Fri.Nov 08, 2019

How Design Thinking, Lean, and Agile Work Together by Jonny Schneider

Mind the Product

In this keynote from #mtpcon London, Jonny Schneider, Product Strategy and Design Principal at ThoughtWorks, discusses how using all of design thinking, agile, and lean means we can build better products. Key points: You should try to use design thinking, agile and lean when building your products.

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How Product Usage Analytics Can Boost Engagement


Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past decade, you’ll know that data is key to the success of any SaaS product. Perhaps the most important data at your disposal is product usage analytics. In this guide, we’re going to look at: What product usage analytics is.

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How to strategically deploy empathy to make better product decisions


This post highlights the insightful Q&A from our recent webinar, Bridging the Empathy Gap: The 3 most critical moments to collect customer feedback to make better product decisions. New products are dreamed up, designed, and iterated on every day.

Trust But Verify (Software Adoption)


Instinct can lead to wonderful places. Henry Ford and Bill Gates are just a couple of business leaders who followed gut decisions to success. But instinct isn’t always reliable.

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Rapid Experimentation at Every Stage of Product Development

Speaker: Tanya Koshy, VP of Product, UserTesting

Experimentation isn't something you do once you have designs or once you’ve built the product; it's important to validate early and often to better understand your customer, their needs, and the market opportunity. Join Tanya Koshy, VP of Product at UserTesting, as she explores how, by using customer feedback at every stage of the product development process, you can better and more quickly iterate on your product ideas. Ultimately, this rapid experimentation during development will enable you to deliver customer value faster.

Product is Only One Part of the Brand: Rajiv Bajaj


Great talk by Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director – Bajaj Auto. Pretty much 2-year MBA compressed in this 55 minutes talk. Watch the keynote if you still believe that building a great product = guaranteed successful business (hint: it takes a LOT more).

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Degreed uses productboard to delight its rapidly growing client base


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Create a Conference Proposal the Conference Wants and Accepts, Part 3: Write the Abstract

Johanna Rothman

You decided who your session is for: the people with the problems. You've got the outcomes. Now, it's time to write the abstract. Conference proposals always have a short abstract. Some conferences, such as the Agile 20xx conferences, also have “Information for the Program Team.” ” You might think of that as the outline or more information about what you're proposing. I'll address that later. This part is about the abstract. Start Your Abstract.

To stage or not to stage: Moving fast to production


“But it worked in staging” …. We have all said this at some point in our careers. A critical release is on the line, we are behind our deadlines, we push to production and something breaks. Under stress, the words tumble out: “But it worked in staging”. The myth of staging. But, even if it had worked in staging, we couldn’t have been confident of it working in production. Because production is its own beast. Because production infrastructure is more powerful than staging.