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.).

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.

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.

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

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Boeing Product Managers Struggle To Come Back From The 737 MAX Disaster

The Accidental Product Manager

Boeing’s product managers need to find ways to rebuild trust Image Credit: Ferry Octavian. Every product manager job is different. Some are easy and some are hard.

How and why to write release notes


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Dungeons & Dragons made me a better Product Manager

The Product Coalition

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

First Round Review

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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.

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.

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?”.

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.

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?”. .

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.

Data Science Products?—?a Guide

The Product Coalition

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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.

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!”

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Michael J. Fordham

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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.

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.