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Product Design in the Era of the Algorithm by Josh Clark

Mind the Product

Machine learning has taken over huge parts of our world, from diagnosis of medical conditions to legal queries to beating human players in Go. How does this affect how we design, build, and manage products?

Your Passion is Your Greatest Asset, Learn How to Harness It

Lead on Purpose

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Creative Spaces that Work by Sarah B. Nelson

Mind the Product

Spaces shape culture – it can’t be helped, the spaces we work in are a huge factor in the way we work so they are always going to define the overall working environment, both personally and physically. In this illuminating talk from Mind the Product London 2017, Sarah B.

How Buyers Sell Themselves, Product Usability & Revenue, and Two Types of Demos

High Octane Product Management

The B2B Product Manager Magazine October 2017 is now available. In this issue we discuss the value of listening as one of the most overlooked sales skills, and the value of business conversations. We also examine product usability and its impact on revenue, plus sales demo tips. Be sure to check out our brand new lineup of advanced training programs. Learn how to accelerate your growth by delivering, marketing and selling solutions that make customers measurably better at what they do.

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Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.

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Why Product Management Should not be Responsible for Project Management

Mind the Product

Jordan Bergtraum is a management consultant with over ten years of experience in the B2B SaaS industry, mostly as a head of product for various organizations in the legal, education, facilities management, and pharmaceutical spaces.

Product to Product: Atlassian’s Evan Michner on why PMs need to be great writers

Roadmunk

Welcome to our third episode of Product to Product —a podcast for / by product people. Listen below: In this episode we have Evan Michner , Principal Product Manager at Atlassian —specifically for their chat tools, Stride and HipChat.

When Is A Product Launch Not A Product Launch?

The Accidental Product Manager

Sansung ran into problems with the launch of the Note 7 phone. Image Credit: Isriya Paireepairit. For a product manager there can be no bigger day than the day that your product gets launched.

Market Definition and Sizing

Under10 Playbook

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain, American author and humorist. Sizing a market opportunity has always been problematic.

Creating the "Right" Product Roadmap With Data

Speaker: Sunil Parekh, Head of Product Management, SimplyInsured

Data can be qualitative or quantitative, and comes from multiple sources: customer interviews, product usage & funnel analytics, company financial performance, and internal stakeholders. How do you use that data to create a product roadmap that is aligned with your organization’s business needs?

Stop putting off user research. 7 hacks

Amplitude

Early in my career as a product manager, I remember being introduced to the process of user research in a way that made it seem like a monumental undertaking. A typical user research cycle looked like this: write up an agenda. draft an invite email template.

Product Portfolio Management: Success at Scale

Mind the Product

Product management can be hard enough, but when you scale beyond more than one product, product portfolio management is a critical tool to prioritise between multiple products, ensure resources are assigned to the right products, and that you have a pipeline of new product ideas ready to grow.

Don’t ask your customers which new product they want to pay for. Here’s what to do instead.

Tim Herbig

Expect to hear more in-depth advice from me on validation of product hypotheses in the next couple of weeks as the (product) conference season comes to an end mid-November for this year. But while recently listening to one of my favorite podcasts, I couldn’t help but to (publicly) shout out advice for anybody who’s tinkering with … Continue reading "Don’t ask your customers which new product they want to pay for. Here’s what to do instead.".

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Transparency – All Cards Face-Up

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Guest post by Paul Sean Hill Creating and leading high-performing teams in any setting requires a high-trust environment. A critical component in creating and keeping that trust is complete transparency across the team. Having seen the empowering effect of this … Continue reading → Trust culture expertise responsibility transparency truth

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Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

More on Product Management Roles

Under10 Playbook

And now for something completely different. part 2. Allan Neil of Ready Product Radio challenged me to debate my pal Saeed Khan on the topic: Is the product owner role separate from product manager or are they the same?

Advice on Building Great Products from Folks Who’ve Actually Done It

Amplitude

Today, every company has to be a product company. In the old days, you could dominate by owning distribution or by spending the most on marketing and advertising. You could win with scale and cut off your competition that way.

7 Ways Cohort Analysis can Optimize Company Performance and Results

Mind the Product

Businesses are constantly in search of useful tactics that improve their brand’s performance and bottom line. Cohort analysis is often overlooked, but it can yield insightful information and actionable advice to improve acquisition, retention and monetization.

Understand the Purpose of Your MVP

Clever PM

The concept of MVP is an interesting one in the Product Management world — interesting, in that just like the role itself, it seems to mean something different to almost everyone that you talk to. On one side of the spectrum, you’ve got the Lean Product folks who seem to think that a landing page […]. Product Management Agile Definitions Good PM MVP Planning PM

Product Manager Nightmares and Horror Stories

280 Group

Happy Halloween They may not have a catchy theme song like the Ghost Busters, but Product Managers are no strangers to scary situations.

Radio Debate: PM or PO or both?

Under10 Playbook

And now for something completely different. Allan Neil of Ready Product Radio challenged me to debate my pal Saeed Khan. Topic: Is the product owner role separate from product manager or are they the same? The result was hilarious.

Product Manager’s Guide To UX Research

UX Studio

Want to do UX research for a product without enough time or knowledge? Proper research does not go quickly, or can it? This article will show the ideal way to do UX research , and will introduce the cost benefit, low-budget version too. The internet says everywhere that “everybody can do research”… Well… Everybody can ask questions… Everybody can conduct a usability test… Sure, everybody can do it, with the right methods and the necessary skills.

Achieve Absolute Transparency With Portfolio Kanban

Mind the Product

Having process transparency is a key element for the successful execution of any plan that involves people working together. Although product management is no exception, some leaders fail to recognize that.

3 Mental Models Every PM Needs to Make Decisions

Amplitude

Having a set of reliable mental models to call upon to make decisions is perhaps the most powerful thing product managers can do to improve their skills.

1 Surefire Way to Get Sales Reps on Your Side

280 Group

In this video, 280 Group CEO and Founder, Brian Lawley hosts Dave Dersh, one of the best sales reps Brian has ever worked with. Dave has been at places like Apple and Dell and Oracle and is here to share some wisdom about the relationship between Product Managers and Salespeople.

The biggest difference between product and consulting work

Tim Herbig

For those of you who have been following my writing for quite some time now, this shouldn’t come as a surprise: I don’t believe much longer in the differentiation of domain product managers. Instead, I believe in the power of deploying (product) skills in whichever domain is necessary and staying close to some core values … Continue reading "The biggest difference between product and consulting work".

How To Create A Convincing Product Vision To Guide Your Team

UX Studio

Working on a product without a decent product vision resembles going into the street with eyes closed. To advance a product (or life) direction helps keep things going and makes actions meaningful. On the other hand, a Product Owner has the responsibility for leading and guiding others as well. The PO needs to keep business plans and customer requests in mind while motivating everyone to work towards a common goal. Without direction, a team can’t follow.

Naimish Gohil – Adapting Your Product for a Changing Market

Mind the Product

Naimish Gohil , Founder of edtech software company Satchel , shares his experience of knowing your user and adapting your product with ProductTank London. Satchel are in 35% of secondary schools. To get there they’ve understood their end user better than anyone else and iterated their sales model just like a product. The government have, for some time, been trying to get children to learn digital technologies such as front-end coding.

What Your Audience Wants From Your Site (But Doesn’t Know How to Ask)

Userzoom

And How You Can Uncover It. As a UX designer or web developer, you know a website can alter the perception and exposure of a brand, big or small. With the right touch and the right visual content, you can really bring out the personality of a business.

Women in Product Management: Sarah Hatfield, VP Product Management at OnProcess Technology

280 Group

For our fourth installment of Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Sarah Hatfield, VP Product Management and Client Solutions at OnProcess Technology. To catch the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter.

Why your next KPI to optimize for should be an opt-out rate

Tim Herbig

While my full wrap-up of this week’s Productized Conference I wanted to share an interesting thought with you, which got presented by Atlassian’s Claire Drummond and Dragana Boras. When their team recently rolled-out the excellent new version of Confluence, they established a <5 opt-out rate from the new design as their KPI to optimize for in the … Continue reading "Why your next KPI to optimize for should be an opt-out rate".

Taking a Customer-Centric Approach to Software Product Management

Revulytics

It’s a familiar storyline these days. Software customers have many choices and high expectations, and as such, even the most established installations could fall to a more agile competitor. It’s against that backdrop that the term “customer-obsessed” has ascended in importance.

The Reality of Trying to Apply Good UX Practices on a Web Design Gig

Userzoom

UX is all about understanding users and providing them with what they need. User experience is also about giving users something that’s useful, meaningful and valuable in order to entice them to interact with particular products or services and to keep them coming back for more. For most companies, this begins with their website and there are plenty of steps that companies need to take in order to improve their website and attract a wide audience.

Why There’s No Killer App for IoT

Tech Product Management

Every new technology trend brings speculation and talk about a “killer app” that will be the solution to all of our problems. Tech publications and blogs produce countless articles searching for the “killer app” for the iPhone, the Cloud, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and of course, IoT. We’ve also even seen the same hype for development […]. The post Why There’s No Killer App for IoT appeared first on TechProductManagement.