Mathew Cropper

March 4, 2021

You don't suck. You just think you do.

Originally published: March 9, 2018 Whether we care to admit it or not, imposter syndrome stalks us all. Sometimes we feel it more or less acutely than others, but it's there and a fact of life. Most commonly in my discussions with other Product Managers I find that we think obsessively about three key themes; we aren't developing ours...
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March 4, 2021

Get your message across every time with relationship mapping

Originally published: December 23, 2016 Relationship mapping is one of the most powerful techniques I learned in my career. It's the most effective method I've ever come across for making sure that the right people hear my message, and react to it favourably. In this post, learn exactly what it is, why it's a useful technique for manag...
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March 4, 2021

The woman behind the Netflix culture doc

Originally published: September 3, 2016 The Netflix culture doc has an almost mythical status. When it first became popularised, it was a fresh way of thinking about corporate culture and individual responsibility. The Woman Behind the Netflix Culture Docis an interview with Patty McCord on the infamous document, how it came about, and...
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March 4, 2021

Feature fixation - Tweetbot and regex

Originally published: August 5, 2016 For some strange reason, I've thought a lot about regular expressions lately. I've even played a game (or two). As a result, my feature fixation for this post is Tweetbot 4 for iOS and its regular expression mute filters. It's reasonable to say that regex would be an advanced feature of any consumer...
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March 4, 2021

Analysis foundations for process improvement

Originally published: December 29, 2014 Process improvement is all about getting from where we are now (As Is) to something better (To Be). It’s about finding out the things we can do better, and then actually doing them better. One very easy way of making that happen is simply to have your ears to the ground and listen out for pain po...
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