Wed.Oct 14, 2020

Ideation methods to turn your design team into a creative powerhouse

Cacoo

No matter how creative you are, coming up with fresh ideas on-tap isn’t easy. The blank page can be an intimidating thing to look at, especially when deadlines are looming. The worst part is, the more you stress, the harder it is to be creative. This is where ideation techniques come in handy.

Product Managers and Product Owners: What’s the Difference?

Product Talk

For this month’s Product Talk post, I recorded a video where I consider the difference between product managers and product owners. You can watch the video or read an edited version of the transcript below. I want to talk about product managers and product owners.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Jen Cano, VP and Principal Product Manager at Elsevier

280 Group

For our next installment of the Trailblazing Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Jen Cano, VP and Principal Product Manager at Elsevier. View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders. How did you get into product management?

Predictive Tech and Data Ethics: Part 2 – It’s Time To Operationalise Data Ethics

Mind the Product

Following on from Predictive Tech and Data Ethics: Part 1 – the Pros and Cons our intention with this post is to help individual practitioners and business leaders better understand our rationale behind why data ethics matters and how it can be done better.

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Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

How to create product principles that make a difference

The Product Coalition

Why use them, and 20 examples to get you started Continue reading on Product Coalition ». technology startup business product-management design

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What if we ‘Don't Remember the Sprint Goal’ in the Daily Scrum?

The Product Coalition

Emphasizing the importance of Sprint Goal for the Scrum Team [link] The Daily Scrum is an event internal to the Development Team. The Scrum Master ensures the Daily Scrum is held but not mandated to participate. Why the Development Team need their Daily Scrum?

How to Stop Making Terrible Product Tours and Start Making Great Ones

Userpilot

There aren’t many people out there who would tell you that you DON’T need product tours for your SaaS. But the phrase “product tours” covers a wide range of different onboarding and training mechanisms. And in today’s SaaS environment – let’s be honest – some of them are pretty rubbish.

How to Change the World with Product: A Guide for PMs

The Product Coalition

“The night is dark and full of terrors.” Has any phrase seemed to be so appropriate for 2020? Wildfires, political unrest, social inequality, a global pandemic…this year feels like a gift that keeps on giving!

Mental Health and Remote Work

Modus Create

There is a lot of research related to mental health and remote work. As a Human Resources Administrator who works in the People Operations Department, one of my concerns is mental health in the workplace.

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

Dealing With Uncertainty and Product Decisions in Large Organisations

The Product Coalition

Product and development teams often try to deal with the uncertainty they face with more research, more analysis, more process, more people and more frameworks. Organisations, especially the larger ones, intensify this rather than help navigate the uncertainty. Will customers want the feature?

4 Major Launch Announcements from Amplify 2020

Amplitude

Amplify 2020 gathered product leaders from the likes of IBM and Peloton to discuss the shift to a digital everything world, and the takeaway was clear: Your product is your business. The future of that business is determined by the product decisions you make today.

Connecting Customers to Office Tech in the WFH Era

Centercode

In May 2020, Twitter defied the uncertainty of the then-nascent COVID-19 pandemic with a decisive announcement: they were making work-from-home permanent. It was a plan two years in the making, but one that foreshadowed a global trend.

Pulse for Product Day 1: Products, Puppies, and Backstreet Boys Oh My!

Gainsight

Welcome to Day 1 of Pulse for Product, our inaugural event geared towards those in product management roles. Child-like joy is so vital to Gainsight, and we wanted to incorporate that essence into our theme.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Testing a Feature-Flagged Change

Split

Hard truth: Engineers are deploying half-finished features into production, and they’re doing it on purpose. These engineers are able to do this without getting fired because they’re using feature flags to hide their partially completed work. You can too.

Product Love Podcast: Nancy Hensley, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Stats Perform

ProductCraft

Product Love · Nancy Hensley, Chief PRoduct and Marketing Officer at Stats Perform: growth This week on Product Love, I sat down with Nancy Hensley, the chief product and marketing officer at Stats Perform.

Demand-Side Sales 101 | Bob Moesta | BoS USA Online 2020

Business of Software Conference

Bob Moesta // The Rewired Group. Should you rethink your sales process from the buyer’s perspective?*. For most of us, sales means reciting features, benefits, pressuring customers into purchasing. Selling feels icky. It’s not our fault – that’s how most selling is done. There’s a better way.

Join us for the #2020ProductExcellenceSummit

ProductBoard

We are delighted to announce that our inaugural Product Excellence Summit will take place on October 21st, between 08:00 and 12:30 PT – and we’d love to see you there!

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

The Journey from Customer Success to Product Manager

ProductPlan

There are many roles where your career path is clear. But, product management is a different story. People have transitioned to successful careers as product managers (PM) from every background.

ONE THING on Where do Product People Go Next?

Product Culture

So you are a senior Product person who gets recruiter calls all the time. You enjoy the Product space but you want a change. Where do you go to use your skills in a new way? The hip tech General Manager? CEO at a startup? A cushy 9-5 gig? Professional chef? Writing Nano-letters in your den? Discuss.