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Five Habits of Highly-Effective Product Teams

Mind the Product

How do you develop an understanding of what will set a product up for success throughout your organization? This blog looks at what actions product managers can take to ensure their teams are investing their time wisely. “If

How to Create a Product Operations Dashboard in 4 Steps

ProductPlan

Product management used to be a “fuzzy” discipline within an organization, without a ton of metrics and scrutiny directly applied to it.

Piecing it together: how to design cohesive onboarding

Inside Intercom

Onboarding is a holistic, ongoing process sitting at the intersection of many different teams: product, sales, marketing, customer engagement and business operations. A customer’s onboarding may start with them visiting your website and choosing to purchase your product or service.

How to Be an Ethical Product Manager

The Product Coalition

Everyone has their own code of ethics. A line they will not cross, and things they will not do. In terms of the workplace, there are laws that vary from country to country about how we can operate as businesses and as colleagues.

Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

Create Your Own Product Community

ProductCraft

One of the best parts of working in product is the community: the like-mindedness, the ease of conversation, and the camaraderie around the struggles and victories we experience on the job.

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Dan Olsen’s framework for defining product strategy

ProductBoard

Written by Dan Olsen, Product Management Consultant and Author, for our ebook, The Path to Product Excellence: Stories and Advice From the Field. When Instagram first launched, there were already many photo sharing mobile apps on the market. Yet Instagram quickly became the top photo sharing app. Why was Instagram’s product so successful? I want to share some important product strategy tools that. Source. Ideas

Product Questions to Ask Customers Across the Product Life Cycle

Centercode

In product development, timing is everything. The type of customer-driven product questions you ask, when you ask them, and the kind of customer feedback you use to answer them all influence the insights you pull in and how they’ll ultimately serve you.

Product Managers learn to say “No”

The Product Coalition

Learning to say “No” will make you a better PM, and result in you shipping a better product.

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 3

280 Group

Read Part 2 of this 3 part series: Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 2. Those who truly care about people and do what they can to help others, always seem to get the lucky breaks. Truly Care About People.

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 short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

How do you Become a Product Manager?

Mind the Product

I’ve been building digital products for nearly a decade now. A few weeks ago, a friend messaged me for advice on becoming a product manager. We chatted on the phone and then I realised that I’m asked this question so often that it seemed a good idea to condense my thoughts into an article.

Three Reasons to be a Solutions Driven Organization

Proficientz – Product Management University

What are the biggest benefits of being a solutions driven organization versus product driven? In a nutshell, a solutions driven organization does everything from the customer’s perspective first. That customer-first approach simplifies everything across product teams, marketing, sales and client services because customer goals and success metrics are the centerpiece. If you’re a B2B organization, here’s the scenario. Most if not all of your products target the same markets.

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Achieving Business Process Agility in Product Enterprises

Spice Catalyst

Every product enterprise, no matter what products and/or services they deliver to their markets, face one common business challenge – CHANGE. The ambition of every product enterprise is to be flexible to meet the changing requirements and continue to make the business sustainable.

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 2

280 Group

Become the Expert. Become the undisputed expert for your areas of responsibility. You have to be the expert on your market and products.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Six Common Traps that Undermine Strategic Product Management

Mind the Product

Increasingly product managers are expected to think and operate “strategically”, but, as this post will reveal, it’s a requirement that can lead to misaligned expectations and be full of traps for the unwary.

The First 30, 60 & 90 Days of a Fresh Product Manager: The Battle Plan

NextBigWhat

What does a Product Manager do? What are the different roles of a product manager? How does it differs in Enterprise vs. Consumer industry? What about MNC vs the Indian arm? What should a product manager do in the first 30, 60 and 90 days?

This Is The Most Important Skill Parents Should Teach Their Kids

Nir Eyal

The post This Is The Most Important Skill Parents Should Teach Their Kids appeared first on Nir and Far. Indistractable Relationships

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Q&A with Tim Herbig on How to Build Data-Informed Products

Revulytics

Revulytics sponsors a series of Product Management Today webinars featuring innovative ideas from top software product management thought leaders. In these blog posts, we ask the presenters to share their insights - we encourage you to watch the full on-demand webinars for even more details.

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.

Product, Society, and Ethics by Kathy Pham

Mind the Product

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Kathy Pham reflects on the importance of asking societal and ethical questions in product organizations and asks how teams and companies can be more accountable in the future.

Product Love Podcast: Deon Nicholas, Founder and CEO of Forethought

ProductCraft

In the past, when people heard the phrase “artificial intelligence,” they probably thought of three things: robots, destruction, and the impending end of humankind. But now, artificial intelligence has graduated to something more sophisticated and much less dystopian.

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Product Management Tips for Data Science Projects

Mironov Consulting

Data science has traditionally been an analysis-only endeavor: using historical statistics, user interaction trends, or AI machine learning to predict the impact of deterministically coded software changes.

5 ways to employ AI in your enterprise web and mobile app strategy today

Emerge Insights

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the way users engage with digital products and the way businesses are delivering innovative experiences. Getting started with AI can seem daunting for product teams that want to leverage AI in their enterprise applications.

How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

Product-Led Growth – Ashley Smith on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Presently a partner at expansion stage venture capital firm OpenView, Ashley Smith has a long career of helping early-stage startups scale into successful organisations. In this episode, Ashley talks to our hosts about product-led growth, and how everyone can and should do it. Quote of the Episode.

Fuel and Friction: Five Behavioral Economics Lessons for Product Managers

ProductCraft

You’ve probably come across Dan Ariely’s “Predictably Irrational” in an airport, or heard him on an episode of Freakonomoics Radio, or, most recently, caught him on HBO’s “Bad Blood.”

Essential framework and templates for Product Managers

The Product Coalition

For new product managers or in startups with newly formed product teams, the building roadmap is their first kick at having the influence of the company direction. You might be super excited to go away for 2–3 weeks, conduct market research and come back with a colourful looking roadmap.

A case study in competitive usability testing (Part 1)

TryMyUI

We revisited our old Domino's vs Pizza Hut UX faceoff, this time with 20 test participants, to see what we would find – not just about the UX of ordering pizza online, but also about how to run competitive usability tests, and how to use quantitative data in a competitive UX study.

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.