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. She points out that product managers typically advocate for their own point of view in meetings with stakeholders, and resist suggestions for change.

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! It’s one thing when a new feature doesn’t quite go to plan, or a few bugs needing to be ironed out after launch. But to have an entire product go down the drain…the thought is cold-sweat inducing.

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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. But of course the central draw of any free plan is getting enterprise level functionality without having to pay enterprise level prices, or anything at all. . Some SaaS plans are not designed to be truly free.

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 latest research from BSA reports that commercial value of unlicensed software in China is $6.8 billion (14.77% of total worldwide commercial value). This is 25 percent lower than the unlicensed commercial value reported in 2015.

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

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. Over the past few months, we’ve seen more and more attention directed at this “ops” Read more » The post Product Operations: Why Now? appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Perspectives PM Role Product Ops Product Teams

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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. We have landed on ten boxes you need to check before launching your digital product. An Intentional Brand.

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.” While he may have been talking about his famous animated movies, he could’ve just as easily been talking about the most important tool in a founder’s toolbelt: the infamous pitch deck. We all know that a pitch deck is important. Without an effective pitch there is no funding, and without funding there is no business. But do you know what truly makes a winning pitch deck?

Understand Your Competition

The Product Coalition

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Product Analytics Playbook: Mastering Retention

Why do your users churn? In this guide you'll learn common product pitfalls and how to fix them.

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. With information coming in from all sides, one of the hardest steps can be determining what should be acted on immediately and what can wait.

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. It is difficult for users to envision a new concept, think in abstract or explain what they can’t see or what doesn’t exist yet.

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. Faced with a workforce that can be composed of five generations and the pressure to offer competitive, differentiating benefits packages, companies are creating more personalized offerings and expanding voluntary benefits to meet a broad range of needs and lifestyles, from tuition reimbursement to retirement planning.

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. Dozens of online learning platforms and apps are making education more easily accessible, delivery services make everything from TVs to takeaways immediately available to us, and we are connected to our loved ones at all times. There are babies who were only born thanks to apps like Tinder.

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.

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. In the tech scene, it can be even more challenging to ignore the “hustle” mindset, since technology never sleeps and new competition is emerging every day. But despite the stories you hear, “faster” isn’t always the right answer.

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. It can be a natural inclination to assume you’ll revisit design after you get something out the door. But this can be a dangerous road.

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. The post Dear Strategy 096: Communicating Both The “Why” and The “What” appeared first on Dear Strategy. Podcast

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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.

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? According to April Dunford , the most common mistake in positioning is not doing it at all. When a product goes to market, the founder usually has a positioning theory.

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! MTPCON is the ultimate event for product enthusiasts from around the world to come together and explore the intersection of design, technology and business — inspiring teams to build better products. These ideas are at the heart of productboard, and we’re excited. Source. Company

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.