June, 2021

Should you really be using machine learning?

Mind the Product

Used properly and in the right place, Machine Learning (ML) is an incredible tool to bring value to your product and your users. But how can you use the five product risks—value, usability, feasibility, viability, and ethics—to know if the opportunity is right for ML?

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What Is Motivation? You’ve Probably Been Thinking About It All Wrong

Nir Eyal

The post What Is Motivation? You’ve Probably Been Thinking About It All Wrong appeared first on Nir and Far. Motivation

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Core Concept: What Roles are Represented in a Product Trio?

Product Talk

In this short video, I address the most common question I’ve received since releasing my book Continuous Discovery Habits: Why didn’t you include my role in the product trio ? You can watch the video or read a lightly edited transcript below. Who should you include in your product trio?

The Power of Product Operations—and Why You Need it Now

280 Group

Today’s Reality Check. Congratulations! Your product and business are thriving and growing! Your product is successful and maturing, with many customers and demands. Soon, your workload could be twice its current size.

Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).

That would be a hard NO

The Product Bistro

A little history. When I originally bought my Honda S2000, I became very interested in keeping it in great condition, and to do that, I picked up a habit of detailing.

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Common product discovery pitfalls and how to avoid them

Mind the Product

Product discovery pitfalls, have you fallen foul of one? If your answer is yes, you’re forgiven, because the list is long and you’re only human! But, as product people, it’s our job to be aware of the hidden hurdles and do product discovery the right way.

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“Just Say No” Is Bad Productivity Advice

Nir Eyal

The post “Just Say No” Is Bad Productivity Advice appeared first on Nir and Far. Productivity

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Core Concept: Collaborative Decision-Making in a Product Trio

Product Talk

In this short video, I walk through what decision-making looks like in a product trio. If you missed the first video in this series, be sure to check that out first: What’s a product trio? You can watch the video or read a lightly edited transcript below. Do product trios really work?

8 Reasons Insurance Companies Must Up-Level Their Product Managers’ Skill Sets in 2021

280 Group

Download the Brief: Insurance Trends and Their Implications for Product Management & IT. When it comes to adopting digital tools and technologies, it’s “full steam ahead” for businesses in every sector.

Feedback: The Secret to Innovating Your Product Development Process

Speaker: Liz Love, Chief Commercial Officer at ProdPad

Join Liz Love, Chief Commercial Officer at ProdPad as she details how product feedback can improve your product development process while mitigating stakeholder conflict, constant feature requests, failed launches, unexpected outcomes, unhappy users, and complexity.

Hey Product Management, Strategic Direction is Yours for the Taking. Here’s How!

Proficientz

If you’re waiting for someone to crown your product management team the kings and queens of strategic direction, you better get a nice comfy chair with all the reclining, heating and massaging accoutrements because you’re in for a long wait!

The Two-minute Quiz That’ll Help You Prioritize Product Management Tasks

Apptentive

We all want to be as efficient as possible, but it’s not easy—especially as your list of product management tasks grows. Are you stuck on your list of product management tasks? Unsure how to tackle a new request or bug? If you have two minutes to spare, we can help!

Making your products trustworthy – Nathan Kinch

Mind the Product

You’ve optimised your product to solve a problem for your users. You’ve refined the sales funnel, built for scale, and made sure that accessibility is baked in from the start. Great job! But what about ensuring that your customers can trust it?

The Influencers Dinner: An Interview with Jon Levy

Nir Eyal

The post The Influencers Dinner: An Interview with Jon Levy appeared first on Nir and Far. Introspection

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Data & Analytics Maturity Model Workshop Series

Speaker: Dave Mariani, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, AtScale; Bob Kelly, Director of Education and Enablement, AtScale

Check out this new instructor-led training workshop series to help advance your organization's data & analytics maturity. It includes on-demand video modules and a free assessment tool for prescriptive guidance on how to further improve your capabilities.

How A Product Management Internship Built A Future Career with Home Depot.

Product Management Unpacked

“I’m actually a pretty avid DIY-er,” confides Pranita Ramakrishnan, MS of Product Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Class of 2019. “I I grew up in a family where if you didn’t take a trip to Home Depot twice a month to get some type of materials for a project, something was wrong.”.

New Updates to 280 Group In-Person Product Management Training Courses

280 Group

View our Training Calendar to check out the next in-person course. What the Pandemic Has Taught Us about Teaching and Learning. Over the past 18 months, the world has undergone tremendous change, and 280 Group is no different.

3 Easy Ways to Improve Sales Effectiveness

Proficientz

What are some easy ways to improve sales effectiveness? Here are three areas in which you can improve sales effectiveness that are relatively quick and easy. Discovery & Qualification. Presentations & Product Demonstrations. Negotiations. . Discovery & Qualification.

Sherlock Holmes Revisited: Six Lessons for Product People

The Product Coalition

“To a great mind, nothing is little.” — Sherlock ” — Sherlock Holmes Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-development product-management questions observation software-development

How a Strong Customer Engagement Strategy Can Improve the Usability of Your Product

Speaker: Hannah Chaplin, Director, Product Marketing at Pendo and Esther Edel, Product Operations Analyst at Pendo

Join Mobile expert Hannah Chaplin as she shares best practices and real examples to help you improve your mobile apps with in-app guides.

Using discovery methods to create products that people actually want by Jenny Shirey

Mind the Product

Have you ever made a product or feature that no one wanted? In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Jenny Shirey, then Senior UX Manager at Splunk, explains how product people can avoid this problem by showing us how to use product discovery the right way.

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You’re Invited! An Interview with Jon Levy

Nir Eyal

The post You’re Invited! An Interview with Jon Levy appeared first on Nir and Far. Introspection

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8 Companies with the Best SaaS Onboarding Experiences

Userpilot

UX or CS teams who are trying to improve their SaaS user onboarding experience often ask us: Which software companies have the best user onboarding experiences? Who can we turn to for some inspiration? The answer isn’t always so straightforward.

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Product Operations — You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

This month, we presented the webinar, The Product Operations Powerhouse—and Why You Need it. You can view the accompanying blog post as a primer to learn about the value of the ProdOps practice.

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.

Proficientz Announces Free Product Management Course

Proficientz

Simplify How Product Enhancements Are Collected, Managed and Prioritized. Greenville, SC – June 9, 2021 — Proficientz announced today the availability of a free product management course for managing product enhancements.

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The 25 Micro-Habits of High-Impact Managers

First Round Review

Sharp folks from across the First Round community share the small habits that great managers do, including delivering feedback with care, opening up about failure, and sending praise up the chain

What is product? The past, present and future of our craft

Mind the Product

This article looks at the future of product practice and product management — at how far we’ve come, our present-day understanding of product, and the challenges we still need to meet. It should help you, as a product person, to better understand:- Why we keep asking “what is product management?”

How to lead a product team with context?

StudioTeam

Everyone hates old school, micromanaging bosses, who tell people what to do and how. The type who makes you ask for permission for every little thing. Even the old school “bosses” hate their way of working because they quickly become overloaded.

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Assess and Advance Your Organization’s DevSecOps Practices

In this white paper, a DevSecOps maturity model is laid out for technical leaders to use to enable their organizations to stay competitive in the digital economy.

How Product Managers Can Lead Meetings Well

The Product Coalition

Here are some insights and lessons learned regarding how to organise meetings and your documentation well. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management entrepreneurship meetings leadership productivity

How to beta test, with award-winning learning app Pocket Prep

Usersnap

Surely all software companies are familiar with beta testing, but how well do you actually do it? If you’re not all that confident with answering this question, hey, that’s cool too, because you’ve found the right article to get some practical ideas!

How Subscription Models Help You Win, Keep, and Grow Customers with Mark Stiving

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

In this episode of the Enterprise Product Leadership podcast, discover the opportunities to grow your business via subscription models.