April, 2019

10 Scaling Tips for Product People

Roman Pichler

1 Involve the Right People. A small group of qualified individuals who have the right skills and motivation can be more productive than many individuals who lack the necessary expertise and act out of obligation. This is true for product people and development team members alike in my experience.

The Definitive Product Management Toolbox

The Product Coalition

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Building a Culture of Accountability

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Fred Halstead Accountability can be thought of as a punitive word with an implied threat-as in “I’m going to hold you accountable.”

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Product Backlog Management – 10 Tips for Product Managers

280 Group

The importance of product backlog management is discussed in this article along with our top tips for backlog optimization. A product backlog is an essential component for your Agile development team. It is a set of requirements received from business and formulated into development tasks.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Innovation by Design: How to Unlock New Business Opportunities

UX Studio

The term “design” often describes a visual output – a form, colour, texture, layout – or a styling activity. In other cases, the meaning of design goes beyond a product’s appearance, also referring to how it works and its functionality.

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The In-App Engagement Starter Kit

Gainsight

Helping customers is good. Pestering them is bad. How do you strike a balance when talking to them inside your product? In-app engagements can significantly boost user retention, but overuse them and they’ll hurt your product experience more than they help.

Becoming a Product Leader: Leading Product Success in the First 100 Days

Product Management Unpacked

Early success in your role as a new product leader is essential to establishing the foundation for long-term results. For any new product leader, the first 100 days are vital.

Selling to Product Managers

The Product Bistro

An interesting topic today, what it must be like to sell to someone who lives and breathes products, and all aspects therein. This post revolves around selecting a realtor as the trustee of my Stepfather’s estate. Synopsis: In late 2018, my Stepfather, my father figure for over 40 years, passed away. He had been ill […]. product management sales

Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Four: Qualify

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This post describes the fourth phase in the Optimal Product Process: Qualify. Download the entire Optimal Product Process Ebook 3.0: CLICK HERE. As the end of development nears, the team determines if the product is ready to move into the final qualification phase.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Leading with love and trust

Lead on Purpose

Leadership can be difficult to understand, to measure and to carry out, and too often the term ‘leader’ is used for someone who manages a group but doesn’t necessarily lead.

Portfolio Product Management: The Up Side You Didn’t Consider (Video)

Proficientz – Product Management University

Portfolio product management defies conventional product management wisdom. It’s true that if every product is successful, your company will be successful. In B2B though, what’s best for every product may not be the best or most valuable thing for the customer organization or yours.

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Taking Continuous Discovery to the Next Level at SEEK [Case Study]

Product Talk

As a discovery coach , I work with all kinds of companies and teams. Some are brand new to discovery , others are already far along in their journey.

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Pathways to a Product Management Career

Product Management Unpacked

If you’re reading this, you’re exploring how to become a Product Manager and you’ve undoubtedly concluded that you will be in high demand. You’re right. The role of Product Manager is in the top 10 hardest-to-fill jobs across the entire information technology sector, which makes them among the highest paid, too. So why aren’t there more good Product Managers? Two reasons: The job isn’t easy.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

A Better Shipyard – Joff Redfern on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Few people have more experience in leading product teams than Joff Redfern. Now the VP of Product at Atlassian, he’s held similar roles at LinkedIn, Yahoo!, and Fidelity Investments.

Women in Product Management: Liz Buderus, VP of Product Management at Epsilon

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Liz Buderus, Vice President of Product Management at Epsilon. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? sign up for our newsletter. How did you get into product management? I became a product manager early in my career at Epsilon as it was a brand new role for the company. After a couple of years, I moved into sales for 15 years, but never gave up trying to improve our products.

Are you a Data Science hero?—?aka BADIRist?

Piyanka Jain

Are you a Data Science hero?—?aka aka BADIRist? One of my colleagues is a big fan of detective stories and Sherlock Holmes. One day we started talking about Sherlock and what it would look like if Sherlock transitioned his career to become an analyst or data scientist?

B2B Product Manager Magazine April 2019

Proficientz – Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine April 2019 is now available. If your perception of portfolio management is that it’s more advanced or involved than traditional product management, it may be time to reconsider.

Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

In this 4-part series, product and technology leaders share insights for successfully going to market with a data product. Download the eBook now, and find out how you can embed analytics in your solution, from building your business case to designing and launching your product.

Is The Best Product Defense A Cheap Defense?

The Accidental Product Manager

What should Gillette do about new cheap razors? Image Credit: lihua88. Shaving is something that men without beards or mustaches do just about every day. In all honesty, I don’t think that we spend a lot of time thinking about shaving – it’ just something that we do.

How Google Conducts User Research to Ensure Customer Loyalty

Usersnap

Google’s tech alone didn’t build them into a top company, User Research matters too! Creatively exploring market preferences is critical for success. Google first gained an initial foothold and held onto it through such evaluations.

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Peace in the Valley: Tips for Growing Product Managers by Rob Crook

Mind the Product

In this #mtpengage Manchester talk, Rob Crook of Moonpig talks about product management mastery, and how to overcome imposter syndrome. He says that Robert Green calls it mastery, Tim Ferris calls it becoming superhuman, and Cal Newport says you need to practise it for 10,000 hours.

Women in Product Management: Jeannie Griffin, VP of Product and Technology Solutions at BCD Meetings and Events

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For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Jeannie Griffin, Vice President of Products and Technology Solutions at BCD Meetings and Events. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? sign up for our newsletter. How did you get into product management? I love telling this story.?

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Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

An Engineer’s Journey To Become A Data Scientist

Piyanka Jain

Unsplash Neha has an engineering and MBA background. She was looking to rejoin the workforce after several years on a personal sabbatical. Her last role had involved business process analysis, planning, and market research. It wasn’t something she wanted to go back to.

Business Requirements vs. Value Propositions: Is There Any Difference?

Proficientz – Product Management University

Business requirements and value propositions are one and the same. What’s different is the purpose for which they’re written. Business requirements are written to communicate the WHO, WHAT & WHY value that’s required to justify building new products and features.

Are you cut out for Product Management?

BrainMates

We know Product Management is a tough gig. So many articles have been written about this multifaceted, multidimensional role encouraging us to continue to fight the good Product fight. But what about quitting Product Management? What about if your personality and attitude aren’t suited to the role?

Product Roles, Part 1: Product Managers, Product Owners, Business Analysts

Johanna Rothman

We have many words for people who shepherd the business value of a product. The many words aren't a problem, as long as we can all agree on what these various people are and they take responsibility for.

Meet Your Goals with a Practical Product Strategy

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Whether you manage a feature, a product, or a whole suite of products, you likely have some goals that you're trying to meet. But do you have a strategy? Strategy and goals are different. It's your strategy that allows you to make decisions that help you meet your goals in the first place. For example, if you want grow your revenue, your strategy may be to enter a new market - and you may decide to make your product stand out in that market by adding analytics. If you want to have an articulated strategy that you can use to make decisions, stay on-track, and meet your product goals, this is the webinar for you! Join Nils Davis, author of The Secret Product Manager Handbook, as he explains how you can get your team aligned to a practical product strategy.

Indecision in Product: How to Avoid Becoming a Bottleneck

Mind the Product

A few years ago, comedian Aziz Ansari released a Netflix special called “ Live at Madison Square Garden ”. During his set, he joked about the effort required to buy a new toothbrush. Not just any toothbrush would do, he had to have the best. He researched for hours, Googling “best toothbrush” and reading articles on the pros and cons of bristle strength. As he reflected, he questioned his indecisiveness and his desire to have the best when any toothbrush would have done the job.

Product Managers Struggle To Get Their Customized Email Correct

The Accidental Product Manager

Product managers need to do a better job of customizing their emails Image Credit: twitter.com/mattwi1s0n. So let’s talk about email for just a moment. If you are like me, you get a ton of the stuff. In all honesty, most of it is junk and I just end up deleting it even before I read it.

A Comprehensive Guide to Hiring Product Managers

Spice Catalyst

Why Do You Need a Product Manager? There are various different inflection points in a business lifetime that drive the need to hire product management (PDM) resources.