2019

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The Beginner’s Guide to Product-Led Growth Metrics

Gainsight

Since the beginning of business, we’ve been on a journey to accurately evaluate and predict customer needs. For people in Product, delivering products your customers love is just one of the challenges. You then have to optimize users’ ROI, increase adoption, and accurately discover your customer journey bottlenecks. Which features bring the majority of revenue?

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Priority Starts at the Top

Folding Burritos

I talk to a lot of PMs and I ask them (and everyone who subscribes to my newsletter) the same question: what’s your biggest struggle as a Product Manager? I get back all sorts of replies, but by far the biggest issues are about prioritization, in some shape or form. Having put together a fairly popular resource on product prioritization methods, I would’ve hoped the situation to be different.

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Psychological Safety: A Prerequisite For High Performing Teams

Strategyzer

Can a team of talents who are suspicious of each other solve complex problems together and innovate? The answer is simply, no.

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Mental Health as a Product Person – Let’s Talk

Mind the Product

Today is World Mental Health Day , and as we both struggle with mental health it’s a good opportunity to speak out and reflect on the issue of mental health at work. In this blog we’ll share our own personal experiences, and consider how mental health problems such as imposter syndrome, anxiety, depression, or stress affect us as product people.

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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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The Addictive Products Myth: Who Is the Culprit Here?

Nir Eyal

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The Top 5 Technical Skills Every Product Manager Should Know

UserVoice

While a technical background is a mandatory prerequisite for becoming a product manager, there are some technical skills worth having in your toolbox as a PM. The good news is you don’t need to go back to school to master these technical competencies either. The skills we’ll discuss in this article won’t put you in competition with your engineers or make you smarter than your system architects.

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What the four forces can teach us about the user onboarding experience

Intercom, Inc.

A great onboarding experience is one that proves to new users that your product will help them do the job that they want. To put it another way, the ideal onboarding experience is a short, easy and frictionless path to finding value. Of course, many products have unavoidable complexity. If getting started with your product requires new users to install software, invite colleagues or message customers, then the path to value may not seem as short or straightforward.

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The Marketer’s Guide to Product Led Growth Marketing

Userpilot

Product led growth marketing is like the business equivalent of really great storytelling. And that is ? Show don’t tell. That’s why we wouldn’t dare tell you what product-led growth marketing is or how to do it. Instead, we’re going to show you how to drive it in your role as head of growth or product marketer. What is product led growth marketing.

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How To Launch A Product or Feature To Maximize Growth

Brian Balfour

Superhuman was founded in 2015 (3ish years ago at the time of writing this). From their landing page, they are building “The Fastest Email Experience Ever Made.” To this day, you can still not sign up and instantly gain access to their product. Yet, they have received more press, word of mouth, and funding than 95%+ of other products. Why? Because they've done the exact opposite of what most do for product and feature launches.

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How to Build an Experimentation Culture for Data-Driven Product Development

Speaker: Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product, Statsig

Experimentation is often seen as an aspirational practice, especially at smaller, fast-moving companies who are strapped for time and resources. So, how can you get your team making decisions in a more data-driven way while continuing to remain lean and maintaining ship velocity? In this webinar, Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product at Statsig, will teach you how to build an experimentation culture from the ground-up, graduating from just getting started with data-driven development to operating

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Product Manager vs. Project Manager: Tackling the Differences

280 Group

One of the questions I frequently get asked when training our Optimal Product Management and Product Marketing Training (OPM) course is, “What’s the difference between a Product Manager and a Project Manager?” Today I want to tackle this question, but also talk more about the vital relationship between Product Managers and Project Managers that can make both successful in their roles.

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Most Brands Hear from Less Than 1% of Their Customers

Alchemer Mobile

Customers are hard-pressed to leave feedback in any form, and the way digital customer feedback is gathered is often clunky, time-consuming, and distracting from the goal the customer came to accomplish in the first place. Because many brands struggle to gather customer feedback in proactive, non-intrusive ways, feedback typically comes from the smallest, most vocal group of customers.

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Designing Strong Experiments

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

When testing our business ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Well designed experiments can further strengthen the evidence we get, which will increase our confidence in making decisions.

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The 10th Annual Product Management Awards Winners

The Product Guy

The Product Management Awards (#TPMAS) are the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Established in 2010, TPMAS are awarded annually and saw hundreds of nominations across our 7 categories. Join me in congratulating this year’s winners! The Best Product Person & The Best Product Leader. Jenna Gaudio. ?Jenna Gaudio is the Vice President of Product Management at Vydia, the award-winning tech company empowering content creators and their teams.

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How Embedded Analytics Helps Product Managers Exceed Their KPIs

Embedded analytics can help you deliver cutting-edge analytics experiences to your end-users that align with KPIs that are critical to the growth and success of your business. Read this eBook to learn how an embedded analytics platform, like Qrvey, can help PMs exceed the following KPIs: Growing revenue while improving customer retention rate Delivering rapid time to value Earning a high net-promoter score Increasing Gross Margin / Profitability Conversion rate from trial to paid Don’t just meet

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The Secret Sauce to Hiring Great Product People by Kate Leto

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon London talk, Kate Leto examines the importance of emotional intelligence in individuals and teams and asks how it can be used to make better hiring decisions. Key Points. Emotional intelligence is more important than any of the technical skills we use in our roles. If we want to build greater emotional intelligence into our product teams, then we need to design our hiring processes to look for it.

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What is an IoT Platform? (And How to Choose One)

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

An IoT platform is an integral part of any IoT product. It can help you accelerate your time-to-market, minimize risk, reduce development cost, and help you arrive at product-market fit faster. If you’re confused about IoT platforms, believe me, you are not alone. Many Product Leaders have the same challenge. It’s a complex topic and […]. The post What is an IoT Platform?

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TEI 257: What it takes to create a successful food product – with Dave Hirschkop

Product Innovation Educators

Learn from the food industry to spice up your product management. I have often discovered new insights about developing and managing products when talking with someone in a different industry than I normally work in. So, when I had the opportunity to talk with the creator of Dave’s Gourmet, a specialty foods company, I jumped at it. They make a wide range of products including Gourmet Pasta Sauce, Hot Sauce, Condiments and Spices.

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The UX of Data

Amplitude

Generating data is easy. Ensuring it is reliable and widely accessible is hard. Data is often not accessible unless you can write code. People in non-technical roles rely on data every day to make decisions, develop ideas or measure success. When tools and systems are not created with them in mind, they lose trust and understanding. They lose their bearings and end up relying on other methods to make decisions.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Ship outcomes, not just features, with the Product Impact Framework

Intercom, Inc.

Our industry is in the midst of a big philosophical debate about the fundamental way of thinking about how we build our products, with the focus shifting from the outputs of what we build to the business outcomes generated by those outputs. We’ve been thinking deeply about how to make this change in our own organization, with Des and Paul leading our discussions about it.

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Product validation: making the case for internal evaluations

Userzoom

Working in a UX agency means that sometimes you’ll get limited budget for an entire project or for certain parts of a project. In my time at Grapefruit I am proved time and time again that most clients will choose to reduce costs in the validation phase of a project. As designers we need to educate our clients about our desired process on a daily basis.

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How to Craft Your Product Team at Every Stage, From Pre-Product/Market Fit to Hypergrowth

First Round Review

Former Credit Karma CPO Nikhyl Singhal shares the phases a product org goes through as a startup matures — and his tips for transitioning between them gracefully. From the mistakes that are too easy to make to what to look for when hiring, his playbook helps founders and product leaders build teams capable of finding product/market fit and handling hypergrowth.

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Differences Between American and Japanese User Experience Design

freshtrax

User Experience (UX) Design is a design process used to make products, services, or systems easy for people to use. An important part of the UX design of a website is the user interface (UI) design, which helps the user interact with the site. UI is the look and feel of the product, service, or system. As the realm of digital experiences continues to grow, aesthetically pleasing user interfaces (UI) are becoming a secondary element to draw users.

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.

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Tactical vs. Strategic: Where Product Managers Really Spent Their Time in 2019

ProductCraft

When Jim, a mid-career product manager, joined his company last year, he had big goals. He saw himself acting as the voice of the market, interviewing users, and collaborating with the data science team to identify trends. He wanted to create a plan and a roadmap to move his product from No. 3 to No. Read more » The post Tactical vs. Strategic: Where Product Managers Really Spent Their Time in 2019 appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

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What Seven Years at Airbnb Taught Me About Building a Business

Product Management Today Submitted Articles

Create strong culture, stay laser-focused on problems, and set wildly ambitious goals

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Value of a Mission Statement

The Product Guy

Don’t even try to establish your OKR’s without a clear mission statement. Watch and learn more from product management expert, Amin Bashi.

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Product is Hard by Marty Cagan

Mind the Product

We are all learning how to manage product in the internet age. There have been many successes and failures, and there are still lots more to come. Marty Cagan has worked at plenty of internet successes and failures, including eBay, Netscape and HP. He now heads up Silicon Valley Product Group, where he works with product managers and senior leaders to help them generate value through their products.

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The Key to Agile Team Motivation

Speaker: Robert Webber, Author and Innovation Leader

Agile was a grassroots engineering movement that caught most software leaders unprepared. The Agile community was confident that management would recognize the benefits of Agile and adopt its servant-leadership style. Unfortunately, management in larger organizations maintained the directing and controlling management style that had been reinforced throughout their careers, violating the Agile tenet of trusted, self-motivated Agile teams.