Sat.Aug 24, 2019 - Fri.Aug 30, 2019

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

Amplitude

We are excited to welcome guest writer Victoria Fitoussi of ProductPlan to the Amplitude blog. Often, the biggest blocker to taking a more impact-driven approach is “premature convergence”—locking into specific feature commitments without leaving an opportunity to sense and respond.

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 manager has one clear mission: to create a product people love. To create a product people love, it’s important that the product addresses a real challenge. And that’s exactly why problem-solving skills are critical for product management success.

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.

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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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.

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.

7 Best Practices for Closing the Customer Feedback Loop

UserVoice

For customer-minded organizations, closing the customer feedback loop is arguably just as important as collecting customer feedback in the first place.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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?

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.

The Women In Product Everyone Should Be Following

ProductPlan

There is no shortage of prominent male product leaders populating social media with their wisdom. But well-rounded product managers should be hearing from a diverse chorus of voices. No two product managers are the same.

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.

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.