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The Meaning of MVP – Correcting Common Misconceptions

Mind the Product

Everyone has their own interpretation of what minimum viable product (MVP) means to their organization and, while the specifics of an MVP definition may vary, this blog explores what an MVP is, and what it definitely is not. A successful MVP is critical to building a successful digital product: it’s the focused feature set that gets your product to market, sets the tone for the future of your product, and helps to guide you toward prioritized improvements on the product roadmap.

What Product Teams Need From Customer Success

ProductCraft

If you think about it, product teams often work miracles. They’re given all manner of feedback, strategy, and stakeholder demands, and they somehow turn that into an amazing product that people want to buy. This is no easy task. Your organization’s overall product strategy or roadmap may demand that the product team focuses on one. Read more » The post What Product Teams Need From Customer Success appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

Why Product Managers Should Listen to Music at Work

ProductPlan

Thanks to open floor plan offices, it’s common to see rows of knowledge workers heads down in their laptops with an assortment of earbuds and headphones blocking out the clacking keyboards, phone calls, and conversations of their coworkers. People are just as likely to listen to music and maintain concentration amid the sonic clutter of the office as they are to draw motivation and find inspiration from what’s playing.

8 examples of prototypes to build for your MVP

ProductBoard

Previously, we talked about what a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is and why it’s useful. Fundamentally, an MVP is an experiment or process that helps you identify the right product to build while minimizing cost and resources. So how do you create that experiment? Or more specifically, how do you create a tangible experience that helps you determine if there’s value, or at the very least. Source. Ideas

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UX Writing Best Practices for Product Adoption & Onboarding

Userpilot

I recently wrote about some of the most common UX writing mistakes that I see SaaS companies make. This time, I wanted to share some UX writing best practices. Now, there are quite a lot of UX writing best practices that I could share with you, but I know you probably don’t have the time to read a whole book on the subject. That’s why I’ve decided to focus on best practices that will improve product adoption and onboarding.

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5 Lessons I Learned From Superhuman’s Onboarding

Gainsight

You know those moments in life where you feel like you reached the “next level” in your evolution as a human? I remember all of them vividly—moments like: The day my (now) wife agreed to go out with me. The day I got accepted to college. The day I got into Bill Simmons’ Mailbag. Perhaps not-exactly-at-the-same-level-but-close is the day an acquaintance said, “I can get you a Superhuman invite if you want one.”. Is this meme still a thing?

StratChat Webinar Replay with Hal Gregersen: Asking Great Questions

Strategyzer

Here's the replay of our StratChat webinar with special guest Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Center and senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management and co-author of 'The Innovator's DNA'. Webinar

Google Play Store Optimization Tips for the Recent Ratings Algorithm Changes

Apptentive

If you’re a product manager or mobile marketer responsible for your app store ratings and reviews, you might have noticed something weird with your Google Play Store app ratings in the last few weeks. When analyzed 23 apps, nine saw an average rating decrease of 9.82 percent and 14 saw a rating increase of 7.61 percent from after September 1st. This is because Google just released a major update to how they manage ratings and reviews.

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The Product Coalition

Chapter 16 /17 : Product Metrics -What to measure? Prev : Chapter 15?—?Managing Managing Product Development Next: Chapter 17?—?Developing Developing product Growth Mode [Back to?—? Product Management 101 ] As product managers, data is very important to track the performance of your product and derive insights from the analysis. These insights enable the team to be responsive and improve the product. However, collecting or measuring data is not an issue.

6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

Come Celebrate with Us: The Forbes 100, Amplify, and 2019 So Far

Amplitude

We’re excited to share that Amplitude entered the Forbes Cloud 100 this year. The Cloud 100 showcases the top 100 private cloud companies in the world. Each year, The Cloud 100 is selected and ranked by a panel of judges from leading public cloud companies using qualitative and quantitative data submitted by nominees along with publicly available third-party data sources. Thank you to all our customers and champions—we couldn’t have done this without you.

Chapter 17/17 ?—?How to develop Product Growth model?

The Product Coalition

Chapter 17/17?—?How How to develop Product Growth model? Prev : Chapter 16?—?Product Product Metrics [Back to?—? Product Management 101 ] Step 1?—?Developing Developing Equation to identify growth levers Map the customer journey and assemble the growth model.

PM Interview Product Design Case Study - Pet Pain Points

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

In this post, we'll review a case study submission from one of our Exponent members. Question : Design a product that solves user pain points around owning a pet. If you want to brush up on the basics of answering Product Design Questions, check out Exponent’s lesson on how to ace the product design interview question. Candidate’s answers are in regular font, interviewer’s responses in bold, and the editor’s notes in italics ).

10 product manager interview questions you should definitely use

The Product Coalition

When it comes to hiring product managers for software businesses, it’s not quite as straightforward as it is for some roles. Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». hiring management product-management product-manager recruiting

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

Human-Centered Design Network’s Gerry Scullion on inclusive architecture

Inside Intercom

?. Like the built world, the internet is constructed for the majority. Too often, our online architects fail to take into account differently abled users. Design can help, to be sure, but it can also hurt – and that’s likely to be the case when the teams we assemble are one-dimensional, exclusive or lack diversity. As a rule, design should first do no harm.

What is Synthetic Monitoring?

eG Innovations

Organizations depend on fully functioning IT systems and processes to attract customers, deliver services and manage internal operations. The operation of these systems and processes directly impacts the business and reputation of each organization. Ensuring that all IT systems and processes are fully functional 24×7 is a key component of any organization’s IT performance management strategy. This is where synthetic monitoring comes in.

How to Know If Your Product Instrumentation is Out of Date

Gainsight

If you’re using these old school methods, your product instrumentation is suffering. Today’s product teams have easy access to tools that help them track every user action (or lack thereof). I’ve worked in the world of tech and SaaS products for over 18 years and let me tell you, it wasn’t always that way. Automated product instrumentation is game-changing. I’m still in shock when I hear about the archaic processes people are using today. Manual logging. Querying your Dev team.

Wanted: Instructor to Teach Product Management and Product Marketing Courses in European Time Zone

Spice Catalyst

Spice Catalyst is looking for an experienced product manager and instructor to teach Spice Catalyst’s product management and product marketing courses in the European time zone. The courses range from one to two days in duration and are delivered over WebEx. The first course scheduled is on Sept 25 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM… Building Insanely Great Products Instruct Product Management Product Marketing Teach

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!