May, 2020

What Qualities Make a Product Great?

Mind the Product

What are the qualities that make up a great product? It pays to analyse them and consider how they all work together to make a product successful. I remember once being asked in an interview: “Could you name a product you think is great?” I put on my “thinking deep thoughts” face and stare at [.].

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Six Types of “Product” Owners

Roman Pichler

Overview. The term product owner is commonly used to refer to six different product roles in my experience. These are: The original Scrum product owner who owns a product in its entirety and is responsible for maximising the value it creates.

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The difference between product analytics and marketing analytics—and why you need both

Mixpanel

This post is written by Semetis , a data-driven marketing agency located in Brussels, Belgium. Semetis works with different types of businesses, from start- and scale-ups to blue-chip clients, to help them grow and accelerate the digital side of their business.

Empower Product Teams with Product Outcomes, Not Business Outcomes

Product Talk

I’m excited to add Hope Gurion as an official author on Product Talk. She has guest posted here before and has worked with me for years. She coaches teams using my Continuous Discovery Habits curriculum and is helping me bring the Continuous Discovery Habits workshop to more companies.

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From Build to Buy: The Path to Better Analytics for Your Application

Speaker: Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Logi Analytics

Making the transition from building your analytics in-house to investing in a third-party embedded solution can be complicated.Watch this webinar with Ardeshir Ghanbarzadeh, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Logi Analytics, for tips on making the transition as smooth as possible, and getting on the right path to better analytics for your app!

Building a Product Management Career Development Program

The Product Coalition

Inspire Top Product Talent to Grow Their Career at Your Organization | Photo by Kolleen Gladden on Unsplash To motivate product managers to grow their career with your organization, a transparent and documented process for roles and promotions is critical.

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An Effective Leader Leads by Influence, not Authority

Lead on Purpose

A successful leader leads by influence, not by wielding authority. Leadership #prodmgmt Continue reading → Leadership Product Management clarity constraints data discussion influence motivate vision why

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Product Manager Interview: How to Get Hired

280 Group

You Just Landed a Product Manager Interview… Congratulations! You’re on the verge of one of the most exciting and fastest-growing careers today.

How to Reduce Stress as a Product Manager

ProductCraft

In 2017, I came across GlassDoor’s top 50 jobs. Like we all do, I first looked for my own role. I scrolled to “product manager” and was happy to see the job on the list next to a nice six-figure average salary. But then I saw the job satisfaction: 3.4. As I scrolled through the.

An Outcomes-Driven Approach To Business Agility

Agile Velocity

A free, 1-hour webinar on the Path to Agility® – Introducing a simple yet powerful way to profoundly better outcomes. See firsthand how Path to Agility makes sense of Agile transformations. Get specific answers to your chronic transformation challenges.

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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.

Delegation for Product Leaders

Mironov Consulting

A topic that’s come up several times recently in my product leader coaching sessions: how much to delegate to the (individual contributor) product managers on our teams – including different ways of building product skills and balancing personal empowerment against good results.

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Patience – A Leadership Principle

Lead on Purpose

During the last few weeks and months so much has changed for all of us. With the recent pandemic we’ve seen many things change that we heretofore took for granted, things we’d become so accustomed to were transformed within days.

Why Generalists Make Better Product Managers

The Product Coalition

Research suggests that generalists are more creative, better problem solvers and lateral thinkers — aka ideal Product Managers Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». agile product-leadership product-management startup product

Increase your Productivity By Testing in Production

Split

As companies start implementing more innovative practices, they are realizing the faults of using an imperfect environment like staging.

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.

How to Price Your Product in a Startup

Mind the Product

I’m sure you’ve heard about strategic or value-based pricing, where price is determined according to the value it creates for the customer. It sounds great, we all want to avoid overpricing or underpricing our product and any subsequent revenue loss, but how do we do it?

A Decade in Product – a Retrospective

Mind the Product

This year doesn’t just mark the start of a new decade, but also the 10th anniversary of the first ever #ProductTank (and my 20th as a Product Manager).

Six Must-Dos for Your First Month in a New Product Role

ProductCraft

Congratulations on entering the next phase of your product management journey. Whether this is your first PM job or you’ve been in the field for a decade, it’s important to get off to a strong start in your new role.

Moving at the Speed of Demand

Product Management Unpacked

A look into healthcare product management in the time of Coronavirus. Ever wonder what it’s like to be a product manager for a leading healthcare provider and insurer in the middle of a world health pandemic? Meet Claire Marcus, senior product manager at UPMC Health Plan.

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.

3 Signs That Product Paralysis Is Imminent and How to Avoid It

Proficientz

The initial stages of product paralysis begin the moment your company has its second product. Two products, two markets, two sets of users, two sets of priorities, etc. Enter product management into the equation.

Why Innovation Needs Legitimacy and Power to Flourish

Strategyzer

One of the key attributes of an invincible company is the ability to manage the Explore and Exploit portfolio with an equal amount of strategic focus and energy. But Explore and Exploit are very different. The same practices you use to exploit existing businesses cannot be used to explore new ideas.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Calendar

Nir Eyal

The post How to Get the Most Out of Your Calendar appeared first on Nir and Far. Time Management

What is Digital Product Management?

280 Group

Indeed: What is Digital Product Management? That’s a question that thousands of Google searches are launched each day to ascertain – a search which returns more than 2.5 billion results in half a second.

The Product Manager's Guide to Retention

This book walks through multiple aspects of retention, including why it’s so important, how to best measure it, and how to set goals for the different stages of retention. It also provides strategies for improving retention across the customer journey.

Introducing Mind the Product Membership

Mind the Product

Mind the Product burst to life in a London pub in 2010 when we invited 25 product managers to come together to share stories, experiences, and lessons learned. Since then, we’ve put down roots across the globe and are no longer a community of just 25.

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Customer Segmentation for Growth Hacking

Piyanka Jain

Marketers often equate growth hacking with driving user acquisition. Continue reading on The Startup ». data-science machine-learning ai marketing analytics

The Key to Becoming a Great Business Problem Solver

Proficientz

This is going to sound elementary, but hang with me for a minute. The key to becoming a great business problem solver is the ability to distinguish customer problems from customer outcomes or goals. Here’s what I mean.

The “51331 memo” and the origins of product management

Product Management Unpacked

Today is no ordinary Wednesday. It’s May 13th. It was on this day in 1931 that the field of product management was born – its birth marked by an internal memorandum written by Neil H. McElroy, manager of Proctor and Gamble’s Promotion department.

Just launched! 2020 Customer Education Benchmarks and Trends Report

Based on a survey of more than 250+ external education teams, Skilljar has compiled this report on current trends including budgets, integrations, team structure, and more. In this report, see how companies across a variety of industries are building, optimizing, and measuring their training programs.

Extrinsic Motivation: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

Nir Eyal

The post Extrinsic Motivation: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices appeared first on Nir and Far. Motivation

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NPS Alone is a Vanity Metric. Go Further.

280 Group

Net Promoter Score is an important political number, but it’s a method of measuring customer sentiment that falls on a flat scale. Over 150 S&P companies cited NPS in 2018 earnings calls. Bonuses are based on it. Millions of dollars are spent managing it. Every industry captures it.

Making Decisions That Scale ? Julia Whitney on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

In previous roles, Julia Whitney led teams at WGBH and the BBC, so she’s familiar with rooms full of people in meetings where decisions not only don’t get made, they’re sometimes actively avoided.