Fri.Feb 24, 2023

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Systems, not mandates: how to build better product teams

Mind the Product

In this guest post, regular Mind the Product contributor and Product Leader, Alex Hughes, delves into the conversation of building better product teams, and why focusing on the system matters the most. Why aren’t product managers talking to more customers? Why aren’t we running more experiments? Why aren’t product managers thinking holistically about the end-to-end [.

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Linking Product Metrics With Commercial Metrics

The Product Coalition

Do commercial metrics, like “monthly recurring revenue” matter to product managers, when product metrics, like “monthly active users” already paint a good picture? Measure what’s valuable, don’t just value what’s measurable. Pic by Flow Bohl The short answer is yes, as long as the PM role involves communicating with commercially oriented stakeholders like CEOs with an interest in financial growth, pretty much every CEO.

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How to Create a Feedback Loop: Step-By-Step Guide With Best Practices

Userpilot

If you’re wondering how to create a feedback loop in your product, you’re in the right place! In this article, we look at the process of creating feedback loops step-by-step and share some best practices for product managers to get the best out of user feedback. Let’s get right to it! TL;DR Feedback loops consist of actions that involve collecting feedback and acting on it to solve customer pain points and add value to the product.

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Tom Goodwin: Think About Your Customers, Not How Your Company Works.

The Product Coalition

Author, consultant and television show host, Tom Goodwin talks about the importance of focusing on customer needs when engaged in digital transformation activities. By Tremis Skeete , for Product Coalition When companies decide to embark upon “digital transformation” initiatives, they are not allowed to be surprised when things go wrong — especially if the priority is to focus less on customers and more on the business operations.

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Platform Product Management Beyond Features: Introducing B-MAP for Platform Ecosystem Success

Traditional PM struggles with the complexities of platform ecosystems. B-MAP framework tackles this challenge. B-MAP goes beyond features, focusing on building, managing, adapting, and partnering to foster a thriving platform ecosystem.

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Appcues Analytics: An In-Depth Review [Features, Alternatives, and More]

Userpilot

Are you wondering if Appcues offers the right analytics functionality for your product? If so, you’re in the right place because that’s what this article explores! We’re having a closer look at the key Appcues analytics features, discussing their pros and cons, and checking out a few user reviews. We also show you how it stacks against Userpilot analytics in case you’re considering alternative products as well.

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Consider Persona-Based Stories to Explain Project Status

Johanna Rothman

I thought watermelon status was something “everyone” knew about. But it's not! Read No More Watermelon Status Reports: How to Use Stories to Explain Project State. That's a persona-based approach to help other people understand the project's reality. You also might like Velocity is Not Acceleration to see charts and data I use and recommend.

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Navigating the Struggle: CPOs and CEOs in Early-Stage Startups

The Product Coalition

I talked with a dear friend who, like me, is a product person with a technology background. During our careers, we noticed specific issues that re-occur between CEOs and their CPO/VP product in early-stage startups. Early-stage startups are characterized by their fast-paced and dynamic nature, with teams working tirelessly to bring their products to market, validate their assumptions, and gain customer traction.

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Building an Integrated ResearchOps Tool Stack

UserInterviews

Build your own integrated UX research operations tech stack with tools sourced from our 2022 Tools Map for more mature ReOps workflows.

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Leah Tharin: Do You Want To Make Your Writing Actionable? Go Into the Details.

The Product Coalition

Product leader and product-led growth advisor, Leah Tharin talks about why cultivating great writing skills is key for product management learning and career growth. By Tremis Skeete , for Product Coalition In a conversation with growth hacking instructor Maja Voje , product-led growth advisor Leah Tharin shares stories in regard to how she navigates and cultivates her product career, especially with respect to writing her own material.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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DORA Metrics & How Feature Flags Help You Measure Up

Split

No matter what industry you work in, the evolving demands of an “agile” promise is a challenge to live up to. For developers, that requires constant pivots, faster response times, and a graceful recovery from failure. Still, against the enormous pressure to continually improve, the best software teams deliver the goods safely and on time. Touché! But what’s the barometer for true success?

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A Realistic Day of a Product Manager’s Life at Microsoft

The Product Coalition

For those who aspire to become a PM or are simply interested in learning more, let me give you a deep dive into my daily schedule. What are my daily activities? How many meetings? Is it as stressful as one would imagine? Me at the Microsoft office in Bellevue, WA. Thousands of “day in the life” videos generate millions of views across various social platforms, most notably TikTok.

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How to turn your Figma designs into an animated website, with Vev

Michael J. Fordham

Figma is a great tool for static designs and basic prototyping, but occasionally you may run into scenarios where you need to have more complex animations to make your entire design cohesive and immerse your stakeholders or customers. Vev provides a shortcut for this with their Figma plugin. We can import an entire Figma design to create an interactive website and apply advanced animations, making everything feel far more premium.

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How Stakeholder Interviews Can Make Stakeholders Happy and Projects Run More Smoothly

The Product Coalition

Do you know that billions are wasted each year due to failed projects?

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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Using Nerdio Manager to Deploy eG Enterprise for AVD Monitoring: A Quick Start Guide

eG Innovations

Seamless Integration of eG Enterprise with Nerdio Manager eG Enterprise is designed to be deployed automatically at scale within IaC type workflows and by products such as Nerdio Manager that facilitate automation. Deployment of eG Enterprise can be automated with or without Nerdio Manager. Many of our customers do choose Nerdio Manager to automate other workflows and to create and manage images for Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) deployments.

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What are Progressive Web Apps? Benefits, Types and Cost

The Product Coalition

Photo by Christopher Gower on Unsplash It has been a few years since Progressive Web Apps became a significant player in the web industry and have made a tremendous impact. Recent years have seen a substantial rise in the popularity of Progressive app development services within the industry, mainly owing to their immense benefits, such as the saving in development costs they provide.