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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.

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.

What does it take to be a great Product Manager?

bpma ProductHub

by Roger Snyder – Recently, 280 Group conducted the largest survey of its kind amongst Product Management professionals. With nearly 1700 participants, we learned which skill sets product managers score strongly on and which are areas for improvement.

Great User Research (for Non-Researchers) by Steve Portigal

Mind the Product

Researchers often have concerns about what will happen when “other people” go out and do work with users. But the demand for research far outweighs the supply of researchers, and everyone wins when more people are enabled to do research themselves.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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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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.

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.

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.

Consider Product Options with Minimum Outcomes

Johanna Rothman

Do you have trouble fitting “all” of the necessary work into an iteration? Your managers might want to push you to do more. Or, the product owner thinks you can do more. Or, the team wants to do more (see Beating a Team's Goal.). Agile approaches are not about doing more.

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.

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.

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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3 Lessons I Learned About Product-Led Growth [Interview]

Gainsight

What is product-led growth, exactly? Travis Kaufman, VP of Product Growth at Gainsight, defines the buzzword and shares growth-boosting best practices. This Q&A is an excerpt from our webinar, Ask an Expert Q&A: How to Build Products That Drive Growth.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Make a Compelling IT Services Roadmap

ProductPlan

Let’s face it, IT Services doesn’t get the glory it deserves. Most large organizations would quickly grind to a halt without the shepherding and management of the networks, applications, and information architecture managed by IT Services.

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.

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.”

Long-Distance Strategy Management

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “How do we best handle having the Engineering and Innovation groups working in different locations than the Manufacturing groups? How do we manage the long-term strategy for Manufacturing and Engineering in two different locations?)”.

Close.com’s Steli Efti on balancing competition and collaboration in sales

Inside Intercom

Some leaders mistake internal competitiveness for toxicity, opting instead to exclusively focus on collaboration. They avoid any internal ranking, out of fear that the workplace will become negative – or politically charged. This is the recipe for a mediocre sales team.

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.

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.

Does Governance Outweigh the Art of Insight in the Age of AI?

Birst BI

Data visualization tools, desktop data discovery tools, and visual analytics are examples of traditional self-service BI tools that business analysts embrace because they provide a user-friendly way of quickly turning data into insights.

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.

Want a job in Product Management? Here’s how.

BrainMates

I’ve been championing product management for 15 hears now. In the early days it was a real struggle. Hardly anyone had heard of product. I was often called project manager. If they had heard about product management, they CERTAINLY didn’t want a job in product.