Thu.Oct 10, 2019

Mental Health as a Product Person – Let’s Talk

Mind the Product

Today is World Mental Health Day , and as we both struggle with mental health it’s a good opportunity to speak out and reflect on the issue of mental health at work.

What Your Executives Want to See When You’re Presenting Your Roadmap

ProductPlan

As a product manager who now sits on the other side of the table as an executive, I’ve had lots of experience both presenting executive-facing roadmaps and receiving those presentations. I understand how much thought (and possibly anxiety) goes into these roadmap presentations.

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The importance of knowing user intent when conducting behavior analysis

Userzoom

When trying to understand customer behavior on your website, a true intent study can help you uncover your visitors’ intentions. This should help answer questions such as, “Why are they coming to the site?” ” and “What are they trying to do?”

Making it Official: When to Hire for Product Ops

ProductCraft

While product operations has been around in some shape or form for years, the title itself is currently on the rise. In fact, nearly 5,700 individuals on LinkedIn have “product operations” in their job titles.

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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.

From customer problems to product features: how to use feedback to create a roadmap

Mixpanel

One of the best things I learned at Amazon was that customers are always “beautifully, wonderfully dissatisfied,” and no matter what you give them, they’ll tell you why it doesn’t work for them.

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How to Involve the Entire Organization in Your Agile Transformation

Mind the Product

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Product Positioning Tip 6 of 7: Structuring a Positioning Presentation

Proficientz – Product Management University

You’ve surely experienced this scenario. You’re inquire about a product or service. A salesperson contacts you. The first thing they talk about are the benefits of doing business with their company. Your primary interest on the other hand is to discuss your own situation first.

Louis Rosenfeld on how UX design can close the gaps between people

Inside Intercom

? ?. You’ve probably heard the parable of the six blind men and the elephant: One touches the trunk and says, “It’s a snake.” Another, touching a leg, disagrees: “No, it’s not! It’s a tree.”. Another feels the ear and mistakes it for a fan. The one touching the body is sure he’s run into a wall.

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Project Manager vs Product Manager

BrainMates

by Nick Coster, updated October, 2019. These days, businesses are under constant pressure to do more with less. One common ‘solution’ is for a single person to perform multiple roles.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

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.

The User Research Primer

UserInterviews

9 thoughtful answers to the internet’s most frequent questions about UX research

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The Proliferation of Pumpkin Spice: Has the Trend Gone Too Far?

AlphaHQ

It’s that time of the year again: We are firmly back in pumpkin spice’s grip. Back in August, before kids went back to school and a full month before the fall season officially started, Starbucks and Dunkin’ dropped their respective pumpkin-spiced products.

Contextual Onboarding: What is it, and Why Should I Care?

Userpilot

We talk a lot about contextual onboarding here at Userpilot, but we realized that a lot of you might not quite understand what it is. This article is going to tell everything you need to know about contextual onboarding: What is it? Why do you need it? How do you add it into your product?

Banking on bad UX: Finance website designs are failing gens Y & Z

TryMyUI

Financial institutions are mired in bad design and even worse PR. Now, younger generations aren't buying in. How are financial website designs failing? How can financial institutions hope to rebound in the eyes of these tech-savvy and socially aware customers? The post Banking on bad UX: Finance website designs are failing gens Y & Z appeared first on TryMyUI Blog. Finance TryMyUI UX Industry Design finance millennial Usability Testing User Experience UX Design website zoomer

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.

We’re Conducting Research at the Speed of Agile. Here’s a Case for Slowing Down.

dscout People Nerds

[OPINION] You’re not “falling behind”—you’re doing too much. It’s time we set the expectations straight

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From customer problems to product features: how to use feedback to create a roadmap

Mixpanel

One of the best things I learned at Amazon was that customers are always “beautifully, wonderfully dissatisfied,” and no matter what you give them, they’ll tell you why it doesn’t work for them. These customer requests or complaints—we call them “product gaps” —are a true gift if you effectively capture and prioritize them. At Mixpanel, we’ve developed a system where everybody in a position to talk to a customer can log a product gap.

Using Custom Annotations

CardBoard

We’ve added a new feature to customize your boards even more. CardBoard now supports custom annotations. Annotations provide a clear visual to the front of your cards to give your board more ways to collaborate real-time, visualize your stories, and give your team more shared understanding.