October, 2019

Five Steps to Positioning Your Product

Mind the Product

If building products is hard, positioning your product is harder. No matter what you build and sell, how you position your product dictates what you do. How you prioritize, marketing campaigns, sales strategy, it all changes based on how your product is positioned. So where do you start?

From customer problems to product features: how to use feedback to create a roadmap

Mixpanel

One of the best things I learned at Amazon was that customers are always “beautifully, wonderfully dissatisfied,” and no matter what you give them, they’ll tell you why it doesn’t work for them.

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How to Be An Inclusive Leader With Jennifer Brown – Masters of Product Management

Sequent Learning

How an Inclusive Culture Leads to Better Innovation, a Discussion with Jennifer Brown. Meet Guest: Jennifer Brown.

Product Roadmap Prioritisation

Roman Pichler

Before You Start Prioritising …. Before you order the roadmap items, double-check that you have a validated product strategy in place. You should be able to confidently say why users would want to use your product and why it is worthwhile for your company to invest in it.

How Much is that Feature in the Window?

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Roadmaps are about the future, and talking about a roadmap means talking about the future. But how you tailor that conversation depends on who you’re having it with, because your stakeholders’ vision for the future and your customers’ vision are likely two different things. Every audience has their own needs and expectations that you are working to fulfil, and as a product manager, it is up to you to manage these many moving parts. A conversation about creating value is going to vary based on whether or not you’re asking someone to buy your product, or fund it.

Everyone Thinks They’re Managing by Outcomes. Here’s How to Actually Do it.

Product Talk

Last month, I spoke at the Business of Software (BoS) conference in Boston. BoS has been on my short list for a very long time and it did not disappoint. Mark Littlewood , the organizer of the event, does a fantastic job and it shows up in every little detail of the event.

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6 Tips for Product-Led Customer Centricity

ProductPlan

No business can survive without their customers. Too often, organizations get caught up in their own priorities. While the company pursues metrics and objectives without considering the customers’ interests, they may negatively impact the customer experience.

Product management, fast and slow

Inside Intercom

The range of work we do as product managers is so broad that we inevitably end up finding inspiration from all sorts of sources, whether it’s books on business strategy or essays on design.

If You Want to Advance Your Product Career, Think of Yourself as the Product

ProductCraft

There’s a lot of information and research out there about how product people can do their jobs better. But what about when we think beyond the tactical, and consider what our path forward could look like?

Prioritization Shouldn't Be Hard

Melissa Perri

A while ago, I was interviewing a VP of Product candidate for a client. They were on the case study portion of the interview, where they had to prioritize major initiatives for the company.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How to create personas using Dungeons and Dragons

Userzoom

You’ll likely know all about creating user personas by now. It’s an essential tool in any UX designer’s kit. Your app or site will likely have thousands of users, so it’s not possible for you to cater to all of their needs.

5 product management frameworks used by billion dollar companies

ProductBoard

Many of today’s most successful companies, like Amazon and Spotify, have reputations for consistently delivering great products. That doesn’t happen by accident. Those companies often have clear frameworks for how they manage and build products.

Doing product discovery as a remote team

The Product Coalition

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How to Increase and Measure Product Engagement

Userpilot

Product engagement is a key factor when it comes to a successful SaaS product. Without engagement, you’ll find it really hard to retain your users, and upsell them onto more premium price plans. In this article, we’re going to teach you everything you need to know about product engagement.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Free Your Product Roadmap and Ditch the Timeline

Mind the Product

The Biggest Problem with Customer Delight Expectations

ProductPlan

Making a sale deserves celebration, but ringing that bell is only the start of the customer journey. Now it’s time for onboarding, collecting feedback, increasing usage, and eventually winning the renewal.

Migrating Customers to New Technology, Products, Platforms

bpma ProductHub

by Davide Cis and Neil Baron – We tackled the subject of migrating customers to new technology, products and platforms (migration henceforth) at our August Product Executive Forum (PEF), where experienced product management and product marketing professionals from the Boston area meet to discuss shared challenges and find innovative solutions.

Making it Official: When to Hire for Product Ops

ProductCraft

While product operations has been around in some shape or form for years, the title itself is currently on the rise. In fact, nearly 5,700 individuals on LinkedIn have “product operations” in their job titles.

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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Make your product sing: The importance of UX writing (and how to do it well!)

ProductBoard

This post originally appeared on the Single Grain blog. If you work in tech, it’s likely that you’ve heard of UX writing: “A UX writer is someone who writes for user experience…[and uses] the words we read or hear when we use a digital product. Their goal is to help and guide the user.”

User Research vs Market Research

UserVoice

The Most Important Skill of the Future is Being ‘Indistractable’

Nir Eyal

The post The Most Important Skill of the Future is Being ‘Indistractable’ appeared first on Nir and Far. Indistractable Relationships

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Mental Health as a Product Person – Let’s Talk

Mind the Product

Today is World Mental Health Day , and as we both struggle with mental health it’s a good opportunity to speak out and reflect on the issue of mental health at work.

Build vs Buy: 10 Hidden Costs of Building Analytics with UI Components

Many teams, as a logical first step, choose to build their own analytics with the help of UI components. But eventually you’ll find that doing it yourself and at scale has hidden costs. Consider these 10 factors when deciding whether you should build analytics features with UI components.

Five Deadly Product Management Career Sins

280 Group

In this article, we’re going to talk about some issues that can stop people from rising quickly in Product Management. I call these the five deadly sins that can kill your career, and it’s based on watching people over the past 30 years in my career.

Product Positioning Tip 7 of 7: Making Product Deficiencies No So Deficient

Proficientz – Product Management University

Remember the last time you bought a car? You bought the car that did the best overall job of meeting your needs. There were other cars that had a better GPS, a faster engine, a nicer interior, etc.

Psychological Safety: A Prerequisite For High Performing Teams

Strategyzer

Can a team of talents who are suspicious of each other solve complex problems together and innovate? The answer is simply, no. Organizational Culture Thought Leadership Strategy

The importance of knowing user intent when conducting behavior analysis

Userzoom

When trying to understand customer behavior on your website, a true intent study can help you uncover your visitors’ intentions. This should help answer questions such as, “Why are they coming to the site?” ” and “What are they trying to do?”

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.