Mon.Jun 10, 2019

Stuck in the Middle With Product Managers

Mind the Product

Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, here I am, Stuck in the middle with you. Stealers Wheel, 1973.

TEI 233: Everyone wants more agility in their product process and this is how to get it – with Colin Palombo

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers should combine flexibility and rigor in an agile stage-gate process. Just about every organization I have worked with this year wants more agility in their product management processes. They want to get new products to market faster and release enhanced versions in less time.

Technical Debt, Loans & Costs

Johanna Rothman

I listened to The Ultimate Metric: Identifying the Right Problems to Solve. The guest, Janelle Klein, said: Technical debt is not a loan. I thought that was brilliant. She went on to explain that when we talk about “debt” managers think they have dials to manage the debt. Uh oh. Wrong. When managers think in cost accounting terms, such as mortgages, they think they can: Predict the cost of maintaining that debt, in both money and time. (Do Do nothing to pay off or manage that debt.).

What Google’s and SalesForce’s respective acquisition of Looker and Tableau Software means for…

Piyanka Jain

What Google’s and Salesforce’s respective acquisition of Looker and Tableau Software means for CIO’s The BI analytics tool space is consolidating to compete against Microsoft’s ensemble of Business Analytics(BA) products which promises to solve for the entire workflow?—?data

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.

Internal Product Development at the Financial Times by Claire Parker

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Claire Parker describes how the Financial Times built internal tools for editorial use by using a product development approach.

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Dungeons & Dragons made me a better Product Manager

The Product Coalition

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New leadership skills required to thrive in constant disruption, complexity and ambiguity


By Terri Soller, Managing Director Conversus Leaders. With Google showing three billion hits for the term “leadership”, why do we find this so interesting? Sitting in an airport lounge googling leadership surrounded by suited up business leaders all doing important work in the world.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Dear Strategy: 088 Deciding Who Decides

Dear Strategy

On this week’s episode, host Bob Caporale , founder of Strategy Generation Company and author of Creative Strategy Generation , answers the following TWO questions: Dear Strategy: “Who decides the strategy, and should it be confidential?”.

Our 6 Must Reads for Onboarding Tactics That Help New Hires Succeed (and Stay)

First Round Review

Onboarding is so much more than the standard-issue IT set-up: It's the foundation for how new hires settle into their roles and their future at the company. We gathered perspectives on how to prime your newest employees for success. Continue reading at First Round Review »


Dear Strategy: 088 Deciding Who Decides

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “Who decides the strategy, and should it be confidential? AND “Should strategy start at the ‘top’ or be a product management-level decision?”. .

Ecommerce and Data Science: It’s Not as Simple as You Might Think

The Product Coalition

Background Machine learning and data mining seem to be all the rage these days in web-tech circles. Looking back though, there is nothing actually new or cutting edge about the science behind these terms. They’ve been around since the 1960s and were used to get us to the moon. At their core, machine learning and data mining are rooted in simple statistics equations created to assess large data sets in order to find patterns and make predictions.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

Product-Driven Growth | David Barrett, Expensify | BoS USA 2017

Business of Software Conference

David Barrett, Founder/CEO, Expensify. Growth is often measured in terms of market share, customers or revenue, with the onus on marketing and sales to grow the business. Expensify however, has become the fastest-growing ERP software in the world not by growing the sales or marketing teams, but by developing a uniquely user-driven product.

Data Science Products?—?a Guide

The Product Coalition

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You raise a fair point and I agree, at the time nobody considered an original iPhone screen to be…

Michael J. Fordham

You raise a fair point and I agree, at the time nobody considered an original iPhone screen to be “tiny”, however I emphasised the size more due to the design challenges from taking an app/website from desktop to mobile.

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Are you planning or building a plan and hoping for the best?

The Product Coalition

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”?—? Dwight D. Eisenhower Credit: quotefancy We want to know everything, us humans. We don’t like surprises. We want certainty. So much so that we often get obsessed with predicting the future?—? don’t believe me? How often do you check the weather forecast? Ever get upset when it wasn’t correct??—?I I know I do?—?“Y Y ou told me it would be sunny!”

Nine Companies Share 30+ Best Practices for Creating Embedded Analytics Products

In this 4-part series, product and technology leaders share insights for successfully going to market with a data product. Download the eBook now, and find out how you can embed analytics in your solution, from building your business case to designing and launching your product.

A step-by-step guide to how we upgraded Elasticsearch with no downtime

Inside Intercom

Elasticsearch is a core technology at Intercom. It powers everything from article, conversation and user search to reporting, billing, message delivery and even our internal log management and analytics.

Chp 4 / 17?—?How to Create User Personas & Customer Journey Mapping

The Product Coalition

Chp 4 / 17?—?How How to Create User Personas & Customer Journey Mapping Prev?—? Chapter 3: User Research?—?Learning Learning about users & their needs Next ?—? Chapter 5: How to Create Unique Value Proposition [Back to Product Management 101 ] The user is central to all your efforts.