Tue.Aug 13, 2019

How to Reduce the Product Backlog Size

Roman Pichler

Split the Product Backlog. Faced with an overly long and detailed product backlog, investigate if it does describe one cohesive product. Over time, products can serve an increasingly heterogeneous market and provide a large number of different features, some of which may not be used by all users.

8 Tips for Building an Executive-Facing Roadmap

ProductPlan

Product roadmaps shouldn’t be created with a one-size-fits-all approach; each audience needs varying levels of detail and transparency.

Strategic Product Marketing: One Small Move, Three Big Benefits

Proficientz – Product Management University

A strategic product marketing function can be created with one simple move that pays three big dividends to the organization. Many product marketing professionals in B2B have long felt like the sales tools on-demand department and rightfully so.

How to Master Innovation (without the) Labs

Mind the Product

Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

The tools we use: Challenging dogma in the design process

Inside Intercom

Many of us in the design and technology community pride ourselves on being tool builders, creating products that others can use to get things done.

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Can Product Work Be Done Remotely?

ProductCraft

A lone engineer codes feverishly in a dimly-light room, drinking a caffeinated beverage and typing until their hands hurt. That dimly-light room is located in their home, the perfect environment for writing code.

10 Tips to Creating Engaging Chatbot Design People Will Use

UX Studio

Even though technology has changed the way people interact on a daily basis, it hasn’t affected the need to form supportive bonds with others. Moreover, we rely on devices to help share our thoughts every day and do administrational tasks online as quickly as possible. Enter chatbots!

Automated customer service should be personal

Inside Intercom

Automated customer service isn’t a new concept. We’ve all navigated our fair share of automated phone menus or interacted with support bots to get help. But much has changed, both in usability and customer perception.

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BoS Events – Redsox vs Giants, Lizzo, ZZ Top, David Byrne, King Crimson, The Who, more…

Business of Software Conference

Boston Events During BoS Conference. Boston isn’t just the home of your favorite SaaS and software conference. There is plenty going on.

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

Confronting Innovation Challenges: Behind AllianceBernstein’s Business Transformation Journey

AlphaHQ

At Innov8rs in New York , Alpha’s co-founder Thor Ernstsson was joined onstage by Koley Corte, AllianceBernstein’s Senior VP and Global Head of Business Transformation, for a mind-meld on customer-centricity and corporate innovation in today’s fast-paced world.

How product teams can build effective customer feedback loops

ProductBoard

A lot of companies know how to collect customer feedback. But the real struggle is knowing how to create continuous feedback loops that provide valuable, actionable information that can inform strategic objectives.

Why would I want to decouple deployment from release?

Split

Last week, I spoke about the foundational idea of decoupling deployment from release. This week, let’s answer the question, “Why would I want to?”

The Secret to Learning Blockchain: It’s All About [ENCRYPTED]

Modus Create

“Blockchain.” ” “Cryptocurrency.” ” “Lock box.” ” “Strategery.” ” You’ve no doubt heard these buzzwords and more.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Survey: What remote work looks like today

Miro

Survey: What remote work looks like todayWe’ve all heard that remote work and distributed teams are the future. But what does this trend look like in practice? We partnered with FYI to survey 486 tech professionals who work remotely at least part of the time. Check out our findings below to discover more about their attitudes, frustrations, and habits.Sarah BeldoDirector of […]. The post Survey: What remote work looks like today appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

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Avoiding content debt: why product teams should prioritize content early in the development cycle

UserTesting

Today’s article is a guest post from Ashley Coolman, Content Strategist at Qordoba. Enjoy! Product teams care about UX copy, but often don’t involve content strategists or UX writers until a project is in its final stages before launch.

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