Thu.Apr 19, 2018

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – The Importance of Reducing Waste

Clever PM

I find it entertaining when people talk about how Agile and Lean and Kanban are all relatively new, untested, and revolutionary concepts. That’s because they’re none of those things — they’re simply descendants of ideas and concepts that have existed in manufacturing contexts for a half-century or more, just pitched in a different way, at […]. Product Management Agile Culture Do's Good PM Leadership Scrum

New Product Development: an Introduction to Gate Systems

Mind the Product

New product development is a risky business for companies – the failure rate for product launches hovers around 40%. A quick look at Product Hunt demonstrates there is a flourishing market for new products, all of them competing for our time and money. Companies that have previously found success with one product must invest in the next generation or risk it becoming irrelevant. However, minimizing the investment risk associated with those new products is the key to long-term survival.

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What is tree testing and why is it important for your site’s UX?

Userzoom

Here at UserZoom we’re all about bringing the maximum amount of learning to people at any stage of their UX development. Hence we’re bringing you this series of weekly UX beginner’s guides, aimed to help all the newbies of the UX testing world. This week: tree-testing! Here we’ll be answering the following questions: what is tree testing? What are the benefits? How do I run my own tree testing?

How to make your collaboration in RealtimeBoard seamless with our new Slack integration

Miro

How to make your collaboration in RealtimeBoard seamless with our new Slack integration Over the past few years, we have seen corporate messaging apps like Slack increasingly dominating communications in companies moving towards digital transformation. Global brands like IBM, Condé Nast, Target and Capital One are improving communications and tying teams together in Slack. And […].

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

You've finally done it: You've won over C-Suite and your DevSecOps team is up and running. You feel ready to take on rising security threats while continuously delivering quality software updates. But how do you monitor your new program? Are you truly able to gauge the state of your projects? To ensure the success of this new breed of a team, you need to know the metrics to look at and how to advocate these metrics to C-Suite and stakeholders. Join Shannon Lietz, Leader and Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and learn to lead your DevSecOps team to the top.

Intercom’s Rich Archbold on how to run less software

Inside Intercom

In engineering, you want to move fast, ship often and solve real customer problems. Yet competition and the exponential rate of change in software are pushing against that mission. Enter our philosophy of Run Less Software. It means reducing choices amongst engineering teams and standardizing technology, so our team can spend as much time as possible delivering value to customers.

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Writing is Thinking by Steven Sinofsky

Rahul Abhyankar

Very good tweetstorm titled “Writing is Thinking” by @stevesi , former Microsoft executive and current board member at a16z. . Tweetstorm

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The Lean Startup Trap

The Product Coalition

The Big 3 ‘Lean Startup’ Mistakes Companies Still Make Are you spending a ridiculous amount of time working on a product, and getting nowhere? Spinning out release after release, but gaining no meaningful traction? Do you feel like you have no time to think? You’ve got backlogs to prioritize, design meetings to facilitate, Scrum meetings to run, and velocity charts to review. Is your MVP (Minimum Viable Product) turning into a BFHP (Big Fat Honking Product)?

3 Data-Driven Tactics Meetup is Considering to Optimize Offline Connections

Indicative

Meetup’s co-founder and CEO Scott Heiferman says he created the company in 2002 to “use the Internet to get people off of the Internet.” But even an offline community can be optimized with data-driven tactics. At a live podcast recording at the UX + Data Meetup, Heiferman told Indicative co-founders Jeremy Levy and Andrew Weinreich about how Meetup plans to bring people together using new technology.

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The one thing Product Managers ask to ace customer interviews

The Product Coalition

Using the Power of “Why” to get to the underlying needs Source One of a Product Manager’s greatest tools Why? A question we hear far too often from toddlers and far too little in meetings and decision making process. We as humans are hard wired to ask for causalities. Just see the most common headlines on medium and in sensational journalism. We always want to understand the underlying reasons for things. In customer interviews our curiosity automatically pushes you to ask the right questions.

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.

Reflections of an apprentice: Business thinking meets design thinking to build a design-driven innovation culture

Marketers Touchpoint

Abstract: A perspective of a redesigned, reformed and transformed business design professional. The author shares her journey, experience, progress, and point of view on today’s often discussed “design thinking or building a design-led innovation culture.” ” Background While I love the idea of design being applied by a battalion of brains to make a meaningful impact » Read More.