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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Social Collaborative Management: Harnessing the Power of the Many

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker & Author of The Lazy Project Manager

Social Collaborative Management aims at delivering, at the enterprise level, a common goal for the business while harnessing the performance advantages of a collaborative community. This is a vital paradigm shift that many organisations are trying to understand right now - balancing traditional work and centralised leadership against the value of decentralised teams and trust. But the principles of harnessing collective power, collaboration, and community build an underlying ‘constant change’ capability that is critical in today’s new work environment.

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.

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

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

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.

The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

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.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

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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Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Denise Hemke, VP, Analytics Product Management and Strategy at Workday

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.

The Beautiful Mess by John Cutler

Mind the Product

John Cutler is a Product Evangelist at Amplitude who helps product teams to become happier and more effective. Here, in his 2020 MTP Engage Manchester talk, he explains how we must all embrace ‘the beautiful mess’ and learn to navigate change in order to be more successful.

The Rise of Embedded Self-Service Analytics

Speaker: Chris Von Simson & Nat Venkataraman

Can your users get the data and analytics they need without leaving your application? Watch this webinar with Chris von Simson of Dresner Advisory Services as he shares why user enablement has emerged as the theme in today’s embedded analytics landscape.

The Seven-Part Guide to Portfolio Product Management & Marketing

Proficientz

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?

TEI 269: Do this to not let your design sprints slump – with Douglas Ferguson

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can generate ideas fast using a Design Sprint and then what to do. Have you been part of a Design Thinking or Design Sprint activity? I’ve used both approaches to explore customer problems, consider solutions, and create early prototypes of solutions.

Finding Product Culture Fit

Sachin Rekhi

Product managers most often reach out to me for advice when they are in the midst of contemplating their next role.

Large screen phones: a challenge for UX design (and human hands)

Imaginary Cloud - Design

I’m pretty sure my hands are not too small compared to the average human. I went as far as researching that, in a quest to answer the question “Is it me?”. The average length of an adult male’s hand is 7.6 inches (19,3 cm). For females, the average drops to 6.8 inches (17,2 cm).

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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!

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.

A Product Coaching Framework to Foster Product Thinking

Mind the Product

At Founders Factory we’ve created and implemented a framework for our product coaching practice based on the hypothesis I wrote about in Mind the Product last year for why product thinking needs to be the future of product management and why product coaching is how we get there.

How To Use Market Segments and Personas to Create Higher Value Targets

Proficientz

If you use market segments and personas interchangeably, your market aim could be a little off! Use them in conjunction with one another though, and you have higher value targets for product management, product marketing, sales and customer success teams.