November, 2020

How To Define Product KPIs?

The Product Coalition

Creating success with well defined product KPIs Continue reading on Product Coalition ». business product-management business-strategy product software-development

Product People on Prioritisation

Mind the Product

We asked 55 people working in product management roles to share their thoughts, feelings, and frustrations on the process of prioritisation. Read on for an overview of their feedback, and if you’re a Mind the Product member, you can access an extended report (more on this below).

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Build Products That Solve Real Problems With This Lightweight JTBD Framework

First Round Review

Drawing on her experiences building products at Lumosity, Oculus, and Facebook's New Product Experimentation group, Sunita Mohanty shares a lightweight "jobs-to-be-done" framework for early-stage product teams, along with templates and go-to-market tactics

Here’s My Review of The Social Dilemma: No, Social Media Is Not “Hijacking” Your Brain

Nir Eyal

The post Here’s My Review of The Social Dilemma: No, Social Media Is Not “Hijacking” Your Brain appeared first on Nir and Far. Distraction

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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

You've finally done it: You've won over C-Suite and your DevSecOps team is up and running. You feel ready to take on rising security threats while continuously delivering quality software updates. But how do you monitor your new program? Are you truly able to gauge the state of your projects? To ensure the success of this new breed of a team, you need to know the metrics to look at and how to advocate these metrics to C-Suite and stakeholders. Join Shannon Lietz, Leader and Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and learn to lead your DevSecOps team to the top.

The Product Strategy Cycle

Roman Pichler

Enter the Cycle. Traditionally, strategy and execution are often viewed as separate, sequential pieces of work that are carried out by different people. For example, a product manager might determine the product strategy and one or more development teams might be tasked with executing it.

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Customer Retention Priorities vs. Wallet Share Growth: Will There Ever Be More Overlap?

Proficientz

Product managers, there’s never going to be a time where customer retention priorities and wallet share growth opportunities have more overlap, i.e., not at odds. Think about it.

OKRs: So simple! So then why isn’t everyone using them?

Mind the Product

Many of us are familiar with the history of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). When I first came across the methodology in 2013, I was wowed by stories of organisational alignment and focus from the likes of Google, Twitter and LinkedIn. I rushed out to buy John Doerr’s back catalogue.

2021 Product Conferences

Product Talk

We are starting to pull together our 2021 conference list. A lot has changed in the world since we last published our 2020 conference list. Due to COVID-19, many of the events on our list had to shift to virtual events. We expect the same will happen in 2021. Nevertheless, we are finding that conference organizers are getting better at offering compelling online events. Even though we may not be able to meet in person, we suspect many of these events will be worth checking out.

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This is How the Media is Misleading You on “Technology Addiction”

Nir Eyal

The post This is How the Media is Misleading You on “Technology Addiction” appeared first on Nir and Far. Integrity

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

What type of innovation are you talking about?

Strategyzer

People often don't understand each other when they talk about innovation. The main reason for this confusion is that there are different types of innovation. To be understood, it is fundamental to specify what type of innovation you are talking about. Corporate Innovation Management

280 Group Finalists in Product Management Today MVP Awards 2020!

280 Group

Celebrating the Nominations. We are thrilled to announce that several of our blog articles have made it to the finalist round of the 2020 Product Management Today MVP Awards !

B2B Product Manager Magazine November 2020

Proficientz

B2B Product Manager November 2020 Issue. We hope your 2020 is winding down on a positive note, all things considered. This month we take a closer look at sales effectiveness, customer retention and bundling vs. solutions.

How Real Product Teams Make OKRs work: Extended Report

Mind the Product

The popular Objectives and Key Results framework (OKRs) can be a powerful tool, provided it’s understood and used correctly. With this in mind, we recently undertook a survey to understand how companies are using OKRs in the wild.

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

How many product managers does it take to write an article?

The Product Coalition

Two friends share tools they learned from improv comedy to help you on your product journey By Becca Groner and Gabby Zilkha As product managers with improvisational comedy training, we’ve been surprised how often our improv skills have helped us be more effective in our roles.

How to Test Business Ideas with David Bland

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

I have a fantastic conversation for you on how to test your business ideas! I am joined by David Bland, an experienced Product Consultant and best-selling author of the book, Testing Business Ideas: A Field Guide for Rapid Experimentation.

The Most Common Experiment Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Strategyzer

The best plans for experimentation don’t always come through. We’ve learned this in working with teams to design, run, and analyze experiments over the years. Part of learning this process is becoming more proficient at quickly running experiments while making progress through data-driven insights.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Quisha Light, Manager, Product Development and Lifecycle Management at Portland General Electric

280 Group

For our next installment of the Trailblazing Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Quisha Light, Manager, Product Development and Lifecycle Management at Portland General Electric (PGE). View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

TEI 308: How innovators lead transformation – with Tendayi Viki, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

Tips on driving innovation within organizations for product managers and leaders. Our guest says that organizations need pirates. These are the people who make entrepreneurship a legitimate part of the business. They are the innovators and transformers.

What is product/market fit? By Janna Bastow

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Janna Bastow – co-founder and CEO of ProPad – shares her view on how you can define and measure your product/market fit.

WSJF?—?Weighted Shortest Job First Prioritization Framework

The Product Coalition

The little-known framework that you need in your Product Management Toolbox. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management strategy software-development planning product-prioritization

Trust vs Commitments

Ask Benny

Consider getting rid of time estimations The never-ending battle. Time estimations are one of the major points of conflict between product management and development teams. It takes a lot of time to make good estimations and even then they are usually wrong.

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Technical Women Are Software Managers

Johanna Rothman

One of my reviewers for the Modern Management Made Easy books asked a fascinating question: I've never seen this many women in management or in senior leadership positions. Do these stories reflect your experience? Yes, the stories reflect my experience. Let me offer a little history.

280 Group Finalists in Product Management Today MVP Awards 2020!

280 Group

Celebrating the Nominations. We are thrilled to announce that several of our blog articles have made it to the finalist round of the 2020 Product Management Today MVP Awards !

What Can You Expect From Today’s Customer Analytics Landscape?

Indicative

Experts predict the Customer Analytics market will top $24 billion by 2025. That growth is driven by a common difficulty facing many of today’s businesses—mountains of data and no way for non-technical people to make sense of it.

Startup Roadmaps and Prioritisation, by Ahmed El-Sharkasy

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, Ahmed El-Sharkasy – CEO and Co-Founder at Knowledge Officer – offers exceptional insights on product roadmapping and prioritisation. If you’re a startup or want to found one, this talk is for you.

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!

Paradoxes of Product Management

The Product Coalition

Originally a late-night brain dump on Twitter, I thought it’d flesh some of it out a bit here.  —  @ant_murphy Product Management is complex. Complex because it’s situational which makes being a good Product Manager about being adaptive. More than that.

The Infinite Game of Customer Success: Why Gainsight Partnered With Vista

Gainsight

[TL;DR: We’re thrilled to announce a partnership with Vista Equity Partners, valuing Gainsight as a “unicorn,” to take the Customer Success movement to new heights. And I’m personally all in as CEO for this next phase. If you want to read the boring version of this story, see our press release here.

Why Very Few (If Any) People Are “10x” Developers—Or Managers

Johanna Rothman

Steve, a software development manager, thought John was a “10x” developer. He explained that John could: Coded faster than anyone else. Write and release full applications over a weekend. “Mind-meld” with the users. No one else in Steve's group could do this.