Tue.Sep 15, 2020

How to Explain Product Management to a Five-Year-Old


“What do you do?” ” Plenty of product managers have been on the receiving end of this question, and we don’t doubt that answering it is harder than it seems at first glance. After all, PMs do a lot.

Perfection is the Enemy of Progress – Matt LeMay on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Matt LeMay has a problem. He’s a content machine. He’s written 3 books (two books on product and one on the musician Elliot Smith), plenty of music, and much more – which means that he’s prone to going down a rabbit hole before sharing his work with a team.

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Solving Market Problems or Addressing Market Needs: Which is Better?


On the surface, solving market problems versus addressing the needs of a market might sound like semantics. But the implementation of each practice in B2B organizations reveals a huge contrast between the two with a ripple effect that may be just as significant.

How do you Build a Qualitative Data Lake?

Mind the Product

How do you build a data lake? In fact, what even is one? And what’s the key to understanding qualitative data operations? I’ll share my thinking on these excellent questions, and the process I’m current testing out with my own team – please feel free to share yours too!

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

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Roy Madden

New Feature. Declutter your inbox and read without distractions. Newsletters are quickly becoming the best way to get curated insights on specific topics, trends, or industries. But inboxes aren’t the best place for focused reading.

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Best 4 Classic Software Development Books

The Product Coalition

Much of modern problems in software development have actually been solved and we keep forgetting this to our peril. Every day something pops up in a conversation, on one of our teams or on socials that can be addressed by a book from years and sometimes decades ago.

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Why Product Managers Need to Know How to Sell

Paige Conrad

Angular vs Vue: Which is the Best JavaScript Framework?

The Product Coalition

JavaScript frameworks made the life of the developers much easier thanks to the ease of building powerful and feature-rich apps that can take be versatile in look and feel across all platforms.

Correcting Common Misconceptions

Lacey Lavies

Everyone has their own interpretation of what minimum viable product (MVP) means to their organization. While the specifics of a company’s MVP may vary, there are key components of what a traditional MVP is, and what it definitely is not

Product Analytics Playbook: Mastering Retention

Why do your users churn? In this guide you'll learn common product pitfalls and how to fix them.

The Role of AI in Improving the Data Security for Cloud Platforms

The Product Coalition

While for many business organizations staying competitive mainly required a consistent focus on utilizing innovation and the power of… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». role-of-ai-in-security security-for-cloud-pltfr cloud-platform improving-data-security data-security


The Impact Strong Product Management Has

Lacey Lavies

Announcing Series: Intercom’s powerful new visual campaign builder

Inside Intercom

Customer engagement has never been more essential to business survival. Retaining your hard-won customers is the difference between success and failure for online businesses, and the key to retention is excellent customer communication.

The Magic of Diary Studies with Tony Turner of Progressive


Diary studies can help researchers gain context for user decisions. Here's how Tony Turner of Progressive scales up his diary studies, builds customer journey maps from feedback, and chooses the right tools for the job


6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

The 15 Best New Features in Laravel 8

Modus Create

Laravel 8, the most recent version of the Laravel framework, was released on September 8. Laravel 8 comes with exciting new features and a guide to upgrade. Laravel creator Taylor Otwell announced some of those new features in his Laracon presentation.

Introducing productboard’s new Azure DevOps integration


Bridging the gap between product discovery and development productboard is excited to launch our Azure DevOps integration, supporting even more development teams using Microsoft’s software delivery system.

How to Escape the Product Manager Hustle Culture


Crazy-busy. Hustle culture. These loaded terms have risen to become a badge of workplace honor. They describe a state of professional fervor that’s not for the faint of heart. The crazy-busy product manager (PM) runs from meeting to meeting without breaking a sweat.

Modus Authors Release New Book, Docker for Developers

Modus Create

Docker is the de facto standard for containerizing applications. With an increasing number of software projects migrating to containers, it is crucial for engineers and DevOps teams to understand how to build, deploy, and secure Docker environments effectively.

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The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

7 Product Leaders to Follow on LinkedIn


Most of us think of LinkedIn as our always-updated Rolodex. Our professional contacts and connections are stored in there, with promotions, job changes, and new degrees popping up in our feed, job postings, and the occasionally shared link that we find interesting.

Release Notes: August 2020


New in Data Management. Comprehensive, accurate event data is integral to making data-driven decisions with Amplitude. That means it’s our responsibility to help data leaders provide the right data in the right places to the right people.

6 Brilliant Talks From BoS Conference USA Online Speakers

Business of Software Conference

There Are 6 Returning Speakers At BoS Conference USA Online This September. We’re delighted to welcome April Dunford , Jason Fried , Bob Moesta , Alex Osterwalder , Rich Mironov , and Tendayi Viki back to the BoS stage – albeit an online one this year. BoS Speakers are chosen because we believe what they have to share will help software entrepreneurs make a real difference in their businesses.


Tim Herbig

This is my complete guide to Product Discovery in 2020


6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!