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

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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.

Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

Most companies today say they are “customer centric.” Yet many still make decisions primarily based on competitor threats, technical architecture, or executive opinions. So what sets apart those that talk the talk, and those that walk the walk? Join Nextdoor's Head of Product Tatyana Mamut, PhD as she outlines the 7 habits of truly customer-centric companies.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

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.

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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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.

Product Strategy, the Missing Link by Nicholas Goubert

Mind the Product

It may be obvious, but defining your strategy, goals, and mission is something we all need to have rooted at the heart of everything we do – but it’s very easy to get pulled in countless different directions while we try to deliver against these.

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.

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.

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?

Product validation: making the case for internal evaluations

Userzoom

Working in a UX agency means that sometimes you’ll get limited budget for an entire project or for certain parts of a project. In my time at Grapefruit I am proved time and time again that most clients will choose to reduce costs in the validation phase of a project.

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.

How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

Product Success Management Issues – Clarence Hempfield – Episode – PSMI006

Spice Catalyst

This is the sixth episode of our podcast “Product Success Management Issues” In this episode we are featuring Clarence Hempfield, he is currently the Vice President of Product Management, Location Intelligence at Pitney Bowes.

Why ProductCamp is so Valuable for Product Managers

Mind the Product

I attended ProductCamp London earlier this month and it brought home to me why I get so much value from this “unconference” style of conference. So what makes the unconference style so useful? It reinforces that, in the product world, we all face similar challenges, regardless of our industry.

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.

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.

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.

Think Out Loud 101: A User Researcher’s Guide

Userzoom

Frowned upon at the movies, beloved in research. Welcome to our UX 101 education series about the different types of studies and research methodologies you can use with the UserZoom platform. In this article we will introduce readers to the exciting world of think out loud (TOL) studies!

On Being "Product Led"

Amplitude

At Amplitude, we often use the phrase “product-led” because it represents something we are really passionate about, and it inspires why we’re building the product we are building. We acknowledge that the phrase is prone to misunderstanding.

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Get a Job – Ace the Interview

Spice Catalyst

It was probably difficult to land that job interview, and you don’t want to screw it up! If you can’t interview effectively, your knowledge and work experience will go unnoticed. A less qualified candidate may get the job because of better interviewing skills.

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