December, 2021

Building a product manifesto

Mind the Product

As the discipline of product management matures, there is often talk in the product management community about a product manifesto — a set of aspirational principles that guide us. Here is Paul Rehmet's take on what it should say. [.]

Four Frameworks to Help You Define Product Metrics

The Product Coalition

You can find numerous articles out there that will rattle off a list of “essential e-commerce metrics” however the problem with these are… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». startup okr product-management agile metrics


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Four Product Success Factors

Roman Pichler

Listen to this article: [link]. The Four Factors Explained. To achieve lasting success, a product must fulfil the following four conditions. First, it has to address a specific need that a group of people have. Second, it has to be feasible to develop it.

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How the Ancient Greeks Beat Distraction

Nir Eyal

Distractions seem ubiquitous today, but they’ve always been a part of human life, even going back to Greek mythology. Here’s how to resist them. The post How the Ancient Greeks Beat Distraction appeared first on Nir and Far. Distraction


The Complete R&D Funding Guide: How to Get the Funding You Need!

Speaker: Kevin Goldsmith, Chief Technology Officer at Anaconda | Peyman Pouryekta, CEO and Technology Advisor | Bob Webber, VP Product Flow Optimization, Construx

In this interactive panel discussion, we will address common pitfalls of investments for CTOs and VPs of Engineering and will teach you how to manage your investments with confidence and properly allocate resources across business priorities.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Vanessa Davis, Vice President of Workspace Products at Litera Microsystems

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Vanessa Davis, Vice President of Workspace Products at Litera Microsystems. View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders. How did you get into product management?

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Why Product Managers Are So Important

Product Management Unpacked

“Crossing the Chasm” author on how user-experience design has driven product management from product-focused development to fostering customer engagement.

10 product content highlights from 2021

Mind the Product

We've published a lot of great content from the community this year but which have you enjoyed the most? Find out in the countdown of our top posts, pods, toolkits, and videos that really struck a chord in 2021. [.]


The One Big Flaw With Data Driven Product Decisions


That fact that we’re even discussing data driven product decisions is a monumental leap for the product management profession. What features do customers use most & why? Which features do customers struggle to use and why? How quickly are new features being adopted?

I Changed My Mind About Saying “Merry Christmas,” and You Should Too

Nir Eyal

In fifth grade, I was the only Jewish kid in my elementary school class.


Optimize the Performance of Your Serverless Functions

Run mission-critical applications on serverless without sacrificing visibility.

6 Product Management Trends to Track in 2022

280 Group

As 2021 draws to a close, 280 Group is looking ahead at the coming year, and spotting key trends we feel will have the biggest impact on Product professionals across industries.

Looking for a Product Job? Here’s How to Assess a Company’s Continuous Discovery Habits

Product Talk

No company is perfect, especially when it comes to continuous discovery. But some companies are decidedly better than others. No company is perfect, especially when it comes to continuous discovery. But some companies are decidedly better than others. Tweet This.

Why Design Thinking Matters

Product Management Unpacked

How product managers can identify the right customer problems to solve. Perhaps Albert Einstein summed up successful product management best when he said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.”.

Thinking big, working small by John Cutler

Mind the Product

As product managers, we're required to think big and be agile. In this #mtpcon London+EMEA session, sponsored by Amplitude, Product Evangelist and Coach John Cutler, explains how to balance these two competing viewpoints. [.]

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

The #1 Mobile Customer Engagement Secret


Have you ever been looking for a recipe online but have to scroll all the way through a long, drawn-out story about the author’s family to get to the actual recipe? We won’t do that to you today.

Free Habit Tracker Template — Use this Sleek Google Doc

Nir Eyal

Many people strive to improve themselves in one way or another. Whether it’s getting more sleep and exercise, or spending more time doing the things we love, our ideal selves drive us to be better. They symbolize our belief in our own potential to live in alignment with our values.

Easily follow websites that don’t have RSS feeds

Roy Madden

New Feature. No RSS? No problem. You can now build your own feeds in Feedly for websites without RSS. You already follow your favorite blogs, news sites, research journals, and more in Feedly. But when you come upon a site without an RSS option, what do you do?

How to Create Product Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

The Product Coalition

Best way to create meaningful KPIs to measure success Continue reading on Product Coalition ». technology software-development startup product-management business

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.

22 startup principles to scale your company in 2022


There’s no formula for dealing with hard things. Hard things are hard because no one’s figured them out yet. Don’t get stuck on a single approach. Find smart people and collect the best ideas… Test them out.

The 3 indicators of an outcome-driven product organisation

Mind the Product

These days, everyone wants to work in an outcome-driven product organization. Here, Becky Flint shares some of the main signs that an organization is actually outcome-driven. [.] Read more » The post The 3 indicators of an outcome-driven product organisation appeared first on Mind the Product.

The Business Impact of Customer Experience


“Customer experience” is a ubiquitous phrase. But in a world filled with jargon and buzzwords, let’s get down to what really matters: Understanding how customer experience impacts the bottom line.

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Here’s How to Ensure Your Kids Don’t Spend the Entire Break Staring at Screens

Nir Eyal

It’s that time of year when kids have a long break from school and parents and guardians likely have some time off work. What will we do with all that free time? The post Here’s How to Ensure Your Kids Don’t Spend the Entire Break Staring at Screens appeared first on Nir and Far.


Data-Driven Performance Feedback Helps Teams Improve Customer Outcomes

Speaker: Mickey Mantle, Founder and CEO at Wanderful Interactive Storybooks | Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Author, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

In this webinar Mickey Mantle and Ron Lichty will teach you why its important to have data driven performance reviews, the most effective way to use data in performance reviews, and how this data helps to align your employee proficiency with your company goals.

Product Trends and Resolutions for 2022 – From 13 Top Product Experts


What will be the biggest Product Trends in 2022? Interestingly – they seem completely different from the product trends we’ve identified for 2021 – including Product Led Growth , the rise of a Growth Product Management Role, chatbots, or gamification.

Product Management Can’t Overcome A Lack of Strategy

The Product Coalition

Strategy before everything. Before structure, before process, and before product. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management product

364: Using Jobs-to-be-Done to avoid 6-figure mistakes – with Aggelos Mouzakitis

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can better understand consumer decisions. Today we are revisiting one of the best tools for product managers, Jobs-to-be-Done (JTBD). Our guest has been applying JTBD to help SaaS companies sell better, retain more, and avoid 6-figure go-to-market mistakes.

Product strategy for beginners — Part 1

Mind the Product

Product strategy is both a fascinating and fashionable subject among digital product leaders. In this article, you will learn about a process to get productive with product strategy and understand why starting is difficult. [.]

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).

The Ultimate Guide to Closed-loop Feedback


While closing the loop certainly benefits companies by helping inform product roadmaps, drive marketing initiatives, and increase customer loyalty, it also benefits customers directly to know their voice is being heard (and acted upon!).

How to Write a Resume for Google (with examples)

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Working at Google is known to be one of the most coveted roles in the tech industry. Because of Google's intense popularity, their acceptance rates are known to be some of the lowest – with under 1% of applicants actually making it to the position they applied for.

Andrew Chen on network effects and competing for growth in a rocketing market


The last time we sat down to speak with Andrew Chen , we were inside the offices of Uber, just feet away from the growth team he helped assemble at the rideshare giant.