April, 2021

Managing Expectations – Product Management at Startups

Mind the Product

One of our universal truths in product is that the nature of the job varies greatly between organizations.

How to Choose the Right KPIs for Your Product

Roman Pichler

What are KPIs? Key performance indicators (KPIs) are metrics that measure how your product is doing. Effective KPIs help you understand if your product is creating the desired value for the users, the customers, and the business. Without KPIs, you end up guessing how well your product is performing.

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Keys to Unlocking Productivity

The Product Coalition

For you and your teams Continue reading on Product Coalition ». productivity health business startup personal-development

Will Clubhouse be a Habit or Has-Been?

Nir Eyal

The post Will Clubhouse be a Habit or Has-Been? appeared first on Nir and Far. Consumer Psychology

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The Digital Experience Insights Report

You don’t need to feel your way around in the dark anymore. Download this groundbreaking report to shine a light on the invisible opportunities your team is missing — and discover what they’re ultimately costing your business.

Rethinking Product Discovery with Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Mind

Product Talk

Back in March, I spoke at ProductCamp Cascadia (an online conference hosted by ProductCamp Portland , ProductCamp Seattle , and ProductCamp Vancouver ) exploring the topic of design justice. I refined the talk and gave it again yesterday at IndustryConf.

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VP of Product Management: Your 7-Point Plan for the First 100 Days

Proficientz

Congratulations! You’ve just landed your first VP of Product Management job and expectations are sky high. No pressure! Here’s a 7-point plan for your first 100 days. The objective of this particular plan is to get you playing offense right out of the gate.

Why Becoming a Product Manager is the Best Next Step for Your Tech Career.

Product Management Unpacked

Career need a kickstart? Imagine a future with impact! 9:00 p.m. on Sunday night… Dread sets in… It’s the sensation of knowing tomorrow will feel like the past 99 Mondays.

Interpreting the product Venn Diagram with Matt LeMay and Martin Eriksson

Mind the Product

In this new Fireside Chat for Prioritised Members, Matt LeMay, author of Agile for Everybody and Product Management in Practice, sat down with our very own Martin Eriksson to discuss his now infamous Venn diagram describing product management, what it means, how it gets misinterpreted, and what we can do about it.

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Maybe Social Media Isn’t Making Teens Depressed, After All. And Here’s What Likely Is.

Nir Eyal

The post Maybe Social Media Isn’t Making Teens Depressed, After All. And Here’s What Likely Is. appeared first on Nir and Far. Indistractable Relationships

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How to Empower Your Users So You Can Create a Great Product

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman, Author and Consultant, for her session that will discuss why instead of designing for the users, CTOs and their teams should collaborate with empowered users to create a great product together.

Why There’s No Single “Right” Way to Do Discovery: Part 3

Product Talk

A few months ago, fellow Product Talk coach Hope Gurion and I sat down to discuss why there’s no single right way to do discovery. Want to read the previous parts of the series? Find Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

Product-Led Growth: The Flavors of “Free” [+Webinar]

280 Group

Join our upcoming webinar, Tackling Digital Product Management, Part 4: Pricing the Flavors of “Free” , on April 15th at 10:00 AM PT to learn more about product-led growth pricing models. My Recent “Free” Experience. Sorry, you’ve used up your free articles for this month.

Sales Demos: Selling Outcomes vs. Features

Proficientz

Business outcomes vs product features: how do your sales demos stack up? In many cases, the product silos that exist within product management become transparent to buyers during the sales cycle, creating the perception you’ve got a bunch of fragmented products instead of integrated solutions.

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Hiring a VP of Engineering? Use This Framework from Shopify’s VPE to Get it Right

First Round Review

After more than 20 years in tech, eight companies, and thousands of hires, Shopify's Farhan Thawar shares his go-to-framework for snagging a VP of Engineering.

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Cracking the PM Career – Jackie Bavaro on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

When we talk about product strategy, we often go back to the double diamond approach: identify the problem that you need to solve, then work on creating & optimising a solution for it.

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What is the Opposite of “Distraction?” The Single Word that Will Change Your Life This Year

Nir Eyal

The post What is the Opposite of “Distraction?” The Single Word that Will Change Your Life This Year appeared first on Nir and Far. Distraction

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Building a World-Class Innovation Culture: Bayer

Strategyzer

In our work with companies, we have observed significant changes in the attitudes that leadership has towards innovation. Leaders now value innovation as the most important driver of growth.

Product Requirements That Amplify Your Customer Needs [+Webinar]

280 Group

Identify the Insights. Recently, we explored using Voice of the Customer techniques to better understand your customers’ needs, find “moments of truth,” and identify how your product can help them along their customer journey.

The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data: How to Go From Concept to Reality

Speaker: Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Chief Technology Officer at SolonTek

Join Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC DHHS, and Chief Technology Officer, SolonTek, to learn how you can capitalize on your ideas by blending internal with external while leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term and the long term.

B2B Product Manager April 2021

Proficientz

B2B Product Manager April 2021 Issue. This month we show a little love to those in senior product management roles with a focus on strategy, title inflation, and newbies to the VP role. Of course, we can’t ignore the connection between sales and product management.

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Joining a Startup for the First Time? 30 Actionable Tips From Folks Who've Been There

First Round Review

Top startup leaders and operators share their best tips for new startup employees, including hitting the ground running, how to prioritize what to work on, and growing your career

The PM Competency Framework: Making Product Management growth a team effort

Mind the Product

My first year at Spotify was one of the happiest years of my life. I had joined the Infrastructure and Operations ‘tribe’ as an Agile Coach and some of my fondest memories (both personally and professionally) were from working in my Agile Coach ‘chapter’.

Don’t Fall for This Excuse Trap: Why “That Won’t Work for Me” is Self-Sabotaging

Nir Eyal

The post Don’t Fall for This Excuse Trap: Why “That Won’t Work for Me” is Self-Sabotaging appeared first on Nir and Far. Introspection

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3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

You don’t need a technical background to be a PM. I’m proof.

ProductCraft

When people see my background as a teacher, they often ask how I ended up becoming a product manager at a technology company. Usually, they’re looking for advice on how they can break into a career in product management themselves. I don’t blame them for wondering!

Strategic Team Alignment: The Power of a One-Pager [+Webinar]

280 Group

Join our upcoming webinar, Cultivating a Strategic Product Team, Part 1: The Power of a One-Pager , on May 13th, 2021 at 10:00am PT for an in-depth discussion on creating strategic alignment in your team with a Product One-Pager. Receive the template free!

Product Manager Title Inflation: How Far Will It Go?

Proficientz

Why are there so many product manager titles? The list keeps growing! Once upon a time, there was one product manager title, product manager. Today and we have…. Product managers. Technical Product Managers. Principal Product Managers. Associate Product Managers. Senior Product Managers.

Following “Radical Candor,” Kim Scott is Back with Another Incredible Framework for “Just Work”

First Round Review

"Radical Candor" bestselling author Kim Scott's superpower is outlining simple tactics and straightforward frameworks to put big amorphous ideas into practice. In her latest book, "Just Work," she applies that tactical lens to workplace injustice

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

Process as Product: What product ops can learn from user research

Mind the Product

What do a necklace, a bowl of salad, and a compass have in common? They are all metaphors that product managers at Dashlane use to describe their role. The insight they revealed, among others, helped me shape what Dashlane’s first-ever product operations role should look like.

Follow Reddit in Feedly

Roy Madden

New Feature. Pull content from Reddit communities and searches directly into your Feeds. Reddit is “home of thousands of communities, endless conversations, and authentic human connection.” It can be an amazing resource for finding the best insights on topics and trends you care about.

Product Research Rules with C. Todd Lombardo

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

What are the Product Research Rules that ensure you build the right product? Find out in this episode of the Enterprise Product Leadership podcast.