Product Development: Turning Months Into Weeks

Mind the Product

The fantastic features and vibrant development community surrounding Firebase make getting your product launched that much more efficient – in fact some large companies have also taken note and are using it. So what has the development taught us?

Building an API that Developers Love

Mind the Product

Maxime says he asks this question to everyone from business development to API experts! At Zendesk, the first API was provided free by Ruby on Rails and the developers included it as a little bonus without much thought. Without documentation developers will have no clue where to start.

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Developing as a Product Manager

Mind the Product

Your role is now to develop other leaders from across the organisation, not just product managers. The post Developing as a Product Manager appeared first on MindTheProduct. There are no guides to Product Management.

The Software Development Deli Counter

Mironov Consulting

Let’s call it the software development deli counter problem. Likewise, sales and business development teams (especially in enterprise companies) are hired and paid and rewarded for bringing in large deals. But they aren’t necessarily interested in the inner workings of development.

Seven Things you can Learn From WeChat Product Development

Mind the Product

App developers and designers may look at other apps for inspiration on new features, but most only look to well-known apps like Facebook Messenger and Snapchat. Here are seven lessons product developers and designers can learn from WeChat product development: 1.

Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

But how do you develop the confidence required to lead a team of stakeholders to a positive outcome?

Product Idea Generation – The Foundation of Product Development

Mind the Product

When deciding on which ideas to develop, there are a few essential questions you need to answer: How many ideas can your organisation realistically act on? The post Product Idea Generation – The Foundation of Product Development appeared first on MindTheProduct.

Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best

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Tesla Agile Development: Version 8.0 The post Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Software and Product Management at its best. Last week I received the version 8 update from Tesla.

Disruptive Product Development – Jenine Lurie

Mind the Product

In this presentation at ProductTank NYC, Jenine explains how to apply user centered design techniques in a way that creates a “disruption” to ensure that customer needs come first when developing products. Prioritizing Features is Smart Product Development .

Development Team Briefing and Collaboration

Under10 Playbook

Asking developers to provide scope and time estimates on individual items is like asking sales people to forecast specific deals and dollar amounts months in advance. Yet it’s downright silly to waste time developing a design specification just to get a time estimate.

8 Tips for Collaborating with Development Teams

Roman Pichler

But let the ScrumMaster or coach tackle people, process, and organisational issues; let the development team figure out what needs to be done to implement the user stories and other product backlog items. Development teams should manage their own work (using a sprint backlog or Kanban board). Developing a successful digital product requires more than technical knowledge. Aim to build consensus with the development team, but don’t shy away from difficult conversations.

How Software Usage Analytics Supports Agile Development


In that book, authors apply lessons from agile software development to the increasingly digital marketing realm, and show how agile methodologies and practices can help marketers move faster, adapt more quickly to customer feedback and better manage an increasing amount of customer touch points. The reach of agile development is extending, and what started as the domain of younger, smaller companies is now on the radars of everyone from government agencies to larger enterprises.

Organisation Design & Cognitive Science in Product Development.

Mind the Product

Nathan Snyder is co-founder at Nature of Work , a New York based Work Design Studio using organisational development tools blended with cognitive science to help make work more satisfying and fulfilling for all employees.

Getting Developers’ Buy-In on Build versus Buy

Mironov Consulting

I often see development teams that have built some side technology that’s not core to their product’s mission, and which could (should!) Maybe we should be focusing our very scarce development cycles on llama-specific improvements.

Product Management Insights: How Usage Analytics Helps Your Developers


In fact, a single developer built it in a couple of spare hours one afternoon. What’s more, as my team dug into this use case, we found out that users were buying the product just for this piece of functionality and ignoring the features we spent much more time developing. It brought home to my team in a real way one of the constant challenges we face in software development: Our reality might be very different from our users’ reality.

Getting the Band Together: How to Get More Development Resources as a Product Manager


A common challenge that Product Managers face is trying to move their product and company forward with limited development and testing resources.

Developer Powered Innovation


There is a very common fallacy about developers in our industry, and I think it hurts countless companies. Have you ever heard the old accusation that developers only want to solve problems for themselves? They’ll spend countless hours, often on their own time, to create amazing tools for themselves and the developers they work with. For the first 20 years of my career I was either building tools for other developers, or leading products designed for other developers.

My team are my product: How to develop a high-performing team of product managers (or anyone else)

Mind the Product

This is in order for Product to provide value to the organisation and it is underpinned by developing a high-performing team. If you’re looking to develop a high-performing team I’m sure some of this is familiar to you too. I wish you luck with developing high-performing teams.

Applying Systems Thinking to Your Product Development Process

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Product Managers Are Outsiders in the Product Development Process There are two underlying problems for Product Managers when considering any product development process, whether it is Agile, Waterfall, or a hybrid process.

Developing a Lean Product Management Mindset – Part I

280 Group

In today’s fast pace, hyper-competitive world of product development, a lean mindset is a new skill product managers and product teams need to develop. The post Developing a Lean Product Management Mindset – Part I appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

Get Brochure: Professional Development and Training Courses Description

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The post Get Brochure: Professional Development and Training Courses Description appeared first on Spice Catalyst. Newsletter Dave Product Management Product Marketing Product Planning Training

Driving Decisions Through Your Development Lifecycle with Data


Stack Overflow co-founder Jeff Atwood has noted that he’s “a big fan of developers handling tech support calls for their software, at least a part of the time. There is tremendous value in hearing firsthand how your users are engaging with the applications you’ve spent so much time developing, but you also need a scalable and objective way to reveal these insights. Throughout the software development lifecycle you face key questions: What problems are users trying to solve?

New Book: What Product Managers Need To Know About World-Class Product Development

The Accidental Product Manager

What Product Managers Need To Know About World-Class Product Development. The key to being successful is to understand exactly what goes into world-class product development. As we look around different industries, we look for examples that we can follow when developing products.

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Here’s Why Every Product Manager Must Learn to Love Data


Data Driven Product Development Product Management data driven product management product management skills“Big data.” It’s one of Silicon Valley’s favorite and most annoying buzzwords, yet there’s no data shortage in sight as data companies continue sprouting (and growing) like weeds.

How aligning product and marketing teams improves customer experience

Mind the Product

It wasn’t too long ago that designers and developers were disciples of strictly separate crafts – but today, someone who can do both well is quickly labelled a “unicorn”, and sought after by many a unicorn-thirsty start-up.

10 Ways to Use Feature Flags

Mind the Product

ProductTank San Francisco Video developers Product Design Product Development Software user testingTake back control of your products with Edith Harbaugh , CEO and Co-Founder at Launch Darkly. Edith shares her expertise with 10 things to do with Feature Flags.

The biggest challenge for product managers?

Mind the Product

It also tells me that the career development of many product managers is slower than it ought to be. Product Design Product Management Product Management Basics Product Management Skills Uncategorized Product Development Product Focus product planning

Dual-Track Agile: Why Messy Leads to Innovation

Mind the Product

Dual-Track Agile is an IT development methodology where figuring out what to build is as important as the building process. With Dual-Track Agile, the development team participates in the discovery track – often led by the lead engineer, the UX designer, and the product manager.

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Pros and Cons of Market Research Tactics

Mind the Product

Guest Post Product Management Product Management Basics Product Management Skills Product Development strategy user research

Managing – not Just Maintaining – a Product Backlog

Mind the Product

2016 was a big year for the Justinmind product development team. Most importantly of all, we ended up with a more balanced development roadmap and, ultimately, a better product. Or Three Ways Product Owners can Stay on top of Scrum.

Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

I would regularly say – and I still believe it to be true – that when a team or a smaller organization (say 100 developers or fewer) goes agile, if they are not focused also on product management, all they are doing is getting faster at building the wrong thing.

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The competitive advantage of BPMA sponsored groups

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Career Product Management Agile agile development agile methodologies agile project management Career DevelopmentAn Agile Product Open meetup recap. By Lisa Sieverts – The BPMA sponsors many different groups that provide practical educational and workshop type events.

When was the Last Time you Talked to Your Customers?

Mind the Product

Everyone talks and writes about the importance of customer development, but companies still don’t spend enough time really talking to their customers. They are not designers, nor product developers (even though we have many on the platform). love asking people this question.

How to turn a story point factory into a customer-centric team?

Mind the Product

However, almost all the product teams I know use some agile methods, and they are certainly great tools to break down mega projects into manageable parts, to bring back flexibility to the development process or make it easier to estimate resources.

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The Evolution of a Product Manager – Josh McWilliam

Mind the Product

Product Management Basics Product Management Skills Video career development Growth Responsibilities Skills stakeholdersJosh McWilliam is a co-founder and Vice President of Product at College Factual.

Mentorship and expectations

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Mentors can offer you wisdom distilled out of years of experience, functional know-how and domain expertise either at your everyday job or for your future career development. Career Career Development Early Career Leadership Mentorship Product Management

Lean experiments: Tristan Kromer on better product process

Mind the Product

As detailed in this GrowthHackers case study , AirBnB endured two years of early-stage development without seeing much traction. Lean Product Design Product Management Product Management Process Product Management Skills Uncategorized Lean Startup Product Development strategy

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.

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

bpma ProductHub

Being born and raised in New England, I’ve been a part of the Boston area development community for decades now — making a point to foster and support local professional organizations whenever I am able. Product works out the value proposition and guides the development of the product.

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The Simple Guide to Product Management

bpma ProductHub

In the pragmatic marketing framework and others like it, market understanding, strategy and definition drive all other activities for product development and delivery. Product Management Career Development Early Career product executionContributed by Cynthia Andre.