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.

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.


The Convergence of Product Analytics & Customer Outcomes During Uncertain Times

Speaker: John Mansour - University President Product Management University

In this webinar, we’ll discuss a true outside-in approach for becoming product-led and how it can help you drive growth, even in uncertain economic times.

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?

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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.

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


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

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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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


7 Winning Lead Generation Strategies to Drive Growth

As B2B companies pivot to keep pace with a quickly changing marketplace, a data-centric approach to lead generation can be the difference between remaining competitive or being left behind. Get real-world examples and inspiration from leading B2B businesses in this whitepaper.

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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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 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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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. [.]

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


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.

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.

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.

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


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.

16 extremely useful Chrome extensions for developers


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.

Feedback Management: A PM's Key for Continuous and Impactful Product Growth

Speaker: Hannah Chaplin - Product Marketing Principal at Pendo & Steve Cheshire - Product Manager at Pendo

Join Hannah Chaplin and Steve Cheshire as they discuss how you can utilize customer feedback to help your business stay competitive in an increasingly challenging global market.

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.

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


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

Winning product analytics


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.

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.

Omnichannel is Multichannel 2.0

Multichannel and omnichannel marketing are not the same. Many organizations are striving for omnichannel, but it can be a daunting journey—unless you have a map. Download your copy of the ultimate omnichannel guide today!

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.

The Best Leaders are Feedback Magnets — Here’s How to Become One

First Round Review

Drawing from her career at PayPal, Intercom, GetYourGuide, and now as founder/CEO of Ascend (an online leadership program that empowers women) Shivani Berry shares her playbook for attracting more feedback

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?


Product Management Accountability

The Product Coalition

How much of a product’s success or failure should product managers be held accountable for? Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product product-management

Scaling Agile With Collaborative Learning

Speaker: Yuval Yeret, Enterprise Agile Coach, AgileSparks; Aryeh Sivan, Senior Director of Engineering, Akamai Technologies; and Yuval Zach, VP Customers, Shamaym

Continuous learning is a new addition to the Scaled Agile Framework. Join us for a panel discussion with Akamai, AgileSparks, and Shamaym sharing successful strategies for scaling Agile and practical takeaways for your team.

Invisible Women as Part of Security Questions

Johanna Rothman

The good news is most sites realize we, the users, need nudges to create strong passwords. The bad news is too many of those nudges reject strong passwords from password managers. (I I use and am happy with 1Password.).

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.

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.