January, 2019

Are Product Leaders Listening to Customers?

280 Group

As a product leader, your goal is to constantly provide a better product to deepen engagement, grow your revenue, and delight your customers. In order to do so, you need to listen—we mean really listen—to customer feedback.

How great Product Managers deal with technical debt

The Product Coalition

Learn to live without fear of technical debt, and learn the best way to pay it down As a PM, tech debt is the sort of thing that constantly looms over you. It’s always there, and it follows you around like a bad penny.

Building trust with your teams

Lead on Purpose

Another key element of a successful product management organization is creating trust with your teams, the teams you work with to build your products. Creating relationships of trust sets a foundation for the work you and your teams will need … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management Trust dedication global economy partnerships products

Tips for Rewriting a Digital Product

Roman Pichler

See the Rewriting Effort as an Opportunity to Innovate.

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The Ultimate Embedded Analytics Guide

In today’s ambitious business environment, many companies are taking an embedded analytics approach to capitalizing on the value of their information. Learn all about embedded analytics in this guide by Sisense, including a general overview of embedded analytics, the different approaches to embedding BI and analytics, and the benefits and challenges of the most popular BI solution technologies.

Women Succeeding in the World of Product Management

Product Management Unpacked

“Growing up in the 1970’s, I watched The Bionic Woman and Charlie’s Angels.

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Articulating Your Product Design Principles

Sachin Rekhi

Product management is fundamentally a leadership role in that you are ultimately responsible for leading a product development team to deliver a compelling product that resonates with your customers.

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How great Product Managers contribute to great engineering cultures

The Product Coalition

Great engineers leave when they are no longer excited by an opportunity. These engineers are in demand, they have other companies constantly knocking on their doors, pitching them exciting opportunities, as well as money, in an attempt to convince them to leave.

Motivating and influencing your teams

Lead on Purpose

You’ve nailed the vision, and built the foundation of trust, now you need to motivate your teams. The success of your product depends on the work they (engineering, UX/design, marketing, sales, etc.) In nearly all cases, the individuals on … Continue reading → Product Management Trust confidence energy influence motivate optimism vision

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Why CEOs Should Not Be Our Primary Source of Customer Input

Mironov Consulting

I work with a lot of CEOs, usually as an advocate for better product and development organizations.

6 Styles of Data Analysis and Visualizations

Get inspiration for your next dashboard update in this guide to the six styles of analytics and data visualizations.

Product Love Podcast: Jeff Coyle, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of MarketMuse

ProductCraft

This week on Product Love I sat down and talked to Jeff Coyle, the chief product officer and co-founder of MarketMuse, a platform that uses AI technology to accelerate content planning, creation, and optimization.

Goals for 2019 – A Product Manager’s New Year’s Resolutions

Mind the Product

It’s a new year, and while the date changing on a calendar doesn’t really have some magical power, it is a nice reminder to slow down and reflect.

Sales Presentation Techniques That Improve Discovery

Proficientz – Product Management University

There are many cases where salespeople are forced into giving presentations before adequate discovery has been completed. Here are a few sales presentation techniques that will yield valuable buyer motivations without formal discovery meetings.

How to Build Your Self-Confidence by Memorializing Praise and Rejection

Sachin Rekhi

I've had the opportunity to mentor a breadth of product managers through the years as well as entrepreneurs through my work as an advisor to early-stage startups. And in doing so I've spent countless hours working through product challenges, startup challenges, and everything in between.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Developing team member skills

Lead on Purpose

As you progress on the journey of building great teams, you create the vision, build a strong foundation of trust and motivate your team to reach beyond what they thought they were capable of doing. The next step is to … Continue reading → Product Management Team Building decisions development influence Innovation Knowledge market market expert skills

Product Principles – A Leadership Tool

BrainMates

One of my all-time favourite books is The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, in particular, the chapter entitled ‘The Struggle’. I can relate to The Struggle. All of it.

The Misunderstood World of Product Growth

The Product Coalition

Growth is walking the fine line between innovation and profit, and the risks are often overlooked. Relentlessly growing a product seems like a no-brainer. The upside is obvious: more revenue, more customers, more money for research and development, and so on.

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Uncovering the Truth by Janice Fraser

Mind the Product

Most big companies have one thing in common with America, that they’ve been dominant for a very long time but are now struggling. They’re seeing the same challenges about how to change so they can be resilient and grow in the world as it is now.

Buyer’s Guide for Embedded Analytics

Selecting the right embedded analytics technology in a crowded market filled with sub-categories can be a daunting task. This eBook discusses the top evaluation criteria buyers of embedded analytics need to consider.

Powerful Product Positioning: Follow These Three Rules

Proficientz – Product Management University

Powerful product positioning usually boils down to the best story, which is not always the best product. Adhere to these three guidelines and marketing and selling value will be a lot easier. The Playbook: Make It More About the Buyer – Way More!

When to Launch? That’s the Question

Pragmatic Marketing

The other day I received a message from a colleague: “One question we’re asking ourselves is the issue of continuously releasing individual features with associated Go-to-Market launches versus releasing features and waiting to do a singular quarterly GTM for all at the same time.

The Rise of Product Ops: the New Discipline Powering Product Excellence

ProductPlan

As product management continues to evolve, many new practices have been put in place to optimize product teams. Agile, Kanban, and similar methodologies have helped shape the landscape of product management in the 21st century. And the landscape continues to change at a rapid pace.

How To Launch A Product or Feature To Maximize Growth

Brian Balfour

Superhuman was founded in 2015 (3ish years ago at the time of writing this). From their landing page, they are building “The Fastest Email Experience Ever Made.” To this day, you can still not sign up and instantly gain access to their product.

Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

The only thing that matters when planning a Sprint

The Product Coalition

A clear and overarching Sprint Goal Boxer Mike Tyson once said: “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”?—?Mike Mike Tyson In military warfare a similar saying exists: “No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.”?—?Helmuth

5 Tips for Product Managers to Ensure Success on Every Project

Mind the Product

As product managers our job description is pretty simple: to make all of our software development projects succeed. In fact, I would go so far as to say any failures or successes of the team are failures or successes of product management.

Building a Stronger Product Management Organization: A Different Take on “Team”

Proficientz – Product Management University

As product management goes, so goes the rest of the organization. Here’s a different take on the team aspect of product management and how it strengthens the product management organization along with marketing, sales and customer on-boarding teams. Like the video?

Why Are Product Managers Moving Away From Focus Groups?

The Accidental Product Manager

Focus groups are the way that product managers used to find out how customers felt about their product Image Credit: RSNY.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Lean and Agile: What’s the Difference?

Craft.io

Sometimes it’s good to go back to the basics and examine basic concepts we often refer to without fully understanding what’s meant by them. In this piece, I’d like to address the somewhat confusing subject of the difference between the terms ‘lean’ and ‘agile’.

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Salesforce’s Mike Kreaden on how to build a platform to drive growth

Inside Intercom

Knowing when it’s time to become a platform is a delicate thing, as Mike Kreaden , Managing Director of Salesforce Incubator, discovered. Transitioning into an effective marketplace required keen attention to the evolving needs of their customers – who wanted to connect to third-party partners.

Playing Catch Without Arms, or: Why I’m going to learn to code as a PM.

The Product Coalition

Not the real artwork for “Catch Without Arms”, but made you look, didn’t it. ??Bad Bad facsimile credit: Myself Hi reader, Wait a sec, please don’t run away! This isn’t your usual run-of-the-mill “should PMs code or not” piece that you’ve read a thousand times?—?promise. promise.