February, 2021

7 Reasons Why Products Fail

280 Group

What is product failure, anyway? Not all failures are catastrophic where the product is pulled from the market and the company goes out of business. Most are partial or soft failures. Failure is falling short of the strategic Objectives & Key Results (OKRs) metrics set for the product.

As Product Management Goes, So Goes the Rest of the Organization

Proficientz

William Shakespeare once said, “The Eyes are the window to your soul.” Think of product management as the window to your organization’s soul. Everything about how your organization builds, markets, sells and onboards customers starts and ends with your products.

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You Can’t be Lean Unless You’re Agile

Mind the Product

I see so much talk and confusion over what’s Lean and what’s Agile. The two terms can get used interchangeably, so much so that in some places they’re blended into one term, simply Lean-Agile (thanks again, SAFe ??).

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The Ultimate Guide to Liars and Lying: Everyone Falls Into These 4 Types

Nir Eyal

The post The Ultimate Guide to Liars and Lying: Everyone Falls Into These 4 Types appeared first on Nir and Far. Integrity

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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 Agile Has Changed Product Management

Roman Pichler

Once Upon a Time in Waterfall Land. Before the advent of agile frameworks like Scrum , a product person—the product manager—would typically carry out the market research, compile a market requirements specification, create a business case, put together product roadmap, write a requirements specification, and then hand it off to a project manager. The latter would work with one or more development teams to get the specification implemented.

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Qualitative Research — You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

This month, we presented the webinar, Fueling Your Product Strategy with Qualitative Research. You can view the accompanying blog post as a primer to learn about how you can better extract insights from your research.

Why There’s No Single “Right” Way to Do Discovery: Part 1

Product Talk

A few months ago, fellow Product Talk coach Hope Gurion and I sat down to discuss why there’s no single right way to do discovery.

How to Break Into Product Management

The Product Coalition

Breaking into Product Management is not easy. The competition is high, and most roles require you to have 2–3 years of experience before… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». career-advice technology product-management product-management-career product-management-skills

Why You Might Need a Humor Audit: the Benefits of Laughter

Nir Eyal

The post Why You Might Need a Humor Audit: the Benefits of Laughter appeared first on Nir and Far. Habits

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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.

How To Make Ethical Choices When Developing Software – Common Questions, Answered

Mind the Product

There are some questions about the practice of “ethical product development” that I’m asked all the time from folks actively working on products. For example, how do you define an “ethical” product? Or who should lead ethical product development?

Product backlog keeping you up at night? Throw it away.

UserVoice

What would you say if I told you that your product backlog is hindering your product and engineering teams from building the software your customers actually want?

New McKinsey Report Spotlights Product Management and Other Reskilling Efforts in Response to Market and Technology Trends

280 Group

The following insights have been drawn from the McKinsey & Company report: Beyond hiring: How companies are reskilling to address talent gaps , 2020.

SWOT Analysis | How to Give Your Product Portfolio a Good SWOT

Proficientz

SWOT analysis is far from a new concept, especially for individual products. In B2B though, assessing your product portfolio’s S trengths, W eaknesses, O pportunities and T hreats should be an annual ritual.

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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.

Personas: A Waste Of Money And Time

The Product Coalition

There’s going to be a lot of designers, marketers, and product managers reading this and thinking to themselves, ‘what the hell is he talking about?’, and given the widespread use of personas in business today, such a reaction isn’t surprising.

Hypocrites: How to Survive in a World that’s Full of Them

Nir Eyal

The post Hypocrites: How to Survive in a World that’s Full of Them appeared first on Nir and Far. Integrity

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How am I Doing? Thoughts on Evaluating Product Managers

Mind the Product

When you hit a certain level in your product career, a big part of your job becomes managing your team(s) rather than actually doing the work. It’s rare that this shift is ever formally ushered in, and it’s very rare that managers of product managers are ever given formal training.

Discovery Sprint: A Free 12-week program for Startups

Strategyzer

If you are an ambitious and early-stage startup, with a dedicated team, a promising idea and the hopes of finding a scalable business model, this post is for you! Strategyzer News

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.

Wrangling Insights From Your Qualitative Research [+Webinar]

280 Group

To learn about this topic more in-depth, join our upcoming webinar on Thursday, February 18th, 2021: Fueling Your Product Strategy with Qualitative Research.

What 14 startup investors and advisors taught us about chasing (and finding) product-market fit

Mixpanel

Table of Contents The problem with defining product-market fit In search of quantitative indicators of product-market fit 6 things about measuring product-market fit 1. Nothing matters more than retention 2. There are other indicators along the way 3.

AI Gets Useful To Be A Modern Rebellion in Mobile App Development

The Product Coalition

AI Revolt In Mobile Apps Aimed at the next-generation marketing mobility elucidation, new innovations such as Virtual Reality Augmented Reality, IoT, as well as Artificial Intelligence has been covered up.

Want a Successful Agile Project? Start with Why Before How

Johanna Rothman

I've been speaking with several possible clients. They're having trouble with Scrum. The managers don't believe the teams need product owners, so the teams don't have POs. The managers think a Scrum Master can support at least four teams. The teams start a lot and finish very little.

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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.

Why You Should Have a Customer-Centric Goal for Product Adoption

Mind the Product

Chances are you’re already measuring your product adoption in one way or another. It may be daily or monthly active users, or something more specific for your type of product.

Announcing my first book, The Cold Start Problem. Plus Clubhouse, and more. It’s 2021, and I’m back!

Andrew Chen

Above: One of the final book cover designs I’m considering! Dear readers, So, you may have noticed that I’ve been away from writing for a bit. Actually for almost a full year. But I have an excuse! After nearly three years and many late nights and long weekends, I have an announcement.

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How we Doubled our Valuable Product Releases by Adopting Shape Up

UserVoice

Is the software you’re building delivering the most value to your customers? When we asked ourselves at UserVoice this very question at the beginning of 2020 we weren’t proud of our answer. Realizing (and admitting) we’d failed to maintain focus on one of the most important goals of any software organization was the harsh wake-up call our organization needed. One that prompted us to make drastic. Source. Expert Advice Product Management

Business Model Disruption: MrBeast vs McDonalds

Strategyzer

2020 has been an incredibly disruptive year for the restaurant industry with losses of over $240B in the US market alone. Supply chains have been cut, the way people consume and order food has been turned upside down by the pandemic.

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.