Mon.Jul 08, 2019

Align your product roadmap to your company strategy


Let’s hop in the wayback machine and travel back to summer 2014: The Amazon Fire Phone was released to much hype, yet 14 months later the company stopped production and discontinued sales shortly thereafter.

Product Innovation with Rick Robinson, VP Product AARP Innovation Labs

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Rick Robinson is the VP of Product Development for AARP’s Innovation Labs. He began his career as a journalist and moved into digital journalism then product creation in the mid ‘90s.

When you Look but Don’t see: Agile as Performance

Mind the Product

While I’ve driven all of my adult life in the US, I’ve not had a UK driver’s license for the five or so years I’ve lived here. This year I decided to change all that and enrolled on an intensive driving course so I could knock it out in two weeks. Sadly after a couple of lessons, it was clear that something wasn’t clicking. I was making a lot of failing-level mistakes. You may wonder what this has to do with product, but bear with me.).

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Using the Product Canvas to Define Your Product: Getting Started

bpma ProductHub

By Ellen Gottesdiener – I usually find a diversity of opinion when I ask anyone within an organization what their products are. This is true for product companies whose primary source of revenue is their product and for companies who use products internally to run their business.

Make an Impact with Customer Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

Using Slack: How To Be Distraction Free Like It’s Builders

Nir Eyal

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CRO for Bloggers: How to Convert Readers Into Customers

AB Tasty

While not all blogging has the explicit goal of driving sales, most content marketing programs are set up with the. Read more. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as CRO for Bloggers: How to Convert Readers Into Customers. Conversion Optimization

Can Coke Product Managers Make Their New Alcoholic Drink A Success?

The Accidental Product Manager

Chu-Hai is big in Japan. Can Coke join the crowd? Image Credit: Tim. So for just a moment, picture yourself as a product manager for one of the most iconic products out there: Coke-Cola.

What Playing in a Rock Band Taught Me About Product Management, Part 2

The Product Coalition

In late 2016, I remember reading a great bit by John Vars (now CPO at Qonto, previously Varo Money & TaskRabbit) titled as per the above, which of course immediately grabbed my attention; in the article, he delves into his past as a musician, and draws parallels to his present vocation.

A Brief Guide to Product Management Certification and Training


If you’re reading this, you might be asking yourself, “Should I get a product management certification?” ” And I’ll give you the short answer: It depends.

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.

Use WebAuthn to log in to Backlog, Cacoo, and Typetalk


At Nulab, your security is our priority. We’re always looking for new steps we can take to keep you and your team’s data secure as you collaborate to bring your ideas to life. Today, we’re introducing a new, more secure sign-in option with WebAuthn. What is WebAuthn?

The Blockchain Revolution: How Is It Changing Business

The Product Coalition

If you’ve been following banking and investing in the last decade, you’ve probably heard of blockchain. By definition, it’s a growing list of records, called blocks, that are linked using cryptography. It’s a complex technology, but the idea is very simple.

Reducing the Intercom Messenger bundle size by 65%

Inside Intercom

Businesses put the Intercom Messenger on their websites because they want real-time communication with their users. To help the Messenger load as quickly as possible on the web, we recently worked on reducing the bundle size of our Messenger.

How great product teams use Story Time to do better work

The Product Coalition

The User Story is the unit of currency in the exchange of ideas between product managers and engineers. Product Managers write the things… Continue reading on ». startup agile software-development entrepreneurship business

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.

10 Real Estate Landing Pages Nailing Customer Experience

AB Tasty

It’s fair to say that customer experience is an important focus for any company: it drives growth while nurturing current. Read more. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as 10 Real Estate Landing Pages Nailing Customer Experience. Landing Page

Putting Together The Best Possible Product Manager Resume

The Product Coalition

Product management is a field with a lot of possibilities. It’s one in which you can find yourself coordinating a workflow for a product which is fascinating and gives you an extremely large amount of power, even if you aren’t directly connected to the product itself.

Software Equity Group Q2 2019 SaaS M&A Update


The Software Equity Group has published their second quarter 2019 SaaS M&A update. It includes information about transaction volume, valuation multiples, and a host of other topics. The post Software Equity Group Q2 2019 SaaS M&A Update appeared first on Development Corporate.

What is Product Marketing? A Data-Backed Definition

The Product Coalition

An insight into Product Marketing roles, responsibilities and KPIs after interviewing dozens of Product Marketing Managers.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Dear Strategy: 090 Balancing The Old and The New

Dear Strategy

Product manager, problem finder

The Product Coalition

I get it. You really like to see things get done. It’s so rewarding to make things happen! And you have the power to make it happen! You want to be helpful, and people are asking for your help all the time, you have the answers and you love it, you want to be a good team player!

Dear Strategy: 090 Balancing The Old and The New

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “In a rapidly changing marketplace, how should teams balance the need to support the core business and the need to tackle innovation? What tactical steps can allow an organization to succeed at both without segregating people into separate teams?”. .

TEI 237 Flashback: Effectively pitching your ideas and influencing others – with Nancy Duarte

Product Innovation Educators

The simple way product managers can clearly communicate anything and increase their influence. During the month of July, 2019, I’m sharing some of the most favorite and valuable discussions from the first 100 interviews.

Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.

Designing for growth: advice for platform creators


Designing for growth: advice for platform creatorsSimone CiceroCo-founder, BoundarylessGuglielmo ApolloniDesigner and Social Entrepreneur, BoundarylessPlatforms vs. products: what’s the difference?Products Products are designed for customers. An individual customer has a problem, and you provide a solution. However, this approach assumes that you know the solution.We wanted to challenge this assumption. We started Platform Design Toolkit because we’re […].

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SF Design Week recap: Why tech companies invest in brand design


SF Design Week event recap:Why tech companies invest in brand designAs part of San Francisco’s annual Design Week in June, we wanted to activate the design community around the topic of brand design. Following our company’s own rebrand earlier this year, we were curious: Why is it actually important for tech companies to invest in […]. The post SF Design Week recap: Why tech companies invest in brand design appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro