Tue.Oct 20, 2020

Better engineering through management – the surprising benefits of becoming a manager

Inside Intercom

One of our core values at Intercom is “We love people who genuinely want to learn and grow.”. Of course, celebrating and encouraging a growth mindset is all good and well, but how do we put in place structures and processes that actually encourage career growth?

Negotiating with Sales: A Guide for Product Managers

Mind the Product

As a product leader, you’ve likely been in this situation. The sales team needs one specific feature to close a new opportunity with a large new prospect. Your gut instinct tells you that you’ve done right through customer interviews and competitor research.

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B2B Product Manager Magazine October 2020

Proficientz

The B2B Product Manager October 2020. The product led growth model is gaining tremendous momentum. This month we look at the impact on product management and product marketing. It’s big, or maybe that’s just the way it should have always been.

Can you be a Mom and a Product Manager? – Shelly Kalish & Karen Hershenson on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

“People are hard.” ” That’s what Mind the Product co-founder Janna Bastow said in her keynote speech at #mtpcon in 2017.

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

The 40 Best Questions to Ask in an Interview — How to Go Deeper Than “What’s the Culture Like?”

First Round Review

Top startup leaders shared their favorite thought-provoking questions for candidates to ask during an interview to stand out from the crowd and gain in-depth knowledge about the company, the team, and the role

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How to Develop Your Product Career, Using the Product Quadrants

The Product Coalition

Photo by Prateek Katyal on Unsplash Most of us have a hard enough time living in the here and now and doing our day jobs, let alone thinking about the future. It’s understandable that most of us don’t make time for personal development.

Collection, Analysis, Action: A Beginner’s Guide to the Product Stack

Mixpanel

This post is written by TWG, a product consultancy specializing in modern application development , data engineering, and product growth. Since 2002, they have helped both scale-ups and large enterprises achieve their conversion, engagement, and retention goals.

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Here are the 10 most clarifying questions a PM should ask (often)

The Product Coalition

Photo by Emily Morter on Unsplash I recently came across this article on “ Eigenquestions ” which speaks about the idea of identifying the most important question when looking to make a decision or taking on an initiative (“the question where, if answered, it likely answers the subsequent questions as well”).

What Lifecycle or Agile Approach Fits Your Context? Part 6, Create Your Agile Approach

Johanna Rothman

I discussed the origins of the agile approaches in Part 5. In this post, I'll discuss how you can create an agile approach that fits your context. Why should you create your own agile approach? Because your context is unique to you, your team, project, product, and culture.

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Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

Ready, Set, Read: Starting a PM Book Club at Your Organization

ProductCraft

Are you looking for a way to transition your org to a more product-focused mindset? I wouldn’t blame you — there are numerous benefits to shifting to a product mindset, from becoming truly Agile to transforming into a fully-fledged product-led organization. But how do you do it?

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What Lifecycle or Agile Approach Fits Your Context? Part 5, Origins of Agile Approaches

Johanna Rothman

The original signatories of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development wanted to solve these specific problems: How can we: Bring more adaptability to software development? Stop “ plan the work and work the plan ” thinking? Release something of value earlier? Especially since teams now had these levers, from the iterative and incremental approaches: Prototype something for fast feedback. Release something and obtain feedback.

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Why software sales is different from hardware sales and tips for bridging the gap

Innovatemap

While it’s true a good sales professional can sell anything, it’s also true that the way to sell is different depending on what is being sold. When it comes to software sales versus hardware sales, the differences in selling tactics are many.

User Research Is Your Cheat Code

Modus Create

You have probably heard that user research is a great way to limit risk. But more importantly, it’s a competitive advantage for your company. Too many product companies chase feature parity with competitors.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Six Lessons from a Marketing Fraud | Tiffany Da Silva | BoS USA Online 2020

Business of Software Conference

Tiffany Da Silva // flowjo.co. We’ve all been there. You finally step foot into the job you’ve wanted forever only to feel like you aren’t good enough for the role, or worse, a complete fraud.

Citrix NetScaler ADM for Virtual App and Desktop Performance Management

eG Innovations

Extend NetScaler MAS for End-to-End Citrix Monitoring.