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Using Fibonacci Sequence to Estimate Project Effort

Project management is one of the core task of a Product Manager. In project management, you need to estimate the effort of each initiatives so you can know the man hour needed to build the project. The estimation is also important for you to communicate the timeline and scope of...

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Thank You and Farewell For Now, Traveloka

The day was December 17th, 2014. The sky was gloomy as I went to Grand Slipi Tower for my first day at Traveloka. The company was still quite small with a little more than 100 employees. I was employee number 119, so there should be around 120 employees in the...

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Decouple: One Important Trait as a Product Manager

Several weeks ago, Gojek, one of the unicorn in Indonesia redesigned their app. It was a major overhaul that changed the overall UX of the app completely. Not long after that, critics started to surface in social media. The comments were varies, but most of it were harsh critics that...

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You Need to Make a lot of Mistakes as a PM

It was a sunny afternoon when I waited for someone in front of Starbucks. He was one of my interviewer that interviewed me for a PM position. I didn’t get the job, so I wanted to get a feedback from him what could I do better based on his experience...

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Road to CMU: Persiapan Pendaftaran

Setelah menetapkan kampus tujuan, langkah selanjutnya tentu mempersiapkan pendaftaran ke kampus tersebut. Saya mulai melakukan persiapan pendaftaran sekitar 4 bulan sebelum deadline. Waktu yang dibutuhkan untuk mempersiapkan pendaftaran bisa berbeda-beda bagi setiap orang, tergantung dari kesiapan dan universitas tujuan. Misalnya, untuk mendaftar ke universitas di UK, kita hanya perlu mempersiapkan...

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Road to CMU: Mencari Kampus Impian

Tidak terasa sudah lebih dari 1 tahun saya memiliki niat untuk melanjutkan studi ke jenjang master. Saya mulai berniat mangambil master pada bulan Agustus 2015. Saat itu, masih belum terbayang ingin ambil program apa dan di kampus apa. Dimulailah perjalanan saya untuk mencari kampus impian yang akan saya tuju. Ada...

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Be Brave and Just Ask

Have you ever feel like you want to ask something, but you are afraid to do it? If the answer is no, then congratulation! You have master the art of asking or you simply don’t afraid to ask something. However, for most of people, especially in Asian country, asking is...