The 280 Group’s Top Product Management Blog Posts of 2016

280 Group

Here at the 280 Group we have been maintaining a Product Management blog for over a decade Every year we produce articles that we hope our readers find interesting and useful. We felt that 2016 was likely the best year yet for our Product Management Blog so we would like to share with all of you the top 10 most visited posts of the year. The post The 280 Group’s Top Product Management Blog Posts of 2016 appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

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The Ideal Product Marketing Candidate for B2B

High Octane Product Management

Blog Roles & ResponsibilitiesWealth made simple: news and articles from IRC Wealth. This sample product marketing job description just might ruffle a few feathers. First, it’s not your typical “get the product off the shelf” job description. Second, there may be people in product marketing roles that don’t meet the requirements. Don’t sweat it. It’s a job description for the “ideal” candidate, and we all know how that goes.

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Effective Product Roadmaps

Melissa Perri

Three years ago I wrote a blog post about Rethinking the Product Roadmap, in which I advocated for a focus on solving customer problems instead of listing out features with deadlines. Product Roadmaps, in general, are confusing. The truth?

Creating a “Customer Value” Culture, Powered by Product Management & Product Marketing

High Octane Product Management

Blog Gathering Market & Customer Insights Portfolio Strategy & Product Planning Positioning & Sales Enablement Roles & ResponsibilitiesA customer value culture exists when your entire organization is driven by the strategic goals of your target customers. When that culture exists, you’re consistently rewarded with predictable growth. What’s the key to creating such a culture? Answer one simple question that becomes the rallying cry for your entire organization.

Product Manager vs Product Owner: The Simple Distinction

High Octane Product Management

Blog Roles & ResponsibilitiesIn the world of agile software development, the product manager vs product owner confusion is hardly new. This problem has existed as long as software and product managers have been around. It merely has a new name. If you define their responsibilities in a way that mirrors the business of the customer, the confusion is gone. Basics on the Product Owner and Product Manager Roles.

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Hiring the Right Product Manager

High Octane Product Management

Blog Roles & ResponsibilitiesWhen it comes to hiring the right product manager, there’s no foolproof technique. Treat it like you’re shopping for a product. You have a set of needs. There are obstacles to meeting those needs, and you’re going to shop for a person who can best remove those obstacles. The situational interview will quickly separate the contenders from the pretenders.

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The Best Product Management Events Happening in 2017

UserVoice

There’s no shortage of product management blogs, podcasts, and reading lists out there to keep you in the know. There are plenty of fantastic ways to keep your product management skills sharp and keep up with evolving industry trends and new technologies.

Two Things Senior Executives Value Most From Product Management

High Octane Product Management

Blog Roles & ResponsibilitiesWealth made simple: news and articles from IRC Wealth. If you want raise the level of product management influence, think like an executive. Consider the various situations your senior executives find themselves in and the types of information that help them make more informed decisions. Then make it a routine practice to brief your executives accordingly. Make your executives look good and watch the product management influence skyrocket.

Focus on the Metrics that Matter: Identifying Your Product’s Key Metrics and KPIs

UserVoice

Kerry Rodden, a User Experience Researcher at Google says in a blog post on Google Ventures’ blog.

A New Focus On Product Management Opportunity

PM Hardcore

This blog has been going for a long long time. And it raised a question: could I make the blog more valuable to you? By following my own advice in the “ structure is good ” post, and putting some more structure around the blog. Looking through to the next stage.

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How to Prioritize Product Backlogs in Three Easy Steps

280 Group

This video tutorial and blog post teach you how to prioritize product backlogs if you.[continue

User Engagement: The Window to Your Customer Retention Soul

High Octane Product Management

Blog Gathering Market & Customer InsightsIf your products consistently make people better at their job in a way that’s valuable to the customer organization, you’ll have those customers for life. In a world of SaaS and recurring revenue models, customer retention is the single biggest testament to the value of your products and services. Unfortunately, there aren’t a whole lot of telltale signs that customers are likely to renew or defect until it actually happens.

Three Things Salespeople Need from Product Managers

280 Group

The topic of this blog and video is three things that salespeople require from you, the Product Manager.

How to Improve Your Experiment Design (And Build Trust in Your Product Experiments)

Product Talk

A special thanks to Barry O’Reilly who read an early draft of this blog post. Be sure to check out his blog. I’ve got a pet peeve to share with you. If you’ve been following along with the growth of the Lean Startup and other experimental methods, you’ve probably come across this hypothesis format: We believe [this capability]. Will result in [this outcome]. We will have confidence to proceed when [we see these measurable signals].

How To Fix A Product Management Mistake: Diet Pepsi

The Accidental Product Manager

The Accidental Product Manager Blog is updated. During the course of an average day do you micro-blog and send out messages to your “followers” that are no more than 140 characters in length? Pepsi’s product managers screwed up Diet Pepsi, can they fix it?

Gleaning Product Insights from Your User Onboarding Process

UserVoice

If they’re reading blogs on mobile phones and watching webinars on tablets, it’s a safe bet they likely want to use your product on those platforms as well. ” says Peep Laja on the ConversionXL blog.

SaaS product management explained by 6 product managers

Roadmunk

If you’ve read my blog it’s full of many of my cringe worthy moments, I’m sure. The post SaaS product management explained by 6 product managers appeared first on Roadmunk Blog. The rise of the SaaS model in the product space has been swift, to say the least.

3 Tests for Great Product Messaging

280 Group

In this new video and blog post we discuss something that is exceedingly important in the product world: messaging. For this topic we have brought in one of 280 Group’s senior consultant and trainers, Bill Haines.

Why This Opportunity Solution Tree is Changing the Way Product Teams Work

Product Talk

So I’m going to scratch the surface in this blog post. I hope to have the book ready by early 2017 and I’ll be blogging bits and pieces along the way. I’ve written twelve blog posts about this book—you can find them here.

Product Demos: Selling Value in Spite of Product Deficiencies

High Octane Product Management

Blog Positioning & Sales EnablementSales revenue would come easier if your products had every capability that prospects thought they needed during the buying cycle. Unfortunately, it will never be reality. Your products will always be deficient in someone’s opinion. Don’t sweat it. Here’s how to respond to product deficiencies while still selling value.

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Imagine What a Rock Star Product Manager Could Do With Healthcare Reform

High Octane Product Management

Blog Gathering Market & Customer Insights Portfolio Strategy & Product PlanningPut all your political leanings aside. This is about pure, practical, common-sense, good old-fashioned problem solving skills and how they lead to great solutions! The famous words of Charles Kettering, “a problem well stated is half solved” have never rang truer!

The PM’s Guide To Getting Stuff Done: Tackle Your To-Do List in 3 Easy Steps

UserVoice

Aericon has a post on its blog about how they use Asana for product management – we here at UserVoice are also a fan of keeping tabs on marketing projects via Asana. Is your to-do list looking more daunting than doable lately? It happens to the best of us sometimes.

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Merry Christmas – Take The Week Off!

The Accidental Product Manager

Blogging will resume after the holidays… Everyone seems to celebrate something different this week, but I’m hoping that no matter how you choose to spend your time, you will enjoy yourself. Here's Hoping That You Name Shows Up On The "Nice" List This Year!

What Will Product Management Be Like In 5 Years?

PM Hardcore

And realized later it would also make a good blog post. The future is hard to tease out, but here’s what will happen in product management’s future. (CC CC 2.0 by PunkToad). Earlier this year Janna Bastow of ProdPad put out a call for opinions on the future of product management.

How do I get into Product Management?

bpma ProductHub

Also, check out his personal blog at www.growthandgrit.com.The Path to Product Management. By John Zilch – I recently stumbled across a thought-provoking question posted on the Boston Product Management Association group page.

3 Best Practices for Adopting Continuous Product Discovery

Product Talk

They’ve read the industry books, they attend the popular product conferences , and they follow all the leading blogs. It’s easy to think you already do continuous product discovery. Most of the teams that I work with come into coaching thinking that they don’t need help.

Interview: A Chat with BPMA Mentor and Edx CTO, Mark Haseltine

bpma ProductHub

Do you read specific publications, blogs, etc. I follow a number of blogs, standards organizations, training sites, news organizations, etc. I consider Marty Cagan’s Silicon Valley Product Group (SVPG) blog a must read.

Apple Shows Product Managers How To Get More For More

The Accidental Product Manager

The Accidental Product Manager Blog is updated. The Apple iPhone 7 plus contains more features than the iPhone 7 Image Credit: Kārlis Dambrāns. You sorta gotta have some pity for the poor product managers over at Apple.

5 Things to Remember When Running a Design Sprint

bpma ProductHub

For more tips on design sprints from Fresh Tilled Soil, check out their blog: [link]. by C Emera Trujillo. Design sprints are all the rage these days and with good reason. As a flexible design framework, the design sprint can yield creative solutions that stakeholders & customers want.

So What’s Wrong With Twitter?

The Accidental Product Manager

During the course of an average day do you micro-blog and send out messages to your “followers” that are no more than 140 characters in length? The Accidental Product Manager Blog is updated. Everything was going great at Twitter, what happened? Image Credit: Kooroshication.

The 7 Product Dimensions: A Guide to Asking the Right Questions

bpma ProductHub

Also, check out his personal blog at www.growthandgrit.com. By John Zilch – Upon embarking on my first stint as a product manager, I happened to run into an experienced product executive one day in passing. I asked him for advice and he obliged.

What Would You Do If Walmart Turned Off Your Gas?

The Accidental Product Manager

The Accidental Product Manager Blog is updated. What would you do if your biggest customer decided to go it alone? Image Credit: Wil C. I seem to recall that there is a type of fish that attaches itself to sharks, I think that it’s called a remora.

The Value Inequality – The Real Meaning Of “Customer Value”

PM Hardcore

I found a LOT of blog posts about pricing. Cost Plus Pricing = No Good. You must balance value versus (multiple) costs to determine price. (By By Hans Splinter, Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0)). People sometimes ask me “how should I price my product?” so I Googled it.

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

PM Hardcore

I haven’t even talked about some of the valuable larger frameworks of mental models (although I do have blog posts about some – like Kathy Sierra’s “badass” approach ). So, there will be more coming in future blog posts. Brain Wiring (by Wellcome Images, CC licensed).

Creating effective customer feedback loops for product teams

Roadmunk

When they’re not doing a fun photoshoot for our blog, they’re our front-line; the middle-women between customers and Roadmunk. The post Creating effective customer feedback loops for product teams appeared first on Roadmunk Blog.

What is a technology roadmap, really?

Roadmunk

appeared first on Roadmunk Blog. One of the most popular roadmaps in our template library is the technology roadmap.

Your New Year’s Resolution: Subscribe To The Accidental Product Manager Newsletter!

The Accidental Product Manager

Clearly you are already reading The Accidental Product Manager blog and so that’s a step in the right direction! Subscribe To The Accidental Pro duct Manager Newsletter! Yet another New Year is almost here! What is your plan for becoming a better product manager in the new year?

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Writing For Product Managers: Readability Is More Persuasive

PM Hardcore

I’ll start with a paragraph from a blog post I wrote in 2013. I have found visitors are much more likely to read my blog posts when they are easy to read. In my Writing Tips for Product Managers post I suggested making your writing more readable.

Car Maker Product Managers Face An Apple / Google Threat

The Accidental Product Manager

The Accidental Product Manager Blog is updated. Yes, every car needs a navigation system, but from whom? Image Credit: LotPro Cars. I am more than comfortable admitting that I become lost very easily.

Backlog Refinement Takes You from Vision to Value

bpma ProductHub

Scruminc (blog). Here’s where you digitally connect with Ellen: Blog | Twitter | Newsletter | LinkedIn. Contributed by Ellen Gottesdiener and Jeff Sutherland. Deliver Value Sooner. Backlog refinement prepares your backlog for development.