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.

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.

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!

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

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?

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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.

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.

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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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.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

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

RealtimeBoard

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 […].