June, 2019

How Do You Disrupt Your Assumptions Before They Disrupt You?

AlphaHQ

Most companies, whether it’s a Fortune 100 organization or a 50-person startup, are faced with the same problem: How do you account for what your customer wants, today and tomorrow?

Why Most Outcome-Based Roadmaps Fail (and How to Keep Yours From Doing the Same)

ProductPlan

An outcome-based roadmap sounds like a good idea. Instead of a long list of context-free features and enhancements the roadmap is constructed to accomplish specific goals critical to the success of the business.

How we set up our Team for Continuous Product Discovery

Mind the Product

The Dilemma With Product Discovery.

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Data-Driven Product Management: How To Become an Insight-Driven PM

280 Group

This article discusses how data-driven product management can help you use the right data, to uncover the right insights, and ultimately build the right product.

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.

Learn How To Avoid Distraction In A World That Is Full Of It

Nir Eyal

The post Learn How To Avoid Distraction In A World That Is Full Of It appeared first on Nir and Far. Distraction

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Should Product Roadmaps Have Dates?

Roman Pichler

What Product Roadmaps Are (in a Nutshell). To start with, let’s briefly recap what a product roadmap is. I view a roadmap as a high-level plan that states specific benefits a product should provide over a certain timeframe, which may range from six to 12 months.

Engaging Stakeholders with Opportunity Solution Trees: 3 Tactics to Try

Product Talk

Two and a half years ago, I introduced the opportunity solution tree. It’s been a blast seeing product people put it into practice. Today, I’m excited to share Hope Gurion’s thoughts on using opportunity solution trees.

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Weighing in on the “CEO of the Product” debate

Product Management Unpacked

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A Candid Letter From a Product Management Instructor

280 Group

Believe me when I say that I’ve poured my heart and soul into our online training program. Recently I was conducting a Beta test of our new Virtual Instructor Review program. Names popped up on the list as students logged in, and I checked it carefully. It turns out that people are shy on the phone.

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.

Product is Hard by Marty Cagan

Mind the Product

We are all learning how to manage product in the internet age. There have been many successes and failures, and there are still lots more to come. Marty Cagan has worked at plenty of internet successes and failures, including eBay, Netscape and HP.

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How new technology is affecting SMBs

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Cayden Whitmond Now more than ever, the future of business is one shaped by fast-paced innovations to technology and the way that work is done.

Product Success Management Issues – Hans-Bernd Kittlaus – Episode – PSMI008

Spice Catalyst

Here is another episode of our podcast series “Product Success Management Issues”.

3 Musts For Building Data Literacy

Piyanka Jain

A few months into his new role as Data Analytics leader, Alan and his team clearly saw the lack of data-driven thinking across the… Continue reading on Towards Data Science ». data-culture data-literacy corporate-culture big-data data-science

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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.

B2B Product Manager Magazine June 2019

Proficientz – Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine June 2019 is now available. Every product company wants successful products. This month we contrast the differences between structuring your product management function for product success vs. customer success.

How to write surveys for user research that aren’t terrible

Userzoom

When you use survey questions in your user research , you want them to be designed well. It’s really easy to make bad surveys, and plenty of companies do.

How to fix Your Product Goals for Better Human Outcomes

Mind the Product

Hello product designers, this is for you. I want to talk to you about product goals, metrics, and how they get muddled in the product design process, leading to some less than humane outcomes. But first a little story.

TEI 232: Using product roadmaps correctly, Part 3 (Portfolio Management) – with Bruce McCarthy

Product Innovation Educators

Mapping current products, future ideas, and quick experiments as product managers. Product roadmaps are one of the best-known tools and also the most misused by product managers.

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.

Product Success Management Issues – Albert Cheng – Episode – PSMI009

Spice Catalyst

Here is the final episode of our podcast series “Product Success Management Issues”. In this episode, we are featuring Albert Cheng, Director of Product at SoFi.

What Google’s and SalesForce’s respective acquisition of Looker and Tableau Software means for…

Piyanka Jain

What Google’s and Salesforce’s respective acquisition of Looker and Tableau Software means for CIO’s The BI analytics tool space is consolidating to compete against Microsoft’s ensemble of Business Analytics(BA) products which promises to solve for the entire workflow?—?data

Are Product Managers Becoming Too Technical?

Proficientz – Product Management University

Product managers with technical backgrounds have steadily increased over the years. Is this good or bad for the product management professions? It begs a lot of questions in which a yes or a no answer is entirely appropriate. Here are a few that come to mind.

The UX of UserZoom: Part one – How we set up our research process

Userzoom

Welcome to ‘ The UX of UserZoom ’ – a new regular series where we reveal how we’re using our very own research product to improve the UX of UserZoom itself!

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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.

How Culture Add Changes the Conversation on Hiring

Mind the Product

You might know the term culture fit. You might even use it day-to-day, but hiring for culture fit could be having a hugely detrimental effect on your product organization. You may be limiting your ability to meet customer needs because of an unconscious bias across your organization.

Product managers should not build the roadmap. The product team should.

Inside Intercom

Flowchart: Should We Build This Feature?

ProductCraft

Product managers get a lot of feature requests. Some come from customers, others from execs, and still others from the product team itself. Unfortunately, you can’t build them all.

The Marketer’s Guide to Product Led Growth Marketing

Userpilot

Product led growth marketing is like the business equivalent of really great storytelling. And that is ? Show don’t tell. That’s why we wouldn’t dare tell you what product-led growth marketing is or how to do it.

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.

What Do Product Leaders Do?

Mironov Consulting

My last post briefly listed some broad responsibilities of product leaders which are distinct from the direct work of managing individual products. That’s a big thought, expanded below, which also gives me a jumping-off point for follow-on posts.

Soma Ray & Stephanie Agotborde from Booking.com on ‘Making UX Research a Team Sport’

Userzoom

UX researchers, Soma Ray & Stephanie Agotborde, describe how they created the ultimate UX super-team at Booking.com.

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Empowered Product Teams by Marty Cagan

Mind the Product

At this year’s MTP Engage conference in Hamburg I had the pleasure to introduce my personal product management idol Marty Cagan to our audience. He spoke about one of his favourite topics: empowered teams.

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