May, 2022

Tech Product Leaders: Are We Spoiling Society?

The Product Coalition

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, it’s time to have a serious discussion. We have a problem, and we’re holding it in our hands. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». mental-health product-management technology mental-health-awareness digital

Product Teams in Scrum

Roman Pichler

Listen to this article: [link]. Why the Scrum Team is Not Enough. Scrum is a popular agile framework. Its strength is, at least partly, based on its roles with the Scrum team being the fundamental unit.


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3 Methodologies to Making Data the Heartbeat of Your Business

280 Group

The more your business leverages data, the better equipped you are to operate efficiently, make informed decisions, and develop products and services that meet the needs of your customers. But how do you best leverage various types of data to your greatest advantage?

Don’t Write About What You Already Know — Instead, I’m “Writing To Learn”

Nir Eyal

For me, writing is a wonderful way to go deep on a problem I’m struggling with. As my friend and fellow author, Gretchen Rubin told me, “Research is me search.” When I’m struggling with one thing or another, my first step is to think through the problem myself.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualization Will Never Be Enough

Five years ago, data visualizations were a powerful way to differentiate a software application. Today, free visualizations seem to be everywhere. Two trends are forcing application providers to rethink how they offer analytics in their products.

Great Weekend

The Product Bistro

This weekend I had one task that I wanted to accomplish. That was to move to Ghost version 5.0 on the properties that I host it on. Based on past experience, I anticipated it to stretch to multiple days. I was surprised. Friday afternoon I started, and by dinner time, I was done. Well, mostly.

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Business Services Apps: 2022 Mobile Customer Engagement Benchmarks


The following data and information on Business Services apps is from our 2022 Mobile App Customer Engagement Report. Brands in Business Services had varied experiences in 2021. Those focused on shipping still felt the sting of the pandemic as local and national supply chains continued to reel.

In-app Customer Needs Assessment 101: How to Collect and Act on Data


What is a customer needs assessment and why should you care? Here are the top reasons SaaS businesses need it and a guide on how to succeed


Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Monika Murugesan, Vice President of Product Management and Strategy at Schneider Electric

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Monika Murugesan, Vice President of Product Management and Strategy at Schneider Electric. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter.

Why It’s So Hard to Shake the Way People Make You Feel

Nir Eyal

Good or bad, our feelings color how we see people. In psychology, a “trapped prior” is a perception of reality that’s colored, or trapped, by past experiences. If not treated, trapped priors can turn into debilitating phobias.


How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

Ghost 5.0 - some brief notes

The Product Bistro

About a week ago, I went to update my three properties that are self hosted on Ghost, and I learnt that version 5 had been released.

Tools of the Trade: A Look at Pendo’s Discovery Tech Stack

Product Talk

The beauty of continuous discovery is that there’s no single right way to do it. This is why Teresa often talks about guiding principles and core concepts , but encourages everyone to find what works best for them.

Personal Services Apps: 2022 Mobile Customer Engagement Benchmarks


The following data and information on Shopping apps is from our 2022 Mobile App Customer Engagement Report. Subcategories for Personal Services Apps: Home and Family.

Innovating in Government – Rick Klau on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Experienced product manager and technology expert Rick Klau, currently California's Chief Technology Innovation Officer sat down with Lily and Randy on the podcast this week to discuss innovation in government throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

CCO + CMO: A Winning Partnership for Accelerated CX Growth

Find out how collaboration between a CMO and CCO can enhance the customer experience and drive business growth in this new ebook.

Transformation Defined


By Jon Moore and Marty Cagan There are so many anti-patterns when it comes to transformation. Many of us have witnessed failed transformations, but few have witnessed true successes. Which makes the lessons learned from successful transformations unusually valuable. We intend to write much more about both the anti-patterns, and the lessons from the successes. The post Transformation Defined appeared first on Silicon Valley Product Group. Product Culture


Can Someone with ADHD be ‘Indistractable’?

Nir Eyal

Does my book Indistractable work for the ADHD brain? It’s a question I’ve been getting a lot lately. Though I didn’t specifically write the book for people with ADHD, I wanted to get an honest opinion from an expert.

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Car service and observations

The Product Bistro

In late 2019, I traded in my Honda S2000 for an Acura RDX. I had realized that while I loved the S2000, I had become too old to comfortably pretzel myself into the driver's seat.

35 Impactful Questions Managers Should Ask Themselves Regularly

First Round Review

We asked top startup leaders to share the questions they ask themselves to become better managers and assembled their answers into a can't-miss checklist

Modern Data Architecture for Embedded Analytics

Data has gone from a mere result of applications & processes to being crowned king. Picking the right avenue to data architecture depends on your organization’s needs. Development teams should build in stages, starting with a task that can be solved.

Utilities Apps: 2022 Mobile Customer Engagement Benchmarks


The following data and information on Utilities apps is from our 2022 Mobile App Customer Engagement Report. Brands in the Utilities industry faced various hurdles throughout 2021.

How to build machine learning-based products

Mind the Product

In this article, written for product managers, data scientists, and engineering teams we cover some growth areas and ideas on how to achieve more impact while working on building ML-based products. [.]

SaaS Onboarding KPIs: Measure & Improve Customer Effectiveness


SaaS Onboarding KPIs measure how fast your customers are getting value from your product & suggests steps to improve product quality

Are We Really Having Fun at Bars or Just Escaping Reality?

Nir Eyal

For many people, bars and booze serve as the original Tinder or Grinder, a socially acceptable way to shop for a mate. But not everyone in a bar is on the prowl. Some will tell you they go out for drinks to just unwind and have fun. That’s certainly true, but is there a deeper reason?


Customer Preferences: How Community Can Deliver a Simplified Experience

Your customers want a simplified customer experience. Make sure you give it to them with community. Download the whitepaper to learn more!

Leaving San Diego

The Product Bistro

It is Tuesday Morning, May 3rd, and I am up early, as is the custom. Alas, the bed in the guest bedroom here is cruel and inhuman, and makes the sleep period a trial. Last night, the memorial service happened, and it was … wonderful.

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A Manager’s Guide to Helping Teams Face Down Uncertainty, Burnout and Perfectionism

First Round Review

Uncertainty, burnout and perfectionism are holding teams back — Liz Fosslien is here to share tactical advice (and her signature witty illustrations) on how managers can help

Five Steps to Create a Holistic Mobile Customer Feedback Solution


As investment in digital transformation continues, mobile apps have become a primary channel of communication with customers. The customers themselves are driving this change. In 2022, mobile eCommerce sales are expected to hit $437 billion, a 21.5 percent increase from 2021.

The balanced scorecard: a framework that drives impact

Mind the Product

In this article, we'll dig deep into one specific framework that I fancy a lot for its genericity and its simplicity to apply. In the end, you will master the key principles and be able to come up with clear priorities based on their estimated business impact. [.]

Blueprint to Modernize Analytics

The longer you wait to modernize your application’s analytics, the longer it will take for you to realize this value. A blueprint helps you define your new solution, plot out how to get there, and determine what you’ll need in terms of time and resources.

How Blockchain is Disrupting the Future for the Consumer

The Product Coalition

Thoughts on the evolution of blockchain according to yesterday, today, and the future Blockchain is no longer limited to bitcoin trading, and investors are aware of it.

Planning a Vacation Is Practice for a Great Life

Nir Eyal

When I was 13, my parents and I went to Europe on vacation. It was miserable. My father wanted to hit all the major sites, while my mother just wanted to relax. Because they couldn’t agree on what to do, none of us got the vacation we’d hoped for.

One last trip to San Diego

The Product Bistro

Regular readers will recall that my father had been in the deadly grasp of Alzheimer’s for the last several years. I have been dutifully making the trek to visit two or three times a year to see the husk of what he once was be ravished by this heinous disease.