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 Reach Peak Performance With the Product Management Organizational Health Checklist

Speaker: Rina Vernovskaya, CEO, 280 Group; and Roger Snyder, VP of Marketing, 280 Group

The degree of maturity of your product management organization can directly drive your ability to satisfy customers and become more profitable. Our Product Management Organizational Health Checklist and on-demand webinar can help.

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.

Influential Agile Leader Early Bird Reg Ends May 1, 2018

Johanna Rothman

Are you looking to help support your team, management, or organization’s agile adoption? Do you feel as if you are part of the formal or informal team leading your agile transformation? You need what Gil Broza and I teach and facilitate at the Influential Agile Leader Workshop. Early registration ends May 1, less than two weeks from now. I wrote a number of posts about transformations: Introduction and Part 1: Introduction and Why. Agile Transformation: Practice Change, Part 2.

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Bridging the Online and Offline: How to Apply Product Thinking to Expanding Your eCommerce Business

Speaker: John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude

In a post-COVID world, online retailers are forced to reevaluate their position and address the challenge of adopting new customer experiences. Even brick and mortar businesses are integrating more digital approaches to CX -- testing out loyalty programs and subscription-based models. Join John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude, for this enlightening discussion on the current state of the ecommerce landscape.

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.