Dealing with an Underperforming Development Team

Roman Pichler

A development team does a good job if the following three conditions are fulfilled: First, the group reliably meets the agreed sprint goals and delivers product increments that offer a great user experience and exhibit the desired software quality. Listen to this article: [link].

16 extremely useful Chrome extensions for developers

Usersnap

A couple of months ago, we reviewed the new Firefox browser designed for developers. Since then most of our developers kept Google Chrome as their primary browser. With the built-in developer tools, there seems to be no further need for more tools. Web Developer.

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The Power of PM Professional Development Planning [+Webinar]

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Product leaders understand that training and development are an effective means for empowering employees. Deciding which skills are most important to the team and the business, and how to develop them can be a challenge. Product Management

Product Managers Guide to API Developer Portal UX

The Product Coalition

API Growth to 2109 | Wendell Santos Michael Endler outlines the core pillars of an API product offering in his article, How APIs Become API Products , and one of the paramount compliments to a stellar, well-documented, API is the API Developer Portal. API Developer Portal UX Codat.io

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Data-Driven Performance Feedback Helps Teams Improve Customer Outcomes

Speaker: Mickey Mantle, Founder and CEO at Wanderful Interactive Storybooks | Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Author, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

In this webinar Mickey Mantle and Ron Lichty will teach you why its important to have data driven performance reviews, the most effective way to use data in performance reviews, and how this data helps to align your employee proficiency with your company goals.

A product manager’s guide to customer development

Mind the Product

The Customer Development framework was developed by Steve Blank as part of the Lean Startup methodology. In brief Customer development uses many [.] Read more » The post A product manager’s guide to customer development appeared first on Mind the Product.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Quisha Light, Manager, Product Development and Lifecycle Management at Portland General Electric

280 Group

For our next installment of the Trailblazing Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Quisha Light, Manager, Product Development and Lifecycle Management at Portland General Electric (PGE). How did you get into product management?

The PMwheel – a Compass for the Product Manager Development Journey

Mind the Product

They asked me to help every product manager on the team “understand the role of the product manager better,” and to help the product managers understand what “better” would actually look like. Back in 2016, I was working with the product organization of a larger tech company.

Developing a customer centric mindset by Amon Kiplagat

Mind the Product

Amon Kiplagat, Founder and CEO Hyve, discusses how product managers can engage with customers and build better relationships by adopting a customer-centric mindset. [.] Read more » The post Developing a customer centric mindset by Amon Kiplagat appeared first on Mind the Product.

Hiring and Developing Product Managers

Mind the Product

In this exclusive MTP Leader Panel, Kate Leto, Petra Wille and Eli Montgomery join Emily Tate to share their thoughts on hiring and developing product managers. Watch the session in full or read on for some highlights including our panellist’s take on what makes a good product manager, how to hire a junior, the importance [.]. The post Hiring and Developing Product Managers appeared first on Mind the Product.

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

lead to a whole new set of problems: Developer Grade Analytics 2 Many companies put analytics projects on the backburner. an Analytics Emergency Developer Grade Analytics 3 Indicator #1: Long Queue of Ad. Hoc Requests One irony in application development is new features.

Chapter 15/17 :?—?Managing Product Development

The Product Coalition

Managing Product Development [Prev : Chapter 14?—?How Product Management 101 ] There are several methodologies to develop a Software Product. Traditionally, Waterfall model was used as an SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) Methodology. Chapter 15/17 :?—?Managing

A Product Development Framework With a Focus on Problem Solving

Mind the Product

The post A Product Development Framework With a Focus on Problem Solving appeared first on Mind the Product. Guest Post Product Development Process Problem-Solving Product Development product development framework product management

What is Testimonial Driven Development?

Mind the Product

The products they develop will eventually solve some problems and make people’s lives easier, and there is nothing wrong with this approach. However, I want to present a different perspective, Testimonial Driven Development (TDD). Testimonial Driven Development is something beyond building great products. Testimonial Driven Development Explained. So how does Testimonial Driven Development work? In testimonial driven development, we start from the end.

The Rise Of Customer Development

The Product Coalition

Due to the growing tendency of backing technology businesses, a software startup could raise millions of dollars of funding in their earliest stages of development. The old-style Waterfall model was replaced with incremental and iterative development.

A DevOps Guide for Product Managers

Speaker: Suzie Prince, Head of DevOps, Atlassian

In an ever changing world Product Managers are being pushed now, more than ever, to keep up with business and customer demands. At the same time they, and their engineering teams, are struggling to adapt to work in new all remote ways. Luckily, the culture of DevOps and the practice of Continuous Delivery supports product managers and their teams as modern software development evolves at a rapid pace. Join Suzie Prince, Head of Product for DevOps at Atlassian, and make sure your software team never misses a beat during the pandemic.

Develop Your Empathy and Create Better Products

Mind the Product

We all know that empathy is a key ingredient in developing lovable products, so what can product managers do to cultivate it? This open-mindedness has evolved into empathy as a product manager, which I believe is a key ingredient in developing lovable products.

One Critical Part of Product Management That Got Lost in Agile Development

Proficientz

Agile is a software development methodology. It’s not a way to do product management. Agile development is a methodology for building software, and it’s a good one! There is, however, one critical part of product management that got lost in the shuffle!

Web or app Development – Which is Better?

Mind the Product

One technology to mention in this context is the open source framework React Native, which allows you to take a cross-platform approach and develop apps for both Android and iOS using a single framework. The post Web or app Development – Which is Better?

A Complete Guide to Developing Great Product Managers

Mind the Product

In my new book Strong Product People: A Complete Guide to Developing Great Product Managers, I’ve aimed to deliver everything a product leader needs to help team members live up to their full potential and to feel empowered.

Feedback: The Secret to Innovating Your Product Development Process

Speaker: Liz Love, Chief Commercial Officer at ProdPad

Join Liz Love, Chief Commercial Officer at ProdPad as she details how product feedback can improve your product development process while mitigating stakeholder conflict, constant feature requests, failed launches, unexpected outcomes, unhappy users, and complexity.

The Product Development Lifecycle

Bryce York

Surprisingly, there isn’t a universal or formal definition of the product development lifecycle. If you’re a product manager looking for a framework to structure your product development lifecycle, focus on these four key phases: Discovery. Product Management

In Pursuit of the Checkered Flag: The Challenge of Developing a Driverless Race Car System

Product Management Unpacked

CMU Master of Science in Product Management program student Erick Valencia landed a PM experience of a lifetime as part of a student team developing a driverless race car system to race in the Indy Autonomous Challenge. Product Managers often face a race to the finish, so to speak.

Internal Product Development by Lucia Adams

Mind the Product

Developing influence across an organisation allows you to drive products – and transformation – forward. Lucia advises keeping stakeholders informed of changes, managing their needs closely, monitoring them where possible and keeping them satisfied. Workshopping – Workshop the “how” and “why”, not just the “what” in terms of values and behaviours in product development. The post Internal Product Development by Lucia Adams appeared first on Mind the Product.

How to be Bad at Product Development – Josh Mahoney

Mind the Product

The post How to be Bad at Product Development – Josh Mahoney appeared first on Mind the Product. Product Management Process Anti-Pattern antipatterns Metrics ProductTank ProductTank San Francisco ProductTank SanFrancisco San Francisco Stakeholder Management user journeys User Research

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best

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

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One Critical Part of Product Management That Got Lost in Agile Development

Proficientz

Agile is a software development methodology. It’s not a way to do product management. Agile development is a methodology for building software, and it’s a good one! There is, however, one critical part of product management that got lost in the shuffle!

The 5 Most Lethal Mistakes in Product Development

BrainMates

Developing and launching a product only to have it fail is the complete antithesis of the “Fail Fast” innovation motto. You have just invested 1000s of work hours and millions of dollars in developing & launching this product. Brainrants good product development product failure

Building for success at every stage of product development – Cait O’Riordan

Mind the Product

Building and managing products is hard. Read more » The post Building for success at every stage of product development – Cait O’Riordan appeared first on Mind the Product. Building and managing products is hard.

How Can We Stop Under Utilizing a Key User Experience Champion?

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

With quality assurance/control already embedded in our development process, what if we expand that role to champion usability and customer delight? Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant as he discusses how we can educate and equip our QA/QC process to forge champions of customer experience.

How Successful Product People Develop by Shaun Russell

Mind the Product

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital talk, Product Coach Shaun Russell uses real-life examples to illustrate how product people learn and reveals why it is that some product managers develop faster than others. Product Management Career Video #Mtpcon Career Development mtpcon digital

Developing as a Product Manager

Mind the Product

There are no guides to Product Management. As Ken Chin points out, the best way to learn about Product Management is to speak to people who have been doing it for longer than you. It’s worth seeking out those people who have been working close to Product Management as there are a few more of them. Your first steps as Product Manager. Senior Product Management. Head / Director of Product Management.

The Direction of Development

The Product Coalition

But silk can turn to sandpaper pretty quickly in software development. Let’s Construct If this happens ever too often, the issue is with the ‘ direction of developing ’ the feature. He manages to sell all those flats in advance and has promised to give possession in a year’s time.

Accelerate Your Product Development – William Treseder on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

The post Accelerate Your Product Development – William Treseder on The Product Experience appeared first on Mind the Product. Lily enjoys working as a consultant product manager with early-stage and growing startups and as a mentor to other product managers.

The Future of Product Management

Speaker: Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia, Founder and CEO of The Product School

Whether you’re charting a career, seeking industry intel direct from the (crowd)source, or curious about the product-led trajectory, join the CEO of the Product School, Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia, for a close up on the future of product management.

Presenting for Product Managers – Develop Your Skills for Every Situation

Mind the Product

Like it or not, presenting and public speaking are vital skills for a product manager. The post Presenting for Product ManagersDevelop Your Skills for Every Situation appeared first on Mind the Product.

Why Product Managers should care about Development Culture

Ask Benny

As product managers, we focus on many things including strategy, execution and mostly connecting strategy and execution. When it gets to development culture many product managers feel it is not their problem because it is the domain of the VP R&D.

Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Three: Develop

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This post describes the third phase in the Optimal Product Process: Develop. Using a great plan (whether an Agile backlog with sprint priorities assigned or a more formal plan) the agreed upon product is then developed. Unlocking the secrets of the product development trade-off triangle. Product development features a well-known concept called the development trade-off triangle. Solidify any development plans that remain uncertain. Product Management

How to Be The Product Manager Developers Love

The Product Coalition

startup ux technology product-management businessBecome the PM that gets along with the delivery team — even if you don’t code. Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

Products for Product People: Best Practices in Analytics

Speaker: Andrew Wynn, Senior Product Manager, Looker

As a product manager, you know how helpful custom tailored data solutions can be to doing your job well. Learn product analytics best practices from Andrew Wynn, Product Manager at Looker. How Looker incorporates analytics in their product development process.