Thu.Nov 07, 2019

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.

Rapid Experimentation at Every Stage of Product Development

Speaker: Tanya Koshy, VP of Product, UserTesting

Experimentation isn't something you do once you have designs or once you’ve built the product; it's important to validate early and often to better understand your customer, their needs, and the market opportunity. Join Tanya Koshy, VP of Product at UserTesting, as she explores how, by using customer feedback at every stage of the product development process, you can better and more quickly iterate on your product ideas. Ultimately, this rapid experimentation during development will enable you to deliver customer value faster.

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 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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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?”

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.).

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

How to Monetize Data with Analytics

For software vendors looking to grow their customer base and increase revenue in a crowded marketplace, successfully and seamlessly integrating analytics into a SaaS product is critical. Learn how to monetize and productize data with embedded analytics.

How 3 Researchers Landed Their Dream Jobs with Jud Vaughan, Khalida Allen, and Christianne Elliott of Mailchimp


Sometimes the winding career path is the best one


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.

5 Usability Testing Tools Every UX Designer Should be Using

UXCam Bluespace

Understand what users think about your product. Insights

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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The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

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.

Managing Outsourced Teams Across Time Zones: Remote Collaboration Must-Haves

The Product Coalition

Managing Outsourced Teams Across Time Zones: Remote Collaboration Must-Haves With globalization gaining momentum, work practices have changed and evolved. Finding the best people for the team has become less of a challenge, since the whole world has been turned into a giant hiring pool.

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.

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

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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