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How to Get the Most Out of Your Calendar

Nir Eyal

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Moving at the Speed of Demand

Product Management Unpacked

A look into healthcare product management in the time of Coronavirus. Ever wonder what it’s like to be a product manager for a leading healthcare provider and insurer in the middle of a world health pandemic? Meet Claire Marcus, senior product manager at UPMC Health Plan.

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“On the Box Thinking” to Build a Better MVP

280 Group

If you can’t clearly identify what will ultimately make your product sell BEFORE you build it, you won’t build what will sell. Before the Product MVP (Minimally Viable Product) is specified, Product Managers need to establish another kind of “MVP”.

What Qualities Make a Product Great?

Mind the Product

What are the qualities that make up a great product? It pays to analyse them and consider how they all work together to make a product successful. I remember once being asked in an interview: “Could you name a product you think is great?” I put on my “thinking deep thoughts” face and stare at [.].

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How Much is that Feature in the Window?

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Roadmaps are about the future, and talking about a roadmap means talking about the future. But how you tailor that conversation depends on who you’re having it with, because your stakeholders’ vision for the future and your customers’ vision are likely two different things. Every audience has their own needs and expectations that you are working to fulfil, and as a product manager, it is up to you to manage these many moving parts. A conversation about creating value is going to vary based on whether or not you’re asking someone to buy your product, or fund it.

Determining the Value of Your Product Portfolio

Proficientz – Product Management University

Are there any simple ways to determine the value of our products in a way that can be measured? The simplest way to quantify the value of your product portfolio, your solutions and your products is to do it from the customer’s viewpoint.

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Designing apps for kids: a reading app user experience

Imaginary Cloud - Design

With the boom of digital, education can't be left behind. Although perceived by many as a threat to traditional education, web and mobile apps can play a big role in children's cognitive development. From a design perspective, there's still a lot to be done.

How To Manage Product Ideas

The Product Coalition

The misconception is PM’s come up with product ideas. We don’t. We manage other people’s ideas. Continue reading on ». product startup programming product-management technology

Priorities for Prioritization

Mind the Product

Prioritization techniques such as RICE, MoSCoW and Value versus Effort are not complicated in theory but in practice, most Product Managers struggle with prioritization and research such as The state of Product Leadership 2020 shows that we’re not especially good at it.

TEI 284: The Disney way of innovation – with Duncan Wardle

Product Innovation Educators

The strategies the Disney Head of Innovation used to bring products customers love to life. Last year I was at a product management conference in Orlando and the keynote speaker discussed leadership at Disney. It got me interested in how Disney innovates.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Did Feature Flags Kill the Canary?


The increased usage of feature flags and canary releases (also “canary deployments”) in software development has had a tremendous impact on the overall release process for software companies globally.

Rework Online Training Part 6: My Guidelines

Johanna Rothman

I'm pretty sure that online training isn't going to go away even when some people return to the office. I have already evolved my workshops to several possibilities of “training”: Short-form webinar (20-60 minutes of me delivering content, minimum interaction).

Why Generalists Make Better Product Managers

The Product Coalition

Research suggests that generalists are more creative, better problem solvers and lateral thinkers — aka ideal Product Managers Continue reading on ». agile product-leadership product-management startup product

Skills to Make Working With Engineers Easier

Mind the Product

I believe that product managers should take the time to discuss new product hypotheses and planned features with the engineers they work with. It helps them to be able to plan a project roadmap as precisely as possible.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

5 Ways the Product Community Can Inspire the World – Part 2: Frameworks

Modus Create

This is the second part of an article series about how the technology and product communities can help the world to pivot and work as a cross-functional team by sharing their experiences dealing with uncertainty, difficult decisions, emotions, and data.

Why efficiency, not just effectiveness, is key to scaling customer success

Inside Intercom

As customer success managers, we wear many hats. We need to stay on top of market trends and product updates, all while making sure our customers become wildly successful.

How to Reduce Stress as a Product Manager


In 2017, I came across GlassDoor’s top 50 jobs. Like we all do, I first looked for my own role. I scrolled to “product manager” and was happy to see the job on the list next to a nice six-figure average salary. But then I saw the job satisfaction: 3.4. As I scrolled through the.

What Seems to Be The Customer Problem?

The Product Coalition

Finding a customer problem worth solving is key to successful products and businesses. But how do you distinguish a pressing problem from a mere inconvenience? And what’s a customer problem anyway?

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Making Decisions That Scale – Julia Whitney on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

In previous roles, Julia Whitney led teams at WGBH and the BBC, so she’s familiar with rooms full of people in meetings where decisions not only don’t get made, they’re sometimes actively avoided.

A less known but powerful helping hand in product design: ethnographic research

UX Studio

Don’t listen to your users is one of the ground rules of usability. What people say , what people do , and what people say they do are entirely different things.” says Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist. We keep this statement in mind while carrying out user research during product development.

Which Way is Up? Selling in an Uncertain Market


Q2 2020 will go down in the history books as one of the most challenging environments for B2B sales. Not only was there a mass migration of employees from the office to home, but there were massive layoffs, halted projects, and considerable uncertainty around how long and deep the recession will be.

3 Mistakes a product manager should never make


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Build vs Buy: 10 Hidden Costs of Building Analytics with UI Components

Many teams, as a logical first step, choose to build their own analytics with the help of UI components. But eventually you’ll find that doing it yourself and at scale has hidden costs. Consider these 10 factors when deciding whether you should build analytics features with UI components.

Five Key Lessons Product Managers Can Learn from Service Designers

The Product Coalition

During my career I have spent time working closely with Service Designers on a variety of projects and products, and I believe there are five key lessons from the Service Designer discipline that can help & enhance Product Management. Before we begin: what is service design, again?

How to Price Your Product in a Startup

Mind the Product

I’m sure you’ve heard about strategic or value-based pricing, where price is determined according to the value it creates for the customer. It sounds great, we all want to avoid overpricing or underpricing our product and any subsequent revenue loss, but how do we do it?

Eight expert tips for transitioning from in-lab to remote user research


Mary Luong, Ph.D, offers some best practice advice on how researchers who are used to in-lab, in-person UX research can transition to remote, while still remaining user-centric. The following tips are taken from our latest on-demand webinar , where Mary Luong, Sr.

Three New Tools You Need to Master to Build an Invincible Company


Leading innovation is hard. It involves creating the right culture, guiding innovation teams, and investing in the right ideas and business models. Without the right toolkit, this would almost be an impossible task.

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.