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Just in Time Product Management

The Product Bistro

Product management is a discipline where there is an unending to-do list, a fixed amount of time in the day, and enough outside influencers to make even the best multi-tasker whither and die. Yet good product managers always appear to be in control of the situation. This is a testament to several traits that are […]. product management essentials

Product Management Responsibilities: Eventually, It’s About Products

Proficientz – Product Management University

Product management responsibilities look completely different if you view them through the lens of the customer. For solution providers though, products are the basis for all things revenue and that can cloud the true objective of a product management function and how it operates. Success in product management and product marketing is first and foremost about understanding what your target customers want to accomplish and why it’s a priority. Then and only then are products relevant.

Sustainable Pace in Product Management

Roman Pichler

What is Sustainable Pace? Sustainable pace is an important agile principle. The Agile Manifesto defines it in the following way: “The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.”

5 Tips To Re-Engage and Retain Valuable Employees

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Brett Farmiloe The two-year itch. You know what I’m talking about. It’s the feeling you get after being at a job for a couple of years. You start looking around, and the little voice in your head … Continue reading → Trust employees engagement goals

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The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Pursuing a Product Management Career: The #1 Skill

Proficientz – Product Management University

There are many skills that are important for success in a product management career, but there’s one that stands head and shoulders above all the rest. Apply a little deductive reasoning to get there. Let’s start with the ultimate goal of a product manager.

Escape From the Feature Roadmap to Outcome-driven Development

Mind the Product

I’ve made a lot of roadmaps in my time. In fact, in the first three years I was at WorldRemit, I counted that I represented our company roadmap in 10 different ways.

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The Product Lifecycle, an introduction

The Product Bistro

If you work at a startup, or a small company, chances are this three letter acronym is alien to you. However once you graduate to a mid sized company, with multiple products, and, more importantly, multiple divisions or business units, the construct of a PLC is inevitable, and even welcomed. PLC is an acronym for […]. product management essentials

How to effectively transition into a new role

Lead on Purpose

For most organizations, individuals starting a new job have 90 days to prove themselves. What happens during this critical time can make or break your career. Your goal is to get as rapidly as possible to the break-even point. This … Continue reading → Team Building balance preparation strategy success transition

Lost in Translation – how do you Localize Your Product for International Growth?

Mind the Product

Have you ever opened up an exciting new app, but instead of being asked to “ Sign up ” you saw “ ??????????? ”? Maybe you’ve received a confirmation email saying “ Th?nks nks you for you reg?ster. ng here ple?se

UI Trends 2019: The Top 7 Trends Users Will Love

UX Studio

UI trends 2019? It seems like just yesterday I was looking out my window and saw a falling leaf! Now, the year is coming to an end AGAIN! So we’re going to revisit the hottest topics of late 2018 and predict the UI design trends of 2019.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

The no Product management Product – A Cautionary Tale

The Product Bistro

When starting a new job as a product manager, you are occasionally handed the reins on a product that has never had ANY product management, whatsoever. There are many reasons for this. In this specific case, it was a hardware technology product that came out of a small startup. My then current company provided some […]. PM Tales tales

The Slippery Slope of Sales-Led Development

Mironov Consulting

Most product companies have a few things in their roadmaps that are specifically for single customers – I call these sales one-offs.

Product Love Podcast: Ryan Singer of Basecamp

ProductCraft

This week on Product Love, I talked to Ryan Singer, the head of product at Basecamp, at their headquarters in Chicago. Product managers come from a variety of places.

Embrace Your Imposter Syndrome

Mind the Product

Martin Eriksson opened #mtpcon London 2018 – the world’s largest conference for passionate product people – by telling us that despite all he’s achieved, he feels like a fraud.

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

Many application teams leave embedded analytics to languish until something—an unhappy customer, plummeting revenue, a spike in customer churn—demands change. But by then, it may be too late. In this White Paper, Logi Analytics has identified 5 tell-tale signs your project is moving from “nice to have” to “needed yesterday.". Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

How to Prioritize a Product Roadmap

Sachin Rekhi

Probably the most frequent question I get from product managers is around how to successfully prioritize a product roadmap. I think when folks come to me with this question they are often looking for a formula they can apply or at least an algorithm they can go through to prioritize their roadmap.

Product Management Interview Tips

The Product Bistro

So you want a product management job? How should you prepare for the interview? Especially if you are junior or looking for your first step on the product management ladder. I will share my experiences of several hops, and over 20 years of experience, on both sides of the interviewing process. Or you have been […]. general product management interview resume

What’s Your Core Competency?

Clever PM

I’ve always been a big fan of the concept of a “core competency” or “distinctive competency” — the one thing that you, your product, or your company does better than anyone else, and that is difficult to easily replicate. Unfortunately, I find that far too few organizations really understand, at a deep level, what this […]. Product Management Authority Culture Definitions Influence Interactions Learning PM Psychology Trust

Google Product Managers Look For The Next Big Thing

The Accidental Product Manager

Google product managers need to find out what everyone wants next Image Credit: PROid-iom. I’m going to assume that by now we all have some form of a smartphone in our possession.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

Every time an application team gets caught up in the “build vs buy” debate, it stalls projects and delays time to revenue. There is a third option. Partnering with an analytics development platform gives you the freedom to customize a solution without the risks and long-term costs of building your own. Learn when and why it makes sense to build, buy, or take a combined approach to embedded BI. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Insights from the #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum

Mind the Product

The Product Leadership Forum is a chance for senior product professionals to discuss the challenges they face in a safe environment. The product manager role is evolving at pace and this means that there are a range of conversations that are hard to have in public.

Video: The Art of Being Compelling as a Product Manager

Sachin Rekhi

Video: The Art of Being Compelling as a Product Manager. Slides: The Art of Being Compelling as a Product Manager. Essay: The Art of Being Compelling as a Product Manager.

Product-driven Growth: A Love Story

ProductCraft

Picture this. You walk into an electronics store. An associate appears, asking how she can help. You tell her that you’re a hobbyist photographer looking to purchase your first drone. You’d like to try before you buy. No problem, she says. Follow me.

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Management Signals

Johanna Rothman

I’m catching up on my podcasts and just listened to Seth Godin’s Akimbo episode about honest signals. (Do Do listen.) It’s about the signals we send that are honest or dishonest and why we might choose one, the other, or both.

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

Why do some embedded analytics projects succeed while others fail? We surveyed 500+ application teams embedding analytics to find out which analytics features actually move the needle. Read the 6th annual State of Embedded Analytics Report to discover new best practices. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Product Managers Attempt To Solve The Toy Problem

The Accidental Product Manager

Product managers attempt to get customers to shop for toys all year long. Image Credit: bygloricom. Product managers for stores that sell toys have an interesting problem on their hands.

Why Product Managers Should not Report to the CTO

Mind the Product

Product managers often end up reporting to the CTO, and some will argue that this is a good thing. While this might have been the case in the early days of product management, it’s not anymore. Why Shouldn’t a CTO be the Boss? Martin Eriksson’s seminal post on being a product manager shows that they sit in the centre of tech, business, and user (customer). So if they report to the CTO it creates the impression of bias against the business and user.

What is customer acquisition cost and why does it matter?

Inside Intercom

Growth is good, but growth at any cost is very, very bad. The best marketers in the world help their companies grow for the long term.

How can product managers inspire creativity

Craft.io

Creativity is an elusive beast. Since ancient times, the Muse has been described as a separate creature, who has her own will and decides to bestow inspiration only when she pleases.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

What a Product Manager Needs to Know About Code Quality

Product Club

I recently presented at the IT Arena conference, talking about how Product Managers need to become more active in trade off discussions and prioritization of product quality. Below are the slides from that talk. What a Product Manager Needs to Know About Code Quality from Michael Rutledge.

OKRs for Product Management

BrainMates

As November begins, it’s a great time to start the planning process for the next year. When you reflect on this year past, are you thinking about your successful achievements? Or are you frustrated that yet another busy year has passed and you’ve not achieved what you wanted to?

Thank You for Helping Hone our Craft at #mtpcon London 2018

Mind the Product

On October 18-19, 2018 we gathered passionate product people from over 50 countries around the world in London for two days of learning, sharing, and honing our craft. Thank you for joining us and making it another incredible and memorable conference!

Capture your invisible pipeline of sales leads

Inside Intercom

The most common way to think about leads is to put them in two buckets: inbound and outbound. The first is owned by marketing and the second by sales. But I’d like to introduce the idea of a third, your invisible leads.

UX and Design Tips for Better Dashboards: Product Manager Laura Klein Explains How to Improve Your Analytics

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

No one makes poorly designed products on purpose. And yet we have so many of them in our lives. That's why Laura Klein, product manager and UX designer, has a set of tips to help application teams improve their embedded dashboards and reports.