BWP 2017 Year in Review

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Boston Women in Product 2017 Year in Review: By Emera Trujillo. 2017 has been an exciting year for Boston Women in Product. We organized 5 events in 2017, ranging from morning workshops to afterhours panel presentations, with really great event hosts, sponsors, and partners including: ZipCar, Fresh Tilled Soil, Wayfair, Rue La La, Pivotal Labs (an event partner for the 2nd year!),

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2017 Product Conferences

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EvolveUX 2017. DDD eXchange 2017. Developer Conference – GOTO. UXLX: User Experience Lisbon 2017. UX London 2017. UX Scotland 2017. Agile Australia 2017. Design & Content 2017. Agile 2017. UX Week 2017. User Experience Awards 2017. Agilia Budapest Conference 2017. Product Development and Management Association. I often get and see on social media questions about upcoming product conferences.

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7 Standout Moments From Mind the Product SF 2017

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This is such a simple insight and it’s what many of us aim to do when we develop products, but I lit up when I saw her slide as I started to imagine a world where this was really true (not just “kind of sort of, okay not really” true). The post 7 Standout Moments From Mind the Product SF 2017 was written by Teresa Torres and appeared first on Product Talk. In April, we posted this list of conferences.

Developing Product Management Confidence

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But how do you develop the confidence required to lead a team of stakeholders to a positive outcome? Through stories and tips all within her engaging format, on May 13, 2017, Alyssa Dver will provide you tactical ways to improve your self-confidence in a variety of settings.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

2017 State of Embedded Analytics Report, 93 percent of applications offer some form of embedded analytics capabilities. Customizing embedded analytics in this way means thinking about packaging and pricing early in product development cycles. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS.

What we Learned at Mind the Product London 2017

Mind the Product

Silicon Valley Product Group Partner Lea Hickman took the stage next to look at how we can develop a product culture. The post What we Learned at Mind the Product London 2017 appeared first on Mind the Product. Product Management Conference #Mtpcon Mind the Product London Mind The Product London 2017I opened this year’s Mind the Product London conference by suggesting that product management isn’t actually about managing products, but about managing people.

5 Simple Reasons to Attend BASiS 2017

UserVoice

If you haven’t been persuaded to get tickets for BASiS 2017 yet – or you need to convince your boss it’s worth the investment – here are 5 of our top reasons to get tickets: Because BASiS is the only purely data-driven product management event. BASiS 2017 features a lineup including executive speakers from Adobe, Reddit, Amazon, and more. Building and Launching Products Customer Feedback Data Driven Product Development Product Management Product Roadmaps Uncategorized

Developing a Lean Product Management Mindset – Part I

280 Group

In today’s fast pace, hyper-competitive world of product development, a lean mindset is a new skill product managers and product teams need to develop. The post Developing a Lean Product Management Mindset – Part I appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. But what exactly is a lean mindset? At its simplest, Lean is a way to analyze our process and actions in pursuit of delivering value to the market faster.

Book review: “Product Roadmaps Relaunched”

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What do people struggle with most developing roadmaps? “A This is being hosted at Kronos new offices in Lowell on Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 6:15 to 8:45 pm. How would you assess your own roadmapping process? A new book, Product Roadmaps Relaunched, could help you re-think and re-launch your approach to Product Roadmapping. It’s a real practitioners’ book, written by four Boston-based leaders in Product Management: C. Todd Lombardo, Bruce McCarthy, Evan Ryan and Michael Connors.

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More Awesome Speakers for #mtpcon SF 2017

Mind the Product

UPDATED Mind the Product San Francisco 2017 promises to be one of our best product conferences yet, with double the number of workshops , more networking events around the conference, and more fun than ever before. Josh led Greylock’s investment in SmartThings (acquired by Samsung in 2014) and Jelly (acquired by Pinterest in 2017). She most recently led the product development of Google Now, a digital assistant that proactively brings information to you through the day.

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

Here’s how to develop the most successful user stories

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Developing product requirements is part science and part art. No one understands this better than John Mansour, an expert practitioner of developing user stories. A layered approach for developing clearer user stories. By Jeffrey Segarra – The precision and quality of your product requirements determine if your product will succeed or fail in the marketplace. There are many ways to deliver your requirements to your engineers but none is more effective than user stories.

All the Awesome Speakers for #mtpcon SF 2017

Mind the Product

UPDATED Mind the Product San Francisco 2017 promises to be one of our best product conferences yet, with double the number of workshops , more networking events around the conference, and more fun than ever before. Josh led Greylock’s investment in SmartThings (acquired by Samsung in 2014) and Jelly (acquired by Pinterest in 2017). She most recently led the product development of Google Now, a digital assistant that proactively brings information to you through the day.

Innovate like a startup–and other innovation insights for product managers Nov 3, 2017

Product Innovation Educators

3) Develop a value proposition which answers these questions. Interview with Evernote co-founder Phil Libin on developing new products. Taking an entrepreneurial perspective, Phil shares that innovators should start with a product idea and develop it, not a company first. Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. Join me at the annual PDMA conference, Chicago Nov 12-15.

SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit is Next Week! Plus, 2017 Product Management Tools and Technology Study

Good Product Manager

SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit is Next Week! I’ll be in Las Vegas next week for the SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit , which runs from May 16-19. 2017 SiriusDecisions Product Management Tools and Technology Study. I’m pleased to announce the findings from our 2017 SiriusDecisions Product Management Tools and Technology Study , which looks at what tools and technologies are being used by b-to-b product managers. — Jeff Lash (@jefflash) April 21, 2017. "Focus

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

report: 2017 State of Embedded Analytics 72%. development team can focus. developer resources CON Building analytics is code- intensive, which means it. requires more developer. look like your vendor’s brand, not yours Development time will depend on.

Top 10 Product Guest Posts of 2017

Mind the Product

Prioritisation is a necessary evil of every product development lifecycle. Jacob de Lichtenberg outlines how Dual-Track Agile is a development methodology where figuring out what to build is as important as the building process – and how to run it. As usual the evergreen product management headaches of Agile, roadmapping, stakeholder management, and prioritisation dominated the discourse in 2017.

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A Rearview Mirror for Your Product Roadmap

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Bruce’s team helps organizations improve the return on their investments in product development. Steve Blank said about Bruce’s new book, Product Roadmapping Relaunched: How to Set Direction While Embracing Uncertain ty , “It’s about time someone brought product roadmapping out of the dark ages of waterfall development and made it into the strategic communications tool it should be. How the past can provide context for your future plans.

SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit is Next Week! Plus, 2017 Product Management Tools and Technology Study

Good Product Manager

SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit is Next Week! I’ll be in Las Vegas next week for the SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit , which runs from May 16-19. 2017 SiriusDecisions Product Management Tools and Technology Study. I’m pleased to announce the findings from our 2017 SiriusDecisions Product Management Tools and Technology Study , which looks at what tools and technologies are being used by b-to-b product managers. — Jeff Lash (@jefflash) April 21, 2017. "Focus

5 Product Leadership Lessons From the #mtpcon Leadership Forum 2017

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Help the Right People Develop the Right Skills. Our teams don’t have enough time to learn and develop their skills. But take a look a popular CEO/CFO conversation below: Food for Thought: Look at your calendar, and see how much time you’re spending on developing your team members. The post 5 Product Leadership Lessons From the #mtpcon Leadership Forum 2017 appeared first on Mind the Product. Last week I joined the Mind the Product Leadership Forum in London.

The Ladder of Evidence: Get More Value From Your Customer Interviews and Product Experiments

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I’ve developed a simple framework to help teams evaluate the effectiveness of their methods. One of the best signs of an effective product team is a regular cadence of customer interviews and product experiments. But it’s not enough to simply check the box on these activities; we need to make sure that we do them effectively. Without a strong background in research methods, it’s hard to know how you are doing.

3 Ways to Enlist Your Usage Data to Drive Product Development

Mind the Product

Fake news has become a major worldwide political and media theme for 2017,” says the Gartner statement, with the caveat that the ability for false information to perpetuate extends beyond what we traditionally think of as news. It all has the ability to whip internal staff, customers and even partners into a frenzy – and ultimately, take the business away from strategic roadmap development and the important tactical steps you had planned for your team to take to that end.

People Don’t Buy Capabilities, They Buy Knowledge

The Secret PM Handbook

However, no (or very few) project management/collaboration/development tools actually support retrospectives directly. This guy might have too much knowledge. Knowledge is power. Most of our tools and applications deliver capabilities, but users and buyers are always hoping that what they’re buying is knowledge. Knowledge of how to do the job. How to do the job faster, or with fewer errors, or with better outcomes.

The Secret Product Management Framework

The Secret PM Handbook

Agile development methodologies. One of the most challenging questions about product management has been – in my experience – “What is Product Management?”. In this post, I share a simple model or framework to answer this question. I talk about this model with lots of people, but I’ve never explicitly written it down in a post. I’ve found the model to be very powerful in my career, and I hope it’s helpful to you.

How To Say “No” To A Feature Request

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For example, you can specify that the project will take two DBAs, three Developers, a Project Manager, and a Business Analyst. For example, some Developers know Java, and some know.Net. No (picture credit at the bottom). Sometimes No Is The Right Answer. Can you talk to me about a time when you had to say no to a customer? Why did you have to say no? How did you handle it?

System Thinking for Product Managers by Johanna Kollmann

Mind the Product

Johanna explains that everything around us is a system: Our development teams are a system and our products become one as soon as users interact with them… and systems can be mapped and modelled in incredibly powerful ways. General Product Development Process Product Management Process Product Management Skills Video #Mtpengage Behavioural Design Checkland Design Donella Meadows Hamburg iceberg model information flow mental models MTP Engage Hamburg 2017 Rich Pictures System thinking

Product-Driven Growth | David Barrett, Expensify | BoS USA 2017

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Expensify however, has become the fastest-growing ERP software in the world not by growing the sales or marketing teams, but by developing a uniquely user-driven product. In this talk from BoS USA 2017, Expensify Founder/CEO David Barrett shares his insights on building product-led growth, and what it means to create a product so engaging that it can spur and maintain its own growth organically. David Barrett, Founder/CEO, Expensify.

Recap of 2017 Predictions & Trends for User Experience Design & Research

Userzoom

At the start of 2017 I made several predictions about UX design and research. Hopefully you had a great 2017 and (soon) a very happy 2018! A quick recap for UserZoom – in early 2017 we redesigned the entire UserZoom product and have consistently improved it throughout the year, and will continue to do the same in 2018. Below is a recap of how my 2017 predictions (from Jan of this year) turned out. We saw a 3X growth of smaller, frequent, agile studies in 2017.

Key Best Practices for Using Customer Feedback

Folding Burritos

It’s about getting customer input throughout the development cycle and getting a more complete picture of their needs. Let’s have a look at how these groupings line up with commonly used feedback methods: Reviewing these categories we can see how they correspond with the product development cycle and also how they mostly match the Quantitative/Qualitative and Passive/Active matrix. As Product Managers, we perfectly understand the need to generate and use customer feedback.

SiriusDecisions SiriusView: Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017; B2B Product Management podcast; SiriusFoundations Webcast

Good Product Manager

SiriusDecisions SiriusView: Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017. I’m pleased to announce the release of the SiriusView “Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017.” ” This SiriusView covers seven vendors whose offerings are designed to assist product managers with developing product plans, prioritizing features and enhancements, and maintaining and communicating product roadmaps.

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The Best Product Managers are Great Communicators

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Career Product Management Career Development Communication Communication skills Dinneen GrablyInterviewed by Oksana Reznichenko. Dinneen Grably graduated from Bridgewater State University with B.S. in Business Marketing and started her career as a press attaché and assistant director in communication for the Massachusetts Secretary of State at State House in Boston.

SiriusDecisions SiriusView: Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017; B2B Product Management podcast; SiriusFoundations Webcast

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SiriusDecisions SiriusView: Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017. I’m pleased to announce the release of the SiriusView “Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017.” ” This SiriusView covers seven vendors whose offerings are designed to assist product managers with developing product plans, prioritizing features and enhancements, and maintaining and communicating product roadmaps.

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SiriusDecisions SiriusView: Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017; B2B Product Management podcast; SiriusFoundations Webcast

Good Product Manager

SiriusDecisions SiriusView: Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017. I’m pleased to announce the release of the SiriusView “Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017.” ” This SiriusView covers seven vendors whose offerings are designed to assist product managers with developing product plans, prioritizing features and enhancements, and maintaining and communicating product roadmaps.

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Developing as a Product Manager

Mind the Product

Your role is now to develop other leaders from across the organisation, not just product managers. The post Developing as a Product Manager appeared first on MindTheProduct. There are no guides to Product Management. As Ken Chin points out, the best way to learn about Product Management is to speak to people who have been doing it for longer than you.

Seven Things you can Learn From WeChat Product Development

Mind the Product

App developers and designers may look at other apps for inspiration on new features, but most only look to well-known apps like Facebook Messenger and Snapchat. Here are seven lessons product developers and designers can learn from WeChat product development: 1. Mobile payments are popular in China, with the total number of people using mobile payments in China expected to hit 250 million, around 20% of its massive population by the end of 2017.

Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders and Team Members

Roman Pichler

This will help you emphasise with the difficult person and develop compassion, rather than villainising the individual and holding a grudge against her. Conflict resolution is not about getting the better of the other person; it’s about developing a shared perspective on what happened, agreeing on the changes required, and rebuilding trust. It’s a Common Challenge. You just can’t make up your mind.

Building an API that Developers Love

Mind the Product

Maxime says he asks this question to everyone from business development to API experts! At Zendesk, the first API was provided free by Ruby on Rails and the developers included it as a little bonus without much thought. Developing the API first for any feature forces them to avoid clutter by letting them configure and manage complexity. Without documentation developers will have no clue where to start.

SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit is Next Week! Plus, 2017 Product Management Tools and Technology Study

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SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit is Next Week! I’ll be in Las Vegas next week for the SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit , which runs from May 16-19. 2017 SiriusDecisions Product Management Tools and Technology Study. I’m pleased to announce the findings from our 2017 SiriusDecisions Product Management Tools and Technology Study , which looks at what tools and technologies are being used by b-to-b product managers. — Jeff Lash (@jefflash) April 21, 2017. "Focus

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Roman Pichler

Nevertheless, the product owner is often regarded as a tactical role focused on managing the product backlog, detailing requirements, and interacting with the development team. The confusion stems—at least partly—from the fact that Scrum is a simple framework focused on helping teams develop software. When Scrum was developed in the 1990ies, product management was different from what it is today.

Disruptive Product Development – Jenine Lurie

Mind the Product

In this presentation at ProductTank NYC, Jenine explains how to apply user centered design techniques in a way that creates a “disruption” to ensure that customer needs come first when developing products. Prioritizing Features is Smart Product Development . Your mission critical task flow should be identified early on, and you should only be developing things that the user wants and/or needs.