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Chris Messina on building and scaling products that matter

RealtimeBoard

Reading time: 8 minChris Messina on building and scalingproducts that matterA conversation about sharing, succeeding, and diversityWhen you’re starting a new project, developing an idea, or founding a company, it’s easy to think you need to keep everything to yourself—including your knowledge, your code, and most other things. For a lot of people, this seems […]. The post Chris Messina on building and scaling products that matter appeared first on RealtimeBlog | A blog by RealtimeBoard

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Why Are Product Managers Moving Away From Focus Groups?

The Accidental Product Manager

Focus groups are the way that product managers used to find out how customers felt about their product Image Credit: RSNY.

How to Give a Great Product Talk

Mind the Product

That’s me, giving my “Customer Obsession” talk at ProductTank in SF. Have you ever watched a speaker and said to yourself, “I could do that!”? Are you interested in building your network to accelerate recruiting or to discover new opportunities?

Playing Catch Without Arms, or: Why I’m going to learn to code as a PM.

The Product Coalition

Not the real artwork for “Catch Without Arms”, but made you look, didn’t it. ??Bad Bad facsimile credit: Myself Hi reader, Wait a sec, please don’t run away! This isn’t your usual run-of-the-mill “should PMs code or not” piece that you’ve read a thousand times?—?promise. promise.

Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've you've launched an MVP, you know that the journey has just begun. But what do you do after the launch? How do you figure out what to do next? After you launch, it's important to be able to look at how different segments of your users react and quickly uncover signal vs. noise so you can iterate and improve. Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your way to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a skill set to make the most of your launches.

Building trust with your teams

Lead on Purpose

Another key element of a successful product management organization is creating trust with your teams, the teams you work with to build your products. Creating relationships of trust sets a foundation for the work you and your teams will need … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management Trust dedication global economy partnerships products

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Great PM Interview Answers Include Tradeoffs. Here's How.

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Product management is all about tradeoffs. Should the team launch a new feature in the international market? Or should the engineers focus on code refactoring to reduce issues down the road? It is very rare that there are no downsides to one choice over the other even if it initially seems that one option is inherently better. A great PM can always articulate why they made a certain decision and talk intelligently about its downsides and its advantages.

4 Actionable Tips on App Onboarding by David Jones

The Product Coalition

Are you happy with the onboarding of your app? Maybe? Whatever the answer is, you should listen to what David Jones has to say about the topic. Here is why: David has founded three start-ups in his lifetime, his first one exited with over 1B Australian Dollars earlier this year.

5 product management books to read in 2019

Craft.io

Nothing compares to the value of opening yourself to inspiration by reading what others working in your field have to say. Looking up from your work to learn and stay updated on current trends is immensely important.

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Experiments that matter

The Product Coalition

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

The Way We Teach Ourselves: How Our Internal Training System Evolved

UX Studio

I can remember my first week at UX studio pretty well. Three years ago our whole company could fit into a small apartment. Obviously designed for housing and not businesses, it looked out on a neighborhood just outside the Budapest city center from the fourth floor of an old apartment building. .

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Why Customer Success Teams Are Using Aptrinsic

Gainsight

We don’t have a handle on how each customer is using the product. We need to scale our customer onboarding. Our biggest challenge is product adoption. These challenges are nothing new to Customer Success (CS).

Voting in CardBoard!

CardBoard

Getting feedback and the opinions of your team is very important when looking to get products to market. Your shared understanding and work flow matter to us. Therefore, we took the time to develop a new tool: VOTING! Read below to learn more on how to vote. Getting Started.

How to Set a Budget for Your Custom Software Project

Atomic Spin PM

Software is never done—there are always more features and functions you could add. So how much should you budget for a custom software project? Some companies keep throwing money at the project without any budget at all.

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

TEI 210: Make time to accomplish what you need to today- with John Zeratsky

Product Innovation Educators

A simple framework for product managers to increase focus and eliminate distractions from your day. How would you like to get more done this year? That begins by getting more done today and our guest has the four-part framework for making that happen.

?4 Actionable Tips on App Onboarding by David Jones

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Why you should focus on the aha-moment. Interviews UI/UX Design User Onboarding

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From Academia to UX with Toni Rosati of Gloo

UserInterviews

Rigorous research, community contributions, and the power of bringing the truth about products to stakeholders

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From Academia to UX with Toni Rosati of Gloo

UserInterviews

Rigorous research, community contributions, and the power of bringing the truth about products to stakeholders

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Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.