April, 2020

Dealing with Difficult Emotions in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Why Difficult Emotions Matter Particularly for Product People. We may not like difficult emotions like confusion, frustration, anger, envy, sadness, and worry, but we all experience them.

5 Human-First Product Management Considerations to Make During COVID-19


This is a challenging time for each one of us—whether as an individual or as a business. In these difficult times, it is more important than ever to keep a human-first approach in mind for all of our decision-making. Especially in the way we build our products as we touch many human lives with them.

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5 Roadmap Best Practices for Remote Product Managers


One of the biggest challenges facing any product team is internal communication. ProductPlan’s industry research illustrates this point. We surveyed thousands of professionals for our Product Managers in 2020 report.

Women in Product Management: Gaining Recognition – You Asked, We Answered.

280 Group

This month, we presented a webinar from our Product Management Leadership series – No Bragging Required: How Women in PM Can Get the Recognition They Deserve. You can view the accompanying blog post here.

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 fulfill, 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.

Why We Should All Be Wearing (and Making) Face Masks Right Now

Nir Eyal

The post Why We Should All Be Wearing (and Making) Face Masks Right Now appeared first on Nir and Far. Decision Making


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7 Roadmap Changes That Will Make a Big Difference to Computer Software Product Managers


In a world of browser-based solutions, experimentation and rapid iteration are sometimes taken for granted. Some products get released multiple times per day or simultaneously present different experiences to various users.

Product Management Resilience – Coping Through COVID

Mind the Product

As COVID-19 continues to impact life, work and everything in between, we’re asking the product management community – how have you and your work been affected so far? What challenges are you facing and what action have you already taken to cope during the crisis?

Don’t Follow Your Gut (and What to Do Instead)

Nir Eyal

The post Don’t Follow Your Gut (and What to Do Instead) appeared first on Nir and Far. Decision Making


7 Types of Microsurveys that will Drastically Improve your Product


The one or two short questions you ask in your welcome screen. The NPS survey. The small feedback window. The exit (or churn) survey. What do all of them have in common?

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.

Product Ops by the Numbers


Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on the Pendo blog. Ever since we began exploring the rise in product operations (product ops), we’ve been hearing stories about how the function has revolutionized product teams.

Agree to Disagree and the Importance of Questions

Ask Benny

There is nothing worse than a culture that does not allow for questions while following decisions. A World in Crisis These days of coronavirus are an amazing opportunity to reflect on our beliefs. Keeping ethics is always harder in crisis times.

Working Remotely as a Product Manager: It’s about trust.

Product Management Unpacked

Everyone is now learning about remote work: how to do it, what not to do, and the pros and cons of working from home for different jobs.

Women in Product Management: Can You Break the Bias and Get Rewarded?

280 Group

As a follow up to our Trailblazing Women in Product Management: How to Blaze Your Own Trail virtual panel last month, we invited Linda Lubin Thompson , Executive Coach and Consultant with L2T Leadership Development to dive deeper into the topic of how women can excel in the career of Product Management. Overcoming Gender Bias.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Marketing Data: 5 Steps to Move Your Business Forward


Marketing teams have navigated more change in the last 3 years than they have in the last 50 — and in 2020 and during the crisis that now exists, the rate at which companies encounter new decision-making terrain is accelerating. .

Dealing with Difficult Emotions in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Why Difficult Emotions Matter Particularly for Product People. We may not like difficult emotions like confusion, frustration, anger, envy, sadness, and worry, but we all experience them.

How to be a great product manager during a recession

Product Management Unpacked

We are in an economic crisis. They happen every so often. In business, sometimes we call them recessions.

Checklists for Hiring Remote People

Johanna Rothman

As we move to more remote work, especially in these pandemic times, how do we integrate people so they can succeed? See Hiring Geeks That Fit for all the new employee checklists and how to use them. Want to preview the checklists and templates?

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

Optimize for Respectful Remote Meetings

Johanna Rothman

I've had the pleasure—and displeasure—of many remote meetings over the past few weeks. The difficult meetings had a common root cause: the meeting leaders attempted to do a direct transfer of how they lead an in-person meeting to remote/WFH meetings.

What to Do When Customer Priorities Have Been Thrown into a Tailspin!

Proficientz – Product Management University

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown your customer priorities into a tailspin. For some organizations, their biggest vulnerabilities have been exposed at the most inopportune time ( Zoom Meeting ). For others, their strengths have been amplified ( MyPillow ).

Agile Transformation: How to Leverage Product Management

280 Group

Steering an Agile Transformation should not be confused with simply adopting Agile software development principles. Rather, it is about transforming an entire organization—Product Management, Development, IT, Customer Support, Sales, etc.

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Why You Don’t Have to Be a Rocket Scientist to Think Like One

Nir Eyal

The post Why You Don’t Have to Be a Rocket Scientist to Think Like One appeared first on Nir and Far. Creativity


5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

Mind the Product APAC – What We Learned

Mind the Product

Our week-long event – Mind the Product APAC has come to an end and what a week it’s been! Our product family is feeling bigger and better than ever before but just because the event is over, does not mean the celebration has to end too.

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Product in Practice: How 2-Way Door Decisions Helped Simply Business Learn Fast

Product Talk

Welcome to the latest installment of Product in Practice!

TEI 280: Learn how product managers should set product price – with Ben Malakoff

Product Innovation Educators

Three phases of pricing for product managers. This episode is about pricing. A lot of product managers are not very involved in pricing decisions. If you are one of them, you should change that.

WEBINAR: How To Become a Star Problem Solver By Focusing On Customer Outcomes

Proficientz – Product Management University

In this 30-minute webinar, you’ll see real-world examples that illustrate how the context of solving customer problems completely changes when the focus is on customer outcomes instead of just the problem itself.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.