience working with teams of all sizes, from startups to large enterprises. Sudhir has the perfect blend of engineering and managerial skills arising out of his research in computer science around machine learning and image processing and entrepreneurial experience of founding an e-learning company. Find out more on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/product-strategist-sudhir-gupta/ or visit my personal website: https://guptasudhir.com/

Climate change and sustainability

A sustainable living is a must to arrest climate change. One must conscientiously use the resources provided by this mother nature. Continue reading

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User stories and acceptance criteria

User stories and acceptance criteria are inseparable. A user story according to me is the core of product mindset where we put the users at the centre of all product development. Continue reading

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Beyond tech debt towards product debt

Product organizations and product mindset must look beyond technology debt towards a wholesome concept of product debt. Technology is a component of the product and not the product itself. Continue reading

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Design – an overloaded term in product management

Design in product management is an overloaded term. Most people usually refer to visual and interaction design when they speak about design. This is not true. Design is more than that! Continue reading

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How I interview and like to be interviewed

This is an article about what I believe are some best practices for interviewing or being interviewed. Continue reading

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‘Commander’s Intent’ for Product Leadership

In this article, I write about ‘Commander’s Intent’, a concept invented by U.S Army and it’s relevance for product leaders to internalize product vision throughout the organization. Continue reading

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Feature Toggles

This is an article about feature toggles, written mainly from a product management perspective. Continue reading

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Minimum Desirable Agile in a Scrum Framework

While it is perfectly fine to customize the agile processes as per the needs of an organization, I think there are certain minimum considerations for an organization to label its product development lifecycle as agile. Continue reading

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Product improvement feature – Google Maps

From a product management perspective, what is the lesson here? Empathy cannot stay on paper and in talks. User empathy is real and matters for product design. The best way to develop empathy is to simulate the conditions of the user as much as possible; a 100% if that is possible. In this case, a product designer from Google Maps could have taken a bus to the office daily for a week and would know what features really matter to the user. It is possible that this might have been done and yet, this need escaped! You can also perform what is known as Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA) with the actual users. I will elaborate more about CTA in another article! Continue reading

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What makes product management for education technology products unique?

I have wondered if one must come up with a new job title named ‘Learning Product Manager’. Such a thought is based on my experience as an entrepreneur running an e-Learning company and also as someone who has been in … Continue reading

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