What to keep in mind when you are naming your product

Craft.io

What’s in a name? Choosing the name for a product, feature or company can seem rudimentary. We all begin giving names and inventing nick-names for objects, animals and people practically as soon as we can talk. Naming means homework. That which we call a rose.

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.

33 Amazing Articles Every Product Manager Must Read

Hutwork

Magazine reports that most CEOs read at least a book a week, and this doesn’t include blogs, articles, podcasts, and videos they devour, too. Regardless, the following articles are a must-read for anyone concerned with rolling out the best product in each iteration. Here are the top 33 most amazing product management articles in no specific order. This insightful article from McKinsey & Company talks about today’s product manager evolving into a mini-CEO.

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

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!

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.

Mental Models Applied: Using A 2×2 Chart For Handling Competitive Objections

The Secret PM Handbook

In some earlier articles and in a talk I gave at a local product management meetup , I’ve shared about the importance of having a toolkit of mental models. Come up with spiffy names for the axes, and for the quadrants. I used “Right projects, right people” for the name of the magic quadrant. And then the obvious flipped names for the other quadrants. Clever names. Try to come up with good names for the quadrants if you can!).

Product Management Culture: Can You Measure It?

Proficientz – Product Management University

Here’s an article we published some time ago to help determine an organization’s Product Management IQ (PMIQ). Your question * Name *. I’m considering jobs at several companies. How do I determine the importance of product management in a company’s culture? The product management culture in a company may be more evident outside the product management function.

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What Do Good Business Requirements Look Like?

Proficientz – Product Management University

Related Article: Business Requirements: The Problem is the Problem. Your question * Name *. What are the common characteristics that all good business requirements possess? Good business requirements are a true representation of how your target customers see themselves, without any bias to your products or services. One of the most challenging things for product managers is writing business requirements from the customer’s perspective.

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What Do Good Business Requirements Look Like?

Proficientz – Product Management University

Related Article: Business Requirements: The Problem is the Problem. Your question * Name *. What are the common characteristics that all good business requirements possess? Good business requirements are a true representation of how your target customers see themselves, without any bias to your products or services. One of the most challenging things for product managers is writing business requirements from the customer’s perspective.

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Sustainable Pace in Product Management

Roman Pichler

These include interviewing users, working on the product roadmap, updating the product backlog, engaging with the stakeholders, and working with the development team, to name just a few. What is Sustainable Pace? Sustainable pace is an important agile principle.

Customer success metrics–and other innovation observations for product managers Apr 6, 2018

Product Innovation Educators

Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. 10 ways to validate product name ideas. While this article was written with business names in mind, the suggestions apply to product names as well.

When Your CEO is Really the Product Manager

Proficientz – Product Management University

Related Article: Pursuing a Product Management Career: The #1 Skill. Your question * Name *. What do you do as a product manager when your CEO is really the product manager?

Good Product Management is the key to Organisational Happiness

Mind the Product

In this article I want to go through these four pillars for happiness and share my thoughts on how good product management contributes to these factors in any organisation. Consider the name of a key artefact that product managers own: the roadmap.

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

The Secret PM Handbook

For more, check out my article on Doug Hall’s Three Laws of Marketing Physics , or his excellent book Jumpstart Your Business Brain! Name Image Description. Each quadrant has a name, such as the "Cash Cow" - products with large market share in markets with slow growth.

A guide to webform testing best practice

Userzoom

While form design isn’t a new concept – there are many articles out there that talk about this specific practice – webforms are often a fact of life for many websites that are transactional in nature.

The Value of Networking

Product Manager in Heels

Evaluating the Value of a Network This Harvard Business Review article is a great framework for evaluating your network. The person at the front door sees everybody, and knows their name, and also is usually aware where the host is and can point you in their direction.

How Userpilot Helped Rocketbots with their Aha! Moment

Userpilot

In this article, we’re going to explore how they were able to do that. Slack, Whatsapp, Facebook — you name it, Rocketbots can integrate with it. Everybody in the SaaS world knows how important it is to funnel your users towards the Aha! Moment as quickly as possible. Finding the Aha!

How Executives Define Strategic Product Management

Proficientz – Product Management University

Read the full article here to get the details. Related Articles. Your question * Name *. What Do Executives Really Mean When They Say, “I Want Product Management to be More Strategic?” ” When I ask senior executives how they define “strategic product management,” these five things come up most often. Understanding the market better than all other customer-facing disciplines (sales, marketing, customer success, etc.). Leadership.

A Trello template for your Product Backlog

Folding Burritos

Since publishing my article on how to organize a large product backlog , I got a lot of questions from readers that wanted more details on the workflow and how to set it up in Trello. Each board contains a card named “About this board” at the top of their first lists.

Running a help center that retains more customers

Inside Intercom

If you develop and ship new features as often as we do, it’s vital that your articles help your customers keep up with the changes. Help articles can quickly become unhelpful, and even misleading, if you don’t review them often enough.

8 Keys to Getting Started

Product Management Lessons from the Trenches

see the following article: Stop Selling Out Your Future Self Build a long lasting partnership with all the functions in the organization.

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Product Management vs. Product Marketing – The Clearest Distinction

Proficientz – Product Management University

Wealth made simple: news and articles from IRC Wealth. Related Articles. Name *. What’s the easiest way to distinguish product management from product marketing? This debate has been going on forever. Here’s the simplest way to distinguish the two functions. Product marketing (and sales) own this year’s revenue. Product management owns next year’s growth.

The T-Shaped Product Manager

Roman Pichler

As the name suggests, product-specific capabilities are limited to a single product or product portfolio. Leadership skills enable you to effectively guide the development team and lead the stakeholders, create an inspiring vision , and reach sustainable agreements , to name just a few.

3 Simple Steps To Make Your Customer Stories 10x Better

The Secret PM Handbook

In my articles about go to market , I always mention the importance of “customer stories.” We’ll cover a basic storytelling structure in this article. This structure has an obvious name – Problem-Solution-Result. How To Accelerate Sales With Great Storytelling.

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3 Simple Steps To Make Your Customer Stories 10x Better

The Secret PM Handbook

In my articles about go to market , I always mention the importance of “customer stories.” We’ll cover a basic storytelling structure in this article. This structure has an obvious name – Problem-Solution-Result. How To Accelerate Sales With Great Storytelling.

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GDPR Turns 1: Have Businesses Kept Up?

Revulytics

They named some of the hardest aspects of compliance as the right to be forgotten, fulfilling data subjects access requests, and getting explicit consent from users – with US companies reporting higher difficulty scores, according to coverage in Corporate Counsel.

Moving from Solutions to Problems

Folding Burritos

This figure summarizes the entire approach and I go into the details over the rest of the article. It is an important part of the induction process into the Toyota Production System, namely their problem-solving training. Why do you think that article is trust-worthy?

Everything You Need to Know About Refs in React

Modus Create

If Hooks are available in your project, I recommend using Hooks whenever possible , once they eliminate most of the quirks we’ve seen in this article and are more powerful than class instances. The React API is fairly simple , even though it has been growing bigger.

Is MVP Dead?

bpma ProductHub

There are numerous articles now about MVP and why it no longer works. Is Minimum Viable Product Dead? – By Don Stoddard . Minimum Viable Product is a widely accepted concept; so why do so many people want to declare it dead?

Writing Customer Success Stories Before You Build the Solution

Proficientz – Product Management University

You’ve mapped out how you’re going to improve the specific job tasks of named roles in ways that advance the goals of the department. Related Article: Stop Looking For Customer Problems. The greatest athletes in every sport have one thing in common – the innate ability to see plays before they happen. If you’re a product manager, imagine how great it would be to envision the ultimate customer success stories before you build the product.

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The Anti-Influencer Marketing Strategy to Grow Your Community

Amplitude

When I started Quibb , which just shut down last month, I wanted a place where tech and product people could find meaningful articles, read them, and start great conversations with other people in their field. I hate the term “influencer.”.

This New Template Helps You Write Better Product Requirements

The Secret PM Handbook

I’ll use the term “requirement” in this article for this concept. ” (All these terms have problems, but that’s a topic for a different article.) My VALUABLE template – yes, “VALUABLE” is the name of the template! – “Communication” by Joan M.

10 Online Communities Product Managers Should Join

ProductPlan

What to expect if you join: The community has published thousands of articles on PM topics, has a lively Slack channel where thousands of product managers exchange ideas every day, and will even let you submit your own content for possible publication on ProductCoalition.com.

How Much Should Uber Charge for a Driverless Ride?

Pragmatic Marketing

I just read an interesting article about Waymo and their driverless vehicles. Now, when you open the Uber app to request a ride, in addition to Uber X, Uber Black and Uber Pool, it also says Uber Empty (the name I just made up).

New Java Reporting in Revulytics Usage Intelligence

Revulytics

In this article, we will take a look at the new Java reporting capabilities made available with this release. For more information on ‘current’ properties check the following KBase article. Additionally, new ReachOut variables have been added so you can include the Java version, vendor, runtime version, AWT graphics environment, VM version and VM name in the message text or URL of your campaign. More information on ReachOut variables can be found in this KBase article.

This New Template Helps You Write Better Product Requirements

The Secret PM Handbook

I’ll use the term “requirement” in this article for this concept. ” (All these terms have problems, but that’s a topic for a different article.) My VALUABLE template – yes, “VALUABLE” is the name of the template! – “Communication” by Joan M.

Digital Transformation and Product Management

Roman Pichler

These may include i nstructor-led in-class and online training , self-study using books , videos , and articles , and coaching sessions provided by senior product people or product coaches. Recognise the Importance of Product Management.

Growth Mindset in Product Management

Roman Pichler

The same is true for my product management expertise: Acquiring it has taken me many years, making plenty of mistakes, learning from other product people, and reading more books and articles than I can remember. Embrace a Growth Mindset.

Hiring Agile Product Owners – Where to Find the Best Ones

Proficientz – Product Management University

Wealth made simple: news and articles from IRC Wealth. Related Articles. Name *. What’s the ideal background for an Agile Product Owner and where should I look to find them? The Agile product owner is a hybrid role that’s part surrogate user and part product expert. The ideal product owner has strong expertise in the following areas: The job of the user — what they do, why they do it, how they do it and how they’re measured (on their performance review).

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