September, 2019

How I Overcame Imposter Syndrome as a Product Manager

ProductPlan

No matter how far into your career you might be, you’re never too old for imposter syndrome to make an appearance. Imposter syndrome is a feeling of inadequacy that persists despite evident success, according to Harvard Business Review.

How to Avoid Market Feedback Traps

Mind the Product

If you were to ask me whether you, as a product manager , should you always listen to market feedback? My answer would be yes, definitely. Sometimes. Here’s why.

Ready, Set, Hypergrowth: How Duo's Product Design Lead Primed Her Team for Momentum

First Round Review

Sally Carson joined Duo as its first product design leader, just as the security startup was ratcheting into hypergrowth.

Correlation vs Causation: Understand the Difference for Your Product

Amplitude

Correlation and causality can seem deceptively similar. But recognizing their differences can be the make or break between wasting efforts on low-value features and creating a product that your customers can’t stop raving about.

The Product Growth Engine

Speaker: Dave Martin, Founder, Right to Left

How do you create sustainable growth? Do your product and feature releases achieve the desired results? In this talk, Dave Martin, founder at Right To Left, will explore how human bias repeatedly hinders product success and causes teams to miss out on their potential.

Starting with Why in Technology

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What does it take to be a great Product Manager?

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What Product Teams Need From Customer Success

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If you think about it, product teams often work miracles. They’re given all manner of feedback, strategy, and stakeholder demands, and they somehow turn that into an amazing product that people want to buy. This is no easy task.

Beyond the hype: Practical advice on building a platform

Inside Intercom

? ?. It’s hard to find a hotter trend in Silicon Valley than the idea of turning your product into a platform.

The pitfalls of being data-driven

Mixpanel

In 2006, Facebook rolled out its News Feed feature–and boy, did people hate it. The uproar among the website’s (then) small user base of 12M was big enough to draw headlines.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

When is Your Product Ready to Remove the “Beta” Tag?

ProductPlan

Until real users get their hands on your product, you can never be 100% sure it works. That’s why product managers leverage beta testing. It’s such an incredibly important and useful tool in the product development process. Internal tests can’t replicate what happens in the real world.

Fuel Your Product Management Goals with These 3 Testing Tactics

Centercode

When it comes to making decisions about your product, data is your best ammunition. Between analytics, surveys, support tickets, and customer testing, there are plenty of opportunities for your product management team to collect information about your customers’ experiences.

What are few things a Product Manager should do at a new firm?

NextBigWhat

Every business is a mathematical function. Master the variables and you are golden. Eg: A super simplified example. Rate of growth of revenue for Netflix = (rate of growth of new users – rate of churn) x pricing. It’s your standard mathematical form of f(g(x)), really.

What number of users is right for my usability test?

TryMyUI

How many testers is enough for your usability test? We dive into the numbers to find the baselines and reasoning behind those baselines. The post What number of users is right for my usability test? appeared first on TryMyUI Blog.

The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

By embedding predictive analytics, you can future-proof your application and give users sophisticated insights. The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics has everything you need to get started, including real-world examples, steps to build your models, and solutions to common data challenges.

How Well Do You Really Know Your Customers?

Revulytics

Remember the still-maligned Windows Vista operating system upgrade ? What about Google’s Lively 3-D virtual world simulator and Allo instant messaging platform ?

Use This Framework to Unblock Your Product Roadmap

Gainsight

We recently had the opportunity to join Gainsight for a webinar about Finding Friction in Your User Journey and How to Fix It. One of the key aspects of fixing user friction is understanding how to prioritize that work along with things like new feature development.

The Path to Product Qualified Leads

ProductCraft

Traditionally, businesses looked at growth as “build the product, market it, and drive sales.” Of course, along the way, teams listened to their customers and used their suggestions to improve the product. Then they marketed those improvements to drive more sales.

4 Phases of a Successful One-on-One with Your Product Team

ProductPlan

We are excited to welcome guest writer Carlos González de Villaumbrosia to the ProductPlan blog. Carlos González de Villaumbrosia is the Founder of Product School, originally based in San Francisco.

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Creating, cultivating, and maintaining a collaborative culture across global teams

Nulab

Chat apps, project management tools, and other collaborative software are all common ways that global teams interface across offices.

Product Questions to Ask Customers Across the Product Life Cycle

Centercode

In product development, timing is everything. The type of customer-driven product questions you ask, when you ask them, and the kind of customer feedback you use to answer them all influence the insights you pull in and how they’ll ultimately serve you.

Excellent Product Management – How to Transform Your Team [Infographic]

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The Product Management Skills – Benchmark Report identifies 15 skill sets that individual Product Managers and entire Product Management teams need to be excellent.

How to Master Hard Skills Quickly with “Ultralearning”

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The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Great User Research (for Non-Researchers) by Steve Portigal

Mind the Product

Researchers often have concerns about what will happen when “other people” go out and do work with users. But the demand for research far outweighs the supply of researchers, and everyone wins when more people are enabled to do research themselves.

Empowering Development Teams

Roman Pichler

Product in Practice: How One Product Manager Innovates in Big Companies

Product Talk

One of my goals at Product Talk is to showcase what good product management looks like. Today, I’m excited to introduce a new series, Product in Practice, where I’ll profile product managers doing great work. To kick off the series, we interviewed Rachel Allen , Director of Product at Omnitracs.

Product Positioning Tip 1 of 7: Use Results to Communicate Differentiation

Proficientz – Product Management University

Your products do some great things that competitors can’t touch. Awesome! You want that differentiation to play a starring role in your product positioning. Here’s the tough part. Our default m.o. is to explain “how” it’s different.

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Does Your Product Management Team Need to Transform?

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Join our upcoming webinar, Five Steps to Transform Your Product Management Team , if you are a PM leader looking to improve your team’s people, process, and tools, to build a team of Product Leaders. Register here. Change is the law of life.

How To Disarm Internal Triggers and Improve Focus

Nir Eyal

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Be a Director, not a Manager by Fareed Mosavat

Mind the Product

In this keynote from #mtpcon San Francisco, Fareed Mosavat, Director of Product, Lifecycle, at Slack, shares his early career lessons on creativity from Pixar. He says being a great product leader is about being a director instead of a manager.