Thu.May 09, 2019

3 Useful Analytics Hacks for Mobile Product Managers


Product managers are also problem managers. Crashes after a new version launch? It happens. Users dropping off after initial download? That happens too. Rather than waiting for problems to arise in aggregate and then fixing them, you can take a proactive approach.

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Making a dent in the universe… when your awesome new feature is already “so three months ago”


An earlier version of this article first appeared on Product Coalition. How many times in the past week have you scowled at your smartphone for making you wait longer than five seconds to send a Slack message, hail a cab, order a meal delivered to your doorstep, or refresh your Instagram feed?

The path to product management


This post was originally published by our friends at ProductCraft and is shared with their permission. How did you get into product management?”. I’ve gotten this question a lot, and I’m sure many other PMs have as well. I’d attribute … The post The path to product management appeared first on UserTesting Blog. Product

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What can Non-Product People Learn From Product People?

Mind the Product

In March last year, my colleague and Mind the Product’s Director of Training, Rosemary King, wrote about how the company departments working alongside a product team could better work together to meet their common goals and to improve working practices.

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.

James Barley, Head of UX Research at Auto Trader, on ‘UX Research for the Masses’ [Video]


Head of UX Research, James Barley, showcases how he’s worked to democratize research at Auto Trader over the last couple of years, by making it more visible and understandable throughout the whole business.

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Python Automation Testing: Pytest-BDD and Python3 – The How To You Need

Modus Create

This is part of the Python Automation Testing blog series. You can review the code from this article on the Python Automation Git repo. A while back I started working on an Automation Project using Python. Due to some environment constraints I got stuck with Python 2.7.6

Data Science Consulting Is A SCAM!

Piyanka Jain

I run a Data Science Consulting company, and I say analytics consulting is a SCAM! link] I can say so because I have been on both sides of the table, having hired analytics consulting companies for big organizations and also providing analytics consulting services to top companies. I have seen projects worth hundreds of thousands of dollars being wasted, and I have seen them becoming successful too. In November 2017, Gartner released a report stating that 60% of big data projects fail.

4 Trailblazing Product Managers to Watch

BrainStation Product Management

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and virtual reality — these are some of the trends Product Managers expect will have an impact on their field in the next decade according to BrainStation’s 2019 Digital Skills Survey. Simply put, Product Managers turn ideas into reality.

San Francisco Happy Hour with productboard!


Now that we’re all settled into our new San Francisco office, we decided to host our very first meetup! Join us on Wednesday, May 15th to mingle with other product managers in the Bay Area and learn about the amazing products people are working on.

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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.

How I PM: Abbie Kouzmanoff, Product Manager at Amplitude


Abbie Kouzmanoff, one of our product managers here at Amplitude, is a big advocate of sticking to the data. Data—both quantitative and qualitative—are how you become a better product manager and how you build a better product. Abbie lends her perspective on products, teams, and learning. Location: San Francisco Current Role: Product Manager at Amplitude One word to describe how you product manage: Storytelling. Fill in the blank: The product manager is the coach of the product.

5 Reasons to Start Collecting Customer Churn Feedback


Every company wants to provide a product that continues to make customers happy and meet their needs. This will provide a strong rate of customer retention and allow the company to continue to grow. To do this, customer churn must be reduced. But, first, you need to know exactly why they churn. Taking the time to dive into customer churn feedback will save not only money but also time invested in acquiring new customers.

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Toolbox: How To Evaluate Market Opportunity ? When To Launch A New Product. Part 1, The Tools

Bogdan Coman Says

How To Evaluate Market Opportunity ? When To Launch A New Product. Part 1, The Tools A good article today is like any other (good) product: aligned with the audience (aka our lilliputian attention span), easy to get and with one single clear benefit/idea.

Product Management Skills – Benchmark Report

280 Group

Get the results from the largest study on Product Management skills to date. GET THE REPORT. In late 2018, 280 Group conducted its most ambitious and comprehensive survey to date to learn more about the skill levels of Product Managers across the globe. ABOUT THE STUDY.

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.

Toolbox: How To Evaluate Market Opportunity ? When To Launch A New Product. Part 1, The Tools

Bogdan Coman Says

A good article today is like any other (good) product: aligned with the audience (aka our lilliputian attention span), easy to get and with one single clear benefit/idea.