January, 2020

The results are in: State of Feature Delivery

Split

Over the past few months we’ve been out in the field, chatting with development and operations teams from more than 100 different organizations around the U.S. We wanted to know how they get software to market. How often do they release new features to their users?

Release Planning Advice

Roman Pichler

What Release Planning Entails and Why It Matters. While release and release planning are common terms, I find that different individuals attribute different meanings to them. I regard a release as a version of a product , for example, Mac OS X Catalina and Windows 10.

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Talk the Walk

Ask Benny

Express your thoughts and beliefs to become a better professional When people are thinking about self-branding, many times they imagine only the “external” benefits.

20 cognitive biases to be aware of (and embrace) as a Product Manager

Bogdan Coman Says

— Guys, we should go for feature X in the next sprint! ?—?But But we didn’t validate any assumption yet. It doesn’t fit with with the data we have so far… — But is fitting with our Y initiative, everybody knows, right?…

How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

What You Need to Know When Visualizing Your Goals

Nir Eyal

The post What You Need to Know When Visualizing Your Goals appeared first on Nir and Far. Productivity

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9 Types Of Power In Product Management

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The ABCs of data: how to make sense of your company’s data as a product manager

Mixpanel

In the age of data and analytics, we’ve come to believe that, with enough data, we can make smart decisions and become truly data-driven. But as the global data volume has gone from big to enormous, many businesses today find themselves thinking: What do we do with it?

Not just support on steroids: How to build a Customer Success team

Inside Intercom

Customer Success teams arise out of the need to provide high-touch guidance to your most valuable customers – without disrupting your Sales and Support teams. In Intercom’s early years, it wasn’t uncommon to find a support rep looped into a deal or asked to assist with onboarding.

Efficiency Innovation vs Tranformational Innovation

Strategyzer

Efficiency innovation is easier to do, it's about management. Where it gets hard is transformational innovation. So what can you do as a leader? Thought Leadership

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

Three Strategies for Being Successfully Transparent

ProductCraft

It’s a scenario that would make any product manager sweat: A Skype call with senior executives to review the pricing model for your brand-new product. In advance of this meeting, I met with dozens of target prospects and several relevant analysts to validate the pricing model.

A Leader's Guide to Implementing OKRs (Part 2)

Sachin Rekhi

It has been incredible to see such a positive response to my OKRs post. So many of you reached out telling me how valuable it was to hear about the details of implementing a successful OKR program.

A 5 Step Framework for Building Better Personas

dscout People Nerds

User personas get a bad rap—and sometimes for good reason. Here’s a great system for making ones you’ll love.

The High Cost of Context Switching for Product Managers

ProductPlan

In computer programming, context switching refers to storing an active process in its current state so the system’s CPU can shift its resources to other tasks. A user can then instruct the CPU at any time to resume the process from the same point. Context switches consume a lot of resources, and system designers try to reduce the need for them. But these switches are necessary to allow operating systems to multitask.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Correcting Common Misconceptions About the “Minimum Viable Product”

Innovatemap

Everyone has their own interpretation of what minimum viable product (MVP) means to their organization and, while the specifics of a company’s MVP may vary, this blog explores what a traditional MVP is, and what it definitely is not. A successful MVP is critical to building a successful digital product: it’s the focused feature set that gets your product to market, sets the tone for the future of your product, and helps to guide you toward prioritized improvements on the product roadmap.

How to keep your product backlog clean?

The Product Coalition

Delete Things That You’ll Never Do There was a time when I took over 2 JIRA boards, one of them had over 1000 open tickets.

Using Non-Product Dialogues to Answer Product Questions

Proficientz – Product Management University

“What’s in the next version?” ” “What are the top priorities on the roadmap?” ” If you’re a product manager, you have to answer product questions like this all the time.

Feature Engineering?—?Hypothesis-driven vs. ML-driven

Piyanka Jain

Feature Engineering?—?Hypothesis-driven Hypothesis-driven vs. ML-driven I was talking to a CTO of a Fortune 100 bank this morning and we got talking about feature engineering in AI/ML models. With the advent of ML and AI, many believe that the statistical methods of feature engineering are redundant. For example, in the case of a supervised classification 0/1 problem, many use LASSO now to identify features of importance instead of using the correlation matrix (stat approach).

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

A Decade of Product Management

Melissa Perri

I've been reflecting on the last decade in Product Management. We've come a long way but we still have far to go. These are a few of my observations and personal experiences.

Wireframes Aren’t Just for Designers

Mind the Product

Wireframes are often underused in the product development process but, as I’ll explain in this post, they can be invaluable in facilitating communication and knowledge transfer.

Product Manager Salary Data in 2020

280 Group

This article details product manager salary data for general product manager jobs (unspecified type). All salary information was reported by Glassdoor and Salary.com in January 2020. Don’t be afraid to demand promotions earlier on in your career and be prepared to walk.

This is What Most People Get Wrong About Willpower

Nir Eyal

The post This is What Most People Get Wrong About Willpower appeared first on Nir and Far. Self Discipline

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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Managing Products or Managing Products to Deliver Solutions

Proficientz – Product Management University

If we’re managing products versus managing products to deliver solutions, three staples of product management take on completely new meaning. Start with this concept. Products are what we build. Solutions are what customers do.

What I’m Saying Yes to in 2020 (With 2 Big Announcements)

Product Talk

For many of us, the beginning of the year is a fresh start. It’s an opportunity to recommit to the things that matter most to us. Last year, I wrote “ What I’m Saying No to This Year—And Why ” to clearly outline what I wanted to focus on in 2019.

What is the Product of the VP Product?

Ask Benny

When your product is your team. Your Team is Your Product One of the hardest things for a VP Product to do, as the team of product managers under his lead grows, is to release control. As a VP Product, you need to trust your product managers to make the right decisions. You need to empower them.

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Improving the Accessibility of the iTaxi Mobile App: a Case Study

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The accessibility of digital content is often an afterthought, but every user deserves to have convenient access to services. This is how we’ve adapted our iTaxi ride-hailing app for the visually impaired and blind. Overview.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.