Product vs. Project Management

The Product Bistro

While there are article after article posted about the difference between the product manager role and the product marketing manager role, there is one more relevant comparison that ought to be made, how does a product manager differ from a project manager.

This Week in Product: Aug. 24, 2018

ProductCraft

For the Love of the Checkmark Every Bad #ProdMgmt Competitive Analysis Comparison Grid I’ve Ever Seen pic.twitter.com/6CXS8z1pFd — Jeff Lash (@jefflash) August 23, 2018 Comparison grids are a pet peeve of mine.

UX 56

Product Owner vs. Product Manager Exploration

280 Group

Regardless of which role or title you may have, you should have at least a basic understanding of the Product Owner vs. Product Manager comparison; similarities, differences, and overlap.

Retention, cohorts and visualizations

Inside Intercom

Whilst the above grid of squares can be useful, and augmenting them with sparklines helps, there are still comparisons that are difficult to make. In some cases it’s more important that the viewer sees the comparison, not the data.

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

for the hospitals Analysis and comparison of payors by dimensions such. Monetizing the. data exhaust Top 10 industries with data. monetization opportunities Recognizing the commercial. value of data Customer data will no longer be relevant only to an organization’s marketing and financial.

Technology Transformation – Adobe Lightroom

The Product Bistro

Compared to the existing product – The yardstick of comparison isn’t the competitors (Apple Photos, or Google Photos), but the prior version of Lightroom. Introduction. One of the most challenging tasks in product management is a major architecture shift of a product.

What to keep in mind when you are naming your product

Craft.io

And in a world where new apps are often described by comparison to existing tools that’s not very surprising. What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other word would smell as sweet; William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

What is Good Product Strategy?

Melissa Perri

They would compare this to other problems and determine how big it is in comparison. “What is your Product Strategy? YOU NEED A STRATEGY.” When I replay this scene in my head, I can hear the CTO very audibly yelling (slash pleading) with our product team. He was on edge.

First Impressions Matter: Rethinking Our Website Header

StubHub

at least in comparison to someone more senior. By Michael Luzmore, User Interface Engineer In college, I was a teaching assistant for an introductory Design and Programming for the Web class, which, when I took it as a Freshman, gave me the basics in HTML, JavaScript, Python, PHP and CSS.

How Op-Eds Can Make Product Visibility Catch Fire

Pragmatic Marketing

This is especially helpful if your op-ed consists of a product comparison, a before-and-after comparison or a trend that can be visualized with charts or—better yet—infographics. Op-eds have received a lot of national attention recently. From an anonymous White House official sharing his (or her) opinionated observations with the New York Times , to taking a stance on Nike’s motive to use a controversial figurehead to sell shoes.

How to Set a Budget for Your Custom Software Project

Atomic Spin PM

This will give you a useful point of comparison when talking to outside developers. Software is never done—there are always more features and functions you could add. So how much should you budget for a custom software project?

15 Must-Have Resources for Ionic App Developers

Appsee

Take a look at a comparison piece between Ionic vs. React Native , or Changing the behavior of a 3rd party Angular Component. . Whether you’re a pro or an amateur, digging through the web to find the right resources for building an Ionic app can be time-consuming, not to mention frustrating.

Sales, Positioning and the Nobody Zone

Proficientz – Product Management University

After the information gathering is complete, the comparison of potential solutions begins. There’s an old saying: “buyers are liars!”

Life Beyond Google Analytics: Pick the Best Tools for the job

Mind the Product

Cohort comparison gives you the tool to see such user cohort data. Google Analytics gives you very limited cohorting options in comparison to platforms like Mixpanel, Hotjar, Appsee and others. Google Analytics as Your Default Platform?

What sample size do you really need for UX research?

Userzoom

Most UX research we see use Within Subject experiments because it allows for a more apples-to-apples comparison of both A and B with an explicit question at the end (preference) and comparison of both options. Demystifying sample size.

UX 78

Helping Consumers Distill the Signal from Noise

The Product Coalition

Build self-checking mechanisms Price comparison websites exist to meet an information gap?—?while To many, a familiar saying on the consumer mindset is wanting products to be “better, cheaper and faster”.

Increase Performance in Cross-Browser Testing with Zero Effort – Here’s How

Amir Rozenberg

Now, here’s the comparison between the type summary: This table compares the total items, size and duration by type against the baseline. Introduction Are you used to getting a certain amount of data from your testing practices?

Benefits (and Caveats) of a Simple Estimation Process

Folding Burritos

As Product Managers, these scales are usually good enough to help us with point #1 (cost comparisons between different work items.). We’re all aware that we pretty much suck at estimating how long it will take to build a given piece of software. There are many reasons we fail at this. However, the core of the issue is simple.

Agile 196

Creating Business Cases With Stronger Legs

Proficientz – Product Management University

But when multiple business cases are on the table, comparisons become relative. Markets are unpredictable, which makes the task of creating business cases questionable at some level. But there are three elements that can give your business cases stronger legs and improve the odds of getting new initiatives funded, especially when multiple business cases are vying for the same resources. Focus on Market Needs With High Strategic Impact.

Overcoming ‘Innovator’s Block’: Designing Products with Metaphors

ProductCraft

If you are trying to gain new insights into teamwork, comparing your favorite professional soccer team to your favorite rugby team may yield few insights since it really is just a comparison of two similar things. Skip to content. ProductCraft by Pendo. Subscribe. Best Practices. Perspectives.

The New Way to Sell Blog Post without Ebooks

I Wonder The Value

When I buy movie contents, it’s always a comparison with the price of Hollywood movie contents. When we buy sound contents, it’s always a comparison with the price of song on itunes store. Are you struggling to earn profit from Adsense?

Blog 52

What is Product Management, exactly?

BrainMates

But the challenges you may experience pale in comparison to what you get to be in return. According to The Product Management Body of Knowledge, Product Management is: “A discipline that provides managerial focus to products that in turn will generate measurable business benefits.”.

Engineering Burnout: What it is and how Experimentation and Continuous Delivery can help

Split

In the early 1980s, the Maslach Burnout Index was published – which surveys 22 different criteria to provide a deep view of burnout and give a basis of comparison for the problem. Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with a panel of talented technology leaders on the topic of burnout within engineering organizations. I have worked with startups and led engineering teams large and small.

Demystifying Statistics: What is p and what does p < 0.05 mean?

Userzoom

In our comparison between two prototypes, a statistically significant difference between Prototype A and Prototype B allows us to recommend Prototype B as the easier-to-use design with a higher level of confidence. Demystifying some of the common questions we get on statistics.

Increase Performance in Cross-Browser Testing with Zero Effort – Here’s How

Amir Rozenberg

Now, here’s the comparison between the type summary: This table compares the total items, size and duration by type against the baseline. Introduction Are you used to getting a certain amount of data from your testing practices?

Slow & Steady? That’s for Someone Else’s Race

StubHub

Side-by-side comparison of our homepage, as measured in seconds. By Pablo Flores , Engineering Head of Customer Journey & Kevin Guo , UI Architect Speed is the best user experience. Delayed service, well, is the worst.

Missionaries vs. Mercenaries

svpg

In my experience with product teams, there’s simply no comparison between the morale, speed and most importantly, the results, of a team of missionaries as compared with a team of mercenaries. One of my all-time favorite quotes in our industry comes by way of the legendary VC, John Doerr , where he argues that "we need teams of missionaries, not teams of mercenaries.”

The art of competitive selling: how to sell your product in a crowded marketplace

Inside Intercom

Comparisons are clues. The SaaS industry has exploded in recent years due to relatively low barriers to entry, readily available venture capital funding and a deeper, more conscientious understanding of problems faced by internet businesses. With this explosion comes a proliferation in the number of competitors in every area , both direct and indirect. In today’s market, there is no such thing as a software company that doesn’t have any competitors.

SiriusDecisions SiriusView: Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017; B2B Product Management podcast; SiriusFoundations Webcast

Good Product Manager

My post on the SiriusDecisions blog — SiriusDecisions 2017 SiriusView of Product Management Tools — provides a summary of the research as well as a comparison to the initial analysis of this category of product management technologies which we released in late 2014. SiriusDecisions SiriusView: Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017. I’m pleased to announce the release of the SiriusView “Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017.”

B2B 60

SiriusDecisions SiriusView: Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017; B2B Product Management podcast; SiriusFoundations Webcast

Good Product Manager

My post on the SiriusDecisions blog — SiriusDecisions 2017 SiriusView of Product Management Tools — provides a summary of the research as well as a comparison to the initial analysis of this category of product management technologies which we released in late 2014. SiriusDecisions SiriusView: Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017. I’m pleased to announce the release of the SiriusView “Product Planning, Prioritization and Roadmapping 2017.”

B2B 60

Pilot Teams

svpg

Given the nature of the experiment, your comparisons will often be qualitative, but that doesn’t make them any less compelling. NOTE: This article is by SVPG Partner Chris Jones. He specializes in helping organizations and teams transform to raise their game. This is the first in a series he's writing on this critical topic. This technique is fairly straight forward, but is one of the most powerful tools to introduce substantial change.

Agile 69

Does Anyone Really Want To Shop For Food At Amazon?

The Accidental Product Manager

In comparison, the existing grocery story Kroger currently operates 2,800 stores across the country. Sure they are good at selling books, but are they any good at groceries? Image Credit: Wired. Let’s face it, Amazon is a very large company.

Don’t Join the Cult by Paul Adams

Mind the Product

In comparison to the PM-centric world view, it should make us less likely to be preoccupied, prejudiced, and naive. The final keynote of this year’s MTP Engage came from Paul Adams, VP of product at Intercom. In the preparations leading up to the conference, Paul had warned me that he would challenge some common beliefs in the audience. We were excited, because we wanted to end the conference by giving our audience something to think about.

Perfect PM Interview Practice—Ryan Hill, Founder of APMList

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Talk about why I think this particularly decision is a good move, especially in comparison to other decisions I am choosing to not pursue instead. Path to PM is a series of interviews with product leaders about breaking into product management. In this session, we interview Ryan Hill, founder of APMList. Tell us about your current PM career. I’m currently an APM at Oath, which is the parent company for Yahoo.

Books 40

What are your top-requested features over the past 7/30/90 days?

ProductBoard

Meanwhile, its strategic importance pales in comparison to feature Y, which solves needs continually (but sporadically) voiced by tens of users in your target segment over the span of several months. Here’s what’s new in productboard What we’re all up against How many times have you been in a meeting where a colleague said: “We’ve just got to build [ feature X ]… everyone’s asking for it!”

Planning for 2019; Product Management Podcasts; Upcoming Events You Can Find Me At

Good Product Manager

To read more, or get these in real-time, join the 9100+ others who follow me at @jefflash : Every Bad #ProdMgmt Competitive Analysis Comparison Grid I’ve Ever Seen pic.twitter.com/6CXS8z1pFd. Product Management Planning for 2019. Every year around this time, at SiriusDecisions we look ahead to the major trends and areas that b-to-b leaders should be mindful of for the coming year.

Product Managers’ Customers Are Now Shopping Online

The Accidental Product Manager

51% of purchases were made on the web in comparison to 48% that were made there the year before. This is in comparison to 8% for non-members. What does it mean if your customers are now shopping online? Image Credit: Elliot Stokes. The times they are a changing. As product managers it is our responsibility to stay on top of trends that are affecting our customers. One very important trend is just exactly how our customers are going about buying things.

Empathy First, not Paradigm-First

The Product Coalition

For example, consumers generally hop between devices to perform different tasks such as searching and price comparisons on bigger screens while booking on-the-move using mobile devices.

Is Agile Really Cheaper?

Tyner Blain

The fun thing about relative terms is that you have to do a comparison. Kenneth Grant explores this question as a process comparison , and identifies it as a poorly formed question because comparing agile and waterfall is comparing apples and oranges.

Agile 75

Dear Strategy: 069 Determining Competitive Use Cases

Dear Strategy

But asking users to provide an honest comparison of your products to those of your competitors is completely fair game and, at least in my opinion, should be an integral part of any standard competitive intelligence program. Dear Strategy: “When studying a competitor, how do you really determine the use case for their product?”. . I’ll give a little warning up front… the ultimate answer to this question is not going to be groundbreaking.