Fri.Oct 04, 2019

Justify Your Product Decisions and Get Stakeholder Buy-in by Teresa Torres

Mind the Product

In this closing keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco , product discovery coach Teresa Torres shares her insights on how product managers can co-create solutions with stakeholders and better manage expectations. Teresa starts by pointing out that we all find comfort in getting the right answer.

Learning from Failure: Product Manager Style

The Product Coalition

Every seasoned product professional knows that success only comes after a series of failures. To innovate, we have to try new things, not knowing 100% if they will work or not. We should embrace failure, and that starts with learning from error. When Products Fail Every PMs worst nightmare!

Why All Free Plans Are Not Created Equally


SaaS free plans. If you’ve been shopping around for a customer analytics program, you’ve probably noticed that many companies offer a Free plan. Free plans allow you to see how a product works with your data and what insights you can gain from your data.

Software Piracy in China


China’s reputation for its heavy use of pirated software is well established. According to the latest Revulytics Compliance Intelligence data, China topped our list of Top 20 license misuse and piracy hotspots.

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.

Product Operations: Why Now?


We’ve all heard of sales ops, marketing ops, revenue ops, and DevOps. These operations functions have been prevalent in the B2B SaaS tech space for what seems like forever. Now there’s a new ops role on the block: product ops.

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10 Steps To Effectively Launch Your Digital Product


Once you’ve built a valuable and usable product, it is time to prepare for launch. You don’t want to go into this blindly, and you certainly don’t want to do it wrong. You’ve invested so much money and time into your product, you should take care in prepping before sharing it with the world.

You Do Not Need User Stories

The Product Coalition

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3 Ways To Make Your Pitch Deck Cut Through the Noise


Renowned Pixar film director, screenwriter and producer Andrew Stanton says, “The greatest story commandment: make me care.”

Understand Your Competition

The Product Coalition

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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.

4 Ways To Create a Prioritized Product Backlog


Product leaders are responsible for continuously improving and leveling up their product using information from a wide variety of sources. Input comes from prospects and customers, listening to feedback from stakeholders, and good old-fashioned dreaming.

Don't ask users what they want

The Product Coalition

You must be wondering what this topic is all about. I mean, don't ask users what they want? But how will the product team know what users want and what to build for them? But relax, read and let’s see if you agree with me or not. So I say again Don’t ask customers what they want.

Four Tech Trends Helping Employees and HR Teams Manage Benefits Offerings


Benefits are simultaneously more important than ever in attracting and retaining talent and also more fragmented and harder to manage than ever.

Why Human Skills Are Increasing in Value

The Product Coalition

Tech is cool. Everyone in product can agree on that. We’re taking technology to new heights, always innovating and making life easier, healthier, cheaper, and more fun for millions of people.

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.

How to Build a Product That is Value-Focused Over Growth-Focused


We’ve all heard the startup stories filled with staggering growth and impressive exits, and it can be difficult not to get swept up in that mindset: More, faster, better.

About Product Management at large organizations

The Product Coalition

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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: Resources are limited, and you want to get your product built so you can start generating revenue and securing users.

Dear Strategy 096: Communicating Both The “Why” and The “What”

Dear Strategy

This week’s question is… Dear Strategy: “How do you build a strategy that all levels of an organization can participate in and support – making sure to communicate the ‘why’ and not just the ‘what’?”. Read The Full Blog Post. Subscribe to Our Mailing List.

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.

The Five Crucial Steps to Fine-Tuning Your Positioning Statement


You’re a founder. You’ve come up with this unique idea to solve a problem in the market, and you’ve made a digital product to alleviate that pain. It is time to take it to market, but now what? Do you know how to speak about your product? What is your positioning strategy?

Join team productboard at Mind the Product London, and RSVP for our Product Leaders Mixer with


The productboard team is going to be at Mind the Product (#MTPCON) on Oct 18th at Barbican Hall in London, and we’d love to meet you!

How Product Marketing and Product Management Should Collaborate in Today’s Tech World


Product management and product marketing are becoming essential roles in the digital world we live in. Companies that don’t have strong product management and product marketing functions run the risk of losing market share to more strategically focused teams. But even when companies do have these functions, it isn’t enough to just check the box. Aligning objectives of product marketing and product management can give companies a competitive advantage.