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An introduction to impact mapping – Tim Herbig on The Product Experience

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We asked consultant, trainer and author Tim Herbig to give us the crash course on Impact Mapping, including how to get people to understand the difference between an Impact and an Outcome. [.]

How to lead your product – Part 1: Leadership and management

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What really is the difference between managing and leading your product. Don’t product managers need to be able to both manage and lead? In this piece, we'll delve into why product leaders should care about both. [.]

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Stay Humble or Be Humbled — Case Studies from the Experimentation Trenches by Anthony Rindone

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In this #mtpcon Digital Americas session, Anthony Rindone, product manager for experimentation at Split discusses how to make better product decisions through experimenting. [.]

Storytelling for product leaders by Peter Fletcher-Dobson

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In this ProductTank Wellington talk, Chief Digital Officer at BCITO, Peter Fletcher-Dobson, shares his journey with storytelling and how product managers can use it to create impactful change.

Roadmaps Are Dead! Long Live Roadmaps!

Speaker: Bruce McCarthy, Co-Author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched

Join Bruce McCarthy, co-author of Product Roadmaps Relaunched, as he discusses the best ways to innovate your product roadmap. So that it reflects your customers’ needs while simultaneously and accurately communicating your products strategy and vision.

Transition from a Feature Factory to Business Impact team by Sandra Hinz

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In this ProductTank Berlin talk, Sandra Hinz and Rainer Collet, co-founders at ValueRebels, provide a framework to help solve some typical challenges in a product organization and avoid wasting months of work.

5 lessons in product leadership

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On Monday 27 September, product leaders gathered at the MTP Engage Leadership Forum in Hamburg for the first face-to-face event after a tiringly long break forced by the Covid-19 pandemic. The day’s hosts, Petra Wille and Arne Kittler, put together a curriculum that was more than just inspiring.

ProductTank in a post-pandemic world

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Down here at the end of the earth we have had a bit of a different experience to the rest of the ProductTank world, with our elimination of COVID-19 in the community allowing in-person events to be run for most of the second half of 2020 and most of 2021. So, we have been able [.]

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Building a product roadmap to avoid potholes down the road

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Product roadmaps: love 'em or hate 'em, you probably spend a lot of time on them. Very often, that colorful set of bars on the timeline that we artfully sell to our leadership inadvertently leads to challenges down the road. Here are some roadmap tips to get your project off and running. [.]

Getting started with User Story Mapping – Jeff Patton

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There’s nothing more useless to a product team than a big backlog. Bringing backlogs to life—making them usable, relevant, and getting value from them—is something that transforms ordinary teams into extraordinary ones.

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Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).

Clean up your Mess: Working with IA – Abby Covert

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Abby Covert joins us on the podcast to chat about why IA is important, how and when we should work with IA, and how you can incorporate the principles and lessons from the discipline into your work. [.]

How to motivate a product team

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A motivated team is a happy team. A happy team is more creative, provides better solutions, and to top it off, it’s also more productive.

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Challenges in product – Merissa Silk

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Over the last 15 years, chief product and technology officer, Merissa Silk, has gone from New York media to Australian finance to German fintechs, with a number of stops in between.

Early and often: the secrets to product success

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Businesses today are more competitive than ever—constantly working to innovate and dominate a particular market. But oftentimes, businesses rush to get their products out the door without understanding what’s needed to build an offering that will truly benefit their target customer base.

Data & Analytics Maturity Model Workshop Series

Speaker: Dave Mariani, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, AtScale; Bob Kelly, Director of Education and Enablement, AtScale

Check out this new instructor-led training workshop series to help advance your organization's data & analytics maturity. It includes on-demand video modules and a free assessment tool for prescriptive guidance on how to further improve your capabilities.

Only losers average losers

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I've been investing in the stock market for more than a decade, and I recognize that it is a world that I am equally passionate about and entertained. There are many things that I've learned that we can apply to improve our day-to-day product management practice. [.]

The (Def)inition Lab: Our recipe for reducing the risk of product failure

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In this article, we share the process that we use at Def Method to help clients avoid product failure and ensure that they build to succeed. [.] Read more » The post The (Def)inition Lab: Our recipe for reducing the risk of product failure appeared first on Mind the Product.

Essential KPIs for data-driven product managers

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In the following article, we’ll explore the importance of KPIs in tracking product success. Taking into consideration various performance indicators can be essential in providing managers with the necessary data to identify this. These KPIs are even more useful when interpreted correctly.

Meet your new best friend: Product ops

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Product ops is a new function on the product team designed to shoulder some of the load, creating processes that scale as the company grows, and freeing up product managers to focus on strategy and execution.

Product-Led Onboarding: How to Turn New Users into Lifelong Customers

Speaker: Ramli John, Managing Director at ProductLed and Author

Let’s face it. Today’s users are impulsive and easily distracted. They don’t have the time (or patience) to try and figure things out by themselves. They expect the product to be intuitive. Easy. And fast. Add to that a few, unfairly poor reviews and you’ll be more than just stuck. Ramli will share a simple but powerful framework to get more users to experience a product’s "Eureka!" moment and turn them into lifelong customers.

The data says your website sucks – Rachel Obstler on The Product Experience

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How do people make bad products? We chatted with Rachel Obstler, Heap's VP of Product, to understand how we can use metrics to suck less. [.] Read more » The post The data says your website sucks – Rachel Obstler on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product.

Getting the max from an MVP – Dan Olsen

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Want to make a veteran product person sad? Just ask them how they’ve used MVPs in the past. Once you get past the sobbing, you’re likely to get stories of the myriad ways that a perfectly good experiment got turned into a v1 release. It doesn’t have to be like that!

Scaling product and design teams is not just about hiring

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When working in early growth stage companies, being able to scale your teams quickly enough is a key element in keeping the human workforce aligned with advancement levers. Hiring might be the first thing to come to mind, right? But hiring is only part of the solution. [.]

What’s your emergency? – Nathan Henry

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There’s no better training ground than working in Emergency Services for learning how to deal with stress, uncertainty, prioritisation with imperfect information, and challenging stakeholders. Coincidentally, these are all skills that are key to working in product.

Feedback: The Secret to Innovating Your Product Development Process

Speaker: Liz Love, Chief Commercial Officer at ProdPad

Join Liz Love, Chief Commercial Officer at ProdPad as she details how product feedback can improve your product development process while mitigating stakeholder conflict, constant feature requests, failed launches, unexpected outcomes, unhappy users, and complexity.

Product operations – an approach to scaling and improving product teams

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This article explores the concepts of mapping, maturing, and automating business processes in the incredibly exciting world of product. [.] Read more » The post Product operations – an approach to scaling and improving product teams appeared first on Mind the Product.

Getting to the bottom line of valuation – Giff Constable

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Understanding your company’s business model is a key skill for all product people, but understanding how that affects your valuation is what takes things to the next level. What are you maximizing for and how does your pricing model impact that?

A case study: Cross-departmental communication as a product

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This is a different case study, with internal and in-direct deliverables across departments. A story of treating internal alignment as a feature at Transifex. Our story concludes with the outcomes of this achieved alignment.

Tips to collaborate better with your development team

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Why are development teams so hard to work with? You’ve done your part—you have your OKRs, roadmaps, specs and designs in good shape. You’ve made delivery commitments to stakeholders. Now you just need to build those shiny new features.

How to Scale a Data Literacy Program at Your Organization

Speaker: Megan Brown, Director, Data Literacy at Starbucks; Mariska Veenhof-Bulten, Business Intelligence Lead at bol.com; and Jennifer Wheeler, Director, IT Data and Analytics at Cardinal Health

Join data & analytics leaders from Starbucks, Cardinal Health, and bol.com for a webinar panel discussion on scaling data literacy skills across your organization with a clear strategy, a pragmatic roadmap, and executive buy-in.

SUNDAY REWIND: Mental Health as a Product Person – Let’s Talk

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Today is World Mental Health Day which means there’s only one Mind the Product post we want to rewind to today: Mental Health as a Product Person – Let’s Talk.

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What we learned at #mtpcon London+EMEA: Day 1

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Today at #mtpcon London+EMEA — thanks to several engaging sessions and interactive talks — we learned a lot (unfortunately too much to fit into this post).

Product development strategy: setup your product for success

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Product development will not ever be an easy task. We have worked on a multitude of projects over the years and to this day we continue to run into roadblocks during development. This is a natural occurrence when you are tasked with bringing innovative ideas to life.

Roadmap creation tips for remote teams

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These days, remote working is becoming the new normal. There are so many benefits to it, but there are challenges too. As a team, you'll be working on a project together but it's harder to collaborate when you're not in the same room. That's where an effective roadmap comes in. [.]

Assess and Advance Your Organization’s DevSecOps Practices

In this white paper, a DevSecOps maturity model is laid out for technical leaders to use to enable their organizations to stay competitive in the digital economy.

A case study: Cultivating collaboration across large product organisations

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I recently was asked to share some thoughts on how you can cultivate a culture of collaboration across a product organisation where multiple teams are all working on their own products and risk becoming siloed.

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SUNDAY REWIND: How to make products that customers love

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With our first #mtpcon London hybrid event approaching on October 21 and 22, we thought it make for the perfect opportunity to turn the clocks back to when we hosted our very first #mtpcon London in 2012.

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Privacy by design: flipping the script on privacy in product

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For tech giants like Apple and Google, user privacy has traditionally been seen as something to avoid rather than a selling point for their products.

The influence of psychological safety on product management

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Psychological safety has recently become one of the buzzwords in many workplaces. Many leaders might understand its importance but they often misunderstand what exactly it means and how to establish it.

Tough Bosses, Unrealistic Goals, and Other Corporate Challenges That a Customer-Centric Product Strategy Can Empower You to Solve

Speaker: Bob Caporale, Founder of Strategy Generation Company

Join Bob for his session where he will discuss driving your company’s “top-down” goals with a clear and well communicated “customer-up” product strategy!