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Feature-less Roadmap: The Balance Between Delivering Concrete Features vs. Planning with High-level Themes

Amplitude

Technical Product Leadership from Head to Toe

The Product Coalition

By Robert Elves, Senior Director of Product, Tasktop Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». product-management leadership

Is Customer Feedback Really Making It to Your Product Roadmap?

Gainsight

As a customer success professional, you talk to your customers every day and gather a ton of feedback straight from the frontlines. This is real-time, super-rich data. It comes directly from the people who use your product—it’s gold! But … what happens to it?

How To Apply Design Thinking To Product Management

ProductCraft

The Product Growth Engine

Speaker: Dave Martin, Founder, Right to Left

How do you create sustainable growth? Do your product and feature releases achieve the desired results? In this talk, Dave Martin, founder at Right To Left, will explore how human bias repeatedly hinders product success and causes teams to miss out on their potential.

How to Spot a Partial Product Manager

Mind the Product

What’s a partial product manager? We’ve all met one, and many of us have been one – a partial product manager is someone who holds the product manager title, but isn’t doing the full job.

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SaaS Product Roadmaps: Achieving Your Product Vision

bpma ProductHub

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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7 Best Practices for Closing the Customer Feedback Loop

UserVoice

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How to use the 5 Whys to Manage Stakeholders

Mind the Product

A few years ago, I worked with a client in a very hierarchical organization. Position and title were very important at the organization, and everything was done in strict accordance with operating procedures.

How your User Adoption Strategy Will Improve LTV and Reduce Churn

Userpilot

If I asked you to think of the most important aspects of creating a successful SaaS product, you’ll probably think of solving a need, user onboarding techniques, and the all-important product-market fit. Well, I have another one in mind… Creating the perfect user adoption strategy.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Customer feedback strategy: How to collect, analyze and take action

Inside Intercom

There are many reasons an organization seeks out customer feedback. A support team will want to know if they were helpful, while a product team might need help prioritizing what to build next.

TEI 244: 44 ways product managers can test ideas – with David Bland

Product Innovation Educators

Know how to test a product by measuring risk through desirability, viability, and feasibility. I’m someone who enjoys learning from books. I often find great tips I can apply from a good book, and that is just what I have for you.

The Next era of Technology by Marie Louise Gørvild

Mind the Product

Every year, for MTP Engage Hamburg, we invite speakers from outside the mainstream product scene and ask them to contribute an additional perspective to stimulate discussion among our audience.

3 Steps to Creating an Attractive Value Proposition

UX Studio

The value proposition of a product provides one of the most important meeting points for user experience design and marketing. Although it deals mainly not with serving the customer but selling, it involves matching their needs with your product.

The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

By embedding predictive analytics, you can future-proof your application and give users sophisticated insights. The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics has everything you need to get started, including real-world examples, steps to build your models, and solutions to common data challenges.

Everything we’ve learned about scaling sales

Inside Intercom

? ?. In this week’s episode we’ve dug down into the podcast vaults to bring you some of the best insights shared by our guests about scaling sales. It’s no surprise that one of the key levers for growth as you go from startup to scale-up is your sales team.

Why aren’t customer analytics companies letting you connect to your data?

Indicative

Data Storage Has Changed. The data landscape has transformed dramatically over the past few years and major players in the analytics space are failing to keep up.

Don’t Worry About Being Cool with Petra Wille [Rebroadcast]

Mind the Product

We’re taking a short break from releasing new episodes for the month of August. We’ll be back with new interviews in September. But don’t despair! We’ve asked a few friends to pick some of their favorite episodes to re-broadcast in the meantime.

What Decision Will You Make Based on This Data?

Johanna Rothman

Does your team have to keep two sets of “books”? You have an agile roadmap to see where you're headed. You have a smallish backlog of the near/upcoming work. You're delivering on a frequent basis.

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An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

10 Weekly Habits of Product Managers That Make a Big Difference

The Product Coalition

Everyday, product managers all over the world open their laptops and prepare to take on the challenges of product development with their teams. There will be setbacks, there will be leaps ahead, and there will be moments of flowing innovation.

John Cutler explains why you should answer tough questions with your product story

ProductBoard

Written by John Cutler, Product Evangelist at Amplitude, for our ebook, The Path to Product Excellence: Stories and Advice From the Field. First, a short assignment Do this. Go to your ticket system, whether its JIRA, Trello, Asana, or even a physical board.

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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.

Symptom Checker: Common Product Development Challenges

ProductCraft

Over my years in this industry, I’ve guided a wide variety of teams to software success. And along that journey, I have found that many product teams struggle with the same issues. How do you know if your team is suffering from a particular product development problem?

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.

Grounding Your Product Roadmap With Themes and a North Star

ProductPlan

We are excited to welcome guest writer John Cutler to the ProductPlan blog. John is a product coach with Amplitude, where he collaborates with internal teams, customers, prospects, and the broader product public.

How product managers can identify what customers really need

ProductBoard

Working as a product manager at a young company without a support team, I spend a lot of time answering questions and collecting feedback from customers on Intercom. Doing so has given me far greater familiarity with the needs, and the mindsets, of our prospects and customers alike.

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.

Announcing ‘Intercom on Sales’ – our playbook for scaling a billion dollar business

Inside Intercom

Today we’re releasing a brand new book, Intercom on Sales. If you work at a high-growth company, you’ve likely heard the saying, “What gets you to $50 million won’t get you to $100 million.”

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The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

AMA Notes: The more customers you speak with and the more different types of customers you speak with, the more ahead of the curve you will be in your industry.

NextBigWhat

NextBigWhat’s Wednesday AMAs bring a lot of clarity and perspective to founders / product and growth leaders. The last AMA had Arpit Rai, VP of Products WebEngage share his lessons building and scaling WebEngage and Browserstack. The NextBigWhat AMA is supported by the awesome team @GOJEK.

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How product managers can identify what customers really need

ProductBoard

Working as a product manager at a young company without a support team, I spend a lot of time answering questions and collecting feedback from customers on Intercom. Doing so has given me far greater familiarity with the needs, and the mindsets, of our prospects and customers alike.

Alignment through OKR’s and Hypotheses

The Product Coalition

Credit Henrik Kniberg & Crisp When you start to scale and have multiple products and/or teams, alignment becomes paramount. The general trap is to try and control things to stop misalignment form every happening by adding many layers of bureaucracy?—?or or as I like to call “forced-alignment”.