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Need a Product Manager Mentor? Here’s How to Find a Great One


When we’re new at something, we turn to trusted experts. Sure, we also glean all we can from the resources available to us, but there’s nothing quite like learning directly from someone who’s been through it all before. Experts can make great mentors because they’ve acquired valuable wisdom and mastered their craft through years of day-to-day experiences. They’ve also learned valuable lessons the hard way.

Feature Creep: How to keep your UX project on track


How can you keep your UX project from getting overwhelmed by feature creep? From startups to agencies, everyone is vulnerable to feature creep. The post Feature Creep: How to keep your UX project on track appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

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The Upside of Being a B2B Software PM


In my previous post, I told you about five of the main reasons why being a PM for a B2B enterprise software product is a real struggle — lack of visibility, certification nightmares, and a whole lot of complexity.

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Spendesk’s Nicolas Marchais on evolving with your market

Inside Intercom

Creating a new product category also creates a plethora of challenges – from spotting the right market niche to convincing customers that yours is a service they need. If people aren’t looking for your solution, you have to educate them about the problem your product solves.

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.

Erika Hall Knows How to Fix Your Design Process (But You’re Probably Not Going to Like It)

dscout People Nerds

The Mule Design co-founder and Just Enough Research author on why doing good research scares us, experience design is a misnomer, and real creativity requires logging off


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The Product Pre-Mortem

The Product Coalition

Before you build or invest, take these steps to de-risk Continue reading on ». postmortem product-management strategy planning pre-mortem

Create a Conference Proposal the Conference Wants and Accepts, Part 2: Start with Outcomes

Johanna Rothman

Now that you've framed your proposal, start with what you want people to talk away from the talk, the outcomes. Because too many descriptions are a promise for an outcome or what people will learn. If you're coy about the outcomes, people can't select themselves in or out for your presentation. Speakers who say, “Everyone should hear my ideas” kid themselves. Your content is not right for everyone. Mine isn't either.).

Everything Product Managers Need to Know about Hackathons

The Product Coalition

Hackathons, also called hackfests or sometimes codefests, are events for software developers to come up with a demonstrable MVP in a short time based on a particular theme or addressing a certain problem. But I’m a Product Manager, what does this have to do with me?”

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 PB&J of UX and Product


You’ve got a new feature that you’re excited to start working on. Not only are you motivated by how cool this feature will be, but you also need to build it ASAP. It would be nice to take some time on it and get feedback from the UX team, but given how fast it needs. Read more » The post The PB&J of UX and Product appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Best Practices Communication Design Product Teams UX

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Portals, Chatbots and best practice in Government search

The Product Coalition

In 2011, I led a project at Sensis to investigate the implementation of best practice Government search in the Australian White Pages… Continue reading on ». artificial-intelligence search chatbots virtual-assistant machine-learning

5 Usability Testing Tools Every UX Designer Should be Using

UXCam Bluespace

Understand what users think about your product. Insights

Why Product Managers should care about Development Culture

The Product Coalition

Make sure your tools are optimized. As product managers, we focus on many things including strategy, execution and mostly connecting strategy and execution. When it gets to development culture many product managers feel it is not their problem because it is the domain of the VP R&D.

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.

How we Built a Ride-Hailing app for the Polish Market

Mind the Product

Faced with the continual need to fix bugs and having to work with outdated code, the team at Polish cab-hailing app iTaxi realised a need to go back to basics and opt for a complete rebuild of our app. This is how we did it.

Agile Movers & Shakers (1): Viktor Cessan

The Product Coalition

The Agile Movers & Shakers Interview with Viktor Cessan Welcome to the Agile Movers & Shakers interview series. Today’s guest is Viktor Cessan. Viktor has dedicated his career to helping companies consciously design organizations that keep motivation, engagement, and performance levels high.

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Top 7 Tomcat Metrics for Java Performance Monitoring

eG Innovations

What is Apache Tomcat? The Apache Tomcat software is an open-source implementation of the ava Servlet, JavaServer Pages (JSPs), Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.

What Do You Really Need: In-House Team, Outsourcing or a Tech Partner?

The Product Coalition

The history of Slack, the most widely used workplace messaging app, is often referred to as a classic startup success story. Before it became a world sensation, the company was called Tiny Specs, and their initial product had nothing to do with collaboration in the workplace.

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.

Breaking hearts and making stars


In 1976, Elton John and Kiki Dee serenaded audiences, beseeching: “Don’t go breaking my heart…” . Well, we at UserTesting didn’t follow that “heartfelt” plea. We broke it—the heart, that is.

The Importance of Effective Communication in Project Management

The Product Coalition

During project planning, communication is often overlooked. Most project plans only consider the actual development?—?but but what about discussing and explaining the tasks at hand? You know how they say, “The truth is born in an argument”?

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