Blog Posts

Summary of Fifty Quick Ideas To Improve Your User Stories

By Joe Cotellese / February 17, 2021 /

This is a book outline for the book Fifty Quick Ideas To Improve Your Users Stories. It’s one of the books on my list of books that every product manager should read. Introduction This book is meant to help you realize the promise of agile. Get the right stuff delivered through productive discussions between delivery…

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In sales? Mixmax is your personal assistant

By Joe Cotellese / December 22, 2018 /

In grade school, I was a Boy Scout. A rite of passage for all Boy Scouts is the day you get a pocketknife. I loved that pocketknife. Besides doing the obvious, cutting stuff, it also had a bunch of other cool attachments. It had a fork, spoon, toothpick, and a bottle opener because, you know,…

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Product Tunnel-vision

By Joe Cotellese / November 27, 2018 /

Focus on the problem, not the solution. I just spent about a half an hour looking online for replacement photo sleeves for a baby album that sits on a shelf in my office. I needed to do this because the sleeve was torn. After coming up empty and thinking I’d have to toss the whole…

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My Productivity Workflow

By Joe Cotellese / November 20, 2018 /

I have a number of tools and techniques for getting stuff done throughout the day. This article originally was written to myself as a text file. I’m publishing because it might help others. It’s certainly going to help me when I inevitably fall off the wagon. Getting Things Done I follow the GTD methodology for…

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Finally! Never Look at Another Piece of Paper in Your House Again

By Joe Cotellese / November 19, 2018 /

Note: This is an update to the post I originally published here. I don’t update that site anymore and am pulling relevant content onto this website. I have a huge filing cabinet and I hate using it. Each day, I get mail – junk mail, bills, medical records, brochures, manuals, school work, investments. You name…

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How to Implement GTD using OneNote

By Joe Cotellese / November 18, 2018 /

Overview In this article I’m going to discuss how I moved from Omnifocus to OneNote for implementing the Getting Things Done methodology. OneNote is a great cross platform general purpose digital notebook application from Microsoft. The cross platform nature of OneNote suits me really well since I have an Android, Mac and iPad and am…

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Joe Cotellese
Product Manager
Joe Cotellese
Doylestown, PA

My first professional job involved playing video games for 9 hours a day. After experiencing early signs of brain rot, I decided to teach myself how to write software.

My entire career is characterized by this “why not?” attitude.

I'm currently applying my experience at product development to help early to mid-stage companies develop a “product first” mindset.

You can also find him at the links below.