Solving Product Development Challenges With Product Review

Mind the Product

Telenor has limited resources to spend on developing digital products. Each product is assessed by its level of completion of the requirements for each stage of development, and this assessment translates into the categorization of the product.

Managing Manufactured Products: Design and Development

Mind the Product

Now, let’s start designing and developing. The best development teams create a healthy tension between industrial design and industrial engineering. The development team compromises, such that neither the form nor function is well executed. New Product Development Processes.

Developing Product Management Confidence

bpma ProductHub

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

New Product Development: an Introduction to Gate Systems

Mind the Product

New product development is a risky business for companies – the failure rate for product launches hovers around 40%. Fundamentally, gate systems serve to minimize the risk and cost associated with new product development.

Lessons From Building Experimentation Programs From the Ground Up

How to fit experimentation into your agile development process. How Vivid Seats Ensures Experimentation Success. Creating an experimentation culture is challenging. Bill Hinderman has been down that road - four times at four separate companies.

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.

How Designers & Developers Can Work Better Together

Mind the Product

Jason Fleitz is Director of Web Operations at LivePerson, where they develop products such as LiveEngage- a platform that gives companies the ability to engage with their customers anytime on web sites, mobile and social networks.

Daniella Patrick – Innovation Lab Product Development

Mind the Product

In her ProductTank NYC presentation, she discusses her team’s role at their company and how they go about identifying problems and developing solutions. Daniella’s team is focused on innovative product development, but many people have trouble defining “innovation” because its subjective nature. In Daniella’s team, prototyping means developing minimal experiments with products either internally or externally through collaboration with other companies.

The Top 5 Most Common Rapid Prototyping Mistakes

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk

But as with most discovery skills, prototyping is a skill that needs to be developed. When you think of "rapid prototyping", what comes to mind? If you work in digital products, you might think wireframes and mockups as a quick way to get user feedback on our designs.

Here’s how to develop the most successful user stories

bpma ProductHub

Developing product requirements is part science and part art. No one understands this better than John Mansour, an expert practitioner of developing user stories. A layered approach for developing clearer user stories.

Developing Your Team Purpose

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by John Izzo, PhD and Jeff Vanderwielen PhD Today’s product managers wear many hats and are required to be motivators, counsellors, mentors, and enforcers. It’s difficult to balance competing job priorities and some leaders do a great job … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose mentor motivator teamwork

Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best

280 Group

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.

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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.

Motivating Development Teams

Mironov Consulting

Development teams (aka scrum teams, squads, crews) formally report up through Engineering, but Product Management has a shared responsibility to support well-functioning teams and build trust. But top-down, metrics-driven interventions mostly fail to make development teams more productive.

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

This situation is exacerbated even more when product managers are faced with the immediate pressures and urgencies of rapid and iterative product development methodologies.

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.

Applying Systems Thinking to Your Product Development Process

280 Group

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.

3 Ways to Enlist Your Usage Data to Drive Product Development

Mind the Product

It all has the ability to whip internal staff, customers and even partners into a frenzy – and ultimately, take the business away from strategic roadmap development and the important tactical steps you had planned for your team to take to that end. Having reliable data available in real-time allows you to quickly and accurately sort through what is a valid concern and what is not, keep your team on task, and let data-driven product development reign.

Product Analytics, Prioritization, and Decision-Making - What We Can Learn from Einstein and Drucker

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

As a Product Manager, a big part of your job will always be to balance which features to develop, and which to scrap. Even when faced with many seemingly great requests, there is only so much time to develop what’s necessary.

Virtual reality and your product development process

Mind the Product

As we look at what it takes to develop non-gaming VR products, their separation from gaming becomes very important. Developing business products in VR, however, is like creating a new sport by combining American Football and what the rest of the world calls Football.

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.

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.

Offshore Development: Pluses and Minuses for Product Managers

Mind the Product

As a product manager who has managed offshore development teams, I’ve learned that it’s not easy, and that having engineering teams on the other side of the world is not always congruent with delivering great products. One of the biggest challenges of offshore development is of course is the time difference, but this can also be a positive factor. The biggest benefit arising from this time difference is that you can have around-the-clock development.

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Talking to customers, working with key stakeholders in the business and convincing development that a feature is necessary can be a daunting task. Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers.

From Development to Product Management

Under10 Playbook

A reader asks: What should I know about moving from a developer role to product management? The great thing about product management is you work across all parts of the organization—development, marketing, sales, services, support, finance, and the executive team.

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.

Professional development and succession planning

Under10 Playbook

The standard rejection letter claims “We’ll keep your resume on file.” ” But do you really? Statistics on job tenure seem to be all over the map. Generally, high-tech workers seem to stay in the jobs for approximately 4 years.

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.

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

In this session, we will discuss how to design, develop, and implement successful dashboards. We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics.

The Best Books on Product Development

The Product Coalition

Here are four product development “schools of thought” and the best books to read on each of them. The Waterfall Method Waterfall describes the traditional, linear product development method: idea, prototype, testing, launch. Product Design and Development ? —?Karl

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Developing User Empathy

Sachin Rekhi

Today I wanted to dive into one such critical aspect of the art behind product management, which is developing user empathy. To me this speaks to how the science of product management isn't enough to develop compelling products. Develop your Mindfulness Practice.

Reduce Development Rework with Software Usage Analytics

Revulytics

Yet ironically, often the desire to increase efficiency and productivity is not applied to the product development process itself – especially when it comes to software development. Infuse efficiency and innovation into your product development process by leveraging data.

Product Development When you Don’t Have the Right Technology Expertise

Mind the Product

Throughout this post I’ll use the implementation of a mobile shopping application for a white-label ecommerce platform as my example for product development when you don’t have expertise in the technology. Develop In-House or Find External Expertise? There are a few aspects that should be considered when making the decision whether to develop expertise in-house or look externally for the necessary skills.

InfoQ Podcast: Product Development/Management Trends

Mironov Consulting

Events 2018 Product Management agile culture customers development organizations product management teams validationShane Hastie’s podcast for InfoQ covers agile culture and methods.

Help! I’m a secretary to development

Under10 Playbook

Or, Why a developer can’t also be product manager. In small companies—and in some not-so-small companies—the development lead often serves as the product leader or product manager. Like a fox guarding the henhouse, the one who develops a feature should not also be the one who verifies that it meets the market requirement. Product features should be prioritized based on market need and not on available development resources.

Develop Your Hiring System Like a Product to Eliminate Bias and Boost Retention

First Round Review

At Medium, Dan Pupius and his team built a tremendously successful rubric for hiring using the principles of product development. Here's how they did it. Continue reading at First Round Review »

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

UserVoice

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

The Role of Growth in Mobile Product Development

Amplitude

There’s so much more road to travel, much more product development needed, and this is where brands often get tripped up. This post explains how to incorporate growth thinking and action into each major phase of product development. Phase 2: Initial Product Development.