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Managing Products or Managing Products to Deliver Solutions

Proficientz – Product Management University

If we’re managing products versus managing products to deliver solutions, three staples of product management take on completely new meaning. Start with this concept. Products are what we build. Solutions are what customers do.

Joe Leech: A Scientific Approach to Product

Mind the Product

If you work alongside Bristol-based product strategy and UX consultant Joe Leech then chances are you’ll also work alongside his dog Little Dude. The fox terrier travels everywhere with him – to London once a week, wherever it is, where Joe goes, he goes.

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Product Manager Salary Data in 2020

280 Group

This article details product manager salary data for general product manager jobs (unspecified type). All salary information was reported by Glassdoor and Salary.com in January 2020. Don’t be afraid to demand promotions earlier on in your career and be prepared to walk.

Creating Opportunities For Your Employees to Lead

Spice Catalyst

If you’re a business leader who’s overwhelmed with the task of handling their growing workload, maybe it’s time to empower your employees to take charge and relieve you of some of your burdens.

API Analytics: The Ultimate Guide to Grow Your Platform Business

API product and platform owners have their own unique challenges. Learn how to leverage data to convert, understand, and support your customers better.

Miro’s Andrey Khusid on the art of distributed teamwork

Inside Intercom

?. Andrey Khusid, founder and CEO of Miro , hasn’t done many interviews. In fact this is his first podcast appearance, so we were delighted late last year when he agreed to join us in the studio.

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TEI 265: A 6-part framework to make sense of your product projects – with Steve Johnson

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can use the Planning Canvas to go from an idea to making money. A CEO I worked for used the strategy to “create a plan for the plan.”

Transitioning to Product from a Functional Role

Mind the Product

If you speak to five product managers about how they got their jobs, you’re likely to receive five different answers.

Look Before You Click: The Risk of Buying Pirated Software

Revulytics

It looks like a great deal. For just $189.99, you can download the latest version of the Microsoft Office Professional 2019. Indeed, it seems too good to be true, but that offer is just one of many on several websites that sell discounted software.

Create & Manage the Project’s Bounds, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

Do you know your project's bounds? Do you know what your sponsors want from your project? For many years, I heard about the “iron triangle.” ” Sometimes, the triangle was “Scope, Quality, Cost.” ” Sometimes, it was “Scope, Date, Cost.”

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

The College Problem

The Product Coalition

The College D ilemma Photo by Vasily Koloda on Unsplash For many, the idea that college is not useful anymore is still a shocking thought, especially if you are not from the developed world. It is for most a contrarian thought. But not on Twitter.

Mixpanel teams up with Segment to launch the Platform of Independents

Mixpanel

Scaling your business while staying innovative is hard when your data is locked into a single walled garden. As customer expectations shift, the flexibility to adjust your technology stack becomes critical.

Why Machine Learning Products Should be Managed Differently

Mind the Product

Machine learning (ML) based products have particular characteristics and challenges, from data quality to counterfactual problems and explainability. What then are the implications of ML products for team structure, focus, and hiring?

Three Bad Habits That PMs Need to Kick in 2020

ProductCraft

A reliable way to improve your success as a project manager (PM) lies in overcoming three bad habits: Failure to identify risk Lack of look-ahead planning Poor expectation management In my opinion, these three habits are not talked about enough.

Win the Digital Transformation Game with the Product Mindset

Speaker: David DeWolf, Founder and CEO, 3Pillar Global

No matter what your idea is, no matter how good it is, and no matter how well you know your market, 3 out of 4 digital initiatives do not succeed. To better understand how to win, we should first understand why we’re failing. In this webinar, David DeWolf will share his experiences and lessons learned to help you succeed in playing the “product” game, instead of the “IT” game.

Moving to Subscription-Based Licensing Models

Revulytics

The growth of SaaS-like business practices has driven increased interest in subscription-based licensing models. But the move from an up-front to a recurring-revenue model can negatively impact your business if not implemented properly.

Why you should work at a StartUp: Clarifying all Reasons

The Product Coalition

Why you should work at a StartUp: Clarifying Reasons The number of people looking for jobs at StartUps has been growing year after year in the last decade, a modest number of students are already planning to work in this type of company since the early years of the University.

Engagement Workshop: How to Recruit Enthusiastic Testers

Centercode

What makes an ideal tester ? It isn’t just the right demographic or technographic qualifications — though target market testers are essential to netting accurate and actionable insights. But there’s another factor that goes beyond looking the part on paper. That X-factor?

Mindset – Mapping, Visualisation, and Mental Models with Eli Montgomery and Rosemary King

Mind the Product

Watch on YouTube | Listen on Soundcloud . In the latest episode, Rosemary King , our Director of Training Products welcomes Eli Montgomery to Mindset. Eli is currently Head of User Experience at Cazoo, a platform transforming the way people buy used cars.

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

Best-in-Class Product Management Framework: The Product Management Life Cycle Model

Sequent Learning

The first and second editions of The Product Manager’s Desk Reference has been a faithful companion to tens of thousands of product managers around the world. I’m refreshing the book for a 3rd edition that will be released in about a year.

Why 36% is the magic number: Finding the right amount of text in mobile apps

Inside Intercom

I studied the first screen of 25 popular iOS apps to determine how much text they use. The results shows us the value of taking a principled approach to writing text for mobile apps – because product design is still all about the words. Mobile apps dominate our digital experiences.

Know your metrics

The Product Coalition

8 crucial metrics every payments PM must track With the increase in adoption of digital payments across the world, there’s an increasing need for payments product professionals who understand the complex payments ecosystem?—?the

How to build a world-class product team

Mixpanel

Hi, I’m Mike and I’m a product manager. The product I manage? Product managers.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Can a Product Career be Planned? By Marc Abraham

Mind the Product

Kick-starting a product career can be difficult, especially if you’re looking for a straightforward route. In this ProductTank London talk, Marc Abraham , Product Ownership Practice Lead at ASOS gives us a framework for breaking into product management.

How to kill (and improve) your product for the benefit of humanity

NextBigWhat

What would you do if you find that your product is receiving a lot of searches related to vaccines? And well, your site doesn't have helpful content? Here is what Pinterest CEO, Ben Silbermann did.

Five Reasons to Attend the ProductCraft Conference Event Series

ProductCraft

Last year, we brought over 500 product practitioners to San Francisco for the first-ever ProductCraft Conference. And it was such a good time that we’ve decided to take it to multiple cities in 2020. As our first stop, we’re coming back to the Bay.

Scrum Mastery in 300 Words

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: Scrum Mastery How to make Scrum work? Read on to learn more about my top three objectives for Scrum Masters striving to achieve Scrum Mastery. Do you want to get this article in your inbox? You can sign up here and join 24k other subscribers.

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

5 Customer Validation Skills You Need in 2020

Centercode

5G, AI, self-driving cars — in no time at all, we’ll be looking back and saying, “Oh, those old things?”

Mind the Product Training to Launch Product Coaching Service

Mind the Product

There was one theme that emerged for me in 2019 which I think will make a big impact on 2020, the product coach. I think the impact will be so big that at Mind the Product Training we’ve been working on an entire platform to support it.

Determining the Size of Your Target Markets

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “Thank you for the 5-part series that explained TAM/SAM/SOM back in April. Once I’ve decided what those are for my company, how do I then figure out how big any of those are in terms of revenue? What sources might I go to in order to figure out how big my market is?”.

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