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.

How to Apply Best Practices from Site Reliability Engineering in Your Organization

Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate, Honeycomb.io

Modern software organizations build increasingly complex distributed systems with many moving parts. As senior software leaders, we often struggle with noisy alerts, grumbling between Dev and DevOps, slow incident resolution and many other related pain points. It’s hard to figure out what to do with this increasingly difficult problem, yet it’s clearly our responsibility to deliver features and production quality. We are excited to be joined by Liz Fong-Jones, who has a deep understanding of what it takes to implement SRE-type practices in many different kinds of organizations. She brings together a picture and set of practices under the umbrella of Production Excellence that provides a clear and practical plan for senior software leaders.

Starting with Why in Technology

The Product Coalition

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What does it take to be a great Product Manager?

bpma ProductHub

by Roger Snyder – Recently, 280 Group conducted the largest survey of its kind amongst Product Management professionals. With nearly 1700 participants, we learned which skill sets product managers score strongly on and which are areas for improvement.

What Product Teams Need From Customer Success

ProductCraft

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.

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.

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.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

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.

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.

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]

280 Group

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

Empowering Development Teams

Roman Pichler

Show People that You Care. Empowering development teams starts with taking a sincere interest in the individuals, attentively listening to their ideas and concerns, and empathising with them.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

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.

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.

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.

How to Master Hard Skills Quickly with “Ultralearning”

Nir Eyal

The post How to Master Hard Skills Quickly with “Ultralearning” appeared first on Nir and Far. Productivity

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5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

Many application teams leave embedded analytics to languish until something—an unhappy customer, plummeting revenue, a spike in customer churn—demands change. But by then, it may be too late. In this White Paper, Logi Analytics has identified 5 tell-tale signs your project is moving from “nice to have” to “needed yesterday.". Brought to you by Logi Analytics.