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Mind the Product: Surviving 2020

Mind the Product

We know that people enjoy product case studies and like learning about what other teams have been through, but it can be hard to find people willing to share. This is because real life often looks very different from the polished think pieces and frameworks that you see in most articles.

Strategic Team Alignment: The Power of a One-Pager [+Webinar]

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Join our upcoming webinar, Cultivating a Strategic Product Team, Part 1: The Power of a One-Pager , on May 13th, 2021 at 10:00am PT for an in-depth discussion on creating strategic alignment in your team with a Product One-Pager. Receive the template free!


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The Future of Work is Asynchronous and The Death of a Meeting

The Product Coalition

Last year proved that working remotely isn’t just a fad for some other hip companies that definitely don't work for us. Or something that… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». asynchronous remote-working distributed-teams meetings

Analytics are the key to optimizing the product roadmap

Mind the Product

You’ve built an early version of your product, and it works. You have early adopters that really like what you are doing. You have validated your idea and built a product that is valued. But now you’re getting several requests for new features—a fork-in-the-road moment for startup businesses.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Do DevOps and the Cloud Need Test Automation?

The Product Coalition

Applications today are being tailored to run solely on the cloud and this can be accredited to the cloud-first approach most businesses have incorporated.

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Brainstorm?—?Creative Collaboration Embraces Misunderstanding.

The Product Coalition

Part of the creative collaboration process is misinterpretation. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». design design-process creativity product-management collaboration

Feature Death, Next Feature Fallacy & The Build Trap – Why Nobody is Using Your Product & What to Do About It


What is feature death? Why is nobody using the amazing features you’re making?! Especially if they (the users) asked for them in the first place?! How can you prevent your features from dying on you? First of all: don’t make more features. It’s a trap. The Build Trap, to be precise.

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Web Design and Development: what's the difference?

Imaginary Cloud - Design

Despite requiring very different skill sets, web design and development are sometimes automatically associated with each other. Although this is not entirely wrong (as we will explain later) it is also not completely true.

Gokul Rajaram on why he doesn’t celebrate feature launches, and more


Gokul Rajaram has spent the last few decades leading product teams at world-class companies like Google, Facebook, and Square. . We sat down with Gokul, now on the executive team at DoorDash, for a frank discussion on building remarkable products, including: .

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

The 100 Best Channel Podcasts Of 2021

Forrester's Customer Insights

Since posting our top 64 channel podcasts in 2019, there has been explosive growth in podcast adoption. The audio-only format is also expanding with the invite- and iOS-only upstart Clubhouse achieving 16.4 million downloads since it debuted last year, according to Sensor Tower.

What If There Were No CSMs?


By Nick Mehta – CEO, Gainsight. Imagine gathering Customer Success executives together and having them open up about pain points, processes, and the future of CS.

Top 10 SaaS Customer Onboarding Software Solutions


A product without customer onboarding software is a lot like attending a dinner party where you don’t know anyone and haven’t been welcomed in. It’s a little awkward and a lot more effort on your part to try and have a good time.

INDUSTRY Insights Interview on Coaching Product People with JJ Rorie

Sequent Learning

INDUSTRY Insights Interview on Coaching Product People. The product manager role is one of the most important positions in an organization. When you have great product managers, it makes your job as a leader much easier.

Embedded Analytics Product Fit Guide - A Product Manager’s Handbook

Adding embedded analytics to your software doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. This guide is the perfect companion for SaaS product managers. It will walk you through the process of choosing the right analytics provider step by step.

How to Reduce Code Cycle Time with Feature Flags


By Pato Echagüe. Companies that invest constantly in tools to help engineering teams reduce the cycle time show a higher degree of employee satisfaction, leading to less employee frustration and higher retention over time. Sounds great, right? .

Hiring a VP of Engineering? Use This Framework from Shopify’s VPE to Get it Right

First Round Review

After more than 20 years in tech, eight companies, and thousands of hires, Shopify's Farhan Thawar shares his go-to-framework for snagging a VP of Engineering. From the skills that are most important to the questions to ask and red flags to watch out for, his advice will help founders dive several layers deeper as they approach this hiring search

How to Write More Effective Usability Testing Tasks

dscout People Nerds

Construct more realistic usability testing scenarios without sacrificing reliable data. See which mistakes to avoid and explore our example tasks

360Learning’s Joei Chan on embracing innovation as a content marketer

Inside Intercom

Ideally, this wouldn’t be a conflict. Just ask any content marketer – they would rather have the resources and the time to focus on both, because to build a strong marketing brand, you need an approach that covers both the awareness and the acquisition.

Product Management: Guide to Thriving as a Product Manager

As more organizations move from project to product thinking, Product Managers are occupying increasingly crucial roles. Download this guide to learn tips and strategies that will help you grow into a strong Product Manager and thrive in the position.

4 Things You Need to Succeed in a Connected World


By 2022, Gartner predicts that there will be 6.4 billion devices in use next year as smartphones overtake desktop computers. This means that in the not-so-distant future, there will be more smart devices on Earth than people. What does this mean for today’s technology and tech makers? Even with millions more devices, customers will expect those devices to play nicely with one another. Products will need to be more complex and connected than ever.

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