Hi 👋 I'm Mahmoud el-Magdoub my passion is to work with teams to understand people and their needs in order to create the best possible tools for them.
I’m drawn to technology for a lot of the same reasons that I’m drawn to product management, it feels like a deeply human endeavor to wrangle complex problems and answer the why with user-understanding and data.
I have been building SaaS products for the past 10 years, my experience covers consumer web products visited by millions, CRM Automation and Enterprise tools.
Although I worked in different industries, my core direction has been the same, I help product teams answer these three questions:
- What people problem are we trying to solve?
- How do we know this is a real problem?
- How will we know if we’ve solved this problem?
I thrive in uncertainty and “maker cultures” where prototyping and experimenting are the norm. I love the satisfaction that comes from shipping products and sharing that feeling with a close-knit team.
Workshops // Content
Your 6 step Guide on how to Write Killer Specs
This session is a 6 step guide for guiding Product Managers into a framework for writing specs that will allow them to ship high quality software.
Where Do Good Ideas Come From?
Throughout my life I was curious about understanding “Where do good ideas come from?” This sessions goes through some ideas that I researched
Diaries of Bad Manager (Comic)
This was a comic series I did to tackle the mistakes that first time managers do, due to lack of experience.
Google Slides Libary
Templates That help in building quick and neat slides whether it's for a dry run or highedn slidedeck.
Product Managers and Designers: A Sad Love Story
My thoughts on how Product Managers and Designers can work together. Luckily, I have been in both worlds by working as both a designer and a product manager. And while this love/hate relationship does not seem to end anytime soon I believe there's a better way.
[Video] Building Sticky Products that Last
The session was a recap on how Wuzzuf and Forasna reached the product/market fit and how each approach was different. The talk will go through on how to understand/predict/change user-behavior whether using ad-hoc tactics, reverse psychology or through crunching the weird daily numbers.
[Podcast] How To Get Intro Product Management?
[Podcast] Should Product Managers Get Certified?
A Business Case Study on Real-Estate for OLX Middle East (Arabia)
This was an analysis I did to help OLX Arabia grow their revenues in the real-estate vertical
A Business Case Study on DoorDash in the US Market
Doordash is the largest food delivery app in the US, this was was an analysis to understand their buisness model
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The main job of a Product Manager is not to gather requirements, come up with a solution and shelter engineers from the buisness. Instead the role is to paint a picture of where the product should go, define a very clear problem to solve, gather and mobilize engineering and design teams to come up with a solution together.
People that Inspired my work.
- Dieter Rams: Good Functional Design // Declutter
- Ben Horowitz, Marty Kagan & Ken Norton: Product Managment
- Paul Graham: Surviving Startups
- Julie Zhuo: Product Design that Works
- Ian McAllister: Prioritizing Features
- Jason Wilson: Grid Design
SaaS, Product Management, UX Design and Strategy, Web Analytics, Statistical Analysis, Product Design, Product Development and Pricing, SQL Mining, Retention Strategies, Agile Dev, Startups, Business Development, Online Marketing, Frontend Development, Tech writing.
Drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org