March, 2021

Stop whinging about “Tactical” vs. “Strategic”

The Product Bistro

Product Management often feels like they are too tactical, and they should be more strategic, but not all tactical tasks are bad to own. product management strategy RTB tactical

Level up Your Product Function With the Product Leader Map

Mind the Product

“I’m drowning in a never-ending todo list“, “I can’t be everywhere at once“, “I’m not good enough“ In my coaching work I constantly hear these frustrations from product leaders.

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The Dark Side of Product Management — Addictive Products

Userpilot

I’m sure most of us Product Managers are not evil by nature, but there is inevitably a dark side of product management too. Sometimes the same psychological devices we use to make our SaaS products engaging can also make the products really…addictive. Do any of these behaviors seem familiar?

Product Goals in Scrum

Roman Pichler

Product Goals Defined. The Scrum Guide released in November 2020 states that “the product goal describes a future state of the product … [It] is the long-term objective for the Scrum team.” It also suggests that “the product goal is in the product backlog.

How to Scale a Data Literacy Program at Your Organization

Speaker: Megan Brown, Director, Data Literacy at Starbucks; Mariska Veenhof-Bulten, Business Intelligence Lead at bol.com; and Jennifer Wheeler, Director, IT Data and Analytics at Cardinal Health

Join data & analytics leaders from Starbucks, Cardinal Health, and bol.com for a webinar panel discussion on scaling data literacy skills across your organization with a clear strategy, a pragmatic roadmap, and executive buy-in.

Smartphone Too Distracting? Here’s How to Reclaim Your Focus

Nir Eyal

The post Smartphone Too Distracting? Here’s How to Reclaim Your Focus appeared first on Nir and Far. Distraction

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Product Management Roles: Whose Job is it? [+Webinar]

280 Group

Join our webinar on March 11th so you can gain even more insight into the Product Manager’s responsibilities amongst many stakeholders, and how and when to apply RACI and DACI methodologies for maximum impact in managing your products through their lifecycles. Product-Focused Teams.

The importance of metrics maturity for evidence-driven teams

Mind the Product

Everyone wants to be in an evidence-driven team, using research and data to drive their product decisions. We all know it’s the best way to work, but what does it mean in practice? How can you tell if your team is truly evidence-driven? And if it’s not, how do you change things for the better? [.]

The Most Powerful Phrase in the Product Manager Vocabulary

The Product Bistro

The most powerful 3 words in a Product Manager's vocabulary is "It's My Fault." The blame game should not be in your toolbox, you own the product, act like it. Your team will thank you. product management

Why There’s No Single “Right” Way to Do Discovery: Part 2

Product Talk

A few months ago, fellow Product Talk coach Hope Gurion and I sat down to discuss why there’s no single right way to do discovery. Want to read Part 1 of the series? Find it here.

2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.

Love is Measured By the Benefit of the Doubt: The Secret to True Kindness

Nir Eyal

The post Love is Measured By the Benefit of the Doubt: The Secret to True Kindness appeared first on Nir and Far. Introspection

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Product Goals in Scrum

Roman Pichler

Listen to this article: [link]. Product Goals Defined. The Scrum Guide released in November 2020 states that “the product goal describes a future state of the product … [It] is the long-term objective for the Scrum team.” It also suggests that “the product goal is in the product backlog.

10x Your Interview Skills to Create Digital Products That Delight

280 Group

Why Should We Conduct Interviews? Because there’s real value to user research. Companies save money and ship fewer wrong products when conducting user research.

Refreshing the Mind the Product brand for the next decade

Mind the Product

Over the coming days, weeks, and months you’ll notice that our brand has received a bit of a makeover. In this post, we’ll reveal how we’ve chosen to elevate our beloved venn, brand colours, and more.

How to Operationalize Data From Multiple Sources to Deliver Actionable Insights

Speaker: Speakers from SafeGraph, Facteus, AWS Data Exchange, SimilarWeb, and AtScale

Learn how to blend various datasets together from top data providers in AWS Data Exchange like Safegraph, Facteus, and SimilarWeb with internal data to innovate and make smarter decisions at scale.

Work, the Future, and familiar names

The Product Bistro

The way we work, and the type of work we will do is changing. In my past research, one name has come up over and over, David Autor of MIT. Future of Work

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2021 Mobile App Engagement Benchmark Report

Apptentive

2020 reset the mobile app engagement playing field. In response, teams across all industries need to rethink their mobile feedback and engagement strategies to meet rapidly-shifting marketplace changes. Today, we’re thrilled to release our 2021 Mobile App Engagement Benchmark Report.

“Tech Addiction” Is the New Reefer Madness

Nir Eyal

The post “Tech Addiction” Is the New Reefer Madness appeared first on Nir and Far. Distraction

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B2B Product Manager March 2021

Proficientz

The performance of product management and the ripple effect (positive and negative) on engineering, marketing, sales and customer success is front and center this month.

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Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Padmashree Koneti, VP Product Management at Limeade

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Padmashree Koneti, VP of Product Management at Limeade. 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?

How to Keep Customers Satisfied When Announcing Product Changes

Mind the Product

Product changes are an inevitable part of any business. Whether it’s a whole new release or just an update, product improvements are what keeps customers coming back.

It’s OK to have some non-productive time

The Product Bistro

Product Management is different from most roles in that you are always thinking about the product, and the myriad threads that it takes to make it. So, when you need to unplug, do not feel guilty. general product management time

Beat Your Competition: Building a Stand-out Mobile Customer Experience

Apptentive

When we were writing this post, we did a little research to see what other brands were saying about mobile customer experience. Almost every article started out with a long opening paragraph explaining the importance of mobile.

How to Use a Semantic Layer to Scale Data & Analytics Across Your Organization

Download this guide for practical advice on using a semantic layer to improve data literacy and scale self-service analytics. The guide includes a checklist, an assessment, industry-specific use cases, and a data & analytics maturity model and roadmap.

How to “Listen Like you Mean It”

Nir Eyal

The post How to “Listen Like you Mean It” appeared first on Nir and Far. Indistractable Relationships

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Product Positioning vs. Market Positioning: The Key Difference

Proficientz

If you’ve ever asked yourself, What the biggest difference is between product positioning vs. market positioning? In its simplest form, it’s the target audience and the scope of what you’re positioning.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Arati Sohoni, Director of Product Management at Walmart

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Arati Sohoni, Director of Product Management at Walmart. 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?

Getting Started with JTBD – Mike Belsito on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

One of the key things to do in any product lifecycle is to review if it’s meeting your user’s needs. The last time we sat down to do this for the podcast, we decided to use the Jobs To Be Done approach, which led to a key question: how might we power up our JTBD [.]. Read More.

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

TEI 328: Getting started with Jobs-to-be-Done – with INDUSTRY and Mike Belsito

Product Innovation Educators

A framework for product managers to dig deep into their customers’ needs. I am changing the name of the podcast to Product Mastery Now. The new name is coming soon.

The 3 elements of an innovation ecosystem

Strategyzer

Developing an innovation capability within a large organization is a daunting prospect. In the past, many have tried but few succeeded.

The Engineering Leader’s Guide to Crafting a Personal Brand that Stands Out From the Crowd

First Round Review

As an Engineering Leader at Help Scout, Anjuan Simmons has carved out a robust side hustle as a public speaker and blogger. Here, he shares his playbook for engineers to get started with personal branding and stand out from the crowd