Definition of Minimum Viable Product

280 Group

Greg starts by giving us a basic definition of MVP, what is it and why is it important. The post Definition of Minimum Viable Product appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

How To Determine Market Definition and Sizing

bpma ProductHub

Let’s start with some definitions. Your shiny new product is almost ready and the Chiefs want to know: How many people will buy it? Who will buy it? What’s the revenue forecast? Feel like you’re throwing a Dart against a Roulette Wheel?

Create an Opportunity Definition

Under10 Playbook

That’s why many teams use a one-page definition document to profile the opportunity. An Opportunity definition & vision document can easily be printed from Under10 Playbook but perhaps your firm uses a Lean Product Canvas or a Business Model Canvas.

Market Definition and Sizing

Under10 Playbook

Let’s start with some definitions. Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain, American author and humorist. Sizing a market opportunity has always been problematic.

Build vs. Buy: Implementing the Right Experimentation Solution

Event Dispatching • Event Storage • Sessionization • Statistical Methods • Metric Definitions • User Aliasing • Segmentation • Data Warehouse Integration • Visualizations ANALYTICS Which of these features are most important to your team?

Assumptions, Risks, and Constraints – The Keys to Success

Clever PM

Product Management Agile Communication Context Culture Definitions Interactions Leadership Organization Planning PMOne of the most important parts of being a Product Manager is making sure that your stakeholders and developers understand not only what you’re trying to do, but the surrounding circumstances in which you’re trying to do it. Often, this is a matter of discussing and managing scope; at other times, it’s making sure that people […].

Knowing Your Effort Budget

Clever PM

Product Management Backlog Definitions Do's Good PM Leadership PlanningIt’s amazing to me how often I talk with someone about a project they’re working on, and when asked “what’s your budget on this” they just look at me with a blank look. Let’s be real for a minute — everything we do in product design, development, and management has limits. We have limited resources. […].

User Stories Aren’t Enough

Clever PM

Product Management Agile Definitions Development Planning PM Problem Solving Scrum Uncertainty User StoriesIt’s commonly accepted nowadays that we use user stories or some variation on them to communicate our “product requirements” to development teams (job stories, jobs to be done, scenarios, etc). And while this is certainly an improvement over some of the bad, old Big Up-Front Requirements (BUFR) methods that were used many moons ago, they’re […].

Are You Doing Your Standups Wrong?

Clever PM

Product Management Agile Communication Culture Definitions Good PM PM Roles ScrumDuring this year’s ProductCamp Seattle, I sat in on a great presentation by Dave Manningsmith where he discussed several dysfunctions of the daily standup ceremony (or “ritual” as he referred to it) that so many of us participate in on a daily basis. And it really made me think a lot about just how badly […].

Testing and Redesigning Yelp, Step 1: Product Definition


In this eBook, we teamed up with UXPin and Optimal Workshop to imagine a redesign of Yelp, starting with … The post Testing and Redesigning Yelp, Step 1: Product Definition appeared first on UserTesting Blog. Last week, we gave a sneak peek at our upcoming eBook, UX Design in Action: Testing and Redesigning Yelp’s Website.

What is a Digital Product?

Roman Pichler

But when it comes to digital products, this definition has only limited applicability. Product Management 101 Product Strategy minimum viable product product definition product lifecycleProduct. What is a product ? It might be tempting to say, something we can market or sell.

That Which is Urgent is Not Always Important

Clever PM

Product Management Agile Definitions Do's Good PM Leadership PM Problem Solving PsychologyWe’ve all been there — that sudden call from one of your Sales team with a customer “on the hook” but they only need this one more thing to close the deal. Or maybe it’s an escalated issue from your biggest customer that lands in your mailbox with gigantic ALL CAPS AND EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!!!! Or worse […].

10 Questions: Greg Hartrell

Clever PM

Product Management 10 Questions Communication Culture Definitions Influence Leadership PMA few weeks ago, I was perusing Quora as I often do, and came across a really great and insightful answer describing the differences between a “good” and “bad” roadmap by Greg Hartrell. The answer was so good that I couldn’t help but reach out him, and invite him to share some of his insights here […].

Agile Transitions – Managing Expectations

Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM ScrumWe live in a day and age where there’s a ton of information and mis-information out there about pretty much every topic imaginable, and Agile development is certainly not immune to this phenomenon. In fact, anyone who looks for help in pushing through an Agile transformation in their organization is immediately confronted with a vast […].

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Are You “Default Ship” or “Default Delay”?

Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Do's Don't Good PM Leadership Organization Priorities TrustA couple years ago I ran across a blog post by Paul Jackson where he mentioned in passing the idea of a tension between “default ship” cultures in relation to corporations versus startups. For some reason, those two ends of a spectrum have stuck with me ever since, and after struggling with some culture change […].

Story Points are a Signalling Tool

Clever PM

Product Management Agile Backlog Culture Definitions Developers Development Facilitation Good PM Learning Planning Scrum Tools User StoriesI was called into a meeting with a team here in the office a couple weeks ago because they told me they had a “question” about the estimations that they were doing. As we started talking, it became immediately apparent what the problem was, they were getting into arguments about whether their estimates were “too […].

Goals & Non-Goals

Clever PM

Product Management Agile Communication Definitions Do's Good PM Planning PMOne of the most important part of our jobs as Product Managers is setting goals — goals for ourselves, goals for our teams, and goals for our products. Goals are important — they set the North Star for us to know where we’re going, why we’re going there, and how we know whether or not […].

Why Does Agility Matter?

Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization ScrumWe tend to take the fact that agility is important as a given, when the reality is that not everyone in the business world has reached the same conclusion. Thus, it’s important sometimes to take a step back and examine why agility actually matters, so that when we’re faced with people who aren’t as convinced as […].

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The Product Lifecycle

Clever PM

Product Management Definitions Development Do's Good PM Learning MVP Planning PM PrioritiesThis post comes courtesy of a direct request from one of my supporters over at Patreon, who asked me if I could give them a 10,000 foot-level overview of the Product Lifecycle from ideation to delivery. While nothing here should be terribly earth-shattering or world-changing, I think it’s important for us as Product Managers to […].

Build for the Novice, Enable the Expert

Clever PM

Product Management Culture Definitions Development Do's Good PM Planning PM UCDI’ve been working on B2B solutions for a very long time (dating almost all the way back to the turn of the millennia), and in that time I’ve come to realize that far too many applications try to be everything to everyone, and as a result really wind up serving nobody at all. You can […].

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How Much Technical Debt is Too Much?

Clever PM

Product Management Agile Backlog Definitions Developers Development Do's Good PM Planning PM Priorities Problem Solving Technical

The Many Hats of the Product Manager

Clever PM

Product Management Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM RolesSometimes an idea just strikes me out of the blue and sounds interesting enough to sit down and write a little bit about. This is one of those posts, spurred on by a discussion I had today with a newly-hired Product Manager with almost as much experience as me. As we were talking about our […].

Understand the Purpose of Your MVP

Clever PM

Product Management Agile Definitions Good PM MVP Planning PMThe concept of MVP is an interesting one in the Product Management world — interesting, in that just like the role itself, it seems to mean something different to almost everyone that you talk to. On one side of the spectrum, you’ve got the Lean Product folks who seem to think that a landing page […].

The Clever PM’s Hierarchy of PM Needs

Clever PM

Product Management Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership PM PsychologyThere’s a well-known theory in psychology known as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, named after its creator Abraham Maslow. The concept behind this theory is that as human beings there are certain needs and interests that we seek to fulfill in a predictable priority — from physiological needs for food, water, and sleep up to social […].

10 Questions: Teresa Torres

Clever PM

Product Management 10 Questions Definitions Good PM Leadership Learning PMI’m excited to kick off the new year with a new installment of my ongoing “10 Questions” series, surveying leaders in the Product Management world for their thoughts on the fundamentals of Product Management as well as questions related to their specific areas of expertise. For this January’s article, I reached out to Teresa Torres […].

The Importance of Scrum Ceremonies

Clever PM

Product Management Agile Backlog Culture Definitions Good PM Organization PM ScrumI recently had a really great conversation with a fellow co-worker about how and why companies struggle with the adoption of agile methodologies like Scrum. It just so happened that he had come from a very large company where someone had undertaken something unheard of — they attempted to objectively measure the effect that Scrum […].

Can Product Managers Bring A Product Back From The Dead?

The Accidental Product Manager

After having giving it some thought, the AT&T wireless product managers came up with a plan to change their product development definition and win over DirectTV customers to the AT&T wireless service: bring back the dead unlimited wireless data plan.

Distinction Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

Nir Eyal

a beautiful flower slowly blooming to reveal each petal, pistil, and stamen in exquisite super high definition detail. There I was, looking at an enormous wall of television screens. Each one flashed the exact same scene? —? It was downright sexy. But now it was time to make my choice. Would I buy the $400 […]. The post Distinction Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices appeared first on Nir and Far

New Product Management For Dummies Book Now Available

280 Group

The definitive guide to Product Management and a must-read for any and all Product Managers.

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The Importance of a Product Management Framework

280 Group

In order to understand what a Product Management framework is, it’s helpful to understand the literal definition of a framework: a basic supporting structure that underlies a system or process. What is a Product Management Framework?

The Indispensable Document for the Modern Manager

First Round Review

To build the strongest teams from the get-go, PatientPing Co-founder and CEO Jay Desai has written the definitive user guide — on himself. Read on to see how his tactical framework creates the bedrock for productive employee/manager relationships. Continue reading at First Round Review &raqu

A Rearview Mirror for Your Product Roadmap

bpma ProductHub

A product roadmap should, by definition, have built in reflection dates to review what you have done. How the past can provide context for your future plans. For our recent book, Product Roadmaps Relaunched: How to Set Direction while Embracing Uncertainty (O’Reilly), my co-authors C.

Dog Training + Product Management

Product Manager in Heels

Product managers need to be politicians for their own cause, and Gunner has definitely helped me win over some of my biggest competitors. We spend a lot of time training our dog, Gunner. He's a 3-year-old Olde English Bulldogge and we got him from Doubletake Bulldogges in Massachusetts.

Product Manager Certification: What, Why, How

280 Group

Extending this definition, we can.[continue Advancing your career by earning a Product Manager Certification can be a highly-effective strategy. This article discusses the benefits of certification and what you can expect to gain by becoming certified.

What is 'leadership', and how important is it for product managers?

Product Manager in Heels

Leadership is a necessity for product managers, yet many of us can't quite figure out the definition. The standard definition is "the power or ability to lead other people", but does that really encompass everything that leadership is about?

4 Powerful Ways to Use Rapid Prototyping to Drive Product Success

Product Talk

We will explore the different uses for prototyping, including usability testing, but first, let’s start with a definition. But I don’t love this definition. Let’s see if we can combine the best of each of these definitions and get to the heart of what a prototype is.

4 Daily Scrum Tips for Product Owners & Product Managers

Roman Pichler

Over the years, the definition of the meeting has changed. No matter what the current official definition is, the key to a successful Daily Scrum is letting the development team take full control of the work in the sprint. Tip #1: Know what it’s all about.

Is MVP Dead?

bpma ProductHub

Much of it has to do with its definition and alignment across the organization. The best teams take control of the process and MVP definition. Is Minimum Viable Product Dead? – By Don Stoddard .

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Roman Pichler

Product managers used to do the upfront market research, product planning, and requirements definition work. As you may know, the product owner originated from Scrum, where the role is responsible for maximising the value the product creates.

Digital Transformation and Product Management

Roman Pichler

To get the roles definition right, start by identifying the company’s products. Recognise the Importance of Product Management. A digital transformation is a major change program that helps a company succeed in the digital age.