August, 2019

Doing the heavy lifting together

The Product Coalition

How product teams can work together to maximize impact “Driving is easy if you are the only one the road“ … my driving instructor had many wise words to share. This one stuck with me as it is applies to so much more than driving a car.

How to Reduce the Product Backlog Size

Roman Pichler

Split the Product Backlog. Faced with an overly long and detailed product backlog, investigate if it does describe one cohesive product. Over time, products can serve an increasingly heterogeneous market and provide a large number of different features, some of which may not be used by all users.

You Don’t Own the Voice of the Customer by Tricia Wang

Mind the Product

Can putting a product into the world really be harder than launching a spacecraft? In her keynote at #mtpcon San Francisco, Tricia Wang, Co-founder of Sudden Compass, says it can. While launching a spacecraft seems more complex, it all boils down to math, and there is scant unpredictability in the calculations. But you have to deal with a lot of external complexities that are completely out of your control when you ship a product, so the end result is highly unpredictable.

Show Your Work: How to Justify Your Decisions & Get Stakeholder Buy-In

Product Talk

Last month, I spoke at Mind the Product San Francisco. The following transcript is how the speech was written and does not match the talk exactly. I’ll add the video to this post as soon as Mind the Product makes it available.

How to Apply Best Practices from Site Reliability Engineering in Your Organization

Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate, Honeycomb.io

Modern software organizations build increasingly complex distributed systems with many moving parts. As senior software leaders, we often struggle with noisy alerts, grumbling between Dev and DevOps, slow incident resolution and many other related pain points. It’s hard to figure out what to do with this increasingly difficult problem, yet it’s clearly our responsibility to deliver features and production quality. We are excited to be joined by Liz Fong-Jones, who has a deep understanding of what it takes to implement SRE-type practices in many different kinds of organizations. She brings together a picture and set of practices under the umbrella of Production Excellence that provides a clear and practical plan for senior software leaders.

The Addictive Products Myth: Who Is the Culprit Here?

Nir Eyal

The post The Addictive Products Myth: Who Is the Culprit Here? appeared first on Nir and Far. Self Discipline

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Lean UX author Jeff Gothelf on why design must have a seat at the table

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The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

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Making the Leap to Embedded Product Analytics

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Positioning for Product Managers

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Grounding Your Product Roadmap With Themes and a North Star

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Product Thinking Isn’t Just for Product Managers

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A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

10 Weekly Habits of Product Managers That Make a Big Difference

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SaaS Product Roadmaps: Achieving Your Product Vision

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by Paul Ressler – Everything is progressing well with your SaaS product; you have your product vision and you have product market fit. What are the next steps to achieve success for your SaaS product? One important next step is a product roadmap.

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5 Machine Learning Lessons for Product Managers

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Don’t Let Technology Changes Turn into Technical Debt

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Product Management: Leading by Trust

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Predictable Delivery: Moving Beyond Velocity

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How the cloud is reshaping small business productivity

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