Imagine this… You’re a new product operations manager joining a company that’s reached product-market fit, has a few product managers, and a brand new Chief Product Officer who wants to move away from feature-based roadmapping to outcome-driven roadmaps. You’ve read Marty Cagan’s books, “Inspired” and “Empowered” and are now trying to figure out how to make the switch from product management to portfolio management. Your goal is to empower your product organization to become truly outcome-focused. Sound familiar?

At Dragonboat, we’ve first handedly led the scaling of multiple startups into unicorns and have been working with many teams to support…


Product ops plays a critical role in owning and evolving the processes and tools for individual product teams and the entire product portfolio.

Rapidly growing companies around the globe are looking to scale without hampering their ability to deliver winning products s to market. Operations roles are key here and the need for them in the product org is no exception. One of the biggest reasons behind the growing demand for product operations tools and professionals is the increased scope of responsibilities for modern product managers and the emergence of the product-led movement.

Product teams are now a key catalyst for growth and responsible for driving business outcomes.

Product operations (aka product ops) gives product teams the tools they need to move from…


Are you looking to move into product ops or evaluating if your team could benefit from it? Here are some of the basics behind what product operations does, how it fits in, early wins, and more!

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From fintech startups to e-commerce giants, today’s product-led organizations are becoming more and more outcome-focused. One way they’re looking to achieve the best outcomes across the product portfolio is to enlist the help of a product operations manager and even build out a product operations team over time.

What Does Product Operations Do?

I’ve interviewed several product operations managers over the last few weeks and quite a few of…


Getting started with mobile app testing? Here are some of the most important mobile testing skills to hone in order to provide the most value to your team as possible!

What is Mobile Testing?

Developing new mobile apps or products requires not only hundreds of hours of development time but also many hours of testing. Quality assurance (also known as QA) testers are an integral part of any development team. They ensure that end-users receive the best performing app or product with minimal bugs or performance issues. Some companies establish a QA testing team in-house or they might outsource to a specialized QA service…


Improve the mobile user experience by measuring and analyzing end user response times for transactions in your app

At Apptim, we’re constantly receiving and taking into account real users’ feedback in order to find new ways to improve Apptim’s capabilities and make our tools more useful for more teams. One of our newest features, Apptim Marks, came about due to this very reason!

Apptim Marks make it easier to measure real end user response times.

In this article and video below, we will explain Apptim Marks, why you may want to use them, and how to do so for Android and iOS apps.

Benefits of Apptim Marks

With Apptim Marks, mobile developers and testers can…


When it comes to completing software projects on time with the fewest possible defects, managers are faced with the question of whether they should outsource software testing, deploy an in-house team, crowdsource, or forgo having testers altogether (not recommended!). Outsourcing software testing can provide several advantages, such as saving time on HR, training, and tool and equipment costs. But it can be a challenge to identify the best partner for outsourcing.

If you’re still on the fence about whether outsourcing software testing is the right decision for your business, then you’ve come to the right place! In this step-by-step guide…


Tips and insights from 11 members of the testing community

It’s been some time since I published my last expert roundup, so I wanted to ask around in our community to know how leaders in testing are feeling these days about work (as we enter the second year of the pandemic), new trends they’re seeing on the horizon, and advice for upping one’s software testing game in 2021!

Meet the software testing experts in this year’s roundup:


Leaders from Playtika, Unity Technologies, and Infinity Games share some of the challenges they’ve faced and solutions for delivering highly engaging games.

In 2020, the mobile gaming industry saw a massive spike in engagement and revenues, growing more than 13% year over year. With game quality and performance being of critical importance to stakeholders in the space, improving it has become top priority for mobile game development and QA teams globally.

At Apptim, we’ve been collaborating with several teams within the mobile game industry to better understand how they approach game performance testing and how Apptim can help to speed up the process and make it more efficient.

With that aim in mind, we invited two of our customer advocates, Aliaksandr Kavaliou


Leading Software Testing Companies

For any company that creates and markets digital products, it’s important to have the right plan for reducing technical and business risk by implementing proper software testing strategies and activities. The purpose of software testing is to provide information on the quality of the product being analyzed, both in problems found (bugs) and possible risks.

Many development teams will either hire a software testing professional in-house or turn to outsourcing this function.


COVID-19’s impact on test automation, today’s biggest hurdles, and looking ahead

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[Author’s note: This article was originally published on the Abstracta blog.]

Back in June, Testim conducted a survey on end-to-end test automation. So, what were the results?

In a recent webinar, Abstracta COO Federico Toledo joined Testim CEO Oren Rubin to uncover what developers, QA, and managers said about test automation.

In this article, we’ll review the biggest findings from the survey results webinar.

Highlights:

  • How has COVID-19 affected test automation?
  • Top challenges and priorities for automation
  • What do we expect in the future?

Who Took the Survey?

To start off, here’s a breakdown of the survey respondents by role:

  • 46% — Automation Engineers
  • 18%…

Kalei White

Product-led growth enthusiast. Life-long learner and traveler. Basic San Diegan with a love of tacos and stand-up paddle boarding.

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