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Are Feature Teams or Component Teams Right for Your Product?

Roman Pichler

What are Feature and Component Teams? A feature team is a development team that implements end-user functionality end-to-end. Contrast this with a component team.

Opportunity Mapping: An Essential Skill for Driving Product Outcomes

Product Talk

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Continuous Discovery Habits. It’s the opening to my chapter on Opportunity Mapping. Read to the end for an exciting new announcement. “To

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Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Heather Wiederstein, VP of Solutions Development (Head of Product) at Learning Ally

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Heather Wiederstein, VP of Solutions Development (Head of Product) at Learning Ally. How did you get into product management? I joke with my team that none of us went to school to be Product Managers.

The Maturation of B2B Product Management & Marketing: Are We Keeping Pace?


Is the maturation of B2B product management and marketing keeping up with the demands of the market?

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From Build to Buy: The Path to Better Analytics for Your Application

Speaker: Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Logi Analytics

Making the transition from building your analytics in-house to investing in a third-party embedded solution can be complicated.Watch this webinar with Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Logi Analytics, for tips on making the transition as smooth as possible, and getting on the right path to better analytics for your app!

Why we Fought SAFe and how we Lost, by Stephen Culligan

Mind the Product

Stephen Culligan shares an honest and humorous tale of a ‘failed’ attempt to take on SAFe as a consultant in a large enterprise company, and the lessons that came out of the experience.

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The Case Against Chief Diversity, Quality, Excellence Officers or Centers

Johanna Rothman

All companies appear to be grappling with their approach to diversity and inclusion in the organization. Many have appointed Chief Diversity Officers. However, when you appoint a Chief Anything Officer, you decline responsibility for that thing yourself.

The 4 most recent product design books every designer should read

Imaginary Cloud - Design

As the Lead Designer at Imaginary Cloud , I conduct most of the interviews for design positions. While interviewing a design candidate, I frequently ask about their preferred books on the subject of UI/UX or product design. Sadly often, they answer: Don't Make Me Think or Design of Everyday Things.

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TEI 290: What product managers must know about Customer Development and Lean Startup – with Steve Blank

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can boost innovation in companies large and small. In 2012 I read a book titled, Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company. It’s a book that spoke to me.

Qualitative Intelligence by Mitchell Gillespie

Mind the Product

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

Say Yes!

The Product Coalition

Why the Famous Advice Telling you to Focus and say no is all Wrong Photo by Drahomír Posteby-Mach on Unsplash There is this standard piece of productivity advice out there telling you to “Say No”?—?to to distractions, to people who try to pull you into their priorities and away from yours.

Beware of Scams for Writing and Otherwise

Johanna Rothman

While a pandemic might bring out the best and the worst of us, scams persist. I received an email this morning from a so-called “self-publishing” company. They are quite happy to help me get my book to traditional publishers.

User Adoption Metrics – How to Finally get them Right


If you don’t know which of your new users are going to turn into paying customers and which are going to drift away, you need to be thinking about User Adoption Metrics. Improving your metrics and pushing new users to the Activation milestone is critical to the long-term growth of your SaaS business.

Recognizing Longevity

Mironov Consulting

During my recent move, I was channeling Marie Kondo and cleaning out old office stuff when I uncovered some mementos from the 90’s and 00’s.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

The Value of Mentoring for Product Leaders

Mind the Product

Adam Thomas loves to mentor – he jokes that in the multiverse where there’s a million different versions of yourself, “in 40% of them, I would be a teacher”. “I I just get a huge kick out of it. I love seeing people understand things, seeing the lights come on.”

Guesstimate Engineering work like how you remember people you meet in your lifetime.

The Product Coalition

Non-Technical Product Managers fuzz over estimates on development, but you just need to build muscle memory to help nail down your… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». technology engineering startup product-management innovation

Improving E-Commerce Performance with Asynchronous Messaging

Modus Create

Imagine that you are writing an e-commerce application and you have a customer with a full shopping cart who is ready to check out and give you their money. If they can’t complete the transaction fast, you may lose the sale.

How To Fix Twitter's Business Model


Recently, social media platforms have been heavily criticized for perpetuating false and misleading information. We wanted to dig deeper and understand why. Currently, the business model of these platforms is based on advertising revenue, which is all about engagement.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Managing Churn in SaaS Business With A Focus On Customer Success


Churn (the amount of revenue lost from a company’s existing customer base each year) is a metric that rises to the top of most SaaS leaders’ minds; it is one of the most commonly tracked metrics in SaaS businesses. As a SaaS leader, some elements of churn are structural.

Dispelling the Biggest Fallacies of Product Management

Mind the Product

Product Management has become an incredibly sought-after career path for people with all kinds of backgrounds and expertise and, while the discipline is crucial to the success of modern business, it’s still very much in a state of development.

The One Product Skill That will Make you Awesome

The Product Coalition

How to ensure stakeholder alignment, one assumption at a time Continue reading on Product Coalition ». business-strategy career-advice product-management business technology

What is LUV? How Mixpanel used Mixpanel to define the behaviors that drive customer love


Even in pre-COVID-19 times, it’s been held as dogma that loyal users are the core of any SaaS business. But beyond just being active, a product is made great by users who find enough value to form a habit around their usage of it.

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The Product Manager's Guide to Retention

This book walks through multiple aspects of retention, including why it’s so important, how to best measure it, and how to set goals for the different stages of retention. It also provides strategies for improving retention across the customer journey.

The Generational Gap: Does Age Affect Perception of Black Lives Matter?


The death of George Floyd in police custody came seven years after the Black Lives Matter movement was founded. His death has not only sparked a wave of protests across the United States — but a groundswell of public support and outrage.

Pivoting Product Strategy in Response to COVID-19


Crises, whether macro or micro, have a tendency to accelerate innovation and transformation in organizations that are willing to adapt.

User Research for Product Managers by Yue Wu

Mind the Product

The product manager is the voice of the user. In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Yue Wu – Head of Product for Home & Local Services at Yelp – gives some stories and tips for understanding users and how to be more convincing as a product manager.

The “All My S**t’s in There” (AMSIT) Factor?—?a SaaS product theory

The Product Coalition

Stickiness. There perhaps isn’t a more precious gem to the SaaS business model than the concept of Stickiness. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». saas product-management

Just launched! 2020 Customer Education Benchmarks and Trends Report

Based on a survey of more than 250+ external education teams, Skilljar has compiled this report on current trends including budgets, integrations, team structure, and more. In this report, see how companies across a variety of industries are building, optimizing, and measuring their training programs.

Living and Working with Lupus

Modus Create

Living with a chronic illness is difficult – especially when working or at other times of high stress. This is my story and a guide for many of my potential readers who are suffering from Lupus or some other chronic disease that affects your life and work.

11 Easy Ways to Boost Feature Activation and Delight your Users


Feature activation can make or break your product. That's not an exaggeration. It doesn’t matter what features you build if your users aren't using them. And if they end up not using most of your product's features, then your product isn't providing enough value.

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PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Today, there's a rather substantial talent gap in the tech industry. It's been estimated that the number of open computing positions will exceed qualified candidates by nearly 1,000,000 in 2020.