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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How to Scale a Data Literacy Program at Your Organization

Speaker: Megan Brown, Director, Data Literacy at Starbucks; Mariska Veenhof-Bulten, Business Intelligence Lead at bol.com; and Jennifer Wheeler, Director, IT Data and Analytics at Cardinal Health

Join data & analytics leaders from Starbucks, Cardinal Health, and bol.com for a webinar panel discussion on scaling data literacy skills across your organization with a clear strategy, a pragmatic roadmap, and executive buy-in.

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.

Breaking Down the Product and Engineering Wall: A Catalyst for Product Success

UserVoice

While there are many reasons to unite your product and engineering teams, shipping better software faster is among the most compelling of the bunch. At UserVoice, we found that the separation of our product and engineering teams led to finger-pointing.

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.

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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2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.

How Agile Has Changed Product Management

Roman Pichler

Listen to this article: [link]. Once Upon a Time in Waterfall Land.

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What is the Voice of the Customer (VOC)?

Apptentive

When brands listen to and act on the voice of the customer (often referred to as simply “VoC”), it can completely revolutionize the way their business operates.

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.

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?

How to Operationalize Data From Multiple Sources to Deliver Actionable Insights

Speaker: Speakers from SafeGraph, Facteus, AWS Data Exchange, SimilarWeb, and AtScale

Learn how to blend various datasets together from top data providers in AWS Data Exchange like Safegraph, Facteus, and SimilarWeb with internal data to innovate and make smarter decisions at scale.

Lean Product Management by Itamar Gilad

Mind the Product

In this talk to ProductTank Cardiff product management coach and one-time Google product manager Itamar Gilad looks at how to deal with uncertainty through lean product management. Itamar starts with a story from his former company Google and how it has dealt with social networking over the years.

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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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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30 Steps to Mobile App Launch

Apptentive

Unfortunately, “If you build it, they will come” does not hold true when it comes to the mobile app launch. This famous line from Field of Dreams is all too representative of how many app publishers face the ‘inessentiality’ of mobile marketing.

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

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.

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

Building Accessible Products – Jonathan Hassell on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Accessibility is one of those things that we all know we should do, but are rarely confident that we’ve done it well. To get over that hump, we talked with Prof Jonathan Hassell about how and when to embed and test for accessibility (or a11y!),

Shreyas Doshi on choosing, refining, and tracking product metrics 

Mixpanel

Why do smart product teams often build products with mediocre or no impact? Often, the answer is found in the discipline with which a product team measures the product. . Choosing your metrics: metrics categories. When selecting your metrics, you’ll want to consider a few different categories.

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How to Use a Semantic Layer to Scale Data & Analytics Across Your Organization

Download this guide for practical advice on using a semantic layer to improve data literacy and scale self-service analytics. The guide includes a checklist, an assessment, industry-specific use cases, and a data & analytics maturity model and roadmap.

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

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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Key Mobile Strategies for Travel Apps During the Reopening Process

Apptentive

While travel looks like it will remain relatively unpopular in the first half of 2021 due to COVID concerns, travel brands are gearing up for a surge of travelers in the second half of the year.

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TEI 321: How product managers can delight customers – with Chip Bell

Product Innovation Educators

Secrets for working with customers to create products they will love. This podcast is getting a new name to better reflect our objective here—helping product managers become product masters. That new name is Product Masters Now.

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4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

Goals For Alignment, Not Bonuses

Mind the Product

Goals are important. They can give us a sense of purpose and direction. They aid us in prioritizing where we spend our time. They can empower teams and individuals. They can align us to achieve our most ambitious dreams.

Making Self-Care Tactical — Why You Should Focus on Boundaries, Not Just Bubble Baths

First Round Review

Therapist Jessmina Archbold (publicly known as Minaa B.) shares her detailed guide to deeper self-care work, pushing back against common myths, offering up tactical advice and making the case for focusing on boundaries

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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.