25 must-read product management articles

Roadmunk

I’m constantly consuming articles on product management, product culture, startups and entrepreneurship to bolster my career as a product person and leader. This list is not the be all end all; there are countless ‘must-read’ articles for PMs.

UI/UX Articles and Interesting Tidbits of the Week

The Product Coalition

An interesting dissertation/article on the relationship between Ethics and Design. Highlight of the article includes: “So if in your design you are careful and mindful, the product has a better chance of having a careful and mindful effect.

Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

But how do you develop the confidence required to lead a team of stakeholders to a positive outcome?

Fake Certainty Article Posted on AgileConnection

Johanna Rothman

John Le Drew and I pair-wrote an article describing this problem and how to solve it. We’ll see if they result in articles. I want as many experiences as possible as I develop my book about writing. (Not Yes, that’s a little meta considering the article. The post Fake Certainty Article Posted on AgileConnection appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant.

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UI/UX Articles and Interesting Tidbits of the Week

The Product Coalition

Very interesting article focused on the concept of power users, and how their input should be duly considered in the Product Design cycle, while not shifting product strategy and direction based on their particular feedback.

Introducing the Developer Portal

AB Tasty

Developers are busy people. They’re key players in the tech world, but also lend their time to developing features, fixing. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as Introducing the Developer Portal.

UI/UX Articles and Interesting Tidbits of the Week

The Product Coalition

Another pertinent article from the Nielsen Norman Group, focused on User Interviews. The article goes into details regarding the differentiation between user interviews and usability testing. Interesting article from author Sofia Quintero, focused on UX Writing.

UI/UX Articles and Interesting Tidbits of the Week

The Product Coalition

Very interesting article focused on different approaches to listen to customer feedback. It’s a nice addition to previously highlighted articles on Customer Experience (CX).Highlight Very interesting and relevant article from UX Movement.

UI/UX Articles and Interesting Tidbits of the Week

The Product Coalition

Interesting article showcasing the importance of responsive web products, detailing statistics on the reach of responsive products, and what strategies to adopt in order to produce effective Products of that nature. March//9//2018 Here are some interesting finds on UI/UX of the week!

Creating Flow and Value in Product Development

Amplitude

In this 7-minute video, I explain why limiting work in progress, the scope of work, and handoffs between teams can increase flow and value in product development. Read as an article. Let’s see where the time goes for an example product developer.

Mobile Product Design & Development Guide

iTexico Design

Mobile Product Design & Development Guide. At the top of your list of specifications, when going through the process of mobile product design and development, should be a keen focus on solid UX. What is Product Design and Development?

Seven Things you can Learn From WeChat Product Development

Mind the Product

App developers and designers may look at other apps for inspiration on new features, but most only look to well-known apps like Facebook Messenger and Snapchat. Here are seven lessons product developers and designers can learn from WeChat product development: 1.

15 Must-Have Resources for Ionic App Developers

Appsee

Whoever said that developers weren’t social, was wrong. This community was created for developers and front-end designers to share, search, create, and show off their work. Egghead is entirely geared toward developers.

Is Agile Product Development Right for Your Team?

The Product Coalition

Well, for those who are unsure about what Agile Product Development means, this post will refresh their memory first. Indeed, it has been a while since Agile was first popularized by a manifesto from product developers. Change is welcome at every stage of development.

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Voice of Customer: Why VoC should lead your product development process

Usersnap

Should the Voice of Customer influence product development? In Frost & Sullivan’s survey research on R&D/innovation and product development priorities, 84% of the respondents declare that they employ the voice of customers (VoC) in their product development cycle.

How to Get Developers Involved in Product Efforts

The Product Coalition

In this article, I will detail why we do this and how we do it. Why you want your dev team involved in your product definition efforts In our particular case, our target customers are developers and engineering managers (and later on, product managers).

A Digital Native Approach to Customer-Centric Product Development

Revulytics

Customer feedback is put into a “need to prioritize” pipeline, and sorted either into new features, or if the feature was put in the backlog, pushed ahead for reconsideration, according to the article.

Product Management Journey?—?Developer to Consultant to Product Manager

The Product Coalition

Developer to Consultant to Product Manager If you asked me 5 years ago, I didn’t even know what Product Management was. I started off my journey as a UI developer at PayPal Engineering Singapore. I hope this article was helpful. Product Management Journey?—?Developer

Co-Located or Distributed: Which Is Better for Product Development?

ProductCraft Debates

You’ve been reading them just like us: a barrage of articles about the end of offices as we know them. The post Co-Located or Distributed: Which Is Better for Product Development? The future is remote work! But then you get on that video call with your colleagues in a timezone seven hours ahead, the audio cuts out, and they’re ready to go home before your day. appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo

How to Drive Customer-Centric Product Development Like a Digital Native

The Product Coalition

Customer feedback is put into a “need to prioritize” pipeline, and sorted either into new features, or if the feature was put in the backlog, pushed ahead for reconsideration, according to the article. analytics customer-experience product-management product-development

How to Drive Customer-Centric Product Development Like a Digital Native

Revulytics

Customer feedback is put into a “need to prioritize” pipeline, and sorted either into new features, or if the feature was put in the backlog, pushed ahead for reconsideration, according to the article.

Web Designer vs  Web Developer – How do they differ?

UX Studio

Web designer vs web developer – as a UX designer, I counter this match daily. But truly, the phrases don’t stop here, we have visual designers, front-end developers, back-end developers, UX designers (like me), et cetera. – No, I work as a web developer.

Business Outcomes Part III: 11 Tips for Creating Innovation in Business

Agile Velocity

Building Experiment-Driven Development. Experiment-Driven Development is the ability to recognize market assumptions and to create hypotheses/execute experiments to validate or invalidate assumptions quickly. It takes more than the development teams.

Keep it fresh: Managing a knowledge base that retains users

Inside Intercom

Your articles also turn novice users into knowledgeable pros who feel confident continuing to use your product, even if they face new questions or challenges. You may have a thousand useful articles, but if customers can’t find what they need, they’re likely to get frustrated.

Behind the scenes of product development: Building the perfect product

Hutwork

Most on the customer side of product development don’t see the long days and hard nights that go into creating an amazing product. In product development, it’s a near-obsession with creating your MVP. If product development were a breeze, everyone would do it, right? ” An excellent article to read is one on LinkedIn by Subin Das PK, entitled “ The Importance of Hard Work in Success.”

The State of Customer Development

Sachin Rekhi

A decade ago Steve Blank authored the book The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Products that Win to share with the world his philosophy for building winning products: customer development. Customer Development Maturity. The same is true for customer development.

What’s sucking momentum from your product development journey

Radical Product

How do you recover and sustain the momentum on your product development journey? If your product development journey looks like a drive down Lombard street in San Francisco (see below), you’re seeing symptoms of Pivotitis.

TEI 240 Flashback: Understand What Customers Need Before Developing a Product – with Tony Ulwick

Product Innovation Educators

Practices and Ideas for Product Managers, Developers, and Innovators. Useful links: Tony’s landmark book, What Customers Want: Using Outcome-Driven Innovation to Create Breakthrough Products and Services HBR Article, The Customer-Centered Innovation Map , that describes using a job map.

My team are my product: How to develop a high-performing team of product managers (or anyone else)

Mind the Product

This is in order for Product to provide value to the organisation and it is underpinned by developing a high-performing team. If you’re looking to develop a high-performing team I’m sure some of this is familiar to you too. I wish you luck with developing high-performing teams.

Avoiding content debt: why product teams should prioritize content early in the development cycle

UserTesting

Today’s article is a guest post from Ashley Coolman, Content Strategist at Qordoba. … The post Avoiding content debt: why product teams should prioritize content early in the development cycle appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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Business Outcomes Part II: 8 Steps to Achieving Predictability In Business

Agile Velocity

In order to ensure greater predictability, there are 8 key capabilities companies need to develop and master at all levels of the organization. When your customers know they will receive something from development teams on a fixed, periodic basis, trust in products being developed increases.

Enhance your answers – how to handle frequently asked questions

Inside Intercom

Intercom’s Articles product offers a powerful way to create, organize and present your help content, and to guide customers towards what they need, you can organize your articles in collections. 3: Articles in the Messenger.

Design Handoff Guide: Design To Development Without Headaches

UX Studio

By definition, design handoff takes place when the finished design has reached the stage for the developers to implement it. Let’s look at the basics and some suggestions to get the best out of the designer-developer collaboration. We at UX studio have a long history of working with developers during our projects, and fortunately, we get better and better at it every time. Read more about this approach in Intercom’s great article.) Don’t isolate design, or development!

Agile in Every Department: Agile HR

Agile Velocity

There are two ways to view Agile HR: Using Agile to develop and manage people Using Agile to better manage work, teams, and structure. Instead, they’ve invested in one-on-one coaching and development skills with key managers. Agile Agile Transformation Article Featured Agile HR

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Training and Return on Investment

Agile Velocity

Leaders and managers know the development and training of their employees is critical to the growth and success of their organization. Exhaustive research by Dr. Laurie Bassi, a human capital analysis specialist, found that training and development has a 300% return on investment.

How Much Does It Cost to Develop an App Like SnapChat?

Alty

A guy gets a seemingly silly idea, starts developing it in college and later in his living room. So, if you want to develop an app like Snapchat, you’ll have to identify the right action triggers for your audience and encourage them to develop a new habit of using your product.

How to get respect from your development team (as a Product Manager)

The Product Coalition

Ahh developers. In the following, I will help you to get the respect of your development team. You have to differentiate between: The personality of the individual The personality of the collective Tip: Take your time to get to know your developers. Imagine being a developer.

Design System in Sketch: Simplify Designer Developer Collaboration

UX Studio

These make it possible for many designers and developers to collaborate efficiently on the same product and keep the design consistent. The developers can build the UI from common assets and rules according to the prototypes, right? Several blog posts and articles already describe how to create a design system on Sketch and how awesome this tool is for this purpose. Consult the developers who will work on the project – Different dev teams have different requirements.

7 Steps to Building Durable Work Relationships and Effective Communication Skills

Agile Velocity

We don’t often invest enough time in developing durable workplace relationships. Article Leadership culture effective communication realtionshipsAt work, “stuff” inevitably hits the fan–it’s just a matter of when.