May, 2019

Whole Product Concept – A Quick Guide for the Expert PM

280 Group

Whole Product Concept is discussed in this article and will help guide you through the holistic experience of your product – and might just help your product and career succeed. Join our upcoming webinar: Becoming Expert: Delivering Superior Value with Whole Product Thinking.

User Attention: 10 Psychological Facts + 8 Tips to Help You Design Better UX

UX Studio

Our environment has become noisier than ever. People have to carefully select what they pay attention to in their overstimulated daily lives. As a business, you not only compete with other businesses but basically everything your audience pays attention to. How can you have their undivided attention?

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Developing high-performance product teams

Lead on Purpose

It’s difficult (if not impossible) to quantify what it takes to develop a productive and successful product team. Every product is unique, and every company does things differently.

Product Ethics

Roman Pichler

What is an Ethical Product? An ethical product is an offering that does not cause any harm, neither to its users nor the planet. [1] 1] The former includes negatively impacting the people’s mental wellbeing, for example, by encouraging addictive behaviour or promoting harmful information.

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Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut

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.

Is programming a must for applying Data Science?

Piyanka Jain

Do you need to be able to code in R, Python, or any other programming language to put Data Science to work for you? The answer is NO! Continue reading on DataSeries ». analytics careers machine-learning business data-science

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Product Management Mentorship, an Essential Career Tool

bpma ProductHub

by Lynne Levy – One of the most critical moments in my career as a product manager was when I was a junior product manager. I had emerged from a meeting with engineering where they tore my requirements apart, and became angry and emotional in the process.

[Focus Guide] How To Make The Most Out Of Your Time And Your Life

Nir Eyal

The post [Focus Guide] How To Make The Most Out Of Your Time And Your Life appeared first on Nir and Far. Focus

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Leadership styles for directing small teams

Lead on Purpose

Leadership differs depending on the size of the group you’re leading. For most product managers, the people they lead work on different teams and the individuals they need to influence don’t report to them.

The Three Stages of Product Management Maturity

Proficientz – Product Management University

Consider the following three stages of product management maturity and the skills your team needs to become proficient in each stage. The faster your maturation process, the more success you’ll see across engineering, marketing, sales, and customer success teams.

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

Launch Your Product Management Career

Product Management Unpacked

Landing a job in product management requires specialized learning, real-world experience and one year of your time. The role of product manager is one of the top 10 hardest-to-fill jobs in the entire information technology sector, so expect to be well compensated for your effort. Product Management Career

The ABCs of Product – Melissa Perri on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Melissa Perri is the product manager’s product manager – she’s able to do the job, explain it, and teach you how to do it better.

Software As A Promise: Balancing Trust and Strategy Builds a Foundation for Success

bpma ProductHub

by Davide Cis –In the world of Enterprise Software, our panelists presented strong arguments for what we will call “Software as a Promise (SaaP)”: a framework that product managers should adopt to engage clients and build products that customers will love.

Continuous Product Discovery is for Everyone [Case Study]

Product Talk

When I write or speak about continuous discovery , I worry that people are enamored with this way of working, but aren’t doing the work to put it into practice. It’s easy to read about a continuous discovery habit and think, “That could never work for my team. Our industry is too old.

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What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Product Management is one of the most exciting - and most misunderstood - functions in technical organizations. Is it strategic or tactical? Is it a planning role or a support role? Many product professionals are unclear about what is (and isn't) product management. After all, product management spans many activities from business planning to market readiness. In this session, we’ll examine many product activities and artifacts for product strategy, planning, and growth, and introduce a simple tool that you can use in your organization to clarify the roles of product management and others. Steve Johnson explores the many roles of Product Management in this fun talk focused on why product managers should obsess on problems instead of solutions.

New Training Option – Virtual Instructor Review

280 Group

Check out our new training option, Certified Product Manager – Virtual Instructor Review: SEE VIRTUAL SESSIONS.

Structuring Product Management for Customer Success vs. Product Success (Video)

Proficientz – Product Management University

Structuring product management for customer success versus product success boils down to one key difference.

Here Are The 4 Simple Introspection Steps That Will Boost Self Awareness

Nir Eyal

The post Here Are The 4 Simple Introspection Steps That Will Boost Self Awareness appeared first on Nir and Far. Introspection

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Why Product Demos are so Valuable

Mind the Product

When you design and build a product, it is important that you regularly demo completed work with the team and key stakeholders.

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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.

Common Pitfalls for First Time Product Manager

bpma ProductHub

by Ashima Dua – When you’re first starting out in Product Management, it can be easy to fall into common misconceptions and pitfalls. Navigating through uncharted territory can make anyone unsure of what to do or who to reach out to, so some growing pains are bound to happen.

Why you need to test UX with non-users

Userzoom

It’s great to convenience sample from your customer base , but please don’t stop there! Photo by Fortyozsteak. Imagine you are on a product team about to embark on a new project — a project to make design updates to a fitness tracker app. And maybe this is not unlike your everyday work life.

Essential Statistics for You and Me

Piyanka Jain

[link] A few days ago I met an old acquaintance of mine, who had been working in the marketing department of an IT giant. As we got to talking, I could see that he was a data skeptic?—?someone someone who did not believe in the power of data. Data Science is not for those who fall on the business side of the company, he said. Quite surprisingly, it is not just him who considers the myth that only techies and analysts need Data Science skills for their work. There are many with the same belief.

The recipe for developing your career as a product designer

Inside Intercom

Picture this: You’re a product designer with a handful of years on your career path. You’ve cut your teeth on a few big launches and earned your stripes as a solid “mid level” product designer. Like many designers, you’re curious and ambitious.

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines

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.

Product Managers Discover That The Circular Is Not Going Away

The Accidental Product Manager

Paper based circulars are still important to retailers Image Credit: Pamela Machado. So if you are running a business and you’d like to keep your customers aware and informed about what products you are offering, what’s the best way to go about doing this?

What Monzo Learned From Scaling its Lending Team

Mind the Product

I’m a product manager at Monzo. We’re a UK-based bank and our mission is to make money work for everyone. We recently reached 1,800,000 current account customers – after launching in January 2018 – and are focusing on growing our user base and revenue.

BPMA 2nd Annual Career Fair a Big Hit!

bpma ProductHub

by Ashima Dua – On March 27th, BPMA held its second annual career fair at WeWork Central Square (located at 625 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA). The evening was a packed house of companies and job seekers meeting each other, networking and learning more about the Product scene in Boston!

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Five Things Never to Include on Your Customer-Facing Product Roadmap

ProductCraft

Want to inject some energy into a dull product team meeting? Ask for opinions about whether or not your company should develop a customer-facing product roadmap. That’ll get people perked up and talking. But it could also get them shouting, maybe even hurtling obscenities.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

James Barley, Head of UX Research at Auto Trader, on ‘UX Research for the Masses’ [Video]

Userzoom

Head of UX Research, James Barley, showcases how he’s worked to democratize research at Auto Trader over the last couple of years, by making it more visible and understandable throughout the whole business.

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What’s up with the new website? Taking the first step toward a new brand

Inside Intercom

Seen the new look on the Intercom website today? We made an in-depth video to share our redesign process (scroll down), but for those who don’t have 18 minutes to spare, read on. Memorable brands create enduring connections with the people who interact with them.

Essential Statistics for You and Me

Piyanka Jain

[link] A few days ago I met an old acquaintance of mine, who had been working in the marketing department of an IT giant. As we got to talking, I could see that he was a data skeptic?—?someone someone who did not believe in the power of data. Data Science is not for those who fall on the business side of the company, he said. Quite surprisingly, it is not just him who considers the myth that only techies and analysts need Data Science skills for their work. There are many with the same belief.