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A Look at the Year Ahead: The Product Talk Roadmap (With a Book Update)

Product Talk

Happy New Year! I am excited to kick off 2021. For the past couple of years, I’ve used my January blog post to give an update on my plans for the year ahead and this year will be no different. You can find previous years’ posts here: 2019 and 2020.

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Climbing the Career Ladder Part 1: Associates, Juniors and Product Managers

Mind the Product

It’s human nature to set goals at the start of something new, so doubtless many of you are currently evaluating how you want your career to progress in the coming 12 months.

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5 Tips for Saying No to Stakeholders

Roman Pichler

Imagine that you are talking to John, a senior salesperson who’s been involved with the product for a while. John mentions the upcoming product release and says, “You really must add the enhanced reporting feature.

Product Manager Salary [2021 Data]

280 Group

This article details general Product Manager salary data based on salary information reported by Salary.com and Hired.com in January 2021. Status of the Job 2021: Product Manager. Interest in product management roles has soared in the past five years.

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

You've finally done it: You've won over C-Suite and your DevSecOps team is up and running. You feel ready to take on rising security threats while continuously delivering quality software updates. But how do you monitor your new program? Are you truly able to gauge the state of your projects? To ensure the success of this new breed of a team, you need to know the metrics to look at and how to advocate these metrics to C-Suite and stakeholders. Join Shannon Lietz, Leader and Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and learn to lead your DevSecOps team to the top.

Practical Design Thinking Pt.1: What is it? And why Should I Care?

Mind the Product

If you’re a product manager or working on a product team, you’ve probably heard of Design Thinking. But have you used it? Do you know what it is, apart from a buzzword everybody likes to use? And, more to the point, how can you start to use it to build better products? Product managers are, [.].

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Great Fun on the Troubleshooting Agile Podcast, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

I had a great time with Jeff and Squirrel on their podcast, Troubleshooting Agile. They focus on what our conversations can tell us about ourselves. We spoke about the Modern Management Made Easy books in Johanna Rothman on Modern Management Part 1.

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How To Improve Designer-Developer Collaboration as an External UX Team

StudioTeam

At UX Studio , while we develop our products, uxfol.io and copyfol.io , we are mainly focused on agency work, meaning that we cooperate with several clients as external teams.

Bootstrapping a Product Team, by Ibrahim Bashir

Mind the Product

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital session, Ibrahim Bashir, VP Product at Box, discusses different product management archetypes and when to bring each one into a team. Watch the session in full, or read on for the highlights.

Are You a Pirate in the Navy? with Tendayi Viki

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

Welcome to another episode of the Enterprise Product Leadership podcast. Today I am joined by Tendayi Viki, an Associate Partner at Strategyzer. He’s also the best-selling author of the new book, Pirates In The Navy: How Innovators Lead Transformation.

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

Improve Your App Ratings By Using Google Play In-App Review API

The Product Coalition

In Aug 2020, Google Play released the In-App Review API which lets app developers prompt users to submit Play Store ratings and reviews for the app without the inconvenience of navigating outside of the app or game.

TEI 317: Culture, teams, and leadership – with Teresa Jurgens-Kowal, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

The secret sauce product managers need for success. This podcast is getting a new name to better align with its purpose of helping product managers become product masters. That new name is Product Masters Now.

Decide When You Need to Meet, Workshop, or Write to Save Energy and Time

Johanna Rothman

You're a busy product person, a Product Owner. You have information the team needs, and you want to meet. A lot. You see the need for these meetings: Standups. Backlog refinement. Iteration planning. Strategic updates, so the team knows what's going on. Sounds reasonable.

Practical Design Thinking Part 3: A better way to run remote workshops?

Mind the Product

Remote workshops, they’re a thing right?!

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

Why Product Managers Should Operate at the Intersection of Product, Design, and Data

ProductCraft

Product managers are great generalists, and their talents can be applied in many places across an organization.

Four Product Management Trends to Watch For in 2021

The Product Coalition

There’s an old saying from the world of competitive hockey: An average player reacts to where the puck, a great player reacts to where the puck. Good Product Managers make decisions based on the world as it is today.

Product Analytics: A Beginner’s Guide To Measuring Product Usage + Product Analytics Tools

Userpilot

Without product analytics, how do you know how to move the needle with your product growth? If you’re only beginning your adventure with product analytics, looking at all the usage data may seem overwhelming at first glance: Source: Heap.

How Storytelling can improve User Experience

Imaginary Cloud - Design

Stories have always been around to help us understand and make sense of the world. It goes from the stories we used to listen to as kids to the regular ones of our daily lives either in marketing, Saturday night dinners with friends, or even our work environment.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Practical Design Thinking Part 2: How to Embed Design Sprints Into Your Teams

Mind the Product

This article (Part 2 of a trilogy) is all about introducing elements of the Design Sprint in a manageable way, to get your teams working better together. It encourages adoption of the process from the inside, out. So, you’ve heard of Design Sprints?!

Why we’re sunsetting messaging and mobile A/B testing and focusing on product analytics

Mixpanel

Published January 13, 2021. A year from now, on Jan 1, 2022, we’ll remove the Messages & Experiments feature from Mixpanel. This post outlines: Why we made the decision and how you’ll be able to learn more about your users as a result.

This is How You Need to Pick the Right Metrics for Your Product

The Product Coalition

This article will provide definitions on what metrics are, a framework for categorizing them, and recommendations of four basic rules to… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». okr analytics metrics kpi product-management

The Untapped Power of the Welcome Screen for your SaaS – Templates + Examples

Userpilot

Welcome screens in SaaS apps are an underutilized piece of real estate that can be so much more than just a welcome message. A well-designed welcome screen can have a significant impact on your new user activation, satisfaction level, and ultimately – churn and retention.

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

The Evolution of the Tech Consumer

Centercode

Technology isn’t the only thing that’s rapidly evolved in the past 25 years. The people who consume tech have also changed significantly.

How Product Can (and Can’t) Speed Up Development

Mironov Consulting

Half of the calls I get from CEOs include requests for Product Management to boost productivity in Engineering (aka Development aka Makers). To ship more stuff, faster. To hit more roadmap dates. To reduce some fictitious cost-per-feature financial goal. To get more for less.

Your Problem Isn’t the Leaky Bucket, It’s the Clogged Pipe

The Product Coalition

The leaky bucket is a known metaphor in sales. If your funnel isn’t converting well, there is no point in adding more leads into it, since they will not convert and there is no gain here. But the truth is, that not only will it not result in a positive impact, it can also actually cause you harm.

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The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2020

First Round Review

We've rounded up 30 standout, must-share insights from the articles we published over the last year. Read on for the most impactful pieces of advice we heard in 2020 — presented with hopes that you can apply them for whatever's to come in 2021

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Clear Explore Guidance: Align your Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholders

Strategyzer

In a recent post we explained how to align innovation projects with corporate strategy using the Strategic Guidance framework. Today we zoom in on Explore Guidance, a key element from your overall Strategic Guidance to align your innovation ecosystem stakeholders. Corporate Innovation Management

The Power of Mentoring – DeVaris Brown on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Some of the most successful people we know credit their mentors for making the difference in their careers.

Ask an expert: Anubhav Shrivastava of Viacom18 Media on how data sophistication feeds a cycle of user value and growth

Mixpanel

As Head of Data Science, Digital Ventures at Viacom18 Media—a Mumbai-based joint venture between ViacomCBS and Network18 and one of India’s fastest-growing entertainment networks—Anubhav Shrivastava has led the company’s shift toward data-informed decision making.