March, 2020

How Lessons From Wargames can Help you Ship Products and Build Strong Teams

Mind the Product

We all know that product is hard , so here are some themes from a very playful activity that will help you get better at it. Shipping products is rough, full of false starts, lousy execution, and a lack of will to kill products quickly.

Product Management in Times of Crisis

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From Zero to Hero: How Product Management Can Transform Your IT Department

280 Group

Utilizing the Product Management discipline yields big results. Give me $3M dollars and I’ll build you a million-dollar solution” said, no one ever. Yet, running IT with a cost-center mentality often leads to this kind of thinking.

10 Steps To Minimize SaaS Churn Through A Downturn

Gainsight

Investor Gavin Baker wrote a terrific blog where he shared his thoughts about recurring revenue. In short, you can’t take it for granted that your recurring revenue will, in fact, recur. 5) There is no such thing as truly "recurring" revenue. Some revenue is just more recurring than others.

How Much is that Feature in the Window?

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Roadmaps are about the future, and talking about a roadmap means talking about the future. But how you tailor that conversation depends on who you’re having it with, because your stakeholders’ vision for the future and your customers’ vision are likely two different things. Every audience has their own needs and expectations that you are working to fulfill, and as a product manager, it is up to you to manage these many moving parts. A conversation about creating value is going to vary based on whether or not you’re asking someone to buy your product, or fund it.

Working Remotely? 5 Ways to Help Your Product Team Thrive

Product Talk

Product teams should be co-located. This is an often-repeated “truth” in our industry. Today, in response to COVID-19 , many companies are instituting mandatory work-from-home policies. This is making co-location impossible for many teams.

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How Robotic Process Automation Can Help Startups and Product Managers Succeed

Spice Catalyst

Fleshing out a great idea into a startup company can seem like a daunting task. Once you lay the groundwork for your startup, you have to make sure you’re able to achieve what you’ve set out to do, and that’s where Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can help. What is RPA, you might wonder?

How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

No Transactional Power. Unlike a line manager, you usually don’t manage the development team and stakeholders as the person in charge of the product, and the individuals don’t report to you.

How I Moved From Engineering Into Product Management

Mind the Product

What does it take for an engineer to become a product manager? Certainly, there are many ways to achieve this. Here I’ll explain how I did it, and I’ll share my personal experience of the process so that you can know what to expect from this transition.

The Future of Product Management, According to 550+ Product People

AlphaHQ

Five years ago, when we published the first episode of This is Product Management , a podcast where I’ve since interviewed over 230 product leaders, the world of product management was very different than it is today. People didn’t know what product management was, let alone how to do it effectively.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

This Is Not and Cannot Be “Business as Usual”

Johanna Rothman

Many organizations heeded the COVID-19 warnings and sent people home to work as remote teams. The managers want to proceed as if the people can work from home and have “business as usual.” ” They've made these requests to their staff: Work at home, as if you were at the office.

7 Tool Tips for Your Newly Distributed or Remote Team

Johanna Rothman

Yesterday, you worked in an office with everyone else. Today, you're supposed to work from home—and so is the rest of your team. And not just for the next few days, but for the next few weeks. What tools do you need?

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Top 4 Diagnostics for Optimizing Product Management Teams

280 Group

The degree of maturity of your Product Management organization can directly drive your ability to satisfy customers and become more profitable. Some Product Management teams are really young and still learning the ropes.

Proactively Managing COVID-19 Risk

The Product Coalition

How should Product Leaders prepare for the global health crisis? Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». risk product-management strategy coronavirus startup

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.

Why You’re Not Good at Changing Minds (and What You Can Do About It)

Nir Eyal

The post Why You’re Not Good at Changing Minds (and What You Can Do About It) appeared first on Nir and Far. Introspection

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Three Ways Product Management Can Improve Its Reputation & Influence

Proficientz – Product Management University

If your product management team wants to take its reputation and influence to the next level, here are three areas that will give you the biggest bang for your effort. The Playbook: 1. Well-Rounded Market Knowledge.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Lizza Diaz, Senior Director of Product Management at Robert Half

280 Group

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

Why Product Trios Should Interview Customers Together

Product Talk

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Continuous Discovery Habits. I’d love your feedback in the comments. After reading, are you ready to interview as a trio? Still have doubts? Please let me know your thoughts.

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.

Product Management in AsiaPac

Mind the Product

Since #mtpcon Singapore 2019 Mind the Product has been on a mission to support the continuing growth of the AsiaPac tech community. Throughout this week our content will be shining a light on product communities in the region, highlighting new voices, sharing untold product stories and learnings.

How AI is influencing product management jobs

Product Management Unpacked

According to a Brookings Institution report , “Automation and Artificial Intelligence: How machines are affecting people and places,” roughly 25 percent of U.S. jobs are at a high risk of automation.

How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

No Transactional Power. Unlike a line manager, you usually don’t manage the development team and stakeholders as the person in charge of the product, and the individuals don’t report to you.

Situational Competitive Battle Cards: Why Sales Loves Them!

Proficientz – Product Management University

The one thing salespeople hate (other than losing) is situations where they’re unprepared to react to a competitive missile that comes out of nowhere.

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5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

280 Group Proudly Announces Online OPM

280 Group

New online version of our flagship Optimal Product Management and Product Marketing course supports continued training and career advancement for Product Managers everywhere.

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What we look for when we hire designers at Intercom

Inside Intercom

We know it’s hard to apply and interview for a new job. So if you’re considering a design job at Intercom , we won’t make it harder by forcing you to read our minds or guess about what we value. Instead, we’ll tell you exactly what we look for – and why it matters to us.

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The Product of You by Melissa Perri

Mind the Product

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Melissa Perri describes how you should start investing energy in “the product of you” and plan your career ascent to product leader. Key Points: Skills you learn as a junior product person can translate well into the C-suite.

Quick Guide: the 5 Layers of the IoT Technology Stack

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

In this post, I describe the five layers of the IoT technology stack and how Product Managers can incorporate them into their product strategy and roadmap. You’ve probably heard a lot on how the Internet of Things (IoT) will revolutionize many areas of our life.

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.