January, 2021

Is it Time to Invest in Redesigning my Digital Product?

Mind the Product

Is it time to invest in redesigning my digital product? It is a question that many product leaders need to answer. This is an article to help you make the decisions by giving you contextual information and concrete examples.

12 Ways to Reduce Customer Churn

Mind the Product

Marketing brought you leads, your funnel converted them to customers. So why are they leaving? Over the past 5 years, I’ve worked on ways to reduce customer churn in several high profile SaaS companies.

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Stop Assigning Tasks to People

The Product Coalition

Learn how to succeed as a technology leader after 2020 Continue reading on Product Coalition ». strategy leadership agile business product-management

5 Tips for Saying No to Stakeholders

Roman Pichler

Imagine that you are talking to John, a senior salesperson who’s been involved with the product for a while. John mentions the upcoming product release and says, “You really must add the enhanced reporting feature.

How to Accelerate Product Sales Virtually

Everyone sells online these days, but outselling the (virtual) competition requires following a few key principles. Yellowfin CEO Glen Rabie shares his insights on resonating with buyers in this short video.

Product Manager Salary [2021 Data]

280 Group

This article details general Product Manager salary data based on salary information reported by Salary.com and Hired.com in January 2021. Status of the Job 2021: Product Manager. Interest in product management roles has soared in the past five years.

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David Burkus: The One Thing Remote Leaders Need to Know

Nir Eyal

The post David Burkus: The One Thing Remote Leaders Need to Know appeared first on Nir and Far. Productivity

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The Power of Mentoring – DeVaris Brown on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Some of the most successful people we know credit their mentors for making the difference in their careers.

A Look at the Year Ahead: The Product Talk Roadmap (With a Book Update)

Product Talk

Happy New Year! I am excited to kick off 2021. For the past couple of years, I’ve used my January blog post to give an update on my plans for the year ahead and this year will be no different. You can find previous years’ posts here: 2019 and 2020.

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The Easiest Transition Into Product Management: 5 Factors

Proficientz

What role makes for the easiest transition into product management? The easiest transition into product management is from the pre-sales role. You’re already doing 80% of the job. It just happens to be around existing products and features instead of new ones.

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The State of Product Leadership Report 2021

Delivery is the top success metric for product leaders. But should it be? This is just one of the findings in this year’s State of Product Leadership report. Download the report to discover more ways product management is changing in 2021.

6 Products that Successfully Sailed the Storm of 2020

280 Group

Sink or Swim. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a devastating storm for many, as the American economy suffered some big blows (especially for small businesses). Those in the restaurant biz, retail, fitness, and etc. were forced to make major pivots to survive.

How to Prioritize Features and Projects: Here’s the Ultimate List of Prioritization Frameworks

The Product Coalition

With 70+ methods listed, this is the most complete list of prioritization frameworks on the internet with tons of linked resources. This… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». prioritization business startup product-management project-management

How to Finally Find the Motivation You’ve Been Missing

Nir Eyal

The post How to Finally Find the Motivation You’ve Been Missing appeared first on Nir and Far. Motivation

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The Product Decision Stack – Martin Eriksson

Mind the Product

Martin Eriksson – veteran product leader, and Mind the Product co-founder – presented his “Decision Stack” to ProductTank Lagos. It’s a way of connecting vision to action.

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The Rapid Innovation Sprint as an Accelerator for Your Big Idea

Rapid Innovation Sprints (RISE) help companies incubate greenfield digital product ideas that have the potential to radically transform their business. The techniques of RISE help uncover game-changing opportunities with structure, collaboration, and commitment.

The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2020

First Round Review

We've rounded up 30 standout, must-share insights from the articles we published over the last year. Read on for the most impactful pieces of advice we heard in 2020 — presented with hopes that you can apply them for whatever's to come in 2021

Crossing the Chasm: How to Effectively Drive Innovation with Geoffrey Moore

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

How do you drive innovation? Welcome to this episode of the Enterprise Product Leadership podcast.

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Systems Thinking, Part 1: Building Product Resilience to Bypass Disaster

280 Group

In this 3-part series, we will look at how to apply elements of systems thinking to the problems of resilience, sustainability, and leadership in Product Management. When the pandemic hit, many business owners were faced with huge challenges they had no way of predicting.

Lean Market Validation: 10 Ways to Rapidly Test Your Startup Idea

ProductPlan

In 2016 I gave a talk on lean market validation at the opening night of Startup Weekend at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In attendance were 200 eager students and entrepreneurs who wanted to learn how to build a startup in 54 hours.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

Ashley Stahl: Former National Security Expert Helps Us Get Unstuck

Nir Eyal

The post Ashley Stahl: Former National Security Expert Helps Us Get Unstuck appeared first on Nir and Far. Prioritization

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Practical Design Thinking Pt.1: What is it? And why Should I Care?

Mind the Product

If you’re a product manager or working on a product team, you’ve probably heard of Design Thinking. But have you used it? Do you know what it is, apart from a buzzword everybody likes to use? And, more to the point, how can you start to use it to build better products? Product managers are, [.].

How to Build a Culture of Ownership, and Other Engineering Leadership Tips from Plaid & Dropbox

First Round Review

Jean-Denis Grèze has led engineering teams at Plaid and Dropbox: Here’s what he’s learned about crafting a bottoms-up culture, hiring and motivating large teams

A Guide to Google’s Recommended Architecture for Android Apps

The Product Coalition

Originally published at Scalable Path by Abdurahman Adilovic on January, 11th 2021. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». development android-app-development architecture android

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?

How Product Can (and Can’t) Speed Up Development

Mironov Consulting

Half of the calls I get from CEOs include requests for Product Management to boost productivity in Engineering (aka Development aka Makers). To ship more stuff, faster. To hit more roadmap dates. To reduce some fictitious cost-per-feature financial goal. To get more for less.

Low Tech Way to Visualize Your Percentile Confidence for Forecasts

Johanna Rothman

Michael Mahlberg taught me something cool last week. We're writing an article together. Part of the article is about forecasts. I was ranting and raving about how to help people see their confidence levels. He pointed me to this slideshare: Lightweight Kanban Metrics (in German).

How to turn Innovation theatre into innovation outcomes

Strategyzer

We are often asked by senior leaders and innovation managers “how do I know if the innovation programs we have are successful?”. In other words: how do we know if these programs will produce long-term growth for our company?

Product Leadership is Hard by Marty Cagan

Mind the Product

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital keynote, Marty Cagan, author of ”Inspired” and “Empowered”, explains the important role of product leadership in any great product company–and why it’s so hard to get right.

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.

Unpacking 5 of Atlassian’s Most Unconventional Company-Building Moves

First Round Review

After a 12-year run at Atlassian, Jay Simons digs into how the company's story runs contrary to conventional startup wisdom, unpacking their product-led growth flywheel, reliance on channel partners, strategy for launching new products, and slow-burn enterprise strategy

How To Find Product Market Fit

The Product Coalition

Image credit: Canva The term “Product-Market Fit” can be baffling for a lot of new Product Managers. The phrase sounds great in theory, but in reality, finding product-market fit raises more questions than it answers: What is Product-Market fit? How do I know when I have Product-Market fit?

How To Improve Designer-Developer Collaboration as an External UX Team

StudioTeam

At UX Studio , while we develop our products, uxfol.io and copyfol.io , we are mainly focused on agency work, meaning that we cooperate with several clients as external teams.