October, 2020

Product Manager Interview: How to Get Hired

Ken Kranseler

Congratulations! You’re on the verge of one of the most exciting and fastest-growing careers today. Over the past several decades, I’ve interviewed hundreds and hired dozens of Product Managers at companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and burgeoning startups

Negotiating with Sales: A Guide for Product Managers

Mind the Product

As a product leader, you’ve likely been in this situation. The sales team needs one specific feature to close a new opportunity with a large new prospect. Your gut instinct tells you that you’ve done right through customer interviews and competitor research.

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Be a Schedule Builder, Not a To-Do List Maker

Nir Eyal

The post Be a Schedule Builder, Not a To-Do List Maker appeared first on Nir and Far. Time Management

Product Managers and Product Owners: What’s the Difference?

Product Talk

For this month’s Product Talk post, I recorded a video where I consider the difference between product managers and product owners. You can watch the video or read an edited version of the transcript below. I want to talk about product managers and product owners.

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.

Improve Collaboration at Your Company

Indicative Team

Everyone on your team has personal responsibilities beyond their jobs. If they’re parents, they’ve likely become full-time caretakers to their children. They might also be navigating a spouse’s unemployment or a family member’s illness

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How to Fuel the Right Culture for a Winning Product Team [+Webinar]

280 Group

To learn more in-depth about our full list of tips on fueling team culture, sign up for our upcoming webinar, 10 Keys to Unlocking a Winning Product Team. Product Leaders.

Evidence-Based Product Backlogs, by John Pagonis

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank London talk, John Pagonis – then UX Lead at ‘The Mortgage Works’/Founder of Zanshin labs, shares his experience of creating an evidence-based backlog.

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Product Led Growth: Your Job Just Got Bigger or Changed Completely

Proficientz

In theory, and I emphasize in theory, the impact of a product led growth model should be very minimal on product management. For product marketing, it pretty much changes everything. What is Product Led Growth?

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Handling Life Transitions: Interview with Bruce Feiler

Nir Eyal

The post Handling Life Transitions: Interview with Bruce Feiler appeared first on Nir and Far. Introspection

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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.

Go Beyond SQL to Discover Your Most Profitable

Ansley Miller

A business analyst will tell you that funnels are a crucial part of understanding a customer’s journey from their first site visit to revenue generation

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Asking Better Questions

Amplitude

At Amplitude, I facilitate lots of workshops. Many of these workshops center around deciding what to measure. This starts, of course, with asking good questions.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Jen Cano, VP and Principal Product Manager at Elsevier

280 Group

For our next installment of the Trailblazing Women in Product Management series, I interviewed Jen Cano, VP and Principal Product Manager at Elsevier. View the full list of this blog interview series to learn the stories of more women product leaders. How did you get into product management?

Roadmaps Are Dead. Long Live Roadmaps! – Janna Bastow on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

When you have questions about roadmaps, it pays to talk to someone who has spent way too much of her life thinking about them. Janna Bastow – co-founder of both Mind the Product and ProdPad – has been trying to fix the problems of roadmaps for most of her professional life.

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.

5 Plays Every Sales Playbook Should Have

Proficientz

The whole point of creating a sales playbook is to give your sales team “situational sales tools” that make them highly effective in every part of the sales process. The end game is a shorter sales process where you’re the clear choice.

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TEI 304: How to become an influential product manager – with Ken Sandy

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can discover customer needs and build the right product. I’m often asked by product managers on their journey to product master what books they should read. I have a new one to recommend.

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How to Manage Product Managers

ProductCraft

“Management is the most noble of professions if it’s practiced well. No other occupation offers as many ways to help others learn and grow, take responsibility and be recognized for achievement, and contribute to the success of a team.”

Asking Better Questions

Amplitude

At Amplitude, I facilitate lots of workshops. Many of these workshops center around deciding what to measure. This starts, of course, with asking good questions.

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.

How to Avoid Career-Damaging Mistakes as a Product Manager [+Webinar]

280 Group

To learn more in-depth tips and strategies for each of the mistakes below, please join our upcoming webinar, 5 Career-Damaging Mistakes to Avoid in Your First 100 Days. You landed that great new gig…. You are the Product Manager of this great new “thing.”

The Biggest Missing Element in Most Product Experiences, According to Behavioural Science (Does Yours Have It?)

Mind the Product

Libby was new to backpacking. Her first trip was a 4-day trek through the Sierras with a good friend who was far more experienced. Before setting off, they downloaded an app that tracked their speed, elevation gain and miles. At the end of the first day, they were eager to see how far and fast [.].

B2B Product Manager Magazine October 2020

Proficientz

The B2B Product Manager October 2020. The product led growth model is gaining tremendous momentum. This month we look at the impact on product management and product marketing. It’s big, or maybe that’s just the way it should have always been.

The Top 25 People To Follow On Medium To Level-Up Your Product Knowledge

The Product Coalition

Photo by Jessica Ruscello on Unsplash A few people have asked me recently how to cast a wider net on their product knowledge, or simply how to get started with it.

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!

TEI 306: Accomplish twice as much in half the time – with Steve Glaveski

Product Innovation Educators

Simple steps product managers can take to become Time Rich. Would you like to get more done? Product managers are pulled in many directions, and if you are like others, you struggle to get the most important things done, let along everything you are asked to do. . Our guest knows a lot about this.

Getting Started with Product Data Management

Amplitude

The power of product analytics becomes apparent when any team at a company—marketing, product, design, engineering—can quickly ask and answer questions about user behavior and customer journeys. But getting to that point requires an investment in product data management.

Product Roadmap Prioritization — You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

This month, we presented the webinar, 5 Secrets to Prioritizing Your Product Roadmap (The Right Way!). You can view the accompanying blog post to learn about weighted scoring and the Kano Model.

The PMwheel – a Compass for the Product Manager Development Journey

Mind the Product

Back in 2016, I was working with the product organization of a larger tech company. They asked me to help every product manager on the team “understand the role of the product manager better,” and to help the product managers understand what “better” would actually look like.

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.

Product Bundling vs. Solutions: What’s the Difference?

Proficientz

What’s the Difference Between a Product Bundle and a Solution? The simple difference between product bundling and solutions is in the intent. The intent of product bundling is to sell higher volumes of all products in the bundle by offering a discounted price. The intent of a solution is to help customers accomplish something that has quantifiable strategic value to their business. The Definition of a Product Bundle.

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A Strategy Alone is Not Enough: How to Building Strategic Alignment in Your Organization

The Product Coalition

“adaptable CEOs spent significantly more of their time — as much as 50% — thinking about the long term.” — HBR,

The Hungry Man Parable

Mironov Consulting

I talk with lots of executives from the go-to-market side of the house who think that building serious software is as easy – and easily estimatable – as building a fence. Would that it were so.