Toptal Product Blog

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The Platform Mindset in API Product Management

by Rohan Lulla

A successful API strategy isn’t about building products; it’s about building potential. Good API product managers recognize this and prioritize the factors that smooth adoption for potential partners.

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Source Code QA: It’s Not Just for Developers Anymore

by Costas Voliotis

For product managers concerned about building a solid foundation for product development and eliminating risks, defining and implementing a systematic software QA process is essential.

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Product Backlog Prioritization with Multiple Key Stakeholders: A Case Study

by Chris Sykes

Managing conflicting requests from product stakeholders can be time-consuming. Learn how to prioritize product backlog items with multiple stakeholders through a dedicated workshop.

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Every Product Has a Thesis

by Alex Cox

Every successful product has a central thesis—a reason for existence. Let’s analyze the foundations of the iPhone, Alexa, and other widespread products to highlight their core theses.

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The Product Backlog: A Step-by-step Guide

by Omer Shechter

Product backlog management is the most impactful work area for any product manager. Learn how to create a healthy backlog and apply a data-driven approach to prioritization.

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Inside Toptal’s Product Team

by Kleanthis Georgaris

VP of Product Kleanthis shares the internal workings of a world-class remote product team and what it takes to work at Toptal.

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How to Conduct Remote User Interviews [Infographic]

by Tom Uhlhorn

Remote user interviews can be more informative than face-to-face meetings. Follow this four-step method to conduct effective remote interviews that lead to valuable user research insights.

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How to Scale Internationally: Global Product Design

by Adrienne Jan

Companies rolling out international products tend to focus primarily on proper language translation. However, a host of other essential components should not be missed in order to make your product a global success.

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