Wed.Dec 11, 2019

A Product Owner’s Guide to Improving Customer Experience

Emerge Insights

People today have an unprecedented number of choices when choosing products and services for their personal life and work. Consumer habits, preferences, and expectations are evolving. The organizations embracing a human-centered approach are outperforming the competition. Businesses can no longer rely on the position, price, features, or pure aesthetics of their product or service to […].

How To Manage Stakeholders When Changing Product Strategy

The Product Coalition

One of the biggest challenges product leaders face is convincing leadership of changes in product strategy. In addition, setting the proper expectations with leadership is a key element for managing your stakeholders.

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Impact Mapping: How to focus on outcomes in product management


Impact Mapping: How to focus on outcomes in product managementAligning work around outcomes instead of just chasing the next feature idea is one of those things that product teams often want to nail, but rarely get right. It’s because most of the frameworks we use prioritize tangible rock-solid features over hard-to-measure effects.Just look at how […]. The post Impact Mapping: How to focus on outcomes in product management appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

How to Manage Scheduling Surprises During Customer Validation


Surprises? Never. When it comes to scheduling, we always know exactly when our releases are going into delta. We’re never caught off guard by unexpected critical issues. Our releases roll out continuously, without disruption, just like clockwork.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Product in Practice: Getting Started with Opportunity Solution Trees at SuperAwesome

Product Talk

Hi there, Product Talk readers! It’s me, Melissa. I’m Teresa’s blog editor. I mostly work behind the scenes here, polishing and proofreading posts prior to publication. But every once in a while, I’ll contribute a post like this one.

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Six predictions for the UX and CX industries in 2020


As we wrap up another thrilling and fast-paced year in the life of the experience industry, it’s time to take a quick breath, take stock of how far we’ve come and think about what’s in store for 2020.

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How to Find Product/Market Fit: A Practical Guide

The Product Coalition

One thing above all makes a successful startup: people who purchase and love the product. If you have that, it means you’ve managed to offer the market exactly what it needs or, in other words, achieved a product/market fit (PMF). But how come it’s so challenging to reach success as a startup?

IMD Business School: A Short Video Series on the Business Model Canvas


We've recently teamed up with IMD Business School, ranked as the #1 business school in the world by the Financial Times for the last 7 years, to create and launch something truly unique together in 2020. Tools


Geographically Distributed Agile Teams Webinar Dec 17, 2019

Johanna Rothman

I'm stoked to do a webinar with Tom Henrickson, 8 Principles for Successful Distributed Agile Teams. My slides are all ready. And, I bet Tom will ask me a question that sets me off on a rant. If you want to listen to me rant in real time, please join us.

Win the Digital Transformation Game with the Product Mindset

Speaker: David DeWolf, Founder and CEO, 3Pillar Global

No matter what your idea is, no matter how good it is, and no matter how well you know your market, 3 out of 4 digital initiatives do not succeed. To better understand how to win, we should first understand why we’re failing. In this webinar, David DeWolf will share his experiences and lessons learned to help you succeed in playing the “product” game, instead of the “IT” game.

Piracy Impact Podcast: Revulytics’ Jason Swan


Michael turns the microphone on Jason for a very special episode of the Piracy Impact Podcast! Hear Jason’s software license compliance origin story and how he made the transition from sales to compliance before joining Revulytics.

Product Love Podcast: Daniel Mintz, Chief Data Evangelist at Looker


This week on Product Love, I sat down with Daniel Mintz, the chief data evangelist at Looker, a data exploration and discovery business intelligence platform. Daniel studied music and politics as an undergrad and later pursued his Master’s in multimedia engineering.

Agile Project Manager, Scrum Master, or Product Owner?

Johanna Rothman

I spoke with a project manager recently. She told me her story. I used to facilitate project teams as a project manager. Why a project manager? Because the project had a beginning and an end. We had (and still have) too many products to keep the same teams on them for a long time.

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Why aren’t you making great things? Fear.

The Product Coalition

Tools only take you so far. You’ve got to move through the fear that’s holding you back. These are a few of my favorites. Frameworks only go so far. Using tested tools and frameworks takes the guesswork out of the “how” and provides a recipe to follow. But they aren’t enough.

Innovate Faster with Metrics that Matter

Tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovating your products and growing your business. Written by Mixpanel’s Director of Analytics Strategy, Fatih Koca, get the tools, insights, and framework top companies use to define their product metrics.

16 Product Management Tools You Don’t Want to Miss in 2020


2020 is set to be a big year for SaaS. The industry continues to grow at an alarming rate. The good news: You can tap into that growth with your product. Hopefully, the product management tools we’re going to cover will help you out! These are must-have for any PM.

Why is a Vision Crucial to Your Product?

The Product Coalition

Photo: Pixabay/Vision We dream of various things. Many of us dream of traveling the world or going skydiving. Product Leaders dream of creating and launching a lovely and winning product. The lovely product should generate a value for which customers are willing to pay.

The Many Flavors Of Agile: What’s The Right One For Your Team? | Bethany Pagels-Minor, Apple | BoS USA 2018

Business of Software Conference

Bethany Pagels-Minor, Apple. Agile methodology sounds confusing and difficult, but Bethany Pagels-Minor breaks it down to bite-size slices of delicious cakes that will will help every team work better, communicate better, and provide better returns. Bethany has been a firm believer in agile for many years and has been bringing the joy of lean, kanban, and scrum to the workplaces of many through thoughtful and direct communication and consultation. Warning – do not watch on an empty stomach.

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Dear CEOs: It’s Truth Time

The Product Coalition

Your Product Managers Have Something to Say. Continue reading on ». innovation healthcare-technology technology leadership product-management

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

5 Mobile Technology Trends To Watch In 2020


The world has already gone mobile with smartphones becoming ubiquitous and easily accessible to everyone.

Can I Get A Copy of the Roadmap?

The Product Coalition

First question on day one. Continue reading on ». career-advice leadership software-development product-management healthcare-technology

Product Management 2019: Year In Review


What a year. There are so many changes happening in product management as I write this, and the evolution only seems to be accelerating. Our ProductPlan community of writers and speakers (and you) have lead the charge behind these trends.

Saying No…But

The Product Coalition

Roadmap discipline and detour management. Or Monday, as product calls it. Continue reading on ». product software-development product-management careers product-development

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

Visual designer vs. web designer vs. UX designer: what’s the difference?


The role of ‘designer’ has evolved drastically over the past 10-20 years, and what was once a straightforward job description (‘make things look nice’) — has since branched off into several distinct specialisms, each with their own unique skill sets.

Join the Product Coalition European Tour

The Product Coalition

(and give me a hand if you’d like to help) I’m VERY excited to be able to share that in 2020 I’ll be taking the Product Coalition on tour, across Europe. Since 2014 this community has grown from a publication, to a Slack community of 6,000+ , to a podcast series now with over 1000 listeners.

5 Lessons from SpaceX for Product Managers in 2020

The Product Coalition

What would it take to put humanity on Mars? Apparently it’s going to take six thousand passionate employees, and one real-life Iron Man CEO. Welcome to SpaceX. Humanity has looked to the stars for centuries, but we’ve been exploring it for ourselves for less than a hundred.

How to Save WeWork

The Product Coalition

As recently as three months ago, WeWork was a high-flying startup headed for an IPO with a $47 billion market cap. Since then, they have… Continue reading on ». patch wework jobs-to-be-done investment market-size

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

Unlocked — The full Product Management Podcast Melbourne Series

The Product Coalition

Checkout the world of Product Management through the lives of 7 very different product people, all based in Melbourne, Australia. This exclusive product podcast series will show you just what product management, ethics, services, and design mean to the passionate product people of Melbourne. Every episode is laid back, enjoyable, and caffeine fuelled thanks to our location sponsor Proud Mary Coffee Roasters ( AU | USA ) Melbourne Series #1?—?