September, 2020

The Five Product Movements Model (5PMM)

Brian Nejmeh

Over the past decade, I have worked extensively with many B2B enterprise software companies. My role has principally focused on the individual and collective performance of the product management and the development management functions.

A Practical Guide for Agile Teams (2020)

Tim Herbig

This is my complete guide to Product Discovery in 2020

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Product Manager’s Secret 2020 Weapon: Remote Workshops

Mind the Product

As product managers we are, at our core, facilitators. It is ultimately up to us to get all interested parties to align and collaborate on building the right thing for our business and making sure we understand our users so it’s the right thing for the market. As such, we spend a lot of our [.].

Diversity and Inclusion: Are You Sabotaging Your Product Success?

280 Group

“Diversity and Inclusion” are some of the hottest topics in the Tech industry. Unfortunately, there is not much discussion surrounding the even more severe lack of diversity in the product management function, particularly in the representation of Black Product Managers.

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.

Screen Time for Kids: Give Them What They Need

Nir Eyal

The post Screen Time for Kids: Give Them What They Need appeared first on Nir and Far. Indistractable Relationships

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How to influence with data and insights?

Piyanka Jain

Data can be a powerful tool if you know how to put it to work! Continue reading on Towards Data Science ». business data-science analytics data data-literacy

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Who is more customer-centric: B2C product managers or B2B product managers?

Product Management Unpacked

A recent report by Pendo.io finds interesting differences between how B2B (business-to-business) and B2C (business-to-consumer) product managers approach product management, especially as it relates to customer research.

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Embracing the Art of Prioritisation by Emily Tate

Mind the Product

Prioritising a backlog is a technically simple task, so why is it so hard? In this ProductTank London talk Emily Tate – Chief of Staff at MindTheProduct, helps us embrace the art of prioritisation. Watch the video to see her talk in full, or read on for an overview of her key points.

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Product Manager Interview Questions — You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

Last month, we presented the co-hosted AIPMM webinar, Get Hired: Interview Like a Pro for a Product Manager Job (Remotely!). You can view the accompanying blog post to download the Product Manager Interview: How to Get Hired Planner and Workbook.

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.

Changing Habits: Interview with Dr. Amy Bucher, a Behavior Change Designer

Nir Eyal

The post Changing Habits: Interview with Dr. Amy Bucher, a Behavior Change Designer appeared first on Nir and Far. Habits

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Creating a Product Strategy – Is it Worth the Effort?

Proficientz

Is creating a product strategy worth the effort? How does it fit into the big picture? Creating a product strategy isn’t easy for product managers.

How to influence with data and insights?

Piyanka Jain

Data can be a powerful tool if you know how to put it to work! Often I start my analytics conference keynote addresses by asking the audience to share the issues they face in their organizations.

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Roy Madden

New Feature. Declutter your inbox and read without distractions. Newsletters are quickly becoming the best way to get curated insights on specific topics, trends, or industries. But inboxes aren’t the best place for focused reading.

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.

How Real Companies Make OKRs work: Mind the Product and Neo Culture Investigates

Mind the Product

Like all tools, OKRs can be powerful if they’re understood and used correctly and so, in an attempt to help you get the most from the process and to better understand the benefits, effects, and challenges of OKRs, we’ve decided to investigate.

I’ve abandoned “MVP”

Mironov Consulting

After years of struggle, I’m advising all of my clients and product leader coachees to stop using the term “MVP”. Not to stop doing validation, discovery, prototyping or experiments they may associate that that acronym, but to remove the label from all of their docs and presentations and talks.

Indistractable Schedule Maker Tool

Nir Eyal

The post Indistractable Schedule Maker Tool appeared first on Nir and Far. Time Management

Solving Market Problems or Addressing Market Needs: Which is Better?

Proficientz

On the surface, solving market problems versus addressing the needs of a market might sound like semantics. But the implementation of each practice in B2B organizations reveals a huge contrast between the two with a ripple effect that may be just as significant.

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.

The 5 P’s of Product Management

Alex Mitchell

It takes an insane amount of hard work and effort to become a Great Product Manager (I’m very much still on the journey myself). And once you get there, it takes more consistent work to stay at the top of your game

The New Cybersecurity Trending Dashboard (Beta)

Roy Madden

An at-a-glance overview of the evolving cybersecurity threat landscape. Keeping up with the most critical threats, vulnerabilities, and threat actors can be time consuming and overwhelming.

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Nailing Product/Market Fit by Chris Barton

Mind the Product

In his ProductTank San Francisco talk, Chris Barton – founder of Shazam and, more recently, Guard – recounts the music recognition app’s successful quest for the Holy Grail: Product/Market Fit. Watch the video to see his talk in full, or read on for an overview of Chris’ top tips.

How To Lead a Tech Discovery With No Tech Background

The Product Coalition

Working with developers can be intimidating. But follow this five step process and you’ll be fine. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». software-engineering product-management software-development leadership technology

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!

Managers Need to Work as Teams

Johanna Rothman

We hear about agile teams, in the form of product or feature teams. However, too many managers still work independently. That’s a problem when the teams have organizational problems a single manager can’t solve. Instead of managers working alone, what if we had teams of managers?

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Hiring a Head of Product

Mironov Consulting

Over the last three decades, across 10 full-time jobs and 150 consulting clients, I’ve headed up product teams 18 times (mostly as interim VP ) and helped another dozen companies choose their Head of Product. That may be the record for anyone other than search professionals.

Product Goals: Using Objectives and Key Results

Tim Herbig

This is my complete guide to Product Goals in 2020

Is It Time to Kill This Feature?

ProductCraft

We all have regrets. When I was a teenager, I had a friend who was a genius with all things technology. He gave me recommendations for my computer setup, developed websites as a side hustle, and was just an inspiring individual overall. Yet one day, I decided to not take him up on his offer.

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.

How The Growing Importance of Customer Retention is Changing Product Management

Mind the Product

The SaaS industry is undergoing a quiet revolution. Competition is increasing, products are becoming less differentiated, customers are becoming less loyal, and the cost of acquiring new customers is rising year after year.

Best 4 Classic Software Development Books

The Product Coalition

Much of modern problems in software development have actually been solved and we keep forgetting this to our peril. Every day something pops up in a conversation, on one of our teams or on socials that can be addressed by a book from years and sometimes decades ago.

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Managers: See Your Cycle Time to Reduce Your Team’s Lead Time

Johanna Rothman

Do you have any idea how long it takes you to make decisions? Or, to clear impediments? Or to report to your team or your boss about your action items? Each of those items is a deliverable. That means we might be able to measure the cycle time for each of these deliverables.