Fri.Aug 16, 2019

Not All Metrics Have to Be Actionable (Gasp!)


Everyone loves a good metric. As product managers, we probably proudly proclaim that we are getting better at making decisions based on data rather than gut instinct.

Platform Management by Brandon Chu

Mind the Product

At #mtpcon San Francisco, Brandon Chu, VP of Product at Shopify, provides some insight into what he considers the most interesting challenge in his career: managing platforms.

Product manager vs. project manager: What’s the difference?


French poet, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, once said, “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” You may interpret this in a way that’s directly meaningful to you. But I think at its core is the idea that leadership and alignment come from creating a vision, setting a course. Source. Ideas

Enabling Outcome-Oriented Product Organisations Through OKRs by Sonja Mewes

Mind the Product

While most product people can agree on the attributes of an effective goal, turning them into tangible results is a different story. Goals quickly lose their effectiveness when product teams are not able to link them to the actions of their daily work.

Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

6 reasons why you need to attend THiS: The Human Insight Summit


Do you care about your customers? Are you motivated by the challenge of constantly creating better experiences for them? Customer-obsessed innovators, thought leaders, and practitioners will share their insights at UserTesting’s multi-city customer conference, The Human Insight Summit (THiS) in … The post 6 reasons why you need to attend <br>THiS: The Human Insight Summit appeared first on UserTesting Blog.

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