Mon.Oct 07, 2019

Product Roadmap Prioritisation

Roman Pichler

Before You Start Prioritising …. Before you order the roadmap items, double-check that you have a validated product strategy in place. You should be able to confidently say why users would want to use your product and why it is worthwhile for your company to invest in it.

The Power of Experience Mapping by Gerard Dolan

Mind the Product

Gerard Dolan is a Customer/User Experience and Product Design Consultant. In this Toronto ProductTank talk he illustrates the power of experience mapping, answers the questions of what it is, why we do it and the value of doing it by exploring: The types of experience maps.

Product Positioning Tip 5 of 7: Include Emotion

Proficientz – Product Management University

Take a minute and go read a few of your product web pages or a piece of product literature. They’re well-worded, proper and grammatically correct, which also means they probably lack emotion.

Start a Meeting From Questions

The Product Coalition

Why it is so difficult to organize a good meeting? Continue reading on ». management meetings teamwork business leadership

The Product Growth Engine

Speaker: Dave Martin, Founder, Right to Left

How do you create sustainable growth? Do your product and feature releases achieve the desired results? In this talk, Dave Martin, founder at Right To Left, will explore how human bias repeatedly hinders product success and causes teams to miss out on their potential.

5 Reasons Consumption-Based Customer Success Is Different


Every meeting I have with leaders about customer success starts pretty much the same: “Nick, before we get started, I want to let you know that our business is a little different from most typical companies.”. The myth of the unique business model.

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Product Design Case Study: Design a Smart Fridge

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

In this post, we'll review a case study submission from one of our Exponent members, Sholanki Sarkar. Question : Design a Smart Fridge. If you want to brush up on the basics of answering Product Design Questions, check out Exponent’s lesson on how to ace the product design interview question.

TEI 250: High velocity innovation – with Katherine Radeka

Product Innovation Educators

Combine learning and doing to create better products more quickly. Every company is wanting faster innovation, yet they often have systems that actually slow and limit innovation.

Accountability, the road to failure

The Product Coalition

Responsibility vs Accountability & The Trust Paradox of Self-Organising Teams “Failure is an attitude, not an outcome.”?—?Harvey

Product-Led Growth and the Age of the End User


The team at OpenView Ventures knows quite a bit about product-led growth. In fact, they originally coined the term back in 2016. At last month’s Pendomonium event, Blake Barlett, one of the partners at OpenView, took the stage to discuss this topic and how companies can embrace the PLG mindset.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

How to Be An Inclusive Leader With Jennifer Brown – Masters of Product Management

Sequent Learning

How an Inclusive Culture Leads to Better Innovation, a Discussion with Jennifer Brown. Meet Guest: Jennifer Brown.

The Balance Between Conversion and Innovation

The Product Coalition

What I’ve started to see over time is that two key focus areas for a company are conversion and innovation. If you are looking at the growth curve of a company, the big jumps tend to represent moments of innovation.

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How Indian Product Managers Do Battle With Retail Goliaths

The Accidental Product Manager

In India, mom-and-pop stores are slaying the big chains Image Credit: Chris Piascik. Retail giants Amazon and Walmart really, really want to start selling a great deal in India. In fact, they are willing to spend billions to set up shop there. However, their success is not guaranteed.

How to Apply a Product Led Approach to Internal Products

The Product Coalition

A product-led approach has traditionally been the domain of externally facing, revenue generating parts of a business but more and more the practice of product is being applied to internally facing solutions and the employee experience.

The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

By embedding predictive analytics, you can future-proof your application and give users sophisticated insights. The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics has everything you need to get started, including real-world examples, steps to build your models, and solutions to common data challenges.

Three Ways to Manage “Extra” Work in an Iteration

Johanna Rothman

Many of my clients use an iteration-based agile approach. And, they have these problems: They “push” too much into an iteration. They use velocity, not cycle time to estimate. They rarely finish everything before the iteration ends. They have to manage extra work—work they had not estimated—in the form of an emergency or production support. The business people (I'll use the PO as the representative) want to take advantage of some change in the market.

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5 basic mistakes product managers make (and have nothing to do with products)

The Product Coalition

Product management is all about dealing with decisions, priorities, trade-offs, and compromises , and yet, I’ve seen product people who focus so much on their product, that they often forget how to work with people. Call it soft skills, intercommunication skills, it doesn’t matter.

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Mobile Marketing: Advantages and Disadvantages

UXCam Bluespace

Mobile Marketing can increase your app installations significantly. However, a lot of thought and experience needs to be put behind a mobile marketing campaign to find the best approach. Insights Marketing

Some random thoughts about being a Product Manager:

The Product Coalition

Some random thoughts about being a Product Manager: 1. Be cynical: Things will go wrong, if not in the present, it will certainly in the future. Fret not, aren’t you there to fix it. Be flexible: Prioritize your priorities. Everything changes; so does your priorities.

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Announcing First Round Essentials — After Publishing 180+ Articles on Management, We're Releasing Our First Book

First Round Review

Today we're releasing our first-ever book, rounding up the best management advice we've shared over the years. Continue reading at First Round Review »

How to Engineer Culture


Company culture is incredibly hard, yet also incredibly important. In the words of Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky , “[all other problems] will come and go. But culture is forever.”. I spend a lot of time thinking about our culture at Amplitude.

6 Reasons to Get Excited About Gainsight and the Next Decade of Customer Success


Customer success has taken the business world by storm, and not just in tech and SaaS. CSM is one of the fastest growing jobs worldwide across industries and geographies.