July, 2021

Tips for Becoming a Head of Product

Roman Pichler

Be Prepared to Look after People, Not Products. When you become a head of product, you move into a line management position. Consequently, your focus shifts from managing a product to looking after the product people on your team and empowering them to do a great job.

ProductTank in a post-pandemic world

Mind the Product

Down here at the end of the earth we have had a bit of a different experience to the rest of the ProductTank world, with our elimination of COVID-19 in the community allowing in-person events to be run for most of the second half of 2020 and most of 2021. So, we have been able [.]

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Core Concept: Getting Engineers to Embrace the Product Trio

Product Talk

The Core Concepts series addresses common questions and concerns within the world of continuous product discovery. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been looking at common questions about the product trio. Did you miss the previous posts in this series? You can find them all here.

3 Trends in Financial Services that Product Managers Must Tackle by Upskilling

280 Group

Download the Brief: Industry Trends in Financial Services with Product Management Transformation. Digital transformation initiatives heated up in organizations across multiple industries during the pandemic — and the momentum continues.

How to Reach Peak Performance With the Product Management Organizational Health Checklist

Speaker: Rina Vernovskaya, CEO, 280 Group; and Roger Snyder, VP of Marketing, 280 Group

The degree of maturity of your product management organization can directly drive your ability to satisfy customers and become more profitable. Our Product Management Organizational Health Checklist and on-demand webinar can help.

Timeboxing: The Most Powerful Time Management Technique You’re Probably Not Using

Nir Eyal

The post Timeboxing: The Most Powerful Time Management Technique You’re Probably Not Using appeared first on Nir and Far. Time Management

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Tips for Becoming a Head of Product

Roman Pichler

Listen to this article: [link]. Be Prepared to Look after People, Not Products. When you become a head of product, you move into a line management position. Consequently, your focus shifts from managing a product to looking after the product people on your team and empowering them to do a great job.

How to motivate a product team

Mind the Product

A motivated team is a happy team. A happy team is more creative, provides better solutions, and to top it off, it’s also more productive.

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Core Concept: The Role of User Research in a Continuous Discovery World

Product Talk

Over the past several weeks, we’ve been exploring what a product trio is , how decision-making works in product trios , and why more roles aren’t included. Today, we are going to tackle how user researchers fit into this puzzle.

Strategic Team Alignment: Elevating the Executive Gate Review [+Webinar]

280 Group

Join our upcoming webinar, Cultivating a Strategic Product Team, Part 2: Elevating Executive Gate Reviews , to learn more about the process in-depth.

Bridging the Online and Offline: How to Apply Product Thinking to Expanding Your eCommerce Business

Speaker: John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude

In a post-COVID world, online retailers are forced to reevaluate their position and address the challenge of adopting new customer experiences. Even brick and mortar businesses are integrating more digital approaches to CX -- testing out loyalty programs and subscription-based models. Join John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude, for this enlightening discussion on the current state of the ecommerce landscape.

Why Do People Believe the ‘Social Media is Mind Control’ Myth?

Nir Eyal

The post Why Do People Believe the ‘Social Media is Mind Control’ Myth? appeared first on Nir and Far. Self Discipline

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Product Feedback: What It Is, Why It Matters, and 7 Steps to Success

Apptentive

Customers want to be heard. Product feedback is the ideal way to hear from specific customers and understand their needs before they move to one of your competitors. Proactively gathering feedback allows you to quickly identify and solve their pain points.

That Pesky REQUEST A DEMO Button! Keep It or Chuck It?

Proficientz

Here’s the deal. That REQUEST A DEMO button on your website is offering demos to anyone who wants to see your products. You’re on the hook to give them a demo, and if they want to play hardball, they’re not the least bit obligated to tell you why they’re interested.

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Getting the max from an MVP – Dan Olsen

Mind the Product

Want to make a veteran product person sad? Just ask them how they’ve used MVPs in the past. Once you get past the sobbing, you’re likely to get stories of the myriad ways that a perfectly good experiment got turned into a v1 release. It doesn’t have to be like that!

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 Weak Analogies About Software Can Lead Us Astray

Mironov Consulting

Company leaders who aren’t steeped in how software is designed and built can apply less-than-useful analogies for how software products are built. These analogies tend to highlight predictability, scheduling and cost management. but may not be that useful. This post unpacks a few of them.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Cecile Leroux, Group Vice President, Product Research & Innovation at UKG

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Cecile Leroux, Group Vice President, Product Research & Innovation at UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group). View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders.

Children and Technology: 3 Things Parents Need To Know

Nir Eyal

The post Children and Technology: 3 Things Parents Need To Know appeared first on Nir and Far. Indistractable Relationships

6 Ways to Improve Your Product Experience

Apptentive

What is product experience? Product experience refers to the customer journey that takes place within the product itself, from a person’s first login to their last time using the application.

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.

B2B Product Manager June 2021

Proficientz

B2B Product Manager June 2021 Issue. When you look at the maturity curve for your product management team, don’t focus so much on the skills they have. Pay more attention to the business outcomes customers get from products your team is delivering.

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Essential KPIs for data-driven product managers

Mind the Product

In the following article, we’ll explore the importance of KPIs in tracking product success. Taking into consideration various performance indicators can be essential in providing managers with the necessary data to identify this. These KPIs are even more useful when interpreted correctly.

Large Features and Long Deadlines Mean You Have a Gantt Chart, Not a Roadmap

Johanna Rothman

Several of my clients have internal struggles about how to internally see the future of the product. The teams want to use an agile approach so they can incorporate learning. The managers want rigid roadmaps. Because the managers want to “know” the teams will deliver it all.

How to Drive Value for Customers and Your Business with Continuous Discovery

280 Group

What product or services do your customers really want? Do you have a plan to improve them over time? Are you confident that your team is delivering value to your customers in a way that drives long-term revenue?

Boost Your IT Success by Making the Move From Project-Driven to Product-Led

According to Gartner, 85% of organizations have adopted, or plan to adopt, a transition from being project-driven to product-led. Learn how to shape and accelerate digital innovation through a fundamental shift to a product-centric organization.

How Do Product Managers Showcase What They’re Working On?

The Product Coalition

The engineering team showcases their work in a demo to other stakeholders. Everyone else, including the product manager, tend not to… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». agile startup enterprise product-management scrum

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345: How to use Jobs-to-be-Done to be a market detective – with Dave Duncan, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

Skills for product managers to deeply understand customers’ problems and goals. Today we are talking about how to understand what provides value to customers by giving them what they need to solve a problem or complete a task. Clayton Christensen described this as the job to be done.

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Better Meetings Make for Better Days — 20 Tactical Ideas to Try Out With Your Team

First Round Review

We're spending more time in meetings than ever. The sharpest folks we've interviewed share their best tips for making sure this time is well spent

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Getting to the bottom line of valuation – Giff Constable

Mind the Product

Understanding your company’s business model is a key skill for all product people, but understanding how that affects your valuation is what takes things to the next level. What are you maximizing for and how does your pricing model impact that?

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.

Leadership Tip #11: Substitute the Word Trust for Empower

Johanna Rothman

We talk a lot about empowered or self-organizing teams in the agile community. However, I don't see too many self-organizing or empowered teams at my clients. Not because my clients are stupid—far from it. Everyone does the best job they know how to do.

How I went from struggling with math to becoming a data and analytics advocate

Mixpanel

I’ve struggled with math since high school. It wasn’t that I was incapable of doing simple algebra here and there. My hangup was the topic in general. I always had a hard time applying any real focus on the abstract shapes and concepts with no tangible connection to what I actually cared about.

Product Management Isn’t About The Features.

The Product Coalition

In most companies, product discussions are about features. But features are bricks in a wall, a means to an end. What matters is what you… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». okr startup product-management entrepreneurship