Tue.Mar 31, 2020

Product Management and Personality Type

Product Management and Strategic Marketing

I recently read a book titled “Do What You Are” (by Tieger and Barron-Tieger) and it made me think: what kind of personality makes a good product manager?

Dear Strategy 108: Dealing With a Crisis Situation

Dear Strategy

On this special episode of Dear Strategy, we talk about why long-term planning becomes more important than ever during times of crisis. When unexpected events happen, many companies may actually be deterred from thinking about the future because everything in the present seems so uncertain.

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Building Products in AsiaPac – Colin Pal and Adrienne Tan on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

When you want to learn about the state of product management across Asia, there are two people who come to mind: Adrienne Tan (CEO and co-founder of Brianmates in Sydney) and Colin Pal (Chief Product Officer, Caterspot in Kuala Lumpur).

Churn Is Coming: 12 Learnings From A Survey Of SaaS CxOs


How many years ago was January 1, 2020? I don’t know about you, but I lose track of time these days. Even though winter is officially over, like Ned Stark from Game Of Thrones, it seems like we’re all preparing for darker days ahead. January 1st might have been the start of your fiscal year.

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 fulfill, 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.

So long stakeholder problems – Priscilla Nu and Tamara Moona share their advice

Mind the Product

In this blog post, we revisit an episode of Mindset in which Singapore-based Tamara Moona, Associate Director of Product at Pivotal Labs , and Priscilla Nu, Head of Digital Experience and Design at SP Group , share their advice on developing organisational alignment and tackling issues with stakeholders.

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Join the Fight Against COVID-19 with Distributed Computing

Modus Create

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread globally, affecting individuals and businesses everywhere. People across the world are engaging in social distancing and businesses are hustling to provide their employees with remote work processes to enable work while prioritizing health and safety of the team.

Podcasts About Remote Teams

Johanna Rothman

Everyone's distributed/remote/dispersed in these days of COVID-19. Mark Kilby and I have had the pleasure of being guest on a couple of podcasts that released this week: We spoke with Shane Hastie at Agile 2019.

Agile 72

Remote Work and Product Management


As the COVID-19 situation evolves across the globe, we are entering unprecedented times. In the past 15 days, much of the tech world has rapidly transitioned to mandatory remote work. We’re fortunate to have this option when others can no longer work at all.

5 Tips To Do More With Less In Customer Success During Covid-19


If you’ve been following customer success blogs recently, a lot has been said and written about how to communicate better and consistently in times of crisis like the one we’re all going through. In these uncertain times, companies (rightly so!) are keeping close tabs on their expenses and cash.

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.

Introducing the Modus Create 2020 Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Modus Create

Introducing Larelle Clarke, our first Entrepreneur-in-Residence! Announcing the Modus Create EIR Program. The goal of this program is to provide a deserving startup founder and CEO one year of mentorship and support from the Modus Create team.

Healthcare Edition: How to Get Information to Your Users Quickly


In an industry where communication is critical, how do you make sure the right message reaches the right patients, providers, and non-clinical staff? Over the past few weeks, you’ve probably been reminded of every email subscription list you’ve ever signed up for.

Finding the Right Data Science Mentor [Checklist]

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Data Science is a double-edged sword. It’s vaguely defined, so job-seekers have leeway to build their ideal career, but working in ambiguity is draining. Finding a good mentor to help navigate the uncertainty can make all the difference.

Podcasts About Remote Teams

Johanna Rothman

Everyone's distributed/remote/dispersed in these days of COVID-19. Mark Kilby and I have had the pleasure of being guest on a couple of podcasts that released this week: We spoke with Shane Hastie at Agile 2019. Here is the podcast: Johanna Rothman & Mark Kilby on Their Book From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams. We recorded Remote Project Management and Distributed Agile Teams with Cesar Abeid a few months ago.

Agile 40

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.

Any company + product manager ? a product company.

Bain Public

The day-to-day role of a product manager is constantly changing and becoming more strategic. Many product managers are still trying to escape the trap of getting projects handed to them by the C-Suite and being told to simply ‘build something’ or ‘make it better.’ This isn’t exactly much to go on.