Thu.Sep 12, 2019

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


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.

Why Product Managers Should Listen to Music at Work


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.

8 examples of prototypes to build for your MVP


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?


The Product Growth Engine

Speaker: Dave Martin, Founder, Right to Left

How do you create sustainable growth? Do your product and feature releases achieve the desired results? In this talk, Dave Martin, founder at Right To Left, will explore how human bias repeatedly hinders product success and causes teams to miss out on their potential.

UX Writing Best Practices for Product Adoption & Onboarding


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.

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The Benefits of Prioritizing Design Before Development of Your Digital Product


In the hustle of starting a company, it’s natural to jump right into code instead of going through the design process. But this can be a dangerous road

5 Lessons I Learned From Superhuman’s Onboarding


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.

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.


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?—?

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

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


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.

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.

Google Play Store Optimization Tips for the Recent Ratings Algorithm Changes


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

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 ». hiring management product-management product-manager recruiting

The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

By embedding predictive analytics, you can future-proof your application and give users sophisticated insights. The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics has everything you need to get started, including real-world examples, steps to build your models, and solutions to common data challenges.

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.

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.

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.

How to Know If Your Product Instrumentation is Out of Date


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).

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.