December, 2020

Remote Working: No Longer New, Just Normal

Mind the Product

In 2019, remote working was something many of us dreamt of, some of us had already sampled it, and a few of us simply had no interest in doing it at all. Now, at the end of 2020, we’ve all spent most of the year honing our home-working style and in this post, we’re recapping [.].

An Introductory Guide to Portfolio Product Management (PPM)

ProductCraft

Over the last two decades, we’ve observed a puzzling paradox: Great product managers exist at both market-leading and market-losing companies. So what else does it take to build a high-performing product organization that propels companies up and away?

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Tactfully rejecting feature requests

The Product Coalition

Master the art of communicating a “positive no” Continue reading on Product Coalition ». business product-management strategy customer-service decision-making

OKRs in Product Management

Roman Pichler

OKRs in a Nutshell. OKRs are a method for setting and tracking goals. An objective describes what is to be achieved. The key results state how we accomplish the objective. Let’s say, for example, that the objective is to “increase engagement.”

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

You've finally done it: You've won over C-Suite and your DevSecOps team is up and running. You feel ready to take on rising security threats while continuously delivering quality software updates. But how do you monitor your new program? Are you truly able to gauge the state of your projects? To ensure the success of this new breed of a team, you need to know the metrics to look at and how to advocate these metrics to C-Suite and stakeholders. Join Shannon Lietz, Leader and Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and learn to lead your DevSecOps team to the top.

How to Turn Off Harmful Stress Like a Switch

Nir Eyal

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The Complete Guide to Building MVPs

Mind the Product

The goals of a minimum viable product are centred around idea validation and execution, learning, experiments, and ways of minimizing the effort to bring a meaningful new product to market.

Why Storytelling Skills For Product Management & Product Marketing Are Essential

Proficientz

CONTEXT! CONTEXT! CONTEXT! Storytelling skills for product management and product marketing are essential because without them, the value context (why the market cares) of what you’re building, marketing and selling is completely masked.

Product in Practice: When Travel Ground to a Halt, Seera Group Used Opportunity Mapping to Discover a New Market

Product Talk

Hi there, Product Talk readers! We can’t wait to share our latest Product in Practice with you. For this story, we spoke with a product team leading the Digital Hotels vertical at Seera Group , a travel and tourism company based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

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A Year in Product – The Greatest Product Growth & Adoption Trends of 2020 & for 2021

Userpilot

Which product trends emerged in 2020 and are here to stay? What are the biggest trends in Product for 2021 you must implement into your Product Growth strategy? Who’s who in Product these days? And what new product growth terms made it to our dictionary?

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

Hindsight Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

Nir Eyal

The post Hindsight Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices appeared first on Nir and Far. Decision Making

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Product Management Certificate vs Certification — What’s the Difference?

280 Group

Product Manager now ranks #4 on Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs of America for 2020. So, it’s not surprising that over the past few years we’ve seen the number of product management training courses and content available explode. In many ways, this is a great thing.

The 10 Product Talks You Should Have Watched in 2020

Mind the Product

Whether it’s at one of our conferences or meetups, we host events in over 200 cities around the world and love to invite product people to take the stage, share their insights, and push our craft forward.

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B2B Product Manager Magazine December 2020

Proficientz

B2B Product Manager December 2020 Issue. If you’re reading this newsletter, give yourself a big pat on the back. You’ve survived 2020 and demonstrated incredible resilience. 2021 will certainly bring more of the new normal and we can only hope for a few shades of the old.

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

Testing Business Ideas: 4 most common tests to get you started

Strategyzer

Great innovation teams are able to gain momentum and build up stronger evidence over time with a series of experiments. In this blog post, we share one four-step example of how to execute and analyze multiple experiments in order to increase the strength of your evidence.

Productivity for Product Managers

The Product Coalition

What are the best productivity hacks for Product Managers Continue reading on Product Coalition ». task-management productivity product-management productivity-hacks

TEI 315: Product Design and Development Tools – with Carlos Rodriguez

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can take an idea to a market-ready product. This is fourth in the series on a product management body of knowledge I’m doing every-other-week.

Product Management Recruiting: 6 Tips to Accelerate the Process

280 Group

Product leaders in need of extraordinary talent rarely find themselves in a position where they are afforded ample time to recruit, evaluate, hire, and ramp-up a new Product Manager.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

MVP or EVP: Which is the Best Option for Your Startup?

Mind the Product

What’s the one dream every budding entrepreneur has? To become a million-dollar startup-unicorn like Amazon, Uber, Instagram. But the road to success isn’t that easy.

Prioritizing Product Enhancements & the Root of All Evil

Proficientz

What’s the most difficult thing about prioritizing product enhancements? Prioritizing product enhancements is difficult for one simple reason — the product! Everyone wants to start with product features, and that’s the root of all evil. It makes everything more difficult.

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4 Innovative Business Pivots In The Age Of The Pandemic

Strategyzer

2020 has been an incredibly challenging year on a multitude of fronts and, like many of us, businesses all over the world have struggled to stay afloat.

The fundamental truths about product management and parenthood

The Product Coalition

I'm ashamed to admit I only recently read Marty Cagan's book “Inspired”. I am happy to say it was an inspiring experience. Every page in that book made me realize the beauty of the product manager's work.

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How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Product Management in 2021: Skills That Will Matter

NextBigWhat

“Get out of the building” – this quote by Steve Blank has inspired many founders and product leaders to go out and test their product in the real world.

What Product Managers Need to Know in 2021 [+Webinar]

280 Group

To learn more in-depth about these important trends for 2021, join our upcoming webinar, 8 Trends to Track for Product Success in 2021. Craziest. Ever. I suspect many of you are like me and are looking forward to turning the page on 2020.

Practical Advice for Product Managers Working With Startup Founders

Mind the Product

Product managers who have never worked with founders often find their first experience a bit jarring. “f**ked” f**ked” and “crazy” have definitely been thrown around. But “crazy” is a label we use when we don’t understand.

Evolving to Product-Led Growth in 5 Steps

Proficientz

If you’re starting a new company, building and funding it around a product-led growth model is much different than transforming a mature company that was built for direct sales and evolving it to product-led growth.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Best Practices for Diary Studies: 5 Tips for Motivating Participants & Preventing Drop-Outs

Generation Focus

Diary studies is a research method which collects qualitative data by having participants record entries about the experience being studied in a log, journal, or diary. Entries can consist of text, video, audio, and/or images. Diary studies can be an excellent method to gather information over time.

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What Covid-19 and Product Management Have in Common?

The Product Coalition

Follow these rules to manage your product during crises Continue reading on Product Coalition ». israel product-design covid19 crisis-management product-management

Failure Is Always An Option

Johanna Rothman

I've been working with teams that feel a ton of pressure. On top of the pressure, a senior manager says these words: “Failure is not an option.” ” When managers say that, they ignore all the possibilities for success. They put their heads down, ignoring ways to manage risk.