Set Your Product's Course: Try Concept Testing

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Whether you’re kicking off the discovery phase or in the midst of product validation, a concept test can help determine if your team is heading in the right direction

New Course: Mastering Product Management

Sachin Rekhi

For years now loyal readers have been asking me to package up my learnings on product management into a cohesive course on the subject. So in 2020, I took a survey of all the available product management courses out there.


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Best Affordable (and Free) Online Product Management Courses

280 Group

This way, if you’re still on the fence about PM, any of the affordable options below can help guide you on whether taking a deeper dive course is worth the investment. Udemy’s Become a Product Manager is their “most complete course available on Product Management.” Hooray!

Set the Table for These Multi-Course Concept Tests

dscout People Nerds

Combine dscout tools for a smooth broad-then-deep evaluative research design

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

10K/yearCHEAPER FASTER KEY: Customer Business As Usual (BAU) Benefits of Your Analytic Offering 21 Pricing for Value will, of course, constrain you from setting a price equivalent. be able to capture in a proposed price, and it’s a good test. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS.

10 Best Customer Success Courses and Training Programs for Customer Success Managers


Whether you’re looking to train your team to engage customers or make a career leap as a customer success manager (CSM), different types of customer success courses and certifications are the closest to the formal education you can get. What courses should a customer success manager do?

6 Best Product Manager Courses in 2021 – For All Proficiency Levels


Product manager courses are everywhere. Therefore, we’ve put together a list of 6 product manager courses you should consider taking in 2021 for the following proficiency levels: Aspiring product manager. What product management skills should a good product manager course teach you?

Top Courses to Kick-Start Your Product Management Career

The Product Coalition

In this article, we, at Knowledge Officer , have saved you research time and effort and prepared for you a list of the most beneficial courses that present great content that can help you start your journey towards becoming a successful PM. Before starting to present these courses, their similarities, differences, pros, and cons, for starters, you may be interested in checking the following article that we’ve published previously.

5 Types Of User Acceptance Testing


This article is brought to you by Usersnap , a user testing tool that helps you to communicate visually. The methodology of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is pretty straight-forward. Getting started with User Acceptance Testing. When & why User Acceptance Testing is needed?

Product Management Courses: Top 6 Platforms

The Product Coalition

But when you work 40+ hours per week, it is difficult to visit seminars, colleges courses or other further education programs. A flexible option to learn and progress are MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). MOOCs are courses available over the internet and can educate a large number of people at the same time. In this article I want to introduce you to the 6 best platforms for attending these courses. Every platform offers a variety of product management courses.

Beta Testing vs. User Acceptance Testing: When to use which?


Beta testing and User acceptance testing (UAT) are two of the most common types of tests to validate your development before launching your SaaS product or website. “Do Beta Testing vs. User Acceptance Testing: What’s The Difference? Test For More Than Bugs.

Product Management 101: Running User Testing Sessions


The term “user testing” is one I’ve seen make the rounds quite a bit in the product management world. But did you know that “user testing” isn’t actually the correct term? When thinking of user testing, many people actually mean usability testing.

Product Management 101 — Crash Course in Product Management (Introduction)

The Product Coalition

However, what I felt was lacking everywhere was – A structured approach to learning Enough Hands-on or Live examples about the concept No guidance on what resources I should refer Throughout the course of time, I saw the problem resonating with so many people. It provides an easy & step-by-step guide that acts as a Crash Course for anyone (Beginner or Expert). the most comprehensive & complete course you’ll find on Product Management.

Six guidelines for successful prototype testing


I’ve run usability testing for over eight years now, and I keep reviewing prototypes that are quite limited. Testing prototypes at an early stage and failing fast is excellent. Just don’t expect a massive amount of insights if users cannot do much with them, you are asking them the wrong questions or you only run one test. Besides, running usability tests on prototypes requires a different approach than testing a live site. I use Userzoom (of course!)

When to Consider Setting Up A/B Testing

Modus Create

I have a confession to make: as a growth-oriented product manager, I tend to gravitate towards A/B testing whenever I can. A/B testing lets us see what customers actually do rather than what they say – which can be a pitfall when using other research methods.

3 Tests for Great Product Messaging

280 Group

If you are a Product Manager and have developed some messaging, of course you would like to know if your product messaging is really going to be effective and resonate with your customers. Fortunately Bill is here to provide us with three tests that.[continue The post 3 Tests for Great Product Messaging appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. In this new video and blog post we discuss something that is exceedingly important in the product world: messaging.

Announcing a brand new approach to our product management course (next batch starts Sep)


We launched the first cohort of the product management course last year, did a bunch of experiments on the content, format and the process – ranging from offline-only course, online-only, recorded to live sessions and we are now happy to have found the high impacting format + content + process. . Delivery format: the Product Management course is a mix of live sessions + dedicated 15 days bootcamp (followed by 1 day of offline/classroom session). PM Course Objective.

Wireframing for Non-Designers – A Crash Course

Atomic Spin PM

This crash course will teach you why wireframes are important, when you should utilize them, and how to best present them to your stakeholders. Discovering areas where you need to change course early on can save a great deal of time and money. Once your wireframes have been created, you have a great tool to test with end users for usability and desirability of what you’ve created. The post Wireframing for Non-Designers – A Crash Course appeared first on Atomic Spin.

Wireframing for Non-Designers – A Crash Course

Atomic Spin PM

This crash course will teach you why wireframes are important, when you should utilize them, and how to best present them to your stakeholders. Discovering areas where you need to change course early on can save a great deal of time and money. Once your wireframes have been created, you have a great tool to test with end users for usability and desirability of what you’ve created. The post Wireframing for Non-Designers – A Crash Course appeared first on Atomic Spin.

In-Lab Testing 101: A User Researcher’s Guide


As part of our UX 101 education series , where we discuss the different types of studies and research methodologies you can use with the UserZoom platform, we’d like to introduce our readers to the exciting world of in-lab testing! What is in-lab testing? As the name implies, in-lab testing is when you conduct a study with participants that physically come into your usability lab. What are typical use cases for in-lab testing? How does in-lab testing work?

What is tree testing and how can it improve your site’s usability?


In honour of us sprucing up our own Tree Test Results capabilities , we thought we’d update our classic beginner’s guide to Tree testing. Here we’ll be answering the following questions: What is tree testing? How do I run my own tree testing? What is tree testing? Tree testing is a research method for assessing findability within the hierarchy of a website or app. How is tree testing different from card sorting? Example of a Tree Test.

Beta Testing Success in 5 Steps


Centercode has been running beta tests for over 18 years. That’s why we can say this on good authority: beta testing isn’t easy. Like a suit, your beta testing strategy needs to be tailored to fit well. You can’t major in Beta Testing. Until recently, there wasn’t a course or certification you could take to grow those skills. Maybe you’ve sent (or even received) an email with the subject line, “Need Help Running a Beta Test.”

Automated vs. Manual User Testing – when to choose what?


As a Quality Assurance Manager, you’re fighting daily with testing websites or software during the build process, as well as after launch. With this comparison between automated vs. manual testing, we want to help you to make a quicker decision what to use. The current trend in everything becoming more automated, that goes for software and website testing too. But when is it better to use automated testing versus manual testing? What is Automated Testing?

Why you should test other people’s sites before your own


So, why would it ever make sense to test someone else’s website? Especially where you don’t have any ownership or influence to change the designs based on your research or testing? Read on to discover when it makes sense to test websites other than your own. Testing with an initial idea. Testing another site as a new UX designer. The second scenario where this may work is for those new to user experience testing or research.

Beta Testing Success Is About More Than Just Processes


It’s been decades since product developers first started using beta testing. Just like QA uses automation to keep up with rapid development, companies have realized that customer testing needs some assistance (i.e., Delta Testing: Combining Tools and Processes.

5 Essentials for App Beta Testing


This is what makes app Beta Testing so important. App Beta Testing follows a similar process to validating other products with real customers , but there are a few key differences. Let’s take a closer look into some of the factors that make app Beta Testing unique, and a few key points on how to make sure your tests – and your next app – are wildly successful. To counter this, test your product in a spread of unique home environments.

Chaoter 11/17 : How to conduct Usability Testing?

The Product Coalition

Chaoter 11/17 : How to conduct Usability Testing? That’s what Usability Testing helps a team with. You can test your product with your target users in a controlled environment and identify vital changes to make your product successful. What is Usability Testing? A usability testing is a black box testing technique that consists of gathering unbiased participants representing your target users and asking them to perform specific tasks to test your hypothesis.

Rebooting Product Usability Testing for Much Better Insights

bpma ProductHub

Usability Testing – Something Has Always Seemed Off… Something has never seemed quite right to us about how product usability testing is done. No matter what is being tested, from software to cereal to screwdrivers, there is always a herd of elephants – in the room. With their rows of booths and test kitchens and cameras and glass, usability labs and focus group facilities are nothing like the places people actually use products.

How to beta test, with award-winning learning app Pocket Prep


Surely all software companies are familiar with beta testing, but how well do you actually do it? We talked to Colin Ulin, senior software engineer at Pocket Prep, about their low-effort high-outcome beta testing strategy and design-thinking development process.

Why you need to test UX with non-users


You might interview some customers, continue to identify features that need improvement, and create prototypes to test new designs with some of your users. UX teams often conduct research with existing customers because that’s easiest — and, of course, customer input is valuable. (So, Proper UX testing requires that you test a product with representative users. It’s easy to forget that there’s an inherent bias in testing designs with customers.

Product Management Resources: All you need in your first 90 Days as a Product Manager


The collection includes our favorite conferences, podcasts, blogs, books, newsletters, courses, and Slack groups for product managers. Product management training and courses can help you develop skills crucial for your career growth. Best product management training and courses.

Testing Modern Conversational Interfaces: Google Home and Amazon Alexa

Amir Rozenberg

What to test When your app is utilizing Google Home, Alexa, etc., the first question to ask is “what do I test?” One would hope that each bank won’t need to test every Google and Alexa device variant in the market! Instead, brands should focus on the functional and responsiveness testing of the service itself. Of course! How to test Amazon recently introduced Alexa applications for Android and iOS. Automation Mobile Application Testing

What are ?leading questions? in UX tests and how can you avoid them?


A guide to leading questions, with advice on how you can be mindful of your phrasing and avoid wording pitfalls that can cloud your UX test. Why do leading questions matter for UX testing? Sally went into this UX test already thinking a few things. It’s easy enough to understand how leading questions are bad for UX tests, but leading questions can be tricky beasts. It takes practice for UX tests and interviews to come easily, and we all make mistakes along the way.

10 Tools and Techniques to Test Your IT Infrastructure Resilience

eG Innovations

This means that they spend (as do we) a lot of time proactively investigating and stress-testing systems, indeed we and many other vendors also provide tools within our products to assist in “kicking the tyres”. 8 Capacity Benchmarking / Load Testing.

This Keystone Habit Will Fuel the Rest of Your Continuous Discovery Habits

Product Talk

Or a designer who learned about landing page tests and added them to their experiment toolbox. If you haven’t guessed yet, I’m launching a new course. I learned when I ran my Map the Challenge course last year that product people are busy. Several of you expressed interest in that course, but were scared away by the time commitment of three to five hours per week for ten weeks. That’s like a college course. Discovery Courses

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How to Increase App Engagement – 10 Tried and Tested Strategies for SaaS


But there are some tried-and-tested ways to drive and improve engagement and user retention that work for nearly every SaaS company. Of course, this points to a key point about feedback. Continuously test multiple in-app messaging engagement tactics and improve.

How to Test a Folding Smartphone (and Other Emerging Tech)


Here’s what our experiences with companies like Verizon, Charter, and Motorola can tell us about what goes into testing emerging tech. We’ll cover each one briefly in this blog post, but our downloadable CV crash course outlines the role each one plays in delivering relevant product insights. That’s why it’s critical that you move into the customer testing phase with a product that’s as feature-complete as possible. Environments: Testing Where Your Customers Are.

Beta Testing Must Evolve to Support Agile and DevOps


And those legacy software testing processes that are unable or unwilling to do so are at risk of being replaced. The same rule applies to beta testing. Is traditional beta testing at risk? Beta testing has been around for decades. Surprisingly, 9 out of 10 of these same professionals stated that testing with customers is beneficial to development. Part of the fault lies in a lack of standardized pre-release customer testing processes.

What is tree testing and why is it important for your site’s UX?


Hence we’re bringing you this series of weekly UX beginner’s guides, aimed to help all the newbies of the UX testing world. This week: tree-testing! Here we’ll be answering the following questions: what is tree testing? How do I run my own tree testing? What is tree testing? In tree testing, the main categories and subcategories for a website are already established. During a tree test, you’ll set a number of tasks for your participant to complete.

Lee Duddell, Senior Director of UX Research, on ‘Common mistakes rookies make when testing (and how to overcome them)’


Lee Duddell, UserZoom’s Senior Director of UX Research, reveals some of the mistakes that newbies make when they’re running tests for the first time and how they can avoid them. . Then we’ll look at some mistakes that newbies make when they’re running tests for the first time. Well, if you’re a researcher you’re gonna learn how to run training sessions and to support and to enable non-researchers to run their own design tests.