Tue.May 19, 2020

Skills to Make Working With Engineers Easier

Mind the Product

I believe that product managers should take the time to discuss new product hypotheses and planned features with the engineers they work with. It helps them to be able to plan a project roadmap as precisely as possible.

ONE THING on Unscientific

Product Culture

A few weeks ago, I did an unscientific poll: What is your company doing in response to COVID-19? Layoffs? Furloughs? Expanding? Interesting results below. There is no obvious winner. Companies seem to be doing all of the possibilities I thought of, and more.

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Resilient Leadership During Challenging Times


A crisis can bring out the best (and worst) in people. Throughout my career, I’ve seen a spectrum of responses from leaders that have shaped my views on which strategies work and which ones don’t.

Making Decisions That Scale – Julia Whitney on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

In previous roles, Julia Whitney led teams at WGBH and the BBC, so she’s familiar with rooms full of people in meetings where decisions not only don’t get made, they’re sometimes actively avoided.

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 fulfill, 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 Data Scientist to Product Management: 4 Tips for New and Aspiring PMs

The Product Coalition

What are important things to remember when you are starting your first product manager (PM) position? What are the best ways to prepare… Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». career-advice careers product-manager product-management product-manager-interview

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Football App Validation In A Real-Life Scenario

The Product Coalition

Intercept field study by UX Studio Image by UX studio Our client creates digital products to help football fans follow matches, favorite teams, news, or even play web or mobile games. Some years ago their team decided to put a new app in football-lovers’ pockets.

Making Product Decisions With Conviction


Scoping out a new product initiative can be a huge challenge. The average person makes around 35,000 decisions each day, and product leaders probably make even more. After all, your product can go in thousands of different directions. Should you tackle the most requested feature set?

A Guide to Gap Analysis

The Product Coalition

Photo by Suad Kamardeen on Unsplash It’s often easy to lose sight of your goal in business. Core values get buried by endless new projects and mounting processes. As a result, it becomes tricky to know whether your performance meets your long-term goals. When this happens, gap analysis can help.

Average Interaction and Response Rates for In-app Mobile Communication


Many brands today may think they build customer-centric products based on feedback from a majority, but they couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, our data shows that brands only hear from less than one percent of their customer base , which we call the “vocal minority.”.

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.

A Simple Guide to Chaos Engineering


Did you know that passenger jets can fly without all their engines? They’re designed with resilience in mind and can keep flying quite safely if an engine fails. As software engineers we also want to make resilient systems, avoiding single points of failure that could take down the entire system.

The Best Associate Product Manager Programs (2021 APM)

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Product Management is notoriously difficult to get into. This challenge is especially augmented for those just graduating from college with minimal exposure to product management.

Jobs emerge as companies gain confidence


Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.”- Winston Churchill. Wow what a challenge the past 3 months have been! So many of us have lost our jobs, had our hours reduced or been forced to take holidays.

How to Ace Prioritization Questions in Product Management Interviews

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

A major part of being a product manager is being able to prioritize. Prioritization interview questions test whether you can develop a process to identify what your team should be working on.

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.

How a pandemic is changing our community


Community has been a big part of Brainmates from the beginning. Back in the early noughties, when Brainmates began, nobody knew what Product Management was. When we spoke about it, people thought we were talking about Project Management. It was immensely frustrating , and hard.

How to Become an Associate Product Marketing Manager (APMM)

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

What is an APMM? The Associate Product Marketing Manager (APMM), program is Google’s global, renowned early-career program, which was started in 2003 by Marissa Mayer at a similar time she started the Associate Product Manager (APM) program.

Showcase Webinar Series

Agile Velocity

“ Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.” – Tony Schwartz.

Five Essential Skills for Product Marketing Managers

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Product Marketing is a very new role in the industry - it sits at the intersection of product and marketing but the function influences several areas of the organization including design, sales, support, and engineering.

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

An Outcomes-Driven Approach To Business Agility

Agile Velocity

A free, 1-hour webinar on the Path to Agility® – Introducing a simple yet powerful way to profoundly better outcomes. See firsthand how Path to Agility makes sense of Agile transformations. Get specific answers to your chronic transformation challenges.

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The Best Associate Product Manager Programs (2021 APM)

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Product Management is notoriously difficult to get into. This challenge is especially augmented for those just graduating from college with minimal exposure to product management.

What is Usability?

Actuation Consulting

How Do Usability Evaluation Methods Help The Development Process? Usability testing allows you to determine whether what’s been developed can be effectively used by customers. The test should result in demonstrating the product’s ease of use. Testers should also find the use of the product intuitive. If the product is shown to be less than intuitive and easy to use, it is not ready for the market. Large companies regularly employ usability evaluations with multiple labs and testing teams.

Applying the Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to product management


As humans, we all have basic needs: food, water, air, shelter, and safety — to name just a few. And according to psychologist Abraham Maslow, these needs are structured in a pyramid, the Hierarchy of Needs.

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

3 Obstacles to Creating Stickier Products and How to Overcome Them

Proficientz – Product Management University

Here are three common obstacles to creating stickier products and how to overcome them. How You See Your Users. The number one most difficult thing for all of us is to see our users through the lens of the job they do instead of seeing them through the lens of our products.