Thu.Mar 26, 2020

How AI is influencing product management jobs

Product Management Unpacked

According to a Brookings Institution report , “Automation and Artificial Intelligence: How machines are affecting people and places,” roughly 25 percent of U.S. jobs are at a high risk of automation.

How I Moved From Engineering Into Product Management

Mind the Product

What does it take for an engineer to become a product manager? Certainly, there are many ways to achieve this. Here I’ll explain how I did it, and I’ll share my personal experience of the process so that you can know what to expect from this transition.

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Don’t Let Your Roadmap Become Outdated After Day One

ProductCraft

For many product organizations, the end of a quarter means it’s time for roadmap review. Choosing to do this on a quarterly basis helps ensure teams are taking the feedback they hear from customers and applying it to future iterations of their product in a timely and regular manner.

3 Product Experiments Your SaaS Must Try Now to Reduce Churn

Userpilot

If there’s one thing every SaaS company is worrying about now – it’s churn. Amid the uncertainties of the coronacrisis – a lot of businesses are looking for unnecessary costs to cut.

How Much is that Feature in the Window?

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Roadmaps are about the future, and talking about a roadmap means talking about the future. But how you tailor that conversation depends on who you’re having it with, because your stakeholders’ vision for the future and your customers’ vision are likely two different things. Every audience has their own needs and expectations that you are working to fulfil, and as a product manager, it is up to you to manage these many moving parts. A conversation about creating value is going to vary based on whether or not you’re asking someone to buy your product, or fund it.

Tips for Managing Customer Experience During Covid-19

AB Tasty

The situation is unprecedented and consumer behavior is shifting rapidly. We share some ideas for managing CX in this challenging context. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as Tips for Managing Customer Experience During Covid-19. Conversion Optimization E-commerce User Experience

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10 Steps To Minimize SaaS Churn Through A Downturn

Gainsight

Investor Gavin Baker wrote a terrific blog where he shared his thoughts about recurring revenue. In short, you can’t take it for granted that your recurring revenue will, in fact, recur. 5) There is no such thing as truly "recurring" revenue. Some revenue is just more recurring than others.

Product Roadmaps you can actually follow

The Product Coalition

Get real about roadmaps and plans Beyond Gantt Charts and releases If this was 40 years ago and you were doing a cross-country road trip from the American east coast to the west coast, you’ld probably have a roadmap.

Ensuring Intercom’s business continuity during uncertain times

Inside Intercom

As the COVID-19 situation continues to impact people, businesses, and communities everywhere, we know it is more important than ever to stay in touch with your customers, and Intercom is committed to helping you stay connected.

Modus Joins the COVID-19 Fight with Folding@Home and Rosetta@Home Distributed Computing

Modus Create

Humanity’s ingenuity is often best demonstrated at times of crisis, and the 2020 SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – pandemic is a clear example of this. Creativity has proven to be our greatest asset, and in these times, this has proven more true than ever.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Supporting the fight against COVID-19

Inside Intercom

On behalf of everyone at Intercom, I want to share our sincere and deep appreciation for all those fighting so hard against this outbreak all over the world. There are countless heroes putting their lives at risk to support the sick and keep the rest of us safe.

How to Manage Your Remote Teams During the Crisis?

The Product Coalition

It’s easy to manage your remote team when you provide an environment like a local team. Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». software-engineering business productivity coronavirus project-management

Ethnio vs. User Interviews: A Complete Comparison of Two Participant Recruitment Platforms

UserInterviews

Compare User Interviews and Ethnio's participant quality, screener tools, calendar options, and more to learn which participant recruiting platform is for you

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5 Tools You Need To Work From Home More Effectively

The Product Coalition

Besides using Slack, Zoom, or Emails, what else can you use to collaborate with your colleagues over the internet? Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». technology remote-working product-management working-from-home startup

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Dissecting Customer Experience

eG Innovations

Why Digital Performance Management is Essential to IT Transformation. With all the buzz surrounding user experience these days, I thought it might be worthwhile to start “at 50,000 feet” and dissect user experience into its component parts and see what all the fuss is about.

Remote Agile (Part 2)

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: Remote Agile (Part 2): Virtual Liberating Structures Last week, we addressed basic practices and tools of remote agile with distributed teams. Based on that article, I also ran a live virtual class, the recording of which will be made available soon on the Age-of-Product’s Youtube channel.

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Healthcare Edition: Success Stories From The Field

Gainsight

To our Customer Success and Product professionals in HealthIT and Healthcare communities, we’re so thankful for everything you are doing to keep us all informed, healthy, and safe.

Secret Behind Exponential Growth of mHealth Apps

Arkenea

Mobile health has emerged as a powerful tool for healthcare practices across the globe that are trying to keep pace with the penetration of mobile apps in all other major niches. Widely known as mHealth, this technology brought a revolution in the healthcare industry; the first of its kind.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Should I Be A Consultant or A Product Manager?

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Considering a career in management consulting or product management? Here's your one-stop-shop to gain an overview between these two roles, the typical education required, what the interview process looks like, and the salary that can be expected.

Stop Data Snacking

Amplitude

At Amplitude we help teams make the shift from data snacking to a balanced, healthy, everyday data diet. What is data snacking? Picture a product manager hacking together some SQL for a one-off report. The query is getting very complex. She’s rushing to get a pitch together and she’s sure her strategy is the right strategy. Run the query! Import into Google Sheets! Tweak! Chart! Copy and paste! No one can recreate the charts she’s dropping in her big pitch presentation.

Product Managers, There’s a Reason You’re Not Getting Promoted

ProductPlan

Promotions are considered the ultimate form of recognition that you’re doing a great job, and your company values you. It signals to everyone in the organization that you’re crushing it and worthy of greater responsibilities and a bigger paycheck.

10 Cognitive Biases Anyone Doing UX Research Should Know

dscout People Nerds

Understanding and mitigating biases in user research is crucial. Here’s how you can get started.

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Build vs Buy: 10 Hidden Costs of Building Analytics with UI Components

Many teams, as a logical first step, choose to build their own analytics with the help of UI components. But eventually you’ll find that doing it yourself and at scale has hidden costs. Consider these 10 factors when deciding whether you should build analytics features with UI components.

The best remote working advice we’ve seen

BrainMates

We’ve been bombarded with articles giving us tips on remote working lately. It’s something we are all struggling with to a greater or lesser extent, so they’ve been useful, but there are soooo many! How do you work out which ones are good before you read them? Don’t worry, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you. Here’s the most useful remote working tips we’ve found so far. New to remote working? Start here.

Introducing Age of Product Excellence — a new webinar series from productboard

ProductBoard

How do modern product leaders build products that people love? As product managers, we all want to achieve excellence in our craft. But what constitutes an excellent product in the first place? What strategies, processes, and mindsets are employed by the world’s best product makers?

Really helpful tutorial, around what is seemingly a tricky syntax. Thanks a lot for this!

Michael J. Fordham

Really helpful tutorial, around what is seemingly a tricky syntax. Thanks a lot for this! ?? Do you have any more advanced animation tips for Angular

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Proficientz is Giving Back

Proficientz – Product Management University

Proficientz is giving back to the product management and product marketing community that has given us incredible support for the past 18 years.

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.