Mon.Nov 04, 2019

Want to Build Great Digital Products? Be a Design Thinker. Design Thinking (STEP BY STEP)

iTexico Design

Want to Build Great Digital Products? Be a Design Thinker. Design Thinking (STEP BY STEP). The development process for most of human history has been, shall we say, symptom-driven.

Setting Up an Internal Product Function by Prag Patel

Mind the Product

Where does product management fit in an organization today? In this ProductTank London talk, Prag Patel , Head of Product at And Digital speaks about his experience helping clients to adopt a product management strategy and the lessons learned along the way. Watch the video to see Prag’s talk.

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11 Revealing Product Manager Interview Questions

ProductPlan

Hiring product managers is one of the most challenging and important tasks for product team leaders. There’s no perfect template for an ideal PM candidate; it’s about finding the best fit among a sea of unicorns.

The Killer Product Overview: How to Nail It, Verbal or Written!

Proficientz – Product Management University

Here’s the secret to a killer product overview. It’s more about what someone can do with the product than it is about what the product actually does. About 10 or 12 years ago, I was the victim of a killer product overview! I wasn’t even planning to buy anything, yet I spent way more money than I ever imagined and I couldn’t be happier. Here’s the story. I took my garment bag to a specialty luggage store to be repaired. While I’m the store, I decide to browse for a new laptop bag.

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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.

How to Organize Roles Focused on Partnerships and Alliances

Spice Catalyst

An excerpt from the forthcoming book “Organizing and Managing Insanely Great Products” by David Fradin with RN Prasad.

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Eight Tips for Effective Win-Loss Analysis

ProductCraft

To build a more sellable product, you need to know why prospective customers do or don’t purchase your product. What was their final decision? Did they perceive any product gaps? What other factors influenced their decision? Which alternative solutions did they consider?

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TEI 254: The right way to use web-ethnography to learn about customers – with Bill McDowell

Product Innovation Educators

With not much more than a web meeting, product managers can put web-ethnography into action. You have a lot of tools to help you learn about yours customers, such as customer visits, interviews, and surveys. One of my favorites is ethnography.

On a Mission to Kill Release Nights

Split

It’s known that modern companies, especially the ones that have adopted agile principles, have achieved a faster degree of delivery cadence, deploy many times per day, diminished the risk of each release, and lowered the time to fix defects in production environments.

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Why use .Net MVC Framework for dealing with End-to-End Solutions for App Development

The Product Coalition

Why use .Net Net MVC Framework for dealing with End-to-End Solutions for App Development image source: pragimtech Today, developments are occurring nonstop every day. It is critical to gain admittance to the most recent innovations to have a specialty in the consistently developing challenge.

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.

The State Of Innovation | A Conversation with Rita McGrath & Alex Osterwalder | BoS USA 2019

Business of Software Conference

Rita McGrath (Author, Seeing Around Corners) & Alex Osterwalder (Founder, Strategyzer). At Business of Software USA 2019 we were joined by two titans of innovation thinking. Rita McGrath & Alex Osterwalder both gave fantastic talks at the conference and shared enthusiastically in the 3 days of learning. It’s probably fair to say that Alex made more notes than anybody!

Where to begin when hiring for remote work

The Product Coalition

An interview with Joe Cheung, Operating Partner, Talent at Craft Ventures Ahead of Range’s upcoming Meetup on remote hiring , I sat down for a quick chat with one of our panelists, Joe Cheung. Is the future of work remote? According to Joe, it’s already here.

How to create an interactive wireframe in Cacoo

Cacoo

When you are developing a website or mobile application, a wireframe or mockup is a useful tool for communicating ideas visually in an efficient manner. It encourages collaboration by providing designers and developers a basic form of the product to work with and improve on.

Pyramid of product manager needs PoPMan): impact, outcome and output

The Product Coalition

In my last article, I described the pyramid of product manager need. In this follow up blog post, we will have a look at the pyramid from… Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». output outcomes product-management impact popman

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.

UXDX recap: Product design experts from Uber, Mastercard, and more share their insights

ProductBoard

Last week, my fellow designer Zdenek and I hopped on a plane to Dublin to attend the 4th annual UXDX conference.

Daily Scrum Anti-Patterns

The Product Coalition

TL; DR: 20 Daily Scrum Anti-Patterns In my experience, the Daily Scrum is the Scrum event with the highest anti-pattern density among all events. Learn more about the Daily Scrum anti-patterns that threaten to derail your agile transition.

Black Box IoT?

CONTACT Software

Who wants to buy a pig in a poke? Especially when you are entering completely new territory with it… The first stroller, for example: you are already aware that you need it, but the decision between a small pack format or the bicycle trailer combination is more difficult.

Build Your Company Strategy Around Conversion and Innovation

The Product Coalition

In my previous post , I discussed how you can apply the balance of innovation and optimization to your product teams and product organization. In this update, I also apply that model to your larger company strategy.

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.

10 things about remote facilitation we wish we’d known sooner

Miro

10 things about remote facilitation we wish we’d known soonerfor many, Facilitating a meeting or a workshop may seem like a dreadful task. Facilitating a remote workshop – even more so. There’s something inherently challenging about not being in the same room with your team. You can’t really revert to small talk when the atmosphere […]. The post 10 things about remote facilitation we wish we’d known sooner appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

It’s okay to doubt yourself as a Product Manager

The Product Coalition

Photo by Paolo Nicolello on Unsplash It started on a weekend. I suddenly started worrying about a new feature we were beginning to work on Monday. All sorts of questions started to emerge. Did enough customers need this feature to justify building it? Had we understood the requirements enough?

Wendy’s Product Managers Take On Breakfast

The Accidental Product Manager

Wendy’s wants to bring in more customers in the morning Image Credit: Mike Mozart. So here’s a quick question for you: what’s the most important meal of the day? If you said breakfast, then the product managers at Wendy’s would agree with you.

5 Freemium Customer Conversation Platforms

The Product Coalition

Dashly Crisp Gist Drift Zendesk There are thousands of platforms that you can choose from to communicate with and engage your customers. But how do you know which one is the best for your company?

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.

Should you Make the Main CTA on Mobile ‘Stick-to-Scroll’?

AB Tasty

We dive into whether mobile experiences should keep or ditch the 'stick-to-scroll' call to action in our latest Myth Busters article. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as Should you Make the Main CTA on Mobile ‘Stick-to-Scroll’? Conversion Optimization User Experience

The Accidental Product Manager: From Cars To Games To Google

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

We talk to Sai Boddupalli , an Exponent alumnus, on his journey being a product manager across various, distinct industries spanning automotive, e-commerce, gaming, and payments. Sai is going to be a PM at Google starting December, working on the Payments Platform.

Profile: Eric Iwashita, Product Manager at Pendo

ProductCraft

Name: Eric Iwashita Role: Product manager Company: Pendo Background: Eric is a Triangle transplant passionate about human-centered problem solving, ethical design, and wicked problems.

The Passion Economy (Guest essay by Li Jin)

Andrew Chen

Hi readers, Consumer startups have gone through many phases: Web 2.0, Facebook apps, Mobile (remember SoLoMo?), and in recent years, some of the best opportunities have been happening in the real world. In recent years, the Gig Economy has taken over.

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.