August, 2019

Doing the heavy lifting together

The Product Coalition

How product teams can work together to maximize impact “Driving is easy if you are the only one the road“ … my driving instructor had many wise words to share. This one stuck with me as it is applies to so much more than driving a car.

How to Reduce the Product Backlog Size

Roman Pichler

Split the Product Backlog. Faced with an overly long and detailed product backlog, investigate if it does describe one cohesive product. Over time, products can serve an increasingly heterogeneous market and provide a large number of different features, some of which may not be used by all users.

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You Don’t Own the Voice of the Customer by Tricia Wang

Mind the Product

Can putting a product into the world really be harder than launching a spacecraft? In her keynote at #mtpcon San Francisco, Tricia Wang, Co-founder of Sudden Compass, says it can. While launching a spacecraft seems more complex, it all boils down to math, and there is scant unpredictability in the calculations. But you have to deal with a lot of external complexities that are completely out of your control when you ship a product, so the end result is highly unpredictable.

Show Your Work: How to Justify Your Decisions & Get Stakeholder Buy-In

Product Talk

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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

The Addictive Products Myth: Who Is the Culprit Here?

Nir Eyal

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The Beginner’s Guide to Product-Led Growth Metrics

Gainsight

Since the beginning of business, we’ve been on a journey to accurately evaluate and predict customer needs. For people in Product, delivering products your customers love is just one of the challenges.

Symptom Checker: Common Product Development Challenges

ProductCraft

Over my years in this industry, I’ve guided a wide variety of teams to software success. And along that journey, I have found that many product teams struggle with the same issues. How do you know if your team is suffering from a particular product development problem?

Lean UX author Jeff Gothelf on why design must have a seat at the table

Inside Intercom

? ?. If an organization’s founders aren’t designers and don’t come from a background where well-designed products played a key role in their lives, it can often be the last discipline to be brought onboard the team.

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Why Feature FOMO Stalls Product Innovation

Mind the Product

Messenger apps started as the simplest way to start a conversation online. Open the app. Select a person to chat with.

Win the Digital Transformation Game with the Product Mindset

Speaker: David DeWolf, Founder and CEO, 3Pillar Global

No matter what your idea is, no matter how good it is, and no matter how well you know your market, 3 out of 4 digital initiatives do not succeed. To better understand how to win, we should first understand why we’re failing. In this webinar, David DeWolf will share his experiences and lessons learned to help you succeed in playing the “product” game, instead of the “IT” game.

Making the Leap to Embedded Product Analytics

Amplitude

Prior to joining Amplitude to work on the Professional Services team, I was deeply entrenched in the business intelligence and analytics world. In that world, product management and product development happened elsewhere in the organization.

Positioning for Product Managers

Sachin Rekhi

Positioning, while classically considered part of the marketing world, is absolutely essential for every product manager to understand. Positioning refers to the place that a brand occupies in the minds of customers and its perceived differentiation from its competitors.

Grounding Your Product Roadmap With Themes and a North Star

ProductPlan

We are excited to welcome guest writer John Cutler to the ProductPlan blog. John is a product coach with Amplitude, where he collaborates with internal teams, customers, prospects, and the broader product public.

Product Thinking Isn’t Just for Product Managers

ProductCraft

I had lunch last week with a journalist who reminded me of myself in my early career. She was curious about sustainable business models for the local news industry and interested in creating a career path that blended journalism, business, and technology. The difference?

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

10 Weekly Habits of Product Managers That Make a Big Difference

The Product Coalition

Everyday, product managers all over the world open their laptops and prepare to take on the challenges of product development with their teams. There will be setbacks, there will be leaps ahead, and there will be moments of flowing innovation.

SaaS Product Roadmaps: Achieving Your Product Vision

bpma ProductHub

by Paul Ressler – Everything is progressing well with your SaaS product; you have your product vision and you have product market fit. What are the next steps to achieve success for your SaaS product? One important next step is a product roadmap.

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5 Machine Learning Lessons for Product Managers

Mind the Product

Artificial intelligence (AI) is probably the biggest commercial opportunity in today’s economy. What does it mean for us as product managers?

Don’t Let Technology Changes Turn into Technical Debt

ProductPlan

Technological evolution doesn’t stop. It doesn’t go on vacation, it doesn’t take a victory lap, it rarely even pauses long enough to catch a breath. There’s always something new on the horizon.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

What the four forces can teach us about the user onboarding experience

Inside Intercom

A great onboarding experience is one that proves to new users that your product will help them do the job that they want. To put it another way, the ideal onboarding experience is a short, easy and frictionless path to finding value. Of course, many products have unavoidable complexity.

Technical Product Leadership from Head to Toe

The Product Coalition

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Know Enough

The Product Bistro

Product Managers don't need to be experts on the technology, they merely need to know what is enough. Mastery of the role is synonymous with the zen of knowing what you need to know. product management

Product Management: Leading by Trust

Product Management Unpacked

Greg Coticchia, the executive director of Carnegie Mellon University’s new Master of Science in Product Management program, was recently a guest on The Pitchwerks Podcast , a weekly audio show hosted by Scot MacTaggart that talks about sales, marketing and startups.

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

Predictable Delivery: Moving Beyond Velocity

280 Group

Join us on August 30th for our co-hosted webinar with AIPMM, Predictable Delivery: The Power of Estimating and Forecasting , to learn how to achieve predictable delivery and improve the accuracy of your forecasting. If you want to earn the confidence of your executive team, meet your commitments.

How to Spot a Partial Product Manager

Mind the Product

What’s a partial product manager? We’ve all met one, and many of us have been one – a partial product manager is someone who holds the product manager title, but isn’t doing the full job.

How the cloud is reshaping small business productivity

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Shyamal Parikh According to a research by Cisco, cloud data centers will process 94% of workloads by 2021. Businesses are changing the way they work.

Strategic Product Marketing: One Small Move, Three Big Benefits

Proficientz – Product Management University

A strategic product marketing function can be created with one simple move that pays three big dividends to the organization. Many product marketing professionals in B2B have long felt like the sales tools on-demand department and rightfully so.

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

7 Best Practices for Closing the Customer Feedback Loop

UserVoice

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Six guidelines for successful prototype testing

Userzoom

“Is my prototype testable?” ” It’s a frequently asked question when running usability studies with a prototype that isn’t fully functional. The rule of thumb is the more complete the prototype, the better.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: Product Marketing versus Product Management

280 Group

The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter One , written by Brian Lawley. Let’s begin by clarifying the terms we are using and the roles and responsibilities for each.