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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.

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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3 Things Product Managers can do to Serve Their Teams Better

Mind the Product

Where can product managers add value, specifically to better serve their team, which in turn makes for a more aligned and functional product team?

Integrated Products or Integrated Workflows: What Your Customers Really Want


Your customers don’t care about integrated products as much as you think, but you’d never know it. They never miss an opportunity to tell you “your products need to be better integrated” In reality, it’s just their roundabout way of telling you what they ultimately want – integrated workflows.

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!

TEI 289: Become an agile leader of product management – with Roman Pichler

Product Innovation Educators

Learn the qualities of a successful product manager and leader. Part of the path to becoming a product master is developing as a leader. Leaders of product management need agility, influence, trust, empathy, and motivating vision.

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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.

The 2020 UX Research Tools Map


Your freshly updated map to the universe of the best user research tools to find gaps and overlaps in your stack

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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.

Building a Community of Experts

Modus Create

You may have heard of the concept of Centers of Excellence (CoE) or Communities of Practice (CoP) within an organization. In the world of Agile IT projects, there are a lot of misunderstandings and expectations of what a CoE is and how a CoE should work to deliver results.

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.

How To Prioritise Features for Your Product

The Product Coalition

Here are the 3 steps to prioritising features for your product Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management technology mvp prioritization startup

Soft Skills for Product Managers by Brant Cooper

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Brant Cooper, CEO and Founder of Moves the Needle gives some guidelines for dealing with uncertainty, no matter the size of a company, and reveals what soft skills can help product managers. Watch the video to see Brant’s talk in full.

Effective Team Management Skills – 10 Best Tips for First Time Managers

The Basics of Product Management

The art of effective team management is not learnt overnight. But, the good thing is that great team management is not difficult, it just requires practice. Team Management Essential Skills. There are a few skills that are absolutely essential for team management.

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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.

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.

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.

Successful Companies Build Mind Maps, Not Cool Products

The Product Coalition

Problem to Solution mapping in a user’s brain is crucial. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». entrepreneurship strategy startup product-management business

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.”

Of Quibi, Funding, Moat.and WhatTheGoat


Quibi, the much hyped startup has failed to achieve its target of 7.2 million subscribers. For starters, Quibi is started by high profile leaders – Jeffrey Katzenberg (DreamWorks Animation cofounder) and ex HP CEO, Meg Whitman; and raised close to $2Bn even before the launch.

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.

Lifestyle Apps: 2020 Mobile App Customer Engagement Benchmarks


Lifestyle mobile app downloads have seen a surge in the last few months due to COVID-19. Everyone is stuck at home, therefore using their phones more than ever for things like fitness, meditation, DIY projects, and more.

Product Love Podcast: David Nash, Principal Product Consultant at 280 Group


Product Love · Product Love Podcast: David Nash, principal product consultant at 280 Group: alignment and product ops This week on Product Love, I sat down with David Nash, the principal consultant and curriculum lead at 280 Group, the world’s leading product management training and consulting firm.

Behavioural Design Case Study: Headspace

The Product Coalition

Image courtesy: While Consumer App Designers have begun to increasingly use the understanding of human psychology to make their Apps more ‘effective’ in achieving their goals, its ultimate impact on users’ life is debatable.

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 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.

Why You Need Feature Flags as a Service


Why do you need feature flags as a service? Why build or buy a robust solution when you could just implement a simple toggling mechanism as a one-off and be done with it? Great question! The answer? Because you would reap far fewer benefits while paying a higher price in technical debt.

Career Path of a Product Manager

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Product management is an ever increasingly popular role. Whether you're an aspiring or a current product manager, you certainly have wondered how your role will look 5 to 10 years down the line.

Application Slowness Troubleshooting: Prove it is not the Network!

eG Innovations

This article was originally published on NetworkDataPedia. Slow Time is the New Down Time. The one complaint that an IT administrator dreads to receive is one where an end user says, “My application is slow!”.

Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There

The Product Coalition

A new lens for inspiring collaboration Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management work facilitation collaboration

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

Monthly Members Roundup – June

Mind the Product

If like us, you have absolutely no idea where the month of June went or what happened in it, we’re here to help with our latest Mind the Product Membership monthly roundup.

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How we work remotely from Singapore


Even before the outbreak of COVID-19, many Nulab team members all over the world have been working from home or remotely.

Product Management 101: The Value Gap


When a customer starts using your product, they have certain expectations of how it will perform and what capabilities it should have. If the actual product experience doesn’t match these expectations, the chances that this customer will churn go up.