Mon.Aug 13, 2018

Strategy over speed: How video games prepared me for life as a product manager

Inside Intercom

Growing up, I was surrounded by video games. In my house, we had the NES, Nintendo 64, Game Boy and a bunch of PC games. I would play video games for hours on end, only stopping for the odd toilet break.

Product Management Truths – Redux

The Product Bistro

One of my more popular posts has been on the unwritten truths of Product Management. Originally written over 5 years ago, that post covered many observations and self evident truths. Fast forward to 2018, and there are some additions to this list. Without further ado, I offer these observations: Whiz bang tools don’t make up […]. product management more truths truths

Tales of two Continuous Loops by Tim Beattie

Mind the Product

There are lots of different frameworks for how to run projects so they are ‘agile’. Tim Beattie takes us through some principles that will help you no matter which specific ways of working you choose to implement. Don’t Make Assumptions of Simplicity.

Partnerships That Don’t Work Out For Product Managers

The Accidental Product Manager

Sometimes marketing relationships just don’t work out Image Credit: Always Shooting. As a product manager, you want to be able to get your product out in front of as many potential customers as possible.

Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

Dear Strategy: 056 Setting Realistic Strategic Goals

Dear Strategy

On this week’s episode, host Bob Caporale , founder of Strategy Generation Company and author of Creative Strategy Generation , answers the following question: Dear Strategy: “How realistic should a strategic target be?”. Read The Full Blog Post.

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My Two Cents: A Robinhood Growth Analysis

The Product Coalition

How a financial services startup acquired 4MM+ users in 3 years. You’re responsible adults. If you need to use the bathroom, just leave quietly.” Yes, I had a small bladder. Yes, I abused this privilege, but no, not in any traditional sense. I didn’t use the bathroom, I used it.

Dear Strategy: 056 Setting Realistic Strategic Goals

Dear Strategy

Dear Strategy: “How realistic should a strategic target be?”. . Way back in Episode 009 , I tackled this topic from the standpoint of managers setting unrealistic goals. What I didn’t do in that episode, however, was to answer the question of how realistic your strategic goals should actually be. So, let’s dive into that now. To begin with, let me reiterate that there is a difference between what I refer to as a “strategic objective,” and what some people will refer to as a “strategic target.”