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Jerry Gutierrez

Two Roadmaps Diverged: Strategic and Tactical Routes to Product Development

By Jerry Gutierrez
Product professionals are often called upon to act as both product owner and product manager. The key to doing that well? Maintaining separate strategic and tactical roadmaps. Here’s how.
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Matej Bilić

Building Simple and Efficient Components With React-Bootstrap

By Matej Bilić
Mobile web traffic is booming, making responsive website development more important than ever. Leverage the power of two popular technologies with the React-Bootstrap library for performant, responsive components.
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Prateek Karki

Heavy Computation Made Lighter: React Memoization

By Prateek Karki
Unnecessary component computation drastically reduces application performance. Avoid this pitfall by using React memoization hooks and render component caching.
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Kamil Imański

Program Manager vs. Product Manager: A Conflict Resolution Strategy

By Kamil Imański
Program managers and product managers often clash. Improving communication at three specific touch points can alleviate tension, develop more positive relationships, and ensure smooth project delivery.
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Jorge Gonzalez Miksi

You Be You: Creating Content for the Gen Z Design Aesthetic

By Jorge Gonzalez Miksi
Today’s young adults have enormous buying power, but they’re choosy shoppers with particular tastes. Understanding what drives their purchasing decisions can help you design content that resonates with Gen Z.
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Nathan Babcock

React Router Tutorial: Redirect Like a Pro

By Nathan Babcock
Naive React routing increases risk and maintenance. This tutorial provides a full exploration of routing approaches, achieving an elegant solution that seamlessly fits into any React code base.
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Abdullah Karayumak, CFA

The Power of 3-statement Modeling: Best Practices for Valuations and Projections

By Abdullah Karayumak, CFA
To value or build projections for a company accurately, you have to factor in working capital—and you can’t do that without investing in a three-statement financial model.
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Federico Albanese

Strategic Listening: A Guide to Python Social Media Analysis

By Federico Albanese
Listening is everything—especially when it comes to effective marketing and product design. Gain key market insights from social media data using sentiment analysis and topic modeling in Python.
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Elizabeth A. Anderson

What Is a Product Owner? A Project Manager’s Guide

By Elizabeth A. Anderson
It’s not uncommon for project managers to be assigned duties that should belong to a product owner. Find out how you can use this role confusion to your advantage, and increase your skills in both arenas.
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