January, 2019

Tips for Rewriting a Digital Product

Roman Pichler

See the Rewriting Effort as an Opportunity to Innovate.

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280 Group’s Top Product Management Blog Posts of 2018

280 Group

Our Product Management and Product Marketing blog has been sharing content and engaging readers for over a decade. Every year we produce articles that support our readers in the key skills they need in their day to day job and in providing relevant topics and cases that affect their products.

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What I’m Saying No to This Year—And Why

Product Talk

The hardest part of my day is saying no to things I shouldn’t be doing. I’m in a fortunate position. I have a thriving coaching business. I write a popular product blog. I get invited to speak at conferences. I teach at a university. I participate in an executive community. I design online courses.

Motivating and influencing your teams

Lead on Purpose

You’ve nailed the vision, and built the foundation of trust, now you need to motivate your teams. The success of your product depends on the work they (engineering, UX/design, marketing, sales, etc.) In nearly all cases, the individuals on … Continue reading → Product Management Trust confidence energy influence motivate optimism vision

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Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

In this 4-part series, product and technology leaders share insights for successfully going to market with a data product. Find out how you can embed analytics in your solution, from building your business case to designing and launching your product.

Goals for 2019 – A Product Manager’s New Year’s Resolutions

Mind the Product

It’s a new year, and while the date changing on a calendar doesn’t really have some magical power, it is a nice reminder to slow down and reflect.

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Articulating Your Product Design Principles

Sachin Rekhi

Product management is fundamentally a leadership role in that you are ultimately responsible for leading a product development team to deliver a compelling product that resonates with your customers.

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When to Launch? That’s the Question

Pragmatic Marketing

The other day I received a message from a colleague: “One question we’re asking ourselves is the issue of continuously releasing individual features with associated Go-to-Market launches versus releasing features and waiting to do a singular quarterly GTM for all at the same time.

Lean and Agile: What’s the Difference?

Craft.io

Sometimes it’s good to go back to the basics and examine basic concepts we often refer to without fully understanding what’s meant by them. In this piece, I’d like to address the somewhat confusing subject of the difference between the terms ‘lean’ and ‘agile’.

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Building trust with your teams

Lead on Purpose

Another key element of a successful product management organization is creating trust with your teams, the teams you work with to build your products. Creating relationships of trust sets a foundation for the work you and your teams will need … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management Trust dedication global economy partnerships products

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.

Podcast: Moving Up the Career Ladder with Thor Mitchell

Mind the Product

Thor Mitchell knows his bones – he’s an ex-Google product manager (Maps and Google+ APIs) and was most recently the Chief Product Officer at Crowdcube.

Playing Catch Without Arms, or: Why I’m going to learn to code as a PM.

The Product Coalition

Not the real artwork for “Catch Without Arms”, but made you look, didn’t it. ??Bad Bad facsimile credit: Myself Hi reader, Wait a sec, please don’t run away! This isn’t your usual run-of-the-mill “should PMs code or not” piece that you’ve read a thousand times?—?promise. promise.

Why Are Product Managers Moving Away From Focus Groups?

The Accidental Product Manager

Focus groups are the way that product managers used to find out how customers felt about their product Image Credit: RSNY.

New horizons: How to move your life for your career

Inside Intercom

When we think of our dream career, and by extension our dream life, we rarely picture jumping into the unknown to attain it. We seldom imagine replacing the comfortable life we already have with an entirely new, unfamiliar environment.

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

How Technographics Enables Intelligent Competitor Analysis for E-signature Providers

DemandMatrix

Businesses are collaborating more today than ever before. Global expansions and global growth opportunities mean that contracts can’t be relegated to one location anymore. Data Enrichment

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TEI 211: Most product managers are not using surveys correctly and how to fix that – with Matt Champagne, PhD.

Product Innovation Educators

Create more loyal customers by designing surveys people actually want to complete. Many product managers and product marketers are using surveys incorrectly. We like surveys because they are relatively quick and inexpensive compared to other tools, such as customer interviews.

High-performing Teams by Richard Banfield

Mind the Product

In this mtpcon London talk, Richard Banfield looks at what makes high-performing teams work. Building High-performing Organisations. Continuous improvement can act as a powerful cultural change agent: cycling coach David Brailsford knows this and he was able to reinvent British Cycling as a result.

How to ship a great app (by using target groups)

The Product Coalition

It’s not enough to have a great idea and build a beautiful app. It’s important to create value for your probable customers. It doesn’t make sense to market to everybody. By defining who your target group is, you can focus on the users that actually use your app and through that, save time and money.

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 Six Best Product Management Podcasts

ProductCraft

2019 is here, and that means it’s time to dust off that podcast list and discover new things to listen to. Get off to a good start on your product management-related resolutions with our six favorite podcasts. Listen, learn, and enjoy.

Local High School Students Use CardBoard to Innovate

CardBoard

Warren Central High School seniors, Garat Phelps , and Christian Holtsclaw were posed a problem. Students within the cosmetology department needed a more reliable way to track their hours throughout the school year to earn their cosmetology license.

5 product management books to read in 2019

Craft.io

Nothing compares to the value of opening yourself to inspiration by reading what others working in your field have to say. Looking up from your work to learn and stay updated on current trends is immensely important.

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7 Tips From Product Leaders to Kick off 2019

ProductPlan

The beginning of the new year marks an exciting time for many product organizations. New goals, new roadmaps, new initiatives. And as for just about everyone, new opportunities to start fresh.

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.

A day in the Life of an MTP Engage Manchester Attendee

Mind the Product

We’ve been planning MTP Engage Manchester for almost a year now, and we’re confident we’ve put together a conference that’s representative of this epic city and showcases the best that the North of the UK has to offer.

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4 Actionable Tips on App Onboarding by David Jones

The Product Coalition

Are you happy with the onboarding of your app? Maybe? Whatever the answer is, you should listen to what David Jones has to say about the topic. Here is why: David has founded three start-ups in his lifetime, his first one exited with over 1B Australian Dollars earlier this year.

How bots, messengers and apps will define 2019 with Des Traynor, Paul Adams and Emmet Connolly

Inside Intercom

On the heels of our 2018 retrospective, we decided to take a look at what product themes and technology are likely to define the year ahead.

Top 5 Product Management Trends of 2018

Revulytics

As we get under way with the new year, let ’s take a look at five trends from 2018 that product management professionals should be aware of going into 2019. Let us know if we missed your favorite trend in the comments section below. Analytics reveal design trends.

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.

Product Managers Need To Understand The Power Of A Newsletter

The Accidental Product Manager

Product Managers know that newsletters can be a powerful way to stay in touch with your customers Image Credit: AJC1. As product managers we spend a great deal of our time trying to figure out how to get more people to buy our products.

Dealing with Dealbreakers: How to Handle Feature Requests from Prospects

ProductPlan

Most product teams have their own processes for handling customer requests. But what about would-be customers and their “dealbreaker” requests? If you’ve spent much time in product management, you’ve probably encountered a few of these.

Maximum Possible Products by Sally Foote

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon London talk, Sally Foote of Photobox had us consider that most product managers don’t work on greenfield products that allow them to design minimum viable services.