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Prioritize Opportunities, Not Solutions

Product Talk

I cringe every time I see product teams use a spreadsheet to rank the ideas in their backlog based on some made-up math formula usually consisting of things like business value, user value, and technical difficulty. While this exercise is pervasive, it misses the point entirely.

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Data Science for Business Professionals

Pragmatic Marketing

The world creates, on average, about 2.5 EXABYTES of data daily. That’s 2,500,000 terabytes, or 2,500,000,000 gigabytes of data. Every. Single. And that’s just right now. Who knows how much we’ll be making in the next year, let alone in the next ten years.

Changing the game with decisive action

Lead on Purpose

You have created the vision for your products; you’ve built trust among your teams; you’re working hard to motivate team members to do great things; and you’re working to develop your teams with insight and direction. The final step in … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management action build change decisiveness influential leadership market sell service success

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Why Digital Transformation Requires Product Management

Mind the Product

Digital transformation isn’t an IT project stuck in a cost centre or in an innovation lab. It has to reflect the existing company brand, values, and people while also refocusing the business on building continuous processes for discovering new ways to solve customer problems and deliver value.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

When Your CEO is Really the Product Manager

Proficientz – Product Management University

What do you do as a product manager when your CEO is really the product manager? It’s a common occurrence in many companies where the CEO is the one calling the shots on all things product. It’s not limited to small companies either. Steve Jobs comes to mind!

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Release Frequency: A Need for Speed

Split

If your release train is moving slower than you would like, take a look at the three essential ingredients you should have. There is no debate that engineering teams everywhere are moving faster than ever before.

Podcast: Don’t Worry About Being Cool with Petra Wille

Mind the Product

Marty Cagan recently called her an “exceptional discovery coach”, but we’ve known that Petra Wille is special for a long time.

Stars in their eyes – why we changed our emoji ratings

Inside Intercom

We all know the importance of measuring the quality of your interactions with your customers. Asking for feedback from customers helps managers spot and reward star performers and identify opportunities to improve the quality of support their team provides.

How to Enhance Your Product Management Super Powers

Revulytics

As you pause for a moment to take a sip from your “I’m a Product Manager, What’s Your Super Power?” coffee mug, consider a challenge that may require some super- human type thinking: are you a technical or a strategic product manager?

Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

In this 4-part series, product and technology leaders share insights for successfully going to market with a data product. Find out how you can embed analytics in your solution, from building your business case to designing and launching your product.

FloppyDays host Randy Kindig interviewing David Fradin

Spice Catalyst

Here you can find the latest interview hosted by FloppyDays podcast channel. In this episode host, Randy Kindig interviews David Fradin about his experience with Apple and talks about Apple III product. Product Management Apple III David Fradin Floppydays Podcast Randy Kindig

Video: What is Product Management?

Sachin Rekhi

Video: What is Product Management? Slides: What is Product Management? In January I was invited to the UserTesting Sales Kick-Off in Napa Valley to give a keynote on product management.

Why Product Thinking is the Future for Product Management

Mind the Product

I believe the future of product management is product thinking. And product coaching is how we get there. I have worked with in product for most of my career. Building products for big corporates, small startups and scale-ups.

5 strategies to drive your next wave of growth

Inside Intercom

You often hear great talks about the founding story and how to drive that first phase of growth. At SaaStr , I talked about what happens after that, how you can drive your next phase of growth. When you are starting a business, or joining a new one, you are excited and full of ideas.

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

How Can Product Managers Tell Customers To Not Use Their Product?

The Accidental Product Manager

Product managers face a challenge trying to get customers to not use their product Image Credit: flickr.com/volver-avanzar !!! Every product needs a product manager. This means that things that are good for us (think vegetables, running shoes, and protein bars) all need product managers.

11 Key Competencies to Look for When Interviewing Product Management Candidates

ProductPlan

Hiring a new product manager is definitely more art than science. There aren’t many quantifiable indicators of future success, as a product manager’s “ soft skills ” are often way more important than their technical chops.

Ask people for problems, not ideas

The Product Coalition

ID 101759912 © Faithiecannoise | Dreamstime.com Or… Ideas are not the hard part, sorting them is One of the things I have always struggled with as a PM leader is the constant flow of ideas coming my way.

Thank you for Helping to Build Better Products at #MTPEngage Manchester 2019

Mind the Product

On February 8th and 9th we got together in Manchester to put the challenge out to build better products via our workshops and conference.

The Complete Predictive Analytics Lifecycle for Application Teams

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy, Senior Director of Predictive Analytics, Logi Analytics

Applications with predictive analytics are able to deliver massive value to end users. But what steps should product managers take to add predictive analytics to their applications? In this webinar, we’ll walk through an end-to-end lifecycle of embedding predictive analytics inside an application. Find out how a real-world application decided what predictive questions to ask, sourced the right data, organized resources, built models, deployed predictive analytics in production, and monitored model performance over time.

How we used DynamoDB Streams to visualize changes in frequently updated objects

Inside Intercom

One of the most fundamental elements of the Intercom platform is how it handles user data – for us and our customers, the ability to access, track and filter data about users is what makes Intercom such a powerful solution.

Only The Best: Expecting The Most From Your Agile Partner

Agile Velocity

I’ve found most executives genuinely want to know, “How do I help our Agile transformation?” Becoming an agile company is new for leaders and teams. Yet, leaders are often left out while teams get the lion’s share of the attention from Agile coaches. As a fellow leader, I feel for them.

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The SaaS Marketing Metrics that Matter to Product Managers

ProductPlan

Product managers and marketers share many of the same goals. But if marketing isn’t your thing, you might not know a ton about the various SaaS marketing metrics. Understanding how marketers gauge their progress can help you be a more balanced product manager.

The 4 crucial elements to writing killer user stories for “WOW” products

The Product Coalition

One of them is overlooked most of the time Source User stories done wrong. What I learned early on when I started out as product manager was that the main tool to get stuff built are “user stories”. The description of a feature in story form is helpful when communicating with development, no doubt.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

We Can’t Trust Technology Providers – Is It Time for a Code of Ethics?

Mind the Product

In the day and age where data is king, users have now essentially become the product. Questionable actions by leading tech giants hit the news every other day – from Facebook spying on its users and selling data, to Apple admitting it degrades batteries on purpose to force upgrades – it seems users just cannot trust the companies that provide us with everyday technology.

How Priming to Users’ Expectations Improves Your Website’s UX

AB Tasty

Learn what the Priming Effect is, why it's so powerful, and how it can be useful for marketers and UX designers! This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as How Priming to Users’ Expectations Improves Your Website’s UX. Conversion Optimization

10 Easy Steps for Making Your Engineering Team Fall in Love With You

ProductCraft

No product manager can succeed without strong collaboration with their engineering team. In the best situations, this connection goes beyond collaboration or even trust – it becomes a symbiotic relationship. How do you build that, especially when you’re new to the organization and/or role?

Prianka Rayamajhi on aligning the Copper design team around a shared vision

RealtimeBoard

Leading tech companies are often the first to test out innovative methods of work, so it’s no surprise that they’re also looking for ways to collaborate efficiently on complex projects. We talked to Prianka Rayamajhi, an experienced Product Design leader, and asked her about the best practices for visually documenting and collaborating on cross-functional projects […].

How Product Managers Can Learn to Love Reporting

Speaker: Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager, Looker

For a long time, Product Managers have found it challenging to design interfaces inside their products that users could use for reporting. It seems like PMs and engineers have grown to hate embedded reporting. Fortunately, there are new technical approaches that are making this a significantly different picture, although there are still lots of interesting design challenges. Eric Feinstein, Professional Services Manager at Looker, has done workshops with lots of product managers who are looking to add effective reporting. He will use the example of a product manager of a learning management software system and how she would go through the process of defining reporting for users of the product. He will discuss working through personas, data types, reporting needs analysis and ultimately how this comes together to form a roadmap for reporting functionality and interface.

Is Agile Product Development Right for Your Team?

The Product Coalition

OK, everybody knows Agile is one of the best product methodologies out there. Right? Well, for those who are unsure about what Agile Product Development means, this post will refresh their memory first.

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Want to Write, but Don’t Think you can? How to Face Your Fears

Mind the Product

Last week, I was at a conference where people were invited to offer their expertise to others for conversation. Working at Mind the Product, I put forward a topic I know well, and decided to offer it on Twitter as well. Are you a #product person (founders – this is you!) at #SaaStrAnnual19 who has wanted to get into speaking or writing but don’t know where to begin? Let’s chat! DMs are open here, or schedule a braindate. link]. Emily Tate (@thedailyem) February 5, 2019.

Pausefest 2019 points to Product Management 2030

BrainMates

If you’re energised by complex problems of product, AI, machine learning, privacy and data, then the next decade of product management is going to be the most interesting yet.