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AMA: How to Excel as a Product Manager in Extraordinary Times

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Yesterday we enjoyed hosting an Ask Me Anything session on Facebook Live with five of our Product Management expert instructors. In this very serious time, we really wanted to be available to answer questions and help the Product Management community adapt and rise to the challenges we’re all facing.

How AI is influencing product management jobs

Product Management Unpacked

According to a Brookings Institution report , “Automation and Artificial Intelligence: How machines are affecting people and places,” roughly 25 percent of U.S. jobs are at a high risk of automation.

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Scaling the Product and the Team by Rachael Shah

Mind the Product

In this talk from MTP Engage Manchester , Rachael Shah, Delivery Lead at the Co-op , challenges us to think holistically about scaling our products, and that means including our teams in our thinking.

This Is Not and Cannot Be “Business as Usual”

Johanna Rothman

Many organizations heeded the COVID-19 warnings and sent people home to work as remote teams. The managers want to proceed as if the people can work from home and have “business as usual.” ” They've made these requests to their staff: Work at home, as if you were at the office.

Build vs Buy: 10 Hidden Costs of Building Analytics with UI Components?

Many teams, as a logical first step, choose to build their own analytics with the help of UI components. But eventually you’ll find that doing it yourself and at scale has hidden costs. Consider these 10 factors when deciding whether you should build analytics features with UI components.

A simple template for writing usability tasks


How to prepare for a simple usability study. Crafting tasks and scenarios for a usability study is a balancing act between feast and famine.

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Supporting the fight against COVID-19

Inside Intercom

On behalf of everyone at Intercom, I want to share our sincere and deep appreciation for all those fighting so hard against this outbreak all over the world. There are countless heroes putting their lives at risk to support the sick and keep the rest of us safe.

How I Moved From Engineering Into Product Management

Mind the Product

What does it take for an engineer to become a product manager? Certainly, there are many ways to achieve this. Here I’ll explain how I did it, and I’ll share my personal experience of the process so that you can know what to expect from this transition.

Five Meeting Tips for Newly-Remote Teams

Johanna Rothman

You probably went from the office to remote so fast, you're still recovering from the whiplash of working from home. I found the biggest change when I started to work remotely was how meetings changed. I've learned these tips over the years. You might find them helpful. Tip 1: Start With Cameras On.

Modus Joins the COVID-19 Fight with Folding@Home and Rosetta@Home Distributed Computing

Modus Create

Humanity’s ingenuity is often best demonstrated at times of crisis, and the 2020 SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – pandemic is a clear example of this. Creativity has proven to be our greatest asset, and in these times, this has proven more true than ever.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

To Kill or Persevere: How Do You Score Innovation Projects?


Leaders often struggle with judging and making decisions on innovation projects. When faced with several teams that have been working on new innovative business ideas, leaders find it difficult to choose the ideas to give further investment and the ideas to stop.

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TEI 275: Become a better problem solver by reframing the problem – with Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can find a new angle on problems and be better problem solvers. Image credit: Gregers Heering. One of the most powerful tools available to product managers and innovators is, wait for it… reframing! We use it in two primary ways. First, to help us solve the right problem.

Being a Successful Product Manager From 5,000 Miles Away

Mind the Product

As a product manager at Split , 5,000 miles away from the rest of her team, Sophie Harpur has learnt a thing or to about successful remote working. As you’ve probably read in all those blog posts and books about product management, the ideal scenario is to have your product manager co-located with engineering, sitting no more than two feet away from the team designer, back-end and front-end.

How we use Slack at Slack

The Product Coalition

Tamar Yehoshua, Chief Product Officer, Slack A few weeks ago, I reached my one year anniversary at Slack. It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year.

Design Thinking for Product Teams: Leverage Human Insight Throughout Development

Product teams must increase their exposure hours with customers—seeing and hearing them. Human insights and the design thinking framework can be applied to your development cycle to help you build better products and experiences for your customers.

Ensuring Intercom’s business continuity during uncertain times

Inside Intercom

As the COVID-19 situation continues to impact people, businesses, and communities everywhere, we know it is more important than ever to stay in touch with your customers, and Intercom is committed to helping you stay connected.

3 Product Experiments Your SaaS Must Try Now to Reduce Churn


If there’s one thing every SaaS company is worrying about now – it’s churn. Amid the uncertainties of the coronacrisis – a lot of businesses are looking for unnecessary costs to cut.

Don’t Let Your Roadmap Become Outdated After Day One


For many product organizations, the end of a quarter means it’s time for roadmap review. Choosing to do this on a quarterly basis helps ensure teams are taking the feedback they hear from customers and applying it to future iterations of their product in a timely and regular manner.

Stories from the ProductTank Community – Split

Mind the Product

Organiser Andrea Grisogono bursts with pride as she talks about what ProductTank Split in Croatia has done for her and her product community. What is it that motivates you to run ProductTank meetups?

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

In this eBook, we 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.

Outcome Roadmaps

The Product Coalition

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Using Research to Write Next Level Copy with Joel Klettke of Business Casual Copywriting


How the best copy takes words straight from your customer's mouths and meets them where they are


Healthcare Edition: 3 Reasons Why Customer Success Is Existential Right Now


The COVID-19 pandemic is fundamentally changing how we practice and experience healthcare in the United States and digital health platforms, like yours, are at the heart of this transformation. Because of you, patients today have access to care at their fingertips.

Fake vs. Real Innovation: How to Tell the Difference


Here’s a situation you may be familiar with. Instead of creating something truly new and interesting for your customers, your innovation team seems to be dragging their feet. This is an unwelcome surprise. After all, you created this team to give the company the moonshots it needs to get to compete in an increasingly crowded. Read more » The post Fake vs. Real Innovation: How to Tell the Difference appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.


More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

The Black Mirror Test – Roisi Proven on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

Mind the Product

A couple of things we’re hearing people talk about a lot this week are how they’re adjusting to working in a different way, and how they are adjusting their strategies to deal with the current situation. These are situations that are fraught with the possibility for unintended consequences – something Roisi Proven covered in her great episode (and talk) about the Black Mirror Test.

2 Changes That May Remain With Us After COVID-19

The Product Coalition

COVID-19 has forced many people and organizations to try new things such as social distancing, remote working, joining happy hour over… Continue reading on ». remote-working education education-reform covid19 product-management

Her Product Lab is Giving Women in Product Management the Chance to Shine


Every great idea starts somewhere, and Her Product Lab starts at a dinner party.

My Home Office

Sachin Rekhi

So many of my colleagues have recently been introduced to working from home for the first time and will likely have to for the foreseeable future. But many are finding their home environment to be far less productive than their traditional office.

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.