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

Ask Benny

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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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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.

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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Top IoT Challenges Product Leaders Face in 2020

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

What are the top IoT challenges Product Leaders face in 2020? To find out, I conducted a survey to hear directly from Product Leaders. In this post, I share the answers to the survey, as well as the insights I gathered throughout the process. I received 73 responses to my survey.

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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.

TEI 275: Become a better problem solver by reframing the problem – with Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can find a new angle on problems and be better problem solvers. Image credit: Gregers Heering. One of the most powerful tools available to product managers and innovators is, wait for it… reframing! We use it in two primary ways. First, to help us solve the right problem.

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!

Will Serverless Kill the DevOps Star?

Modus Create

When The Buggles released their debut single “ Video Killed the Radio Star ” in 1979, their prescient video would ironically become the first music video played on MTV. A very real example of Digital Transformation causing a massive shift in culture and business.

Is It Easier to Position Products You Haven’t Built Yet?

Proficientz

I noticed a strange trend early in my product management career. People in marketing, sales and even on our product teams could position products we hadn’t built yet and do it with remarkable clarity. We weren’t nearly as good positioning products we already had.

AMA: How to Excel as a Product Manager in Extraordinary Times

280 Group

Yesterday we enjoyed hosting an Ask Me Anything session on Facebook Live with five of our Product Management expert instructors. In this very serious time, we really wanted to be available to answer questions and help the Product Management community adapt and rise to the challenges we’re all facing.