Wed.Oct 09, 2019

Product management, fast and slow

Inside Intercom

The range of work we do as product managers is so broad that we inevitably end up finding inspiration from all sorts of sources, whether it’s books on business strategy or essays on design. However, the book that has given me the most insight into the nature of my work is somewhat unlikely – psychologist Daniel Kahneman ’s non-fiction bestseller Thinking, Fast and Slow.

Everyone Thinks They’re Managing by Outcomes. Here’s How to Actually Do it.

Product Talk

Last month, I spoke at the Business of Software (BoS) conference in Boston. BoS has been on my short list for a very long time and it did not disappoint. Mark Littlewood , the organizer of the event, does a fantastic job and it shows up in every little detail of the event. The audience is made up of entrepreneurs. Most seemed early in their entrepreneurial journey, but there were plenty of experienced folks as well. What stood out to me was how friendly and eager to learn all the attendees were.

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Differences between PM (Product Manager) vs TPM (Technical Program Manager)

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

So, what’s the difference between a Product Manager (PM) and a Technical Program Manager (TPM)? While Product Managers and Technical Program Managers often work closely together and share project ownership, they generally have different sets of responsibilities that require different skill sets and ultimately, different strategies for interview prep. In this article, we’ll illuminate some of these similarities and differences. Goals Product Managers are expected to define the Product Vision.

What makes a good product manager? 10 PM thought leaders weigh in


What makes a good product manager? To answer this commonly asked question, we decided to turn to the experts — thought leaders of the product management world. If anyone knows what makes a good product manager, it’s them. The advice we collected spans the skills, mindsets, and even specific hacks that product managers need to excel at their jobs. Without further ado, here are their thoughts. Source. Ideas

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

Q&A with Sam McAfee on Metrics Audits for High-Value Products


Revulytics sponsors a series of Product Management Today webinars featuring innovative ideas from top software product management thought leaders. In these blog posts, we ask the presenters to share their insights - we encourage you to watch the full on-demand webinars for even more details.

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5 Things I’ve Learned From Making 200+ Customer Success Career Intros


I love playing professional matchmaker. It’s my favorite part of business. I’m sure if I were born 100 years ago in my family’s native home of Gujarat, India, I would be the annoying uncle always trying to set people up in relationships. But my modern, software company version of that urge manifests in helping link career seekers to their next opportunities. And I’ve hit a goldmine of opportunities in the customer success profession.

“Make Shift Happen: Harnessing Culture for Change” Presented at Keep Austin Agile 2019 by Steve Martin

Agile Velocity

Culture is listed in many surveys as one of the biggest barriers organizations have in adopting Agile frameworks. While it is true that culture can be a blocker for change, culture can also be used to help accelerate adoption and transformation. Being able to identify and understand how culture is used at your organization is an important first step in any Agile framework adoption.

Tilting the Playing Field With Joshua Arnold


Josh Arnold operates on both the macro and the micro, seeing both the org-level dynamics and the team-level decision-making on which any company ultimately depends. He has a certain level of renown for his championing of Cost of Delay and CD3 (Cost of Delay Divided by Duration), which serve as a catalyst for teams to more deeply consider their prioritization decisions. CoD and CD3 add a time/value element which is sorely missing in simplified value/effort models.

New features: SUPR-Q & NPS paint portraits of your user research


Get invaluable insights into the mind of your users with SUPR-Q and NPS, our newest tools designed to give your UX research the most complete data. The post New features: SUPR-Q & NPS paint portraits of your user research appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Features Practicing UX Research TryMyUI behavior diagnostics Usability Testing user UX UX Research

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Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

“Behind the Agile Curtain: Why Leaders Choose Agility” Panel Presented at Keep Austin Agile 2019

Agile Velocity

In this panel at Keep Austin Agile, Erik Cottrell (CEO, Agile Velocity), Nicole Tanzillo (CO-Founder & COO, Ceresa), Ron Dovich (Assistant VP of Technology, AT&T Cybersecurity), and Amy Green-Hinojosa (VP, Project Management Office, Texas Mutual Insurance) shared an inside look into what it takes to convince leaders of Agile, the challenges and rewards of leading change, and the benefits they realized once they began to embrace agility. Read the full transcription below.

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B2B tech marketing full of transformational claims

Messages that Matter

Is your B2B software product or technology really and truly transformational? Do you make good use “transformation” or “digital transformation” in your marketing copy? Do you think use of either of them helps your marketing effectiveness? Congratulations to those of you who answered “NO!” to all three questions. You won’t sound like everyone else, and […]. Messaging

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User “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories: A Creative Research Deliverable You’ll Actually Have Time to Execute

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“Are We There Yet? How to Know You Have Achieved Agility” Presented at Keep Austin Agile 2019

Agile Velocity

In this workshop at Keep Austin Agile, David Hawks discussed the importance of being outcome vs. practice-driven and how that will lead to sustained impact and organizational agility. Attendees worked together to break down desired business outcomes into core capabilities to help them determine where their organization is and provide them with action items to focus on next. Key Takeaways: An Agile transformation is an organization-wide change.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Everything you need to know about architectural diagrams (and how to draw one)


Sometimes it’s helpful to get a big-picture view of something for context — and an architectural diagram does just that. In a nutshell, it shows how elements within a system interact with each other in a wider process. There are many different kinds of architectural diagrams, all of which vary depending on what it is you’re trying to accomplish. They’re used in construction, engineering, security, IT, sales — basically any process that involves stages and stakeholders.