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.”

Embedded Analytics Product Fit Guide - A Product Manager’s Handbook

Adding embedded analytics to your software doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. This guide is the perfect companion for SaaS product managers. It will walk you through the process of choosing the right analytics provider step by step.

How to Turn Off Harmful Stress Like a Switch

Nir Eyal

The post How to Turn Off Harmful Stress Like a Switch appeared first on Nir and Far. Introspection

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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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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

Product Management: Guide to Thriving as a Product Manager

As more organizations move from project to product thinking, Product Managers are occupying increasingly crucial roles. Download this guide to learn tips and strategies that will help you grow into a strong Product Manager and thrive in the position.

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.

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.

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.

Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

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.

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?

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.

Re-Thinking Translation for Business Growth in a Digital-First World

Effective localization is critical to business expansion. But traditional translation processes can't keep pace with today's agile, omnichannel realities. Read our eBook to discover the limitless possibilities uncovered by agile translation management.

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.

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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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.

Anatomy of a Product Disaster: Quibi

The Product Coalition

It’s a lesson that all product people need to learn; you can have all the ingredients for a successful product and still fall flat on your face. By now it’s well known that Quibi, which launched in April of 2020 and raised $1.75

Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organization change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

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.

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.

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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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.

Making Software Pirates Pay: An E-Commerce Playbook

Vendors large and small have been using software intelligence to understand who is using unlicensed versions of their software so they can develop data-driven strategies to identify and convert unpaid users, generating new license revenue.