Wed.Jun 12, 2019

Engaging Stakeholders with Opportunity Solution Trees: 3 Tactics to Try

Product Talk

Two and a half years ago, I introduced the opportunity solution tree. It’s been a blast seeing product people put it into practice. Today, I’m excited to share Hope Gurion’s thoughts on using opportunity solution trees.

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Ask Different Questions: Building Your Agile Leadership Skills

Agile Velocity

The Situation. It’s Monday morning. . You’ve just come off a long weekend of work. You were up all night Saturday deploying the product and then had multiple configuration issues to address on Sunday.

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Make the best first impression with your user onboarding

Inside Intercom

As the saying goes, “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” So the obligation to make first impressions positive and memorable is immense. This is especially true for onboarding. Great onboarding is multifaceted.

Auditing Web Performance Continuously with Gimbal

Modus Create

Enterprises of all sizes have been witnessing a strong correlation of latency to the loss in revenue and productivity. Strong web performance is a Definition of Done for the best web development teams, but also a top priority for high-achieving product owners.

How Much is that Feature in the Window?

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Roadmaps are about the future, and talking about a roadmap means talking about the future. But how you tailor that conversation depends on who you’re having it with, because your stakeholders’ vision for the future and your customers’ vision are likely two different things. Every audience has their own needs and expectations that you are working to fulfil, and as a product manager, it is up to you to manage these many moving parts. A conversation about creating value is going to vary based on whether or not you’re asking someone to buy your product, or fund it.

Four Challenges Finance Apps Face and How to Conquer Them


Convenient access to our finances is key in our global economy, and the mobile channel has quickly become the epicenter of customer experience. However, having convenient access to our finances at our fingertips doesn’t come without unique challenges.

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Competitive Benchmarking 101: A User Researcher’s Guide


So much more than carving your name onto a bench (also, don’t make marks on benches). As part of our UX 101 education series , where we discuss the different types of studies and research methodologies you can use with the UserZoom platform, we’d like to introduce our readers to the exciting world of competitive benchmarking! What is competitive benchmarking? Competitive benchmarking allows you to better understand how your site or product performs against your competitors.

Building C-Level Support for a Software Compliance Analytics Strategy


“It’s not a technology project, it’s a business project,” is often heard as stakeholders seek to build consensus and gain support for programs that require technical resources and buy-in.

A/B Testing?—?A Blessing or a Curse?

The Product Coalition

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A simple guide to drawing your first state diagram — with examples


State diagrams are one of those things that seem intimidating at first, but once you start using them, you’ll wonder how you ever did without. But before we get into the diagramming part, first we need to understand what a state machine is.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Smart products have their price

CONTACT Software

IoT failures were the subject of my previous blog post , and what particularly surprised was a “Smoke detector with integrated microphone that allows monitoring in living rooms” that a well-known manufacturer launched on the market.

What it Really Takes to Complement Your Core Business With a Digital Product


Building a new product, whether you’re just starting out or trying to complement to your existing core business, comes with a laundry list of challenges. Dreaming up the vision for what your product could be is one thing, but bringing it to life is a whole new challenge

Market-Driven Business Primer


Letter from the Authors Over our careers we’ve had the pleasure of working with hundreds of companies and thousands of Product and Marketing professionals. Throughout that time, I’ve found that inconsistent processes and implementations abound. It continues to amaze me how much potential is spent on plans based on gut decisions and feelings. Companies invest […]. The post Market-Driven Business Primer appeared first on Development Corporate