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Yammer Product’s Month of Blogging

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Have you ever wondered why someone doesn’t read your resume? Have you ever felt like you didn’t need to listen to your boss? What about the copy in A/B tests, should that be tested? 

Yammer is full of talented, intelligent people and sometimes they don’t all end up on our blog. We try to stick to certain types of content that are generally not heavy on the engineering and design efforts that go into actually making our product. For readers yearning for more product-focused blog content, you’re in luck.

In March, the Yammer Product team embarked on a month-long adventure to produce a blog post every business day of the month. All of them are posted to the Yammer Product Medium blog series, but here’s a quick rundown of some of what you’ll see:

Yammer Product blog

Why I Don’t Read Your Resume - Cindy Alvarez
There’s a lot of information on your resume, but which parts of it actually matter to our hiring team? Cindy explains the difference between what you think you look like on paper and what she thinks you’re capable of doing online.

Good Copy / Bad Copy (Tests) – Kate Harris
Copy can influence the way people use a product just as much as other A/B tested design features, so it makes sense to test that copy too. Kate explains the difference between what you should test and what you shouldn’t to make sure you have the most impactful copy without blowing your resources.

The Engineer, The Designer, The PM & Their App: Building the New Yammer App for iOS7 – Ron Blandford, Jenny Mullins, and McLaren Stanley
Three employees with different responsibilities discuss the Yammer App for iOS7 from their point of view. Get a look at who and what goes into Yammer’s app development.

A UX Researcher Quit Her Job at Google to Work at Yammer. You’ll Never Believe What She Found Out – Priya Nayak
Why would someone leave a huge, established company like Google for the start-up environment of Yammer? Priya explains why she did it and what she got out of it.

To get real-time updates on everything the Yammer Product team produces, follow @YammerProduct on Twitter. Our Product Team won’t be posting every day, but their Medium blog will be updated with new content on a weekly basis.

Here’s a full list of the Yammer Product blog posts on Medium:

Why I Don’t Read Your Resume - Cindy Alvarez
(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ – Christina Lucey
A UX Researcher Quit Her Job at Google to Work at Yammer. You’ll Never Believe What She Found Out – Priya Nayak
Good Copy / Bad Copy (Tests) – Kate Harris
Acting Compact: Aligning Design Vision Through A Weekly Check-in Meeting – Min Hu
To Cheese or Not to Cheese: Using Inhibiting & Promoting Pressures to Design Features – Grace Vorreuter
A Product of Art School on Getting Into Product: A RISD Grad’s Advice for Job Hunting – Sarah Lin
Better Lives Through Enterprise Design – Deb Kawamoto
Designing for Everyone: The Color & Shapes of Accessibility – Ida Leung
Iterating to the Stars – Alyssa Levitz
The Sacred Art of Design-Fu: How to Win Arguments With Stakeholders and Move the Product Forward – Jeff Erickson
Completing the Customer Feedback Loop – Vanessa Pfafflin
Don’t Listen to the HiPPO – Neil McCarthy & Grace Vorreuter
Putting the U in User Research – Jamie Crabb
The Engineer, The Designer, The PM & Their App: Building the New Yammer App for iOS7 – Ron Blandford, Jenny Mullins, and McLaren Stanley
Interviewing UX: Designing a Design Team’s Hiring Process – Aaron VanSchyndel
From SharePoint to Yammer: Designing in Redmond vs. Designing in San Francisco – Yong Rhee
From Shutting Down a Startup to Starting Anew: The Rise of a Yammer Product Manager – Nick Fassler
The Robot Product Managers Are (Not) Here – Otis Anderson
Sell More Coke: Teaching a Quantitative Organization to Love Qualitative Data – Maureen Be
A Marchful of Medium: A Blog Post A Day & Lessons Learned – Jedediah Baker

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