November, 2022

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10 Product Roadmapping Mistakes to Avoid

Roman Pichler

Listen to the audio version of this article: [link]. 1 The Product Roadmap is a Feature-based Plan. Traditional product roadmaps are usually output-focussed plans that map a list of features, like registration, search, and reporting, onto a timeline. Such a roadmap essentially states when a piece of functionality will be delivered. This can be reassuring for customers and stakeholders.

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To pivot or to not: a guide to executing a product pivot

Mind the Product

A pivot can change the trajectory of a company or product. In this article, Shubhi Nigam makes a case for how pivots are essential for successful businesses, and how you can follow a methodical framework to consider and implement one. [.] Read more » The post To pivot or to not: a guide to executing a product pivot appeared first on Mind the Product.

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10 Habits of Highly Effective Product Managers

The Product Coalition

How do you stack up? Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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Challenges of Product Management and How to Overcome Them

Alchemer Mobile

Product management is a challenging role, no matter what industry you work in. But with great challenges come great opportunities, and most product managers thrive on taking on new tasks and solving difficult problems. Product managers must live and breathe their product. They must assume the identity of the product, be invested emotionally, file more bugs than anyone else, and forget about the concept of vacation months prior to any launch.

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Beyond the Basics of A/B Tests: Highly Innovative Experimentation Tactics You Need to Know

Speaker: Timothy Chan, PhD., Head of Data Science

Are you ready to move beyond the basics and take a deep dive into the cutting-edge techniques that are reshaping the landscape of experimentation? 🌐 From Sequential Testing to Multi-Armed Bandits, Switchback Experiments to Stratified Sampling, Timothy Chan, Data Science Lead, is here to unravel the mysteries of these powerful methodologies that are revolutionizing how we approach testing.

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Product Marketing vs. Portfolio Marketing: Which One is Right For You?

Product Management University

The easiest way to think of product marketing vs. portfolio marketing is the age-old motto, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Your portfolio has more market and customer value than the sum of the products. What is Product Marketing? In B2B, product marketing is focused on articulating the value of individual products. The intent is to describe how those products make individual users quantifiably better at their job in ways that have strategic value to the customer organization.

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How to Define and Track your KPIs

AB Tasty

We've all heard of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) - but do we know how to define, measure and implement them? Can we accurately distinguish them from OKRs? Find out about all this and more in our latest article.

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6 Tips to Avoid App Uninstalls

Alchemer Mobile

When it comes to apps, the competition is fierce. Nearly five million apps fight for coveted spots on a person’s device. Consumers, however, have limited storage, short attention spans, and little patience for sub-par performance. App uninstalls are common and any app that fails to dazzle users, doesn’t offer value, or does not provide lucrative incentives to keep using the app, is likely to go down the uninstall path within the first three days.

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A case study: how to produce a winning app redesign

Mind the Product

A failed redesign is expensive and has a big negative impact on user trust, satisfaction and business metrics. Here’s the story of how product managers at Wallapop turned a scary redesign into one that produced winning results. [.] Read more » The post A case study: how to produce a winning app redesign appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Daniela Ornelas, Vice President Product Management at Wabtec Corporation

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Daniela Ornelas, Vice President of Product Management at Wabtec Corporation. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. How did you get into product management? My background is in electrical engineering. I got my MBA in automation, and I’ve been at Wabtec for 19 years.

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Exploring PerfDog Whitepaper 2024: Unlock the Power of Performance Testing

Key Takeaways Robust Platform & Multi-System Support: Brief introduction to PerfDog's extensive compatibility across various operating systems and hardware platforms including Android, iOS, PC, gaming consoles and more. In-Depth Performance Metrics: Quick view of the extensive range of metrics for system, graphics and rendering, user experience, in-depth analysis, and more.

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Surfboard founder Natasha Ratanshi-Stein on riding the wave of planning software for support

Intercom, Inc.

Scaling a support team is challenging enough as it is. You’re investing resources in hiring and training the right people, tracking different metrics at different stages, adding more and more complexity with each increase in headcount, use cases, and customers. As a result, there usually comes an inflection point in the growth journey where the internal orchestration of tasks starts to feel a little out of sorts.

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2023 Product Conference List

Product Talk

We are starting to pull together our list of 2023 product conferences. This list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of product conferences that are not on the list and you think they should be, please send an email to conferences@producttalk.org. We’ll also keep updating this list as we hear about more events. Are you looking for the 2022 Product Conferences list?

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What Makes a Memorable Product Demo and Why is it Important?

Product Management University

Product demos are one of the most critical components of strong product marketing and sales for SaaS organizations. A great product demo creates an urgency to buy, while a bad product demo sends prospects running. Software product demos can also be incredibly valuable for startups who don’t have the luxury of a formalized product marketing function or dedicated sales engineers. .

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The Top Mobile In-App Feedback Tools of 2022

Alchemer Mobile

I’m going to take a wild guess and assume that you already understand the importance of mobile in-app feedback tools. You might already have a Voice of the Customer (VoC) program in place that you’re looking to improve, or perhaps you’re just trying to get started. You also might be reading this post thinking: “Who’s adding new tools to their tech stack right now?

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Product Management Careers: Job Prospects, Pathways, and Must-Have Skills (2024)

The product management job market in 2024 reflects the fast-growing and ever-evolving nature of the field. For product managers looking to future-proof their careers and take advantage of new opportunities, staying informed about the professional landscape is a smart move. In this comprehensive career guide from Regis College, you’ll learn about: The current job outlook for product managers in 2024 Six professional pathways and the average salaries for these roles in the U.S.

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Challenges of product in enterprise organisations – Daniel Elizalde on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Product innovation can get more challenging with the multiple layers of management you have to deal with in larger organisations. How can product managers channel their inner creative thoughts while collaborating effectively in large organisations? There was no one better to ask than Daniel Elizalde, Author of B2B Innovator’s Map, who had all of the [.

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The Importance Of Clarity

The Product Coalition

Providing clarity is one of the most undervalued skills at work in my opinion. Being able to eliminate ambiguity from a situation can have… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

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The Foundation of Product

svpg

Recently I wrote an article about some product ops anti-patterns, but several people pointed out to me that I had buried the lede in that article, and that the most important part of that article applied far beyond the relatively minor topic of product ops. So in this article, I’d like to focus on this. The post The Foundation of Product appeared first on Silicon Valley Product Group.

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Product Talk Is Growing: Meet New Instructor Ellen Juhlin

Product Talk

Product Talk’s North Star metric is to increase the number of product trios who adopt a continuous cadence to their discovery work. Teresa shared this goal at the beginning of 2022 when describing her plans to scale the impact of Product Talk. Explaining why Product Talk has become a course-first business, Teresa wrote, “It’s a much more human way to teach and learn.

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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My Faith in True Market-Facing, Customer-Value-Driven Product Management Has Been Fully Restored!

Product Management University

After countless conversations, articles, webinars and conference sessions, I started to feel like the profession of product management had been reduced to…. Finding user problems. Writing epics and stories. Convincing stakeholders the above supports company goals (product strategy). Cranking user stories through the agile factory. After more than two dozen conversations with product management VPs and SVPs, I’m happy to report the market-facing, customer-value-driven product management I’ve long

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How to Gather More Mobile Customer Feedback

Alchemer Mobile

Gathering and implementing mobile customer feedback is the best way to truly understand how you can improve your mobile experience, but approaching your feedback strategy can be tougher than it seems. In this post we are talking about all things mobile customer feedback: . The importance of gathering mobile customer feedback. How to gather mobile app feedback .

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Product vision and strategy – Marty Cagan on The Product Experience – Part 1 of 2

Mind the Product

On this week's podcast episode, we welcomed someone who needs no introduction. Marty Cagan, Founder and Partner of Silicon Valley Product Group , and Author of ”Inspired” and “Empowered” delved into a plethora of topics including strategy, vision, ethics, and ways of working. We struggled to fit so many product insights into one episode, so we decided to split it into two parts!

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Strategic Product Bugs

The Product Coalition

Your product will always have bugs, and you will always need to chase and fix the important ones. But sometimes, the really important bugs are not showing in the product itself. These are bugs in your product strategy, and if not fixed, it will be very difficult for your product to succeed. Here are a few popular strategic bugs and how you can fix them.

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7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases. However, many developers and administrators who are new to this NoSQL database often encounter several challenges that can impact its performance.

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Chili Piper’s Co-Founder Alina Vandenberghe on bootstrapping your way to success

Intercom, Inc.

We talk a lot about scaling when there’s VC funding involved, but bootstrapping is a whole other game. When there’s no outside capital flowing in to help you grow quickly, you need to be scrappy, ruthless in your priorities, and, let’s be frank, have a high risk tolerance and unwavering perseverance to pick yourself up back up again, and again, and again.

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Not Enough Hours in the Day To Slay Your To-Do List

Nir Eyal

Even the most productive person can’t have it all. At least, not all at once. You can search for the best productivity apps to make you more efficient and focused. You can implement productivity hacks and cut distractions. But you still might feel like there simply are not enough hours in the day for everything you need to get done. Something has to give.

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Evolving to Product Led Growth in 5 Steps

Product Management University

Starting a new company and building it around a product led growth model is much different than transforming a mature company that was built for direct sales and evolving it to a product led growth model. First of all, you don’t have the baggage of a product portfolio that was built for direct sales. Second, you don’t have to go through the culture change and infrastructure makeover.

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Apptentive SDK 6.0 Now Available for Android and iOS

Alchemer Mobile

Built from the ground-up, Apptentive SDK 6.0 includes powerful new out-of-the-box features to make it easier for brands to collect customer feedback within their mobile experiences and take action on the voice of the customer. What’s new in Apptentive SDK 6.0. Closing the customer feedback loop. When you directly respond to customers, you show them their feedback is valued and that they are driving meaningful change.

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Platform Product Management Beyond Features: Introducing B-MAP for Platform Ecosystem Success

Traditional PM struggles with the complexities of platform ecosystems. B-MAP framework tackles this challenge. B-MAP goes beyond features, focusing on building, managing, adapting, and partnering to foster a thriving platform ecosystem.

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How to break into product management

Mind the Product

In this extensive guide for aspiring product managers, Naimeesha Murthy, Product Leader and Founder of Products by Women covers everything from the common types of product specializations, skills and competencies needed to become and succeed as a product manager and communities and opportunities to tap into to begin your journey. [.] Read more » The post How to break into product management appeared first on Mind the Product.

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The Two Crucial Steps for Successful Mobile User Engagement

The Product Coalition

Getting mobile app communications right can uplift your user engagement and conversions. Find out when the best time to send out your communications is, and which channels are best. If only we could skip mobile customer engagement as a step and go straight to conversions. But, the reality is that you can’t achieve real sales without engaging your audience first.

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Built for you: Increased customizability, workspace security upgrades, custom objects in the Inbox, and more

Intercom, Inc.

This month, we’ve been working on email, security, and tooltips – and that’s just the beginning. Welcome to the November edition of Built for You. It’s that time of year again! As we approach the holiday season, your support team will no doubt be looking for ways to become more efficient, more effective, and less strapped for time – all while maximizing customer satisfaction. .