Tue.Apr 13, 2021

Why every product and UX leader needs to be a storyteller

Mind the Product

What are the priorities for the next few months? It’s the question I asked every time I went to help an organization struggling to release a new product or get customers to adopt their current ones.

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How to Choose the Right KPIs for Your Product

Roman Pichler

What are KPIs? Key performance indicators (KPIs) are metrics that measure how your product is doing. Effective KPIs help you understand if your product is creating the desired value for the users, the customers, and the business. Without KPIs, you end up guessing how well your product is performing.

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Cracking the PM Career – Jackie Bavaro on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

When we talk about product strategy, we often go back to the double diamond approach: identify the problem that you need to solve, then work on creating & optimising a solution for it.

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Product Manager Title Inflation: How Far Will It Go?

Proficientz

Why are there so many product manager titles? The list keeps growing! Once upon a time, there was one product manager title, product manager. Today and we have…. Product managers. Technical Product Managers. Principal Product Managers. Associate Product Managers. Senior Product Managers.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Secrets of Virtual Reality in The Medical Field

The Product Coalition

Virtual Reality in Medical Field allows both patients and doctors to interact with simulated environments for better medical education, rehabilitation, and treatment.

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How High-Growth Looks Like In Terms of OKRs

The Product Coalition

For the context, Airbyte is an open-source data integration platform. Our goal is to commoditize data integration. In January, we shared how we were thinking about OKRs, along with our OKRs for Q1 2021. So we wanted to give some updates about them, and how they have evolved for the 2nd quarter.

Joining a Startup for the First Time? 30 Actionable Tips From Folks Who've Been There

First Round Review

Top startup leaders and operators share their best tips for new startup employees, including hitting the ground running, how to prioritize what to work on, and growing your career

Moving at the Speed of Trust: How to Get Your Product Team Aligned

The Product Coalition

Learn how to create an operating model to get your product team aligned and rowing in the same direction. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». software-development devops product-development product-management development

How to Write PRDs (that works): An Invite-only Workshop by Flipkart Director of Product Management, Navendu

NextBigWhat

Product Requirement Docs, i.e. PRDs are like gym subscriptions. Just because you have it doesn’t mean you are going to use it. Anybody who has spent more than a few days building products knows that PRDs do not get read by engineering teams. Most of the times. Actually, almost all the time.

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

“Without an anchor, we can be drifted to any shore.”

The Product Coalition

We have to stop confusing working agile with working chaotically and not taking the time to think things through. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management project-management ux reactive-decisions agile

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Less, but better: how focusing on UX helped us triple NPS in 18 months

Mixpanel

Sometimes, the simplest path is the best path forward. With a renewed focus on our core user experience, we saw our NPS score triple in the span of 18 months—from 15 to 50—and we’re already feeling the impact of these changes across the company.

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Does Design Thinking Lead to Solutionism?

ProductCraft

Is design thinking a privileged way of thinking? That question never crossed my mind until I took a trip to Madagascar to lead a workshop on branding and product architecture. My plan was to use the principles of design thinking as the foundation for building a brand or product.

Unfreeze the “Frozen Middle” of Management

Johanna Rothman

I had great fun with Cherie Silas and Alex Kudinov on their podcast, “Keeping Agile Non-Denominational.” ” Listen to Unfreezing the Frozen Middle. You've seen or heard about this problem: Senior leadership says, “Yes we need agility!”

Embedded Analytics Product Fit Guide - A Product Manager’s Handbook

Adding embedded analytics to your software doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. This guide is the perfect companion for SaaS product managers. It will walk you through the process of choosing the right analytics provider step by step.

Engagement Benchmarks for Retail and eCommerce Apps

Apptentive

Digital shopping exploded in 2020, with an increase in both consumers and usage. While some companies took a hit due to widespread lockdowns, those who swiftly adopted the digital shift won market share and, ultimately, new loyal customers during a difficult time for consumers.

Search at Intercom: Building our Elasticsearch cloud on AWS

Inside Intercom

In Intercom, we believe that shipping is our company’s heartbeat. Our product engineers are empowered to build great features, fast. A large part of making this belief a reality is the idea of running less software.

Are You Ready for an Agile Transformation? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

Agile Velocity

It is no secret that Agile transformations are costly and time-consuming. It is also no secret that developing Agile capabilities can help your organization achieve business results that make the endeavor worth it. So how do you know you’re ready right now ?

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Being Curious, Innerwears and Being Judgemental: In Conversation with Kunal Shah

NextBigWhat

Note that this conversation was recorded in late 2019 when Indian app ecosystem was mostly dominated by Chinese apps like TikTok etc. Excerpts from the conversation with Kunal Shah.

Product Management: Guide to Thriving as a Product Manager

As more organizations move from project to product thinking, Product Managers are occupying increasingly crucial roles. Download this guide to learn tips and strategies that will help you grow into a strong Product Manager and thrive in the position.

Kevel: The “Seedstrapped” Company Supporting BoS

Business of Software Conference

BoS regulars will know that James Avery recently renamed Adzerk as Kevel, raised $11 million to grow the company, and had a very frank and enlightening conversation with Mark.

8 Things I Learned About CS and Channel Partners

Gainsight

As the cloud business model continues its relentless ascent to take over all software spending, companies are trying to figure out how to marry the SaaS playbook with all of their traditional go-to-market methods.

“Entrepreneurs Anonymous” with Gareth Marlow: A Peer Group for Founders

Business of Software Conference

Gareth Marlow will be leading a breakout session at BoS Conf Spring.Online 26-27 April on the topic: “Entrepreneurs Anonymous: Scaling a Tech Business is Hard.” ” If you’ve ever worked with someone you didn’t trust, you will know how hard it can be to get even simple things done.

New analyst report: Digital product management tools and tech

ProductBoard

Product managers have long relied on a collection of generic tools, like Excel and Powerpoint, to coordinate and collaborate across teams.

Re-Thinking Translation for Business Growth in a Digital-First World

Effective localization is critical to business expansion. But traditional translation processes can't keep pace with today's agile, omnichannel realities. Read our eBook to discover the limitless possibilities uncovered by agile translation management.

Joining a Startup for the First Time? 30 Actionable Tips From Folks Who've Been There

First Round Review

Top startup leaders and operators share their best tips for new startup employees, including hitting the ground running, how to prioritize what to work on, and growing your career

How to Structure Feature Flags for Entitlements

Split

Should you use feature flags for entitlements? If you don’t have the option of a dedicated authentication framework, then the answer may be yes.