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.

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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.

How Much is that Feature in the Window?

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Roadmaps are about the future, and talking about a roadmap means talking about the future. But how you tailor that conversation depends on who you’re having it with, because your stakeholders’ vision for the future and your customers’ vision are likely two different things. Every audience has their own needs and expectations that you are working to fulfil, and as a product manager, it is up to you to manage these many moving parts. A conversation about creating value is going to vary based on whether or not you’re asking someone to buy your product, or fund it.

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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Dungeons & Dragons made me a better Product Manager

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

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When you think of release notes, you may think of those few bullet points you see right before you upgrade your iPhone to the latest and greatest iOS.


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Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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?”.

You Don’t Own Your Digital Product – Until You Can Recreate It

Emerge Insights

Digital products and services are increasingly becoming a competitive necessity. However, a significant number of businesses today are faced with an unanticipated and very costly challenge. Evaluating product ownership is a crucial component of your digital product strategy, and many companies don’t own their product at all. You might find this statement provocative or utterly […].

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.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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!”

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

The Marketer’s Guide to Product Led Growth Marketing


Product led growth marketing is like the business equivalent of really great storytelling. And that is ? Show don’t tell. That’s why we wouldn’t dare tell you what product-led growth marketing is or how to do it.

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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.