Top 10 Product Talks of 2016

Mind the Product

The post Top 10 Product Talks of 2016 appeared first on MindTheProduct. MindtheProduct Product Design Product Management Product Management Conference UX Video 2016 Mind the Product London Mind the Product San Francisco MTPcon ProductTank Slider

2016 – More Hardcore Product Management Ahead

The Secret PM Handbook

This post is about where I’ll be focusing in 2016 in terms of becoming a more skilled product manager, and in helping others achieve that. In 2016 I’ll be working on my system for being a more effective product manager. Calendar, by Joy (CC 2.0 license).

What We Learned About Building Products People Love in 2016

Mind the Product

2016 was a year when the product management community grew significantly and continued to mature. Here’s a look at what we learned in 2016 based on our most read posts during the year. The post What We Learned About Building Products People Love in 2016 appeared first on MindTheProduct.

Top 10 Product Guest Posts of 2016

Mind the Product

2016 has been a year when the craft of product management grew, evolved, and matured at a staggering rate! Todd Lombardo ran our (hugely popular) design sprint workshops in 2016 and, although they are a powerful tool, they’re not appropriate for all situations!

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

McKinsey & Company December 2016 TWEET THIS 4really well, the natural human tendency to want more of something. leader, Capgemini North America Speaking to InformationWeek, December 2016 16 LEVEL 4: Genius Analytics Competitive differentiator for years to come.

Bigger and Better – Product Management Survey Results 2016

Mind the Product

Median experience in 2016 is four years, and is unchanged from 2013, but mean experience, as you might expect from the increased proportion of more senior respondents, has risen from 5 years to 5.4 The average salary for a Product Manager in 2016 is $82,900, up from $77,600 in 2013.

Product Management is More Important Than Ever

Mind the Product

As the number of people gathered at Mind the Product London 2016 prove – it’s a skill and a job that more and more companies understand, appreciate, and seek out. MindtheProduct Video Mind the Product London 2016 MTPcon

Mentorship and expectations

bpma ProductHub

As the Mentorship Program Fall – Winter 2016, 2017 has just commenced we would like to share some indicative guidelines for both mentors and mentees in order to help get the best out of this relationship.

10 Product Insights You Should Have Read in 2016

Mind the Product

What we learned about building products people love in 2016. Top 10 Product Talks of 2016. Top 10 Product Guest Posts of 2016. The post 10 Product Insights You Should Have Read in 2016 appeared first on MindTheProduct. MindtheProduct 2016 Newsletter

Building effective communication channels

Lead on Purpose

The word ‘channel’ has various and differing meanings. I grew up on a ranch, and we had to get water to the grass and to the cattle. My dad and grandpa built ditches and canals to channel the water to … Continue reading → Team Building channels Communication decisiveness discipline motivation relationships

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Building effective communication channels

Lead on Purpose

The word ‘channel’ has various and differing meanings. I grew up on a ranch, and we had to get water to the grass and to the cattle. My dad and grandpa built ditches and canals to channel the water to … Continue reading → Team Building channels Communication decisiveness discipline motivation relationships

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SiriusDecisions 2016 Summit Recap

Good Product Manager

SiriusDecisions 2016 Summit Recap. This recap on the SiriusDecisions blog — SiriusDecisions Summit 2016 Highlights: How Should Product Leaders Identify and Prioritize Customer Needs? 10 Serious Decisions We Made After #SDSummit 2016. — Jeff Lash (@jefflash) June 1, 2016. — Jeff Lash (@jefflash) May 27, 2016. 21 Inspiring Tweets (So Far) from #SDSummit 2016 (JL: I'm responsible for 5 of them in one way or another!)

SiriusDecisions 2016 Summit Recap

Good Product Manager

SiriusDecisions 2016 Summit Recap. This recap on the SiriusDecisions blog — SiriusDecisions Summit 2016 Highlights: How Should Product Leaders Identify and Prioritize Customer Needs? 10 Serious Decisions We Made After #SDSummit 2016. — Jeff Lash (@jefflash) June 1, 2016. — Jeff Lash (@jefflash) May 27, 2016. 21 Inspiring Tweets (So Far) from #SDSummit 2016 (JL: I'm responsible for 5 of them in one way or another!)

Is Scrum Right for Your Product?

Roman Pichler

When is Scrum Most Helpful? A process like Scrum is a great fit for your product when it is brand-new or young, and when you extend its life cycle, as shown in the picture below.

Behind Every Great Product by Marty Cagan

Mind the Product

Role Video Marty Cagan Mind the Product London 2016 MTPcon SliderIn the opening keynote at this year’s London #mtpcon, Silicon Valley Product Group’s Marty Cagan shared his latest thoughts on what makes a great product manager by looking at the people behind some great products.

Story: Career Advice and Growing in Product Management

bpma ProductHub

The founders of the Boston Women in Product share their story of how they started in product management, some of the challenges they faced and how mentors helped them navigate through these experiences. Cait Porte , Vice President of Product Management, Zmags.

10 Tips for Creating an Agile Product Roadmap

Roman Pichler

1 Focus on Goals and Benefits.

Why leaders need to engage employees

Lead on Purpose

Many managers have an unspoken expectation that employees are responsible for motivating themselves. Their idea goes like this: since the company pays them, they should do what they’re told, and happily complete any task put in front of them. When … Continue reading → Leadership Speed Reading employee engagement motivation optimism

What are you really competing against?

Lead on Purpose

In our world of work and business, competition is a real thing. Too often, however, we miss the real competitor. We overlook the root of what our products are really competing against. As Peter Drucker famously said: “The customer rarely … Continue reading → Uncategorized Clayton Christensen Competing Against Luck competition disruption Innovation Jobs Theory Jobs To Be Done

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What are you really competing against?

Lead on Purpose

In our world of work and business, competition is a real thing. Too often, however, we miss the real competitor. We overlook the root of what our products are really competing against. As Peter Drucker famously said: “The customer rarely … Continue reading → Uncategorized Clayton Christensen Competing Against Luck competition disruption Innovation Jobs Theory Jobs To Be Done

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How do you define your purpose?

Lead on Purpose

Among the most important discoveries you will make in your life is finding your purpose—the reason for your being, the core principles you espouse, the intent for which you get out of bed every day. Thinking about the life before … Continue reading → Purpose commitment happiness impact likeness metrics progress success

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Why leaders need to engage employees

Lead on Purpose

Many managers have an unspoken expectation that employees are responsible for motivating themselves. Their idea goes like this: since the company pays them, they should do what they’re told, and happily complete any task put in front of them. When … Continue reading → Leadership Speed Reading employee engagement motivation optimism

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

The Secret PM Handbook

Brain Wiring (by Wellcome Images, CC licensed). In part 1 I introduced mental models and some reasons they are important. And I provided a few “general purpose” examples. In this part we dive into what you really came here for – product management-specific mental models.

Weekly Round Up – 29th May 2016

Product Club

Every day the Product Manager Club brings you the best product management, product marketing and product design reads from across the web.

Your Product is Already Obsolete – How to Survive by Des Traynor

Mind the Product

MindtheProduct Product Management San Francisco Video Des Traynor Intercom Mind the Product San Francisco 2016 MTPcon SliderAll startups go through three distinct phases – birth, growth, and survival.

The 3 C’s for success

Lead on Purpose

Success is a clear, yet complex word that means different things for different people. The measurements vary, the approaches to achieving change and the commitment to achieving fluctuate over time. In recent study and pondering, three words came to mind … Continue reading → Purpose clarity commitment courage principles success

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The 3 C’s for success

Lead on Purpose

Success is a clear, yet complex word that means different things for different people. The measurements vary, the approaches to achieving change and the commitment to achieving fluctuate over time. In recent study and pondering, three words came to mind … Continue reading → Purpose clarity commitment courage principles success

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Moving from Solutions to Problems

Folding Burritos

People from all over the company come to you with feature requests and ideas. From minor things like UI tweaks to major ones like a new Search feature. Depending on how pushy and persistent stakeholders are in support of their feature, you might be forced to eventually let it through.

Designing Your Way to Better Team Collaboration by Alison Coward

Mind the Product

MindtheProduct Role Alison Coward Mind the Product London 2016 MTPcon Slider Team VideoAs the founder of Bracket Creative, Alison Coward spends her working life advising creative teams on how they can collaborate better.

Decision Time: How Decision Rules Help You Make Better Product Decisions

Roman Pichler

Decisions, Decisions. “Is Is everybody OK with changing the release goal for Q3?”, asks Julie, the product manager. After a few seconds of silence, Julie moves on to the next topic assuming that the stakeholders agree. But most people are still thinking about the idea or oppose it.

6 Questions to Ask Before Planning Your 2016 Product Roadmap

Under10 Playbook

Throughout 2015 you have been communicating your product plans to others. But how often do you reflect on what you planned versus what you delivered? Just as your development team adjusts its expectations of delivery based on velocity, product managers should adjust their plans based on the realities of recent history. Absent change, you’re likely to see the same results from the past in the future. Read more in my guest post on the Aha!

How coaching creates great leaders

Lead on Purpose

When I think of leaders who have built great companies, the first name that comes to mind is Steve Jobs. He was arguably one of the greatest CEOs of the modern business era. His vision transformed the personal computer, music, … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building assessment coaching mentor vision

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How coaching creates great leaders

Lead on Purpose

When I think of leaders who have built great companies, the first name that comes to mind is Steve Jobs. He was arguably one of the greatest CEOs of the modern business era. His vision transformed the personal computer, music, … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building assessment coaching mentor vision

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The Simple Guide to Product Management

bpma ProductHub

In 2016, Glassdoor identified Product Management as the #8 best job to have in America, with a job score of 4.5 Contributed by Cynthia Andre. out of 5. Other jobs on the list included Data Scientist, Tax Manager and HR Manager.

How making decisions leads to freedom

Lead on Purpose

Making decisions is never easy. Deciding on one thing over another ranks high among the most difficult things we have to do. The tendency is to postpone decisions as long as we can and put of the pain. At its … Continue reading → Knowledge Purpose action confidence courage decision making focus time winning

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How making decisions leads to freedom

Lead on Purpose

Making decisions is never easy. Deciding on one thing over another ranks high among the most difficult things we have to do. The tendency is to postpone decisions as long as we can and put of the pain. At its … Continue reading → Knowledge Purpose action confidence courage decision making focus time winning

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This Weird Research-Backed Goal Setting Hack Actually Works

Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This article on goal setting was originally published in early 2016 but got such a great reader response that I decided to expand and update it along with adding the video below.

What Will Product Management Be Like In 5 Years?

The Secret PM Handbook

The future is hard to tease out, but here’s what will happen in product management’s future. (CC CC 2.0 by PunkToad). Earlier this year Janna Bastow of ProdPad put out a call for opinions on the future of product management. I quickly responded then.

How Leaders Lead on Purpose in Crisis

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by James E. Lukaszewski One of the most common weaknesses I see in crisis response is the lack of specific roles and assignments for top management. The result of this gap in crisis management is mismanagement, lack of … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose Communication crisis empathy responsibility

Improving Product Management in 2016; Product Management Podcast

Good Product Manager

Improving Product Management in 2016: Strategy vs. Technique. In my new SiriusDecisions blog post Improving Product Management in 2016: Strategy vs. Technique I talk about the key strategic behaviors for product managers, the importance of focusing on them, and how to quickly assess this as an area of focus for 2016. The SiriusDecisions Summit 2016. — Jeff Lash (@jefflash) January 5, 2016. — Jeff Lash (@jefflash) January 8, 2016.

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