June, 2022

Behind the Product: Why CNN+ Failed

280 Group

In our “Behind the Product” series, we discuss examples of products or services that highlight a particular Product Management concept or principle.

Six Common KPI Mistakes to Avoid

Roman Pichler

Listen to this article: [link]. 1 No Product KPIs. Imagine that you have trained hard to run a half-marathon. Shortly after the start of the race, your smart watch stops working, and you discover that you didn’t bring your phone.

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That 'Itch' Returns

The Product Bistro

Whilst it is neigh impossible to excise Google from one's online life, there are concrete things one can do to not feed the beast. I have already removed all the Google Analytics tracking from my own web properties. Including this one.

Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Nir Eyal

Humans have an evolutionary need to be challenged—to feel discomfort. We may not enjoy whatever discomfort we expose ourselves to in the moment—be it a physical, mental, or spiritual hardship—but doing so is key to personal growth and even just plain contentment.


Product Market Fit: A Lesson from Sephora’s Head of Product

Speaker: Sneha Narahalli - VP, Head of Product at Sephora

In this webinar, Sneha Narahalli, Head of Product at Sephora (Digital, Data & MarTech), will give you an iterative method for identifying and developing Product Market Fit.

Ask Teresa: What Should You Do With Insights That Don’t Come from Customer Interviews?

Product Talk

Regular touch points with customers are a pillar of continuous discovery. If you’re not regularly talking directly with your customers, you increase your risk of building a product that no one wants or needs. Regular touch points with customers are a pillar of continuous discovery.

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Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Brooke Huling, Chief Product Officer at Aceable

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Brooke Huling, Chief Product Officer at Aceable. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. How did you get into product management?

5 Types of Product Managers in High Demand Right Now

The Product Coalition

Great products are the heartbeat of any successful SaaS business - which is why these 5 Product Managers are in high demand today. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». resume-writing career-advice engineering product-management product-design

Analytics - Google Free

The Product Bistro

As I drift further from Google properties, trying to rid myself of as much of their tentacles of control across the web, I made the decision to delete the Google Analytics tracking in my web properties.

Surprise! There’s a Right Way to Multitask

Nir Eyal

Everyone knows that multitasking destroys productivity, right? Haven’t we all seen studies and read articles telling us that it’s impossible to do two things at once? In some ways, that’s true. Lucky for you, I developed a method to multitask the right way. I call it “multichannel multitasking.”.

The Executive's Guide to Empathy-Driven ROI

In this guide from UserTesting, learn why empathy is at the heart of your organization's success, and how to promote a more customer-centric culture that's constantly testing its products, services, and messaging to ensure a strong connection with customers.

Product in Practice: Automating Customer Interview Recruiting at Zonar Systems

Product Talk

Not having enough time is one of the main reasons people say they can’t interview customers every week. And this is not just an empty excuse—most product people’s calendars are packed. So the idea of trying to carve out time to recruit and schedule interviews might feel like an impossible task.

Customer Love Stories Podcast: Episode 10


How do Portland Timbers and Barak Obama both use authenticity, storytelling, and community to build lifelong fandoms?

Customer Centricity: Part 2 (of 2) – Daniel Harris on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

In this weeks' podcast, we jump straight back into our chat with Daniel Harris about customer-centricity and developing that mindset in product management. Let's get straight back to the chat! [.]

Products and People


“In the end, there are two things that matter: products and people. What you build, and who you build it with.” – Tony Fadell One of the most common questions I’m asked is how to convince your CEO to take a hard look at how you create your products, and consider adopting the practices of. The post Products and People appeared first on Silicon Valley Product Group. Product company culture


Digital Transformation: The New Product

Speaker: Michael Cardy - Red Hat Chief Strategist, Jason Tanner - CEO of Applied Frameworks, and Mike Mace - VP of Market Strategy at UserTesting

Join us to learn how companies mitigate risks through usability testing and real-time qualitative feedback from customers to efficiently launch and develop digital products.

Three Months with the Asus TUF 32" Display

The Product Bistro

When the bonus dropped this year, I needed a new monitor, and I wanted somthing a little bigger than the 27" 2K display I had for my gaming system. The Asus TUF Gaming 32" 1440p curved display was the purchase.

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How to Prevent Burnout Using Timeboxing

Nir Eyal

A 2021 Indeed survey shows 52% of 1,500 American respondents say they feel burned out, compared with 43% the year prior; 67% believe that burnout worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s not surprising. The post How to Prevent Burnout Using Timeboxing appeared first on Nir and Far.

Help Your Customers React the Way You Want with These Roadmap Options, Part 3

Johanna Rothman

In Part 1 , I said that customers need a different kind of roadmap than teams do. Teams need the focusing details now and a way to look forward. But, depending on where your product is in the market, your customers might want or need different information. Let's start there.

NPS+: 5 Steps to Get More Out of NPS Surveys


An article in the Harvard Business Review introduced Net Promoter Score (NPS) surveys to the business world nearly twenty year ago. NPS surveys changed the way businesses gauge customer experience and are still widely used today.

The Top 5 Business Outcomes Companies Can Achieve From Monitoring Consolidation

In this eBook, learn what the top five business outcomes are that organizations see when leveraging Datadog's end-to-end monitoring tool.

The key to a great hypothesis – Mark Tsirekas on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

What does a good hypothesis look like in product and what does it include? In this weeks' podcast episode, Lily and Randy say down with Mark Tsirekas, VP of Product at ZOE to discuss both the scientific and the non-scientific methods behind hypothesis and testing. [.]

Embrace the Hard Questions: Adversity in Product Management

The Product Coalition

Product managers exist to ensure the right thing gets built in the right way and to be right about the thing — and that means a lot of… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». adversity product-management leadership

That was fun - NOT!

The Product Bistro

Friday morning I awoke to a fraud alert. Apparently suspicious activity on my debit card, and the question was did I charge $165.19 to Walmart.com at 5:04 AM. Uh, no, I didn't make that charge, and the quick response to the SMS shutdown my card.

Ensuring Excellence


This has been a difficult article to write. That’s because there’s a very real risk of undermining what I would consider the most important message I try to advocate, which is the power and potential of empowered product teams. But nevertheless, I think this topic has largely been missing from my writing, and it’s too. The post Ensuring Excellence appeared first on Silicon Valley Product Group. Product Leadership

How Collecting and Managing the Voice of the Customer Will Strengthen Your Product

Product teams strive to incorporate customers’ needs in everything they build, but this can’t be done without clear strategy, processes, and feedback loops in place. In this eBook, you'll learn how to build a robust voice of the customer program.

Proficientz Launches Product Management University for B2B

Product Management University

Three Dedicated Schools For Product Success & Career Growth. ROCK HILL, SC (PRWEB) JUNE 22, 2022. Proficientz, Inc.

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The 6-Step Checklist to Improve Your Mobile Feedback Strategy


At the end of the day, many customers feel that providing feedback is simply too cumbersome, too time-consuming, and too difficult.

Product Systems: How to manufacture lightning in a bottle by Oji Udezue

Mind the Product

In his opening keynote session at #mtpcon SF+Americas 2022 day two, Oji Udezue, Product Lead at Twitter, examines the key elements needed to create impactful product systems that elevate everyone. [.]

Eight Mistakes to Avoid As A Product Manager

The Product Coalition

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Better Learning, Better Results: A Guide for Product and Project Leaders

Continuous improvement is the differentiator that can drive your team to the next level. Download our 4-step guide to collaborative learning and position your team for success.

Something Wonderful - GPU

The Product Bistro

I had heard that the return to earth of some computer component's price was happening, but I hadn't thought much about it. Particularly the price of the most advanced GPUs. Damn crypto-miners were buying them by the pallet and leaving us regular folks to the scalpers.


Consider Innovation and Personas When You Create Roadmaps, Part 5

Johanna Rothman

We use product roadmaps to see where we want to go and the options we might take to get there. Yet, so many of our roadmaps offer only a single and certain destination. If we don't see options, we reduce our innovation decision points—and possibly disappoint our customers.

PROS & CONS: Product Management and Product Marketing Reporting to the Same Executive

Product Management University

Let’s get the obvious out of the way right up front. If product management and product marketing are on the same page with complementary agendas, and both are executing well, reporting structures don’t matter. In some organizations though, that’s a BIG IF!