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.

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.

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

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.

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.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Release Notes: June 2019


Uncover more insights about user paths with a new and improved Pathfinder. Available for all Scholarship, Growth, and Enterprise customers. Pathfinder shows you the paths that users take within your product leading up or starting after important product actions.

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.

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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How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

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.

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.

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!

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

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

Dear Strategy: 090 Balancing The Old and The New

Dear Strategy

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

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?”. .

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.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.