February, 2020

Why Don’t you Slow Down and get More Done?

Mind the Product

You don’t have to be in a rush to get more done. There’s a bit of a trend for responding with “SO BUSY” when somebody asks you how you are at work.

Ten Non-Obvious Tips for Product Leaders in 2020

ProductCraft

This article originally appeared on BryceYork.com. As we start a new decade, I took a lot of time to reflect on my nearly ten years working in product.

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Product in Practice: Tackling Big Hairy Product Challenges with Continuous Discovery

Product Talk

Hello, Product Talk readers! It’s time for another installment of Product in Practice. In this series, we highlight the impressive work that forward-thinking product teams are doing. Want to check out the other people and companies we’ve featured? Find our other Product in Practice posts here.

Product Managers for the Digital World

Spice Catalyst

An excerpt from the forthcoming book “Organizing and Managing Insanely Great Products” by David Fradin with RN Prasad.

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Build vs Buy: 10 Hidden Costs of Building Analytics with UI Components

Many teams, as a logical first step, choose to build their own analytics with the help of UI components. But eventually you’ll find that doing it yourself and at scale has hidden costs. Consider these 10 factors when deciding whether you should build analytics features with UI components.

The Top 10 Deliverables of Product Managers

Sachin Rekhi

Mastering the craft of product management is no easy task.

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Decisions, Debt, and Other Dilemmas by Janna Bastow

Mind the Product

In this keynote from #mtpengage Manchester 2020 , Janna Bastow , co-founder of ProdPad and Mind The Product, discusses how in tech, optimising debt is essential to building the perfect product. Watch the video to see her talk in full.

How Data Science Beat Human Mind?

Piyanka Jain

A lesson in behavioral economics will tell you that consumers don’t always practice what they preach. So what better reason is there for product marketers to make testing a key phase in their product lifecycle?

This is How to be Less Distracted By Having Fun in Tedious Tasks

Nir Eyal

The post This is How to be Less Distracted By Having Fun in Tedious Tasks appeared first on Nir and Far. Distraction

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Behind the Product: Is Costco’s New Pay Fob a Customer Faux Pas?

280 Group

In our “Behind the Product” series, we discuss examples of products or services that highlight a particular product management concept or principle.

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.

Leveraging Software Platforms

Roman Pichler

Be Clear on What a Software Platform Is. Different people have suggested different definitions for the term software platform. Let me briefly share mine: I view such a platform as a collection of software assets that are used by several products, as the following picture illustrates.

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Contradictions in the Craft of Product Management

Mind the Product

Product managers can encounter no end of contradictions as they drive for good outcomes for their products. What are these contradictions and how can product managers deal with them? Google is a juggling elephant. It serves conflicting needs of large user segments.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Samantha Bufton, VP of Product at SurveyMonkey

280 Group

In honor of International Women’s Day, 280 Group is hosting a panel discussion on how trailblazing women paved their way into Product Management.

Product Release Schedule vs. Roadmap

Proficientz – Product Management University

Is there a difference between a product release schedule and a product roadmap? In recent years, product release schedule and product roadmap have become synonymous. But they serve two very different purposes. Here’s the difference. A product release schedule is exactly that.

Design Thinking for Product Teams: Leverage Human Insight Throughout Development

Product teams must increase their exposure hours with customers—seeing and hearing them. Human insights and the design thinking framework can be applied to your development cycle to help you build better products and experiences for your customers.

Effects of Separating “New” Work vs “Maintenance” Work

Johanna Rothman

Back when I was a manager, my senior management wanted to separate the “new” work from the “maintenance” work. I suggested that every new line after the first line of code was maintenance. The managers poo-poohed me.

"Addicted" to Technology? Why You Need To Turn The Tables And Hack Back!

Nir Eyal

The post "Addicted" to Technology? Why You Need To Turn The Tables And Hack Back! appeared first on Nir and Far. Habits

Agile Development and Willie Nelson

The Product Coalition

How agile software development and country singer Willie Nelson share the same principles Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». agile self-improvement music software software-development

Strategic Talent Development

Spice Catalyst

An excerpt from the forthcoming book “Organizing and Managing Insanely Great Products” by David Fradin with RN Prasad.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

In this eBook, we 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.

The Importance of Learning in Product Management

ProductCraft

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein As a product manager at AvidXchange, a payment automation software company, I have often observed the importance of continuous learning in product management.

UX lessons from our complicated relationship with Influencer Marketing

Userzoom

Influencer marketing is ubiquitous for any online service in the 21st century and the presence of internet celebrities has become part of everyday life. .

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Top Strategies to Advance Your Product Management Career Rapidly – Part 5

280 Group

Catch up on Part 4 here ! “You Never Get a Second Chance to make a great first impression” – Advertising Slogan from the 1960’s.

The Product People We Want to Be – What We Learned at MTP Engage

Mind the Product

This week (6-7 February), MTP Engage Manchester 2020 saw over 500 product people descend upon the iconic Manchester Central to immerse themselves in two days of product learning.

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.

The Seven-Part Guide to Portfolio Product Management & Marketing

Proficientz – Product Management University

This guide to portfolio product management and marketing answers the following seven questions. What is Portfolio Product Management and How Does It Differ From Traditional Product Management? What are the Core Principles of Portfolio Product Management?

Precision in the Language of Messaging

Pragmatic Marketing

When awash with data and metrics, it’s easy for a product marketer to overlook precision in using the language of messaging.

How Executives can Empower Great Design

Modus Create

Organizations from early-stage startups to mature enterprises have been prioritizing design and its methods as a competitive differentiator for years.

Time to scale AAP? Some notes from product perspective.

NextBigWhat

I look at everything from product perspective and these 2 images say a lot: (image courtesy: Hindustantimes). What do I see? A perfect execution. Results pretty much remain the same as last time. What happened with AAP in the national elections? A perfect disaster. What really happened?

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.