June, 2020

Stakeholder Management Tips for Product People

Roman Pichler

Lead the Stakeholders—Don’t Please, Don’t Dictate. As the person in charge of the product, your aspiration should be to lead the stakeholders in order to create value together and achieve product success.

Why we Need to Rethink Product Management in an Agile Practice

Mind the Product

Have you ever wondered why your Agile practice feels a bit uninspiring? Or why your engineers have become a bit jaded with all this Scrum stuff? Did you know that you might be the reason for this?

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Product Owner vs Product Manager? What’s The Difference?

The Product Coalition

I’m going to answer this age-old question so you can be clear about where you sit in the company. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». technology product-owner startup product-management agile

Leading Product with Empathy

Product Management Unpacked

A look into cloud-based technology product management and what it takes to build products that customers value. The paramount role of a product manager is to understand markets and empathize with consumer needs,” says Corey Grone, senior product manager of cloud data protection at iland Cloud.

Social Collaborative Management: Harnessing the Power of the Many

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker & Author of The Lazy Project Manager

Social Collaborative Management aims at delivering, at the enterprise level, a common goal for the business while harnessing the performance advantages of a collaborative community. This is a vital paradigm shift that many organisations are trying to understand right now - balancing traditional work and centralised leadership against the value of decentralised teams and trust. But the principles of harnessing collective power, collaboration, and community build an underlying ‘constant change’ capability that is critical in today’s new work environment.

Integrated Products or Integrated Workflows: What Your Customers Really Want


Your customers don’t care about integrated products as much as you think, but you’d never know it. They never miss an opportunity to tell you “your products need to be better integrated” In reality, it’s just their roundabout way of telling you what they ultimately want – integrated workflows.

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Product Management Training in 2020: How to Decide

280 Group

As Product Managers (PMs) and Product Marketers (PMMs), you want to know that you’re doing meaningful work and are creating products that impact consumers lives, in a very real way. But when 70-95% of products fail , what can you do to beat the odds?

Translation and localization platforms. Tips for agile teams

The Product Coalition

Localization is not an easy task, especially if the content is regularly updated. Here’s how TMSs help streamline the localization process. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». localization translation agile localization-service platform

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Product Judgment: How some people can repeatedly create product success

Inside Intercom

Let’s talk about that trickiest of subjects: Product Judgment.

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Data-Backed Productivity Tips for the Gaming Industry


The gaming industry is known to attract some of the most passionate, intelligent professionals in the world. That’s why workdays never seem long enough.

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The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

3 Questions To Ask In Your Next Product Manager Job Interview


There are plenty of product manager job interview questions out there for hiring managers. Here are three that the product manager (or product marketing) candidate can ask the hiring managers.

Teams Need to See Each Other—Eventually

Johanna Rothman

We've all heard of big organizations where the top management said, “No need to ever be back in the office. Work from home, as long as you want.”

Dare to not be Productive

Ask Benny

Innovation sometimes appears between the lines In today’s world, we are bombarded with people telling us that we need to be productive all the time. We need to have a perfect calendar and perform meetings very effectively and the list goes on and on. All of this is very important.

Why Empathy Is Critical to Success as a Product Manager


Most PMs are smart — wicked smart. The breadth of skill, pace of work, and amount of change they can handle are all off the charts. But this creates a problem for many PMs. When you are smart and fast, it’s natural to want to fill in the blanks. It’s easy to stop listening when.

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

Hacking Confidence by Janice Fraser

Mind the Product

In this Mind the Product APAC talk, Janice Fraser, Partner at Seneca VC, explains what she’s discovered about confidence and reveals how we can all take control of negative thoughts. Watch the talk in full or read on for a detailed overview. Her key points include: What is Confidence?

Will Just-In-Time Learning Be the New Paradigm For Product Managers & Product Marketers?


Just-in-time learning is not a new concept. But the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions have pushed a lot of organizations into wider adoption in the absence of traditional instructor-led classroom training. What is Just-In-Time Learning?

How to Win Supporters and Influence Detractors


“Prevention is better than cure.” ” – Desiderius Erasmus One of the common mistakes made by political analysts and even political scientists is that politics is something done by other people, usually people in exalted positions of power.

How To Prioritise Features for Your Product

The Product Coalition

Here are the 3 steps to prioritising features for your product Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management technology mvp prioritization startup

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Lying To Customers

Mironov Consulting

I have a narrow, somewhat puritanical view about product manager conversations with customers and prospects: we should never lie to them. That might seem obvious or naïve, but recent conversations with several B2B/enterprise clients suggest that it’s actually controversial.

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Product Manager vs Product Marketing Manager

280 Group

Managing the Interrelated Roles and Responsibilities of Product Managers and Product Marketing Managers. Product Management and Product Marketing Management are complementary roles. In some companies, different people occupy these roles. In others, the same person fills both.

How to Write OKRs That Don?t Suck by Adrian Howard

Mind the Product

Consultant, coach and trainer Adrian Howard has, over the years, seen many organisations attempt to implement Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), generally in response to a sense that “everything is wrong” and with a hopeful attitude of “these seem simple and clear”.

Doing Discovery Well: How to Measure and Guide Your Team

Product Talk

How do you know that you are doing discovery well? If you want to improve your discovery process, what outcomes help you track your progress? I get asked these questions often. I like that teams are trying to take an outcome-focused mindset to their discovery practice.

The Rise of Embedded Self-Service Analytics

Speaker: Chris Von Simson & Nat Venkataraman

Can your users get the data and analytics they need without leaving your application? Watch this webinar with Chris von Simson of Dresner Advisory Services as he shares why user enablement has emerged as the theme in today’s embedded analytics landscape.

“Product” Market Analysis vs. “Solutions” Market Analysis: 3 Key Differences


Market analysis is one of the first and most important steps in the success of any business, large or small, products and services. It offers a clear definition of WHO your target customers are, WHAT they value, WHY, and the competitive landscape you’re navigating.

How to Raise Distraction Free Kids

Nir Eyal

The post How to Raise Distraction Free Kids appeared first on Nir and Far. Indistractable Relationships


How to Design a Strong Experiment that connects to your Value Proposition Canvas


We work with teams all around the world to help visualize their business idea using tools such as the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas. Ideally, teams should quickly test their canvases using experiments, as we’ve documented in the book Testing Business Ideas.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: How to Blaze Your Own Trail [Video]

280 Group

In honor of International Women’s Day 2020, 280 Group hosted a virtual panel discussion on how trailblazing women paved their way into Product Management.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Bias in Interviews and why Hiring in Product is Broken

Mind the Product

Hiring in product is broken, and those hypothetical product questions you get asked in interviews are just the tip of the iceberg. Describe a coffee cup.” No, you’re not in the middle of a therapy session, you’re in a product manager interview, and a bad one at that.

Why (some) copycat product are more successful than the original !


It is often said that copying product ideas are bad – but then, if you are a smart cat, you can really make it big. Here are some examples of copycats who have done better than the originals. Facebook News Feed vs. Twitter. Facebook wanted to acquire Twitter. Twitter rejected.

B2B Product Manager June 2020


The B2B Product Manager Magazine June 2020. This month we bring you a variety of topics given the breadth of priorities we’re all dealing with in this crazy new normal.

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