October, 2016

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How aligning product and marketing teams improves customer experience

Mind the Product

It wasn’t too long ago that designers and developers were disciples of strictly separate crafts – but today, someone who can do both well is quickly labelled a “unicorn”, and sought after by many a unicorn-thirsty start-up.

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3 Pillars of the Most Successful Tech Products

Nir Eyal

If you’ve started a tech company to make a lot of money, chances are you’re bad at math—or simply delusional. Statistically speaking, your odds of a big-time payday are somewhere between zero and almost zero. Ninety-two percent of startups fail within three years. Only one percent of apps in the Apple App Store are financially successful. […]. The post 3 Pillars of the Most Successful Tech Products appeared first on Nir and Far.

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Mindfulness Tips for Product Managers and Product Owners

Roman Pichler

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment, to what is actually happening. It helps us become more aware of what we think and feel, and how we are—content, tense, relaxed, stressed, happy, angry, indifferent, restless, worried, or calm. But what’s the big deal?

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What Will Product Management Be Like In 5 Years?

PM Hardcore

The future is hard to tease out, but here’s what will happen in product management’s future. (CC CC 2.0 by PunkToad). Earlier this year Janna Bastow of ProdPad put out a call for opinions on the future of product management. I quickly responded then.

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Steve on Ready Product Radio

Under10 Playbook

Allan Neil hosts Ready Product Radio , a weekly product management podcast. In this session, Allan offers a recording of Steve Johnson from the April 2016 Product Camp in Boston. The topic: When the product is YOU! Under10 Playbook is a proud sponsor of Ready Product Radio.

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Productivity vs. Responsiveness

Mironov Consulting

Over the past year, I’ve done a half-dozen evaluations of product management teams at enterprise software firms. These include extensive interviews with a range of internal stakeholders.

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TEI 094: Creating product roadmaps for product managers – with Jim Semick - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

I’ve had some requests from listeners to explore product roadmaps, so I had a discussion with Jim Semick. He is co-founder of ProductPlan , which creates roadmap software for product teams.

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How mobile is your strategy?

Under10 Playbook

If you're not mobile already, you're overdue for declaring a mobile strategy for your product. Do you have stats for your customer environments? (If If you don't, your marketing team does.).

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What Can Product Managers Learn From Disney About Pricing?

The Accidental Product Manager

Will Disney still have magical pricing if they make changes? Image Credit: Tallapragada sriram. Can you tell me where “… the most magical place on earth…” is?

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Product Management is More Important Than Ever

Mind the Product

Product Management as a role has moved on in leaps and bounds during my career. As the number of people gathered at Mind the Product London 2016 prove – it’s a skill and a job that more and more companies understand, appreciate, and seek out.

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How to Build Technology that Feels Like a Friend

Nir Eyal

It’s impossible to ignore all the buzz about AI bots. Last month, Facebook’s David Marcus announced that over 30,000 bots have been built since the opening of its Messenger app to bot developers in April. Other companies like Google, Amazon, and Slack are welcoming bot-building developers to their platforms with open arms. The post How to Build Technology that Feels Like a Friend appeared first on Nir and Far. Using Bots and the Conversational User Interface bots conversational UI CUI Design UX

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Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best

280 Group

Tesla Agile Development: Version 8.0 Software and Product Management at its best. Last week I received the version 8 update from Tesla.

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Why Women Make The Best Product Managers

svpg

Recently I gave a keynote address to the Mind The Product Conference in London , and in that talk I wanted to illustrate, by example, the essential role that very strong product managers play for their team and their company. Most people noticed that all six of my examples were female. I didn’t call that out explicitly during my talk because my view is their performance speaks for itself.

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Outside-In User Story Example

Tyner Blain

Being “outside-in”, “outcome-based”, and “market-driven” is particularly important for creating successful products. The problem is that just saying the words is not enough to help someone shift their thinking.

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What Should Tesla Product Managers Do When Your Customers Try To Break Their Product?

The Accidental Product Manager

Caption: Customers are trying to break Tesla’s auto drive feature Image Credit: randychiu. Let us imagine for just a moment that you are a product manager who is in charge of a hot product – everyone wants to have one of these things.

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Behind Every Great Product by Marty Cagan

Mind the Product

In the opening keynote at this year’s London #mtpcon, Silicon Valley Product Group’s Marty Cagan shared his latest thoughts on what makes a great product manager by looking at the people behind some great products.

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This Weird Research-Backed Goal Setting Hack Actually Works

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This article on goal setting was originally published in early 2016 but got such a great reader response that I decided to expand and update it along with adding the video below. Let me know what you think in the comments.

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TEI 096: Conjoint analysis for product managers- with Brian Ottum, PhD - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

This episode is about market research – what’s in your toolbox for conducting consumer and market research? Does it include Conjoint Analysis? Well, if not, it will after you listen to this episode.

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The Importance of a Product Management Framework

280 Group

What is a Product Management Framework? In order to understand what a Product Management framework is, it’s helpful to understand the literal definition of a framework: a basic supporting structure that underlies a system or process.

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Stop Blaming the User

Melissa Perri

I’m finally going home from a long business trip and I’m very excited. But my experience with United Airline’s customer service this morning completely killed my good mood. They keep blaming me for their mistake. It’s a story I know well because I see it so commonly in Product Management too. When I was booking […

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Can 7–11 Product Managers Make People Visit Their Stores More Often?

The Accidental Product Manager

7-11 product managers want you to visit their story for more than slurpee Image Credit: nist6dh. As a testament to just how ubiquitous they are, if I was to say “7-11” to you, what would be the first thing that flashed into your mind?

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Product Lifecycle Management – Beyond the Early Adopter

Mind the Product

Craig Strong , VP of Product Lifecycle Management at Pearson, talks about the work they have done to evolve their product lifecycle management and the key learnings that have taken place along the way. Pearson are a long established global company with multiple brands and acquisitions.,

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How to Reduce Cost and Boost Quality with an IoT Platform

Tech Product Management

News flash: If you’re building your own IoT infrastructure, you’re wasting time and money, and jeopardizing the quality of your product.

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TEI 092: Innovation mantras from R&D-with Dana A. Oliver - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

Research and development is tightly coupled with product management and innovation. To learn how an R&D person thinks about innovation, I talked with Dana A. Oliver, who has 30 impressive years of experience in R&D groups.

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Interview: Advice for the Innovator’s Dilemma with Paul Young

bpma ProductHub

Interviewed by Lance Morganelli. For more than a decade people, departments and entire companies (including his own) have asked Paul Young, currently Vice President of Products at Pragmatic Marketing , to deliver successful and continuously improving products.

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Confessions of a Product Manager or ‘What I wish I’d known sooner about product monetisation’

UserVoice

“Launching isn’t hard. Coming up with an idea isn’t hard. Making something isn’t hard. It’s everything that comes after that.” – Jason Fried. Having written previously about the importance of monetisation to Product Managers it came as a shock recently to hear that my own product, Newsmart (a DowJones venture), is to be shuttered after nearly 3 years. Like many startups, Newsmart now cites. Source. Product Management

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Great leaders engage and communicate

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Annabelle Smyth Learning how to communicate with your employees is vital to being a great manager. A leader that knows how to communicate and understands an employee’s situation is one that employee’s want to work for. Communication … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building Uncategorized Communication engagement productivity team unity

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Metaphor and Stories in Product Management by Elizabeth Churchill

Mind the Product

Product managers are the vision setters and story tellers of a business, according to Elizabeth Churchill , a Director of User Experience at Google – it’s their job to tell compelling stories and engage users.

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Applying Systems Thinking to Your Product Development Process

280 Group

Product Managers Are Outsiders in the Product Development Process There are two underlying problems for Product Managers when considering any product development process, whether it is Agile, Waterfall, or a hybrid process.

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TEI 095: Product line roadmapping for product managers – with Paul O’Connor - The Everyday Innovator – Resources for Product Managers and Innovators

Product Innovation Educators

The last episode was on the topic of product roadmaps and today we extend that topic by considering product line roadmaps – roadmaps for product lines and product families. The person who has turned that topic into his professional career is Paul O’Connor.

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How Can Product Managers Help Sbarro Come Back From The Brink?

The Accidental Product Manager

Where would we eat in airports if Sbarro ever went away? Image Credit: Robert S. I’m pretty sure that at one time or another, we’ve all eaten at a Sbarro pizza store.

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The Language of Things

Product Bookshelf

Design is both a way to understand the world and a way to increase consumption. Although design was initially understood as a way to solve problems, it creates value and identity and moves between the poles of functionalism and emotion.

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Great leaders engage and communicate

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Annabelle Smyth Learning how to communicate with your employees is vital to being a great manager. A leader that knows how to communicate and understands an employee’s situation is one that employee’s want to work for. Communication … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building Uncategorized Communication engagement productivity team unity

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Paving the Cow Path and Other Stories by Simon Cross

Mind the Product

Facebook product manager Simon Cross chose to talk what has influenced his theories of product management at this year’s London #mtpcon, giving the audience some constructive advice and leaving them with some food for thought.

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