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?

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.

How to Empower Your Users So You Can Create a Great Product

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman, Author and Consultant, for her session that will discuss why instead of designing for the users, CTOs and their teams should collaborate with empowered users to create a great product together.

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.

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A culture of safety – Alla Weinberg

Mind the Product

You may have heard about Project Aristotle — an effort by Google that revealed Psychological Safety as the common element in their highest-performing teams. Understanding what that is — and how we can create a culture of safety in our teams — isn’t quite as easy.

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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?

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.”.

Address the Challenges of Siloed Monitoring Tools

Companies frequently experience monitoring tool sprawl. Find out why monitoring tool sprawl occurs, why it’s a problem for businesses, and the positive business impacts of monitoring tool consolidation.

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.

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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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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The State of Product Leadership Report 2021

Delivery is the top success metric for product leaders. But should it be? This is just one of the findings in this year’s State of Product Leadership report. Download the report to discover more ways product management is changing in 2021.

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

Net Revenue Retention Drives Market Cap

Gainsight

Co-authored by Jake Wirfel. It’s no secret that happy customers drive better business outcomes. But how much better? Gainsight has long been a leader in understanding how critical Customer Success is to the health of SaaS companies.

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.

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 Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data: How to Go From Concept to Reality

Speaker: Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Chief Technology Officer at SolonTek

Join Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC DHHS, and Chief Technology Officer, SolonTek, to learn how you can capitalize on your ideas by blending internal with external while leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term and the long term.

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?

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 Love Podcast: Albert Saniger, CEO and founder of nate

ProductCraft

This week on Product Love, I sat down with Albert Saniger, the CEO and founder of nate. nate is a digital assistant that does the checkout on your behalf. It takes 3 clicks and 5 seconds to buy what you want without annoyance of having to make loads of micro-decisions about opting in to marketing.

Cloud-Scale Monitoring With AWS and Datadog

In this eBook, find out the benefits and complexities of migrating workloads to AWS, and services that AWS offers for containers and serverless computing.

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.

Fun Discussing Management “Mobbing” on the Mob Mentality Show

Johanna Rothman

I had a terrific time with Chris and Austin on the Mob Mentality Show: Modern Management with Johanna Rothman. Is “mobbing” is the right word for management collaboration? Maybe. I'm not sure.

How to avoid turning your product into a feature factory by Ravi Kumar Sapata

Mind the Product

The best of products can suffer from feature bloat. In this ProductTank Linz talk, Ravi Kumar Sapata, senior product manager at IONOS, gives us two approaches to avoid turning our product into a feature factory.

The 2021 UX Research Tools Map

UserInterviews

Navigate the UX research software landscape, discover new tools, and identify gaps in your own user research toolkit with this detailed subway map

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Best Practices for Creating Long-Lasting and Continuous Discovery Habits

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Internationally Acclaimed Author, Speaker, and Coach at ProductTalk.org

Join internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and coach Teresa Torres as she explores the what, how, and why behind creating continuous discovery habits that give your team a clear benchmark to aspire to.

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 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.

Difficult Product Discussions with CEOs

Mironov Consulting

CEOs may not see their role in systematic product/development problems, and product leaders may not know how to frame their concerns so CEOs can hear them. Can we get past buzzwords to difficult organizational discussions?