Wed.Feb 06, 2019

How to evolve product launches as you grow

Inside Intercom

As a product-first company, new product launches are a core part of Intercom’s DNA – which means there’s always an abundance of juicy launches for us product marketers to work on.

How To Land a Product Management Job Straight Out of College

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Breaking into product management straight out of college is challenging. I’ve noticed that there's a lot of confusion on building the relevant skills for the job. Should students focus on honing their technical skills?

Podcast: Too Many Product Managers with Ken Norton

Mind the Product

Ken Norton needs no introduction. Now Senior Operating Partner at GV (we still slip up and call it Google Ventures), Ken was a CTO and CEO/founder before he joined Yahoo! to run its Product organisation. He then joined Google, where he worked on Maps, Calendar and Docs. Ken has also been a keynote speaker, giving inspiring talks at Mind the Product conferences in both London ( 10x not 10% , 2015) and San Francisco ( Please Make Yourself Uncomfortable , 2016).

The Certainty Trap

Amplitude

How do you foster productive discussions about uncertainty that 1) don’t end up in analysis paralysis, and 2) don’t end up making you appear “weak” or “unprepared”?

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Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

Customer Interviews: Should you Interview Users or Buyers?

ProductPlan

Customer interviews are an important component of the product development process. Product managers use customer interviews to help inform product decisions by validating problems, solutions, and pain points.

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Client care service: the mindset is essential

The Product Coalition

It is absolutely vital for the product company to provide the A-one client care service. I’m sure you have come across this rhetoric numerous times and might have already had enough of it. But before throwing this post away, did you notice I said Client Care and not Customer Support?

Online UX Research Training – Starting Soon

UX Studio

Learning how to get continuous feedback on your product and taking the design process to the next level requires conscious product decisions. UX Research is one of the most essential part of this process.

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The 6 Conferences every Mobile PM Should Attend [Plus Free Tickets]

The Product Coalition

“A product manager walks into a bar…waits tables, prepares cocktails, puts out fires…” This twist on the standard “walk into a bar” joke pretty much sums up the role of a product manager?—?they they wear many hats and juggle a lot of responsibilities at once.

How To Land a Product Management Job Straight Out of College

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Breaking into product management straight out of college is challenging. I’ve noticed that there's a lot of confusion on building the relevant skills for the job. Should students focus on honing their technical skills?

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

Adapting to Agile with John Feeley – Masters of Product Management

Sequent Learning

Whether you’re on the road or away from your desk, you’ll want to stay connected with innovative ideas from Sequent.

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Profit Sharing Creates Sustainable & Independent Open Source

Modus Create

More and more, Open Source Software (OSS) is powering the world. Open Source libraries and operating systems run devices that you interact with every day. Thanks to its broad adoption, OSS surrounds all of humanity, physically and virtually. Its uses range from infotainment systems on jumbo-jets to devices like TiVo, DVRs, and smartphones. OSS is so prolific in daily life that it’s hard to imagine what the world would be like without it. Could you? The core premise of OSS is free software.

7 Ways to Bring Creativity to Your Research For Better Results

dscout People Nerds

Creative research design is a win for researchers, participants, and business outcomes. Here are a few inventive techniques for getting the most impact out of your next project

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Pong's perfect game design

Imaginary Cloud - Design

Ask anyone to name the first videogame ever made and the answer will most likely be Pong. The arcade game was released in 1972 and three years later, reached the homes of anyone who was willing to spend $100 on Atari's Home Pong.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

Sales Discovery: Uncovering THE BIG WHY (Video)

Proficientz – Product Management University

Sales discovery can be tricky. Even when your solution solves every buyer problem, a win is still more elusive than you think. The earlier in the sales process you uncover “THE BIG WHY” the sooner you can position unique value and get the jump on the competition.