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?

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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Embedded Analytics Product Fit Guide - A Product Manager’s Handbook

Adding embedded analytics to your software doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. This guide is the perfect companion for SaaS product managers. It will walk you through the process of choosing the right analytics provider step by step.

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.

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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

If Your Product Strategy Doesn’t P**s Somebody Off, It’s Not Very Good!

Proficientz

Don’t get me wrong. The goal of your product strategy isn’t to p**s people off. It’s to demonstrate that your product direction is aligned with the goals and priorities of your target customers, current customers included.

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? [.]

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 Management: Guide to Thriving as a Product Manager

As more organizations move from project to product thinking, Product Managers are occupying increasingly crucial roles. Download this guide to learn tips and strategies that will help you grow into a strong Product Manager and thrive in the position.

A Product Manager’s Toolkit (WIP)

The Product Coalition

Valuable resources about networking, learning, online courses and much more in the Product Management expertise. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». networking online-courses-learning product-management product-design how-to

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.

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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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.

Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

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 “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 Manager Assessment

The Product Coalition

Scorecard to be used with your Product Coach, Manager, or for your own self-assessment. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management-tool product-coach professional-development startup product-management

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?

Re-Thinking Translation for Business Growth in a Digital-First World

Effective localization is critical to business expansion. But traditional translation processes can't keep pace with today's agile, omnichannel realities. Read our eBook to discover the limitless possibilities uncovered by agile translation management.

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

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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Why we say Agile when you want to say chaos

Mind the Product

Most people working in a tech environment have experience working with Agile methodologies. However, it’s very common to see that Agile principles and philosophy are not correctly interpreted and implemented. Some companies fall into the “Agile = speed increase” trap.

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“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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Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organization change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

Ideating A Business Idea With The Kickbook

The Product Coalition

Marc Randall from Adobe wanted to make innovation accessible to every employee — so he created the Kickbox. Read all about it in this post. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». web-development digital-marketing design-thinking product-management innovation

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?

A Reality Check on Product Management: 5 Typical Scenarios and How to Navigate Them

ProductCraft

You have read all the books and you are ready and energized to dive into real product management. You land a job and get to work, totally ready to be an outcome-focused, non-date-driven, research-first “good” product manager (maybe even a “great” product manager!).

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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.

Making Software Pirates Pay: An E-Commerce Playbook

Vendors large and small have been using software intelligence to understand who is using unlicensed versions of their software so they can develop data-driven strategies to identify and convert unpaid users, generating new license revenue.