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.

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

Put Your Data to Work: The Complete Playbook

Turn your data into a competitive advantage. This playbook contains: Exclusive stats, research & insights on how the pandemic affected businesses. A comprehensive “Request For Proposal” (RFP) checklist and an interactive quiz to test your data knowledge.

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.

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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.

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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Building Product to Enhance Customer Support: The Key to Customer Retention in an E-commerce Business

Speaker: Bhavana Angadi, Senior Product Manager at Hopscotch (Demand & Growth) | Former Product Manager at Bigbasket

Join Bhavana Angadi, Senior Product Manager at Hopscotch, as she details the best way to increase customer retention.

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.

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!

Better Learning, Better Results: A Guide for Product and Project Leaders

Continuous improvement is the differentiator that can drive your team to the next level. Download our 4-step guide to collaborative learning and position your team for success.

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.

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

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.

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.

The Modern Software Checklist: The Secret to Understanding Your Data Security Needs

Understanding your data security needs is tough enough, but what can be even more difficult is choosing the right software to fit your company. This checklist will help you evaluate the scope of services offered by various encryption solutions on the market.

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.

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.

Product Strategy 101: How to Continue When There Isn’t a Right Answer

The Product Coalition

Creating a product strategy is almost never a matter of answering a few simple questions and figuring it out. Moreover, it’s not like there is a right answer that is objectively true (and even if there was, you wouldn’t be able to know it). Sounds confusing? It is.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Strong and Effective Value Proposition

Speaker: Robin Zaragoza, Product Coach and CEO of The Product Refinery

Join Robin Zaragoza, product coach and CEO of The Product Refinery, as she shares tips on how to create a powerful Value Proposition that keeps your customer at the heart of your product development process.

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?

343: How product managers can communicate to influence – with Tina Frey Clements

Product Innovation Educators

Tips for product managers to communicate so people remember. We are about to have an important discussion on how to communicate in a way that makes people remember what is im portant. That is communicating to influence others and build networks to help you accomplish your product objectives.

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.

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?

Scaling Agile With Collaborative Learning

Speaker: Yuval Yeret, Enterprise Agile Coach, AgileSparks; Aryeh Sivan, Senior Director of Engineering, Akamai Technologies; and Yuval Zach, VP Customers, Shamaym

Continuous learning is a new addition to the Scaled Agile Framework. Join us for a panel discussion with Akamai, AgileSparks, and Shamaym sharing successful strategies for scaling Agile and practical takeaways for your team.

Purpose vs. Product: Differentiate Your Strategy from Tactics (Portfolio & Roadmaps)

Johanna Rothman

I'm struggling to write several posts and I realized I need to define my terms. I keep seeing managers confuse the strategic and tactical. That leads to large and unchangeable roadmaps and a lot of emphasis on predictability.

The 30 Best Bits of Advice We’ve Heard on Our Podcast (So Far)

First Round Review

As our new podcast crosses the 30-episode mark, we've listened back to each one and plucked out our favorite pieces of advice shared by startup leaders at companies like Notion, Lambda School, Plaid, and Segment.

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