November, 2021

Overengineering can kill your product

Mind the Product

Today’s post is not directed only to product managers. Founders, investors, or any other profile with enough skin in the game on any digital product or service could also take advantage of it.

Dealing with an Underperforming Development Team

Roman Pichler

Listen to this article: [link]. What is Bad Performance? Before I discuss how you can help an underachieving team, let’s briefly explore what good performance looks like, assuming that an agile, Scrum-based process is used.

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Thankful for Product Management

The Product Bistro

I am taking a week off of work to help with some issues with my aging father, and have a fairly slack day. Since it ’tis the season to send thanks, I thought I would indulge in a - for me - rare reflection of things I am thankful for professionally.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Susan Gasperini, Vice President, Technical Product Manager at LPL Financial

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series, I interviewed Susan Gasperini, Vice President, Technical Product Manager at LPL Financial. 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?

The Complete R&D Funding Guide: How to Get the Funding You Need!

Speaker: Kevin Goldsmith, Chief Technology Officer at Anaconda | Peyman Pouryekta, CEO and Technology Advisor | Bob Webber, VP Product Flow Optimization, Construx

In this interactive panel discussion, we will address common pitfalls of investments for CTOs and VPs of Engineering and will teach you how to manage your investments with confidence and properly allocate resources across business priorities.

Habits Are Overrated

Nir Eyal

These days, when someone says they want to form a “habit,” what they often mean is that they want to make drudgery effortless. That is, they don’t want to actually do the work, rather they want to have done it—past tense. The trouble is, trying to build a habit is often a self-defeating trap.

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In Pursuit of the Checkered Flag: The Challenge of Developing a Driverless Race Car System

Product Management Unpacked

CMU Master of Science in Product Management program student Erick Valencia landed a PM experience of a lifetime as part of a student team developing a driverless race car system to race in the Indy Autonomous Challenge. Product Managers often face a race to the finish, so to speak.

OKRs in product management by Roman Pichler

Mind the Product

From explaining the benefits and drawbacks to taking a collaborative approach to setting the right goals, Roman Pichler shares his thoughts on setting effective product-related goals using OKRs. [.]

The power of "I don't know"

The Product Bistro

In our product team, I have a reputation of being the sponge of institutional knowledge, the person that everyone asks when they need to know something. I am not sure how I got that reputation, but it just ain't true.

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Introducing the Self-Study Version of 280 Group’s Digital Product Management Course

280 Group

Pre-order now through 11/25 for 20% savings and exclusive access to an online “meet the creators” event.

Optimize the Performance of Your Serverless Functions

Run mission-critical applications on serverless without sacrificing visibility.

Tame Daily Distractions With a ‘Precommitment Pact’

Nir Eyal

The post Tame Daily Distractions With a ‘Precommitment Pact’ appeared first on Nir and Far. Distraction

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2022 Product Conference List

Product Talk

We are starting to pull together our list of 2022 product conferences. This list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of product conferences that are not on the list and you think they should be, please send an email to conferences@producttalk.org. We’ll also keep updating this list as we hear about more events. Are you looking for the 2021 Product Conferences list? Find it here. February . Location. Feb 2–9. ProductWorld. Virtual and Oakland, CA. Feb 15.

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Three Key Product Management Lessons from the Founder and CEO of productLivity

Apptentive

Whether you’re new to the product management field or a seasoned professional, it’s always valuable to learn from your peers’ lived experiences.

3 High-level KPIs for product managers to track

Mind the Product

Defining your metrics and KPIs isn’t easy. Start with these three, and use the insights you gather to identify more specific ones. [.] Read more » The post 3 High-level KPIs for product managers to track appeared first on Mind the Product.

The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

Big Changes at the Product Bistro!

The Product Bistro

The Product Bistro is undergoing a massive evolution. It started during a 6 month hiatus in employment, where I took some time to reflect on my career, and to make a run at freelance or piecemeal work.

How to Create a Powerful Customer Journey Map [+Webinar]

280 Group

To learn more in-depth about creating your customer journey map, join our upcoming webinar, Customer Journey Maps – Your Secret Weapon to Driving Product Adoption on Friday, November 12, 2021.

Researchers Say We’re Trapped in a “Cycle of Distraction.” Here’s How to Break Free.

Nir Eyal

Let’s say you’re on a diet. You’ve cut calories and avoided junk food like a champ. But now you’re faced with a powerful adversary: chocolate cake. You somehow muster the strength to resist, but as you exit the kitchen, you can’t stop thinking about the chocolatey goodness you could’ve enjoyed.

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PODCAST on Product Led Growth

Proficientz

Join John Mansour and Paul Heller for an insightful 30-minute podcast on product led growth and making the transition from a direct sales model.

Better Learning, Better Results: A Guide for Product and Project Leaders

Continuous improvement is the differentiator that can drive your team to the next level. Download our 4-step guide to collaborative learning and position your team for success.

[Webinar] Product Lessons from Experts at Disney, Redfin, and T-Mobile

Apptentive

Coffee and PMs are the perfect blend. Get your cup of coffee ready and watch our product management panel discussion in the comfort of your own office or home. You will be hearing from product professionals from leading brands like Disney, Redfin, and T-Mobile.

Why do we lie to ourselves? – Janice Fraser on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

One of the biggest challenges of working in product is figuring out what story we're trying to tell. On this week's podcast, we talked with Janice Fraser about ensuring that the story you're telling is rooted in truth. [.] Read more » The post Why do we lie to ourselves?

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16 extremely useful Chrome extensions for developers

Usersnap

A couple of months ago, we reviewed the new Firefox browser designed for developers. Since then most of our developers kept Google Chrome as their primary browser. Working with Chrome offers access to an immense repository of Chrome extensions and tools which make our daily tasks less of a chore.

The Power of Agile — You Asked, We Answered

280 Group

Last month, we presented the webinar, How Teams and Leaders Can Unleash the Power of Agile. You can view the accompanying blog post as a primer to learn about how to optimize the relationship between these roles.

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Data-Driven Performance Feedback Helps Teams Improve Customer Outcomes

Speaker: Mickey Mantle, Founder and CEO at Wanderful Interactive Storybooks | Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Author, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

In this webinar Mickey Mantle and Ron Lichty will teach you why its important to have data driven performance reviews, the most effective way to use data in performance reviews, and how this data helps to align your employee proficiency with your company goals.

Need Motivation? Make a Price Pact

Nir Eyal

Probably the only research paper I’ll ever call “delicious” is one called, “A Tale of Two Pizzas.” In the study, researchers offered one group of people plain pizzas, plus the option to add ingredients for an additional charge.

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Top 10: Why Salespeople Don’t Use Corporate Positioning Decks

Proficientz

Directly from many salespeople (clients) over the past 20 years, here are the most popular responses (in no particular order) to the question, “Why don’t you use the corporate positioning deck? “ Too much fluff. I would never say those words to a prospect or customer.

Four Key Product Management Lessons from Jessi Alva, Director, Technical Product Management at SAP Concur

Apptentive

Whether you’re new to the product management field or a seasoned professional, it’s always valuable to learn from your peers’ lived experiences.

How to connect strategy with OKRs

Mind the Product

To maximise the effectiveness of OKRs, teams must connect them to their overarching business strategy. Learn how from Nacho Bassino, Director of Product at XING, about ‘Connecting Strategy to OKRs' [.] Read more » The post How to connect strategy with OKRs appeared first on Mind the Product.

Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).

Winning product analytics

Mixpanel

In 2009, when Mixpanel was founded, the world was in a period of uncertainty and still facing the Great Recession. Amid a bleak outlook, companies like Slack, WhatsApp, and Uber were founded and began to lay the groundwork for orchestrating major paradigm shifts.

280 Group Publishes 2nd Edition of its Product Management Skills Benchmark Report

280 Group

Download the Product Management Skills Benchmark Report, 2nd Edition. Based on over 4000 responses, the report provides the most comprehensive view of where product professionals excel – and where they can improve.

The Pinky Promise: Stick To your Goals–Or Lose Some Blood

Nir Eyal

The post The Pinky Promise: Stick To your Goals–Or Lose Some Blood appeared first on Nir and Far. Self Discipline

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