5 Questions with Dave Rogers and Sameer Karim, Product Strategy & Analytics Experts at Slalom


Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on technology, strategy and business transformation. Slalom believes that product analytics is a critical centerpiece at every stage of product development. Their product-focused mindset has driven them to wins including building a mobile app that increased Hyatt’s booking revenue by 80% , as well as revamping REI Adventure’s digital experience to improve the earliest stages of the customer journey.

5 Machine Learning Lessons for Product Managers

Mind the Product

What does it mean for us as product managers? We all use AI or machine learning (ML)-driven products almost every day, and the number of these products will be growing exponentially over the next couple of years. What does it mean for us as product managers?

Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

It’s the expectation of a positive outcome”. These words couldn’t be more relevant to product management. But how do you develop the confidence required to lead a team of stakeholders to a positive outcome? Product Management Product Marketing Product Strategy

The Art of Developing Your Launch Strategy

Actuation Consulting

No matter how awesome your product, without a well-conceived launch strategy, it will likely sputter off the launch pad. What Is a Launch Strategy? Your product launch strategy delineates the approach you plan to take in getting your product to market. You can start ruminating over what to include in your launch strategy as early as the conception phase. 1 – Who are your top priority audiences for the product? The Completed Launch Strategy.

How we ensure alignment between sales and product

Inside Intercom

A great partnership between product and sales needs to be based on shared definitions of success and an agreed upon process to collaborate. First, for a product to truly be considered successful, among other things it has to be: Valuable – solve a real problem people are willing to pay for.

Third-Party Software Integration: Best Practice, Perils and Pitfalls

Mind the Product

Product management teams often ask themselves if third-party integration is right for their software product roadmap. The thinking is that you should integrate with products such as Salesforce and Slack, because you never would want to try to build those sorts of products by yourselves.

K.I.S.S??—?my ass!

The Product Coalition

We’ve been using Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) as a guiding mantra for the products we are developing for a long time now. Time to bust the myth once and for all It actually makes a lot of sense to make a ‘simple’ product. Who wouldn’t want to design a product all the way through.

Close Your Eyes and Imagine a Strategy. Let Me Guess: Got Nothing?

The Product Coalition

Close your eyes for a minute and imagine a strategy. In Michael Porter’s books, or anywhere else, I haven’t been able to find many examples of what a strategy should look like. Here’s a proposal: open any book on strategy and go to the Index. Lookup “Strategy, an example of”.

How 3 product marketing managers execute product releases


While product managers puppeteer a product journey end-to-end, product marketing managers tend to be the masterminds behind releasing said product to market. Despite this generally accepted understanding, coordinating product releases of any size can still get messy.

Playing Whack-A-Mole With Risk

Tyner Blain

When it comes to developing a product strategy – or even making decisions about how best to create a product, one of these assumptions is likely to be what causes us to fail. Laura identifies that every product has at least three different classes of assumptions.

Features do not a Product Roadmap Make

Tyner Blain

Last month, Mike Smart of Egress Solutions and I gave a webinar for Pragmatic Marketing on product roadmapping when working in agile environments. After experiencing it that way, the imagery has infused itself into how I frame product management activities.

Does Your Product Management Team Need to Transform?

280 Group

Join our upcoming webinar, Five Steps to Transform Your Product Management Team , if you are a PM leader looking to improve your team’s people, process, and tools, to build a team of Product Leaders. Establish more reliable and predictable delivery of products.

Introducing the CPO Accelerator

Melissa Perri

I’m very excited to announce a new division of Produx Labs , specifically focused on growing future Chief Product Officers for growth stage companies. When she asked me what I was passionate about, I said developing great product leaders.

Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 2

280 Group

You have to be the expert on your market and products. You need to have solid data and excellent information so that when the team or management is discussing your product or your market you are able to step in with timely and highly relevant information. Product Management

Product Management: A Field Where There is Great Power in Saying ‘No’

Product Management Unpacked

I sat in a meeting about business strategy recently and one of the pieces of advice I gave the leadership team was that strategy was a lot about deciding what we were not going to do – what we were going to say ‘no’ to. For me, after nearly three decades of helping employers and as a consultant helping companies on product strategy and strategic issues of all kinds, the ability to focus – and decide what not to do – is essential to success in product management.

Product Manager Job Description for B2B

Proficientz – Product Management University

This product manager job description is written specifically for B2B. What makes the product manager role unique in B2B? There are two key differences between a traditional text book product manager and a B2B product manager. A traditional product manager focuses primarily on the needs of users and the success of product itself. In other words, the whole (portfolio) is more valuable than the sum of the parts (each product).

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The Incredible Speakers for #mtpcon London 2018

Mind the Product

Mind the Product London 2018 on October 18-19 will be better than ever, with more workshops, more networking, and more fun than ever. Ivy is currently the Vice President of Design for the Hardware Product Area at Google, which was officially formed in 2016.

3 Critical Skills Preventing You From Becoming a Great Product Manager

280 Group

However, when it comes to a career in Product Management, just focusing on strengths is not going to cut it. Product managers must think strategically about their skill sets and address their weakest areas to give their products the best chance of success. This article will focus on the three weakest skill areas 280 Group uncovered across over 1650 product managers in our Product Management Skills – Benchmark Report : Competitive Analysis , Pricing , and End of Life.

Dissecting Product Management Job Titles


Anytime the topic of Product Management roles and responsibilities is discussed, you can guarantee that you’ll elicit excitable responses and conflicting opinions. The spectrum of job titles and descriptions used to describe the work of Product Management is so broad and varied.

Climbing the Product Management Career Ladder

bpma ProductHub

In B2B product management, tactical, operational and strategic refer to layers in the customer organization – not your job responsibilities. Master each of these customer domains and the next rung on the product management career ladder awaits. Who wouldn’t love new product X?

Are you cut out for Product Management?


We know Product Management is a tough gig. So many articles have been written about this multifaceted, multidimensional role encouraging us to continue to fight the good Product fight. But what about quitting Product Management? How does this relate to Product Management?

Smart Home Truths for Product Managers

Mind the Product

While the Amazon Echo Show is an impressive addition to the repertoire of voice and video monitoring systems in this growing market, it’s not the product features that are drawing attention. Rather, it is Amazon’s smart home product strategy. It’s the product strategy of companies like Amazon that will chart the final leg of the smart home industry’s journey: the one that will see smart gadgets getting into the mainstream and working seamlessly in our homes.

Introducing the Speakers for MTP Engage Manchester 2019

Mind the Product

It’s testament to the appeal of Manchester and its product community that we’ve been able to attract some of the world’s best speakers from some phenomenally interesting brands. It operates more than 160 websites that sell premium products across 140 markets.

How Are Product Management and Project Management Different And How Do They Partner To Drive Business Success?

Sequent Learning

While big ideas are great, they typically don’t become a product without a market need and an execution plan. That’s why Product and Project Management are so critical to the success of today’s organizations, regardless of whether they’re selling products or services.

How to Conduct an Effective Competitive Analysis


Product. Product. Product Management. /. Product Strategy. / Competitors make our own products better—they create urgency and drive innovation by providing both motivation and a measuring stick. Sticky from the Start: How to Create Products that Stick.

The Ultimate List of Product Leaders You Must Follow (UPDATED)

The Product Coalition

Who are the best product managers? Check out the ultimate list of famous product managers you must follow to get the latest product news and inspiration. In a world with such flows, you need some reliable figures to guide you: you need the best product managers.

Product Management Is a Contact Sport – What’s Your Injury Risk?

Proficientz – Product Management University

If product management is a contact sport, what’s your organization’s risk of injury? Delivering, marketing and selling products in B2B is a contact sport in many ways. Think of the product delivery process as the athlete. The Body Part: Product Strategy & Planning. Many organizations use the product manager as a one-size-fits-all pad. The Body Part: Functional Product Design. The Body Part: Product Development.

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Product Roles, Part 1: Product Managers, Product Owners, Business Analysts

Johanna Rothman

We have many words for people who shepherd the business value of a product. When we don't agree, we run the risk of not managing our strategy, not thinking in terms of problems, and not managing our tactics. Product Managers Manage the Product's Strategy.

A Design Firm That's Innovating in UX and Business


First off, they created the User Centered Design Canvas , a powerful tool for analyzing product/market fit, value proposition, brand strategy, and more in a single document. I’m a psychologist and a co-founder of The Rectangles , a UX design company and consultancy.

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Transitioning from Managing Products to Managing Product Managers


Considering the leap from being a product manager to a leadership role, but not sure what’s involved in managing product managers? The responsibilities of product leadership and the skills required, are very different those of a product manager. Managing product managers can be an exciting and rewarding career. Managing others doesn’t have to be the next step in your product management career. What if managing products inspires you?

Two Things Senior Executives Value Most From Product Management

Proficientz – Product Management University

If you want raise the level of product management influence, think like an executive. Make your executives look good and watch the product management influence skyrocket. There’s nothing more uncomfortable for an executive than being in a position where they have to wing it and still come across like they’re in the know. The by-product of these executive briefings is a huge bonus that comes in the form of strategic influence.

How Product Managers can Leverage All-Hands Meetings to Foster Alignment


Product. Product. How Product Managers can Leverage All-Hands Meetings to Foster Alignment. How Product Managers can Leverage All-Hands Meetings to Foster Alignment. Why product updates should be part of every all-hands meeting. ROADMAP TEMPLATES Product Roadmap.

What is Product Management, exactly?


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.”. Product Managers are often described as “the CEO of the product”.

From PM to CEO: How Sundar Pichai’s Background in Product Paved the Way for Becoming CEO at Google


How did this relatively unknown product manager in his early 40s rocket through the ranks to take control of one of the largest and most powerful tech companies of all time? The short answer: By realizing that a decidedly unsexy yet strategically critical aspect of Google’s search business was vulnerable and turning it into the key driver behind some of the tech giant’s most influential products. Next up was a management consulting role with McKinsey & Company.

TEI 168: Roles and responsibilities of product managers – with Steve Johnson

Product Innovation Educators

Cutting through role confusion to create successful products. My mission is to inspire and equip product managers to have greater influence in their organizations and over product. Summary of some concepts discussed for product managers. [2:34]

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K.I.S.S??—?my ass!

The Product Coalition

We’ve been using Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) as a guiding mantra for the products we are developing for a long time now. Ass kissing Time to bust the myth once and for all It actually makes a lot of sense to make a ‘simple’ product. Ask yourself where is your product’s value hidden.

All the Awesome Speakers for #mtpcon SF 2017

Mind the Product

UPDATED Mind the Product San Francisco 2017 promises to be one of our best product conferences yet, with double the number of workshops , more networking events around the conference, and more fun than ever before. Caitlin Kalinowski, Head of Product Design Engineering, Oculus.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Product Manager’s Reality

The Product Coalition

Every now and then, it’s interesting to ask: What does a Product Manager (PM) do? The answer of course has some take on: They juggle managing products and people. That is the product manager in a nutshell. it depends on how the company has structured their product organization.

The Lean Product Process

Product Bookshelf

The Lean Product Playbook: How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer Feedback by Dan Olsen. Olsen organizes the Lean product process in layers which build on each other and serve as a path for matching your offering with customer needs. Product-Market Fit.

What I’m Saying No to This Year—And Why

Product Talk

I’m in a fortunate position. I write a popular product blog. Most product managers get asked to do more than they could possibly do. Coaching allows me to teach teams how to make better product decisions. I also design and teach online courses related to product discovery.