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The 5 P’s of Product Management

Alex Mitchell

It takes an insane amount of hard work and effort to become a Great Product Manager (I’m very much still on the journey myself). And once you get there, it takes more consistent work to stay at the top of your game

Eliminate Busy-Work to Create Engagement

Johanna Rothman

One of my colleagues, Al, private-messaged me. “I'm so much more effective now that we're remote. I get a ton more work done. I'm so much happier. I love where the product is going. How can I do more of this?” ” Al feels productive and engaged. Why does he feel this way?

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The Five Product Movements Model (5PMM)

Brian Nejmeh

Over the past decade, I have worked extensively with many B2B enterprise software companies. My role has principally focused on the individual and collective performance of the product management and the development management functions.

Product Manager’s Secret 2020 Weapon: Remote Workshops

Mind the Product

As product managers we are, at our core, facilitators. It is ultimately up to us to get all interested parties to align and collaborate on building the right thing for our business and making sure we understand our users so it’s the right thing for the market. As such, we spend a lot of our [.].

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

Inspiring Strong Product Leaders: A Conversation with Petra Wille

Product Talk

I first met Petra Wille, a fellow product coach, at Mind the Product and was immediately impressed with her work. While I tend to focus on helping teams, Petra’s work centers around helping product leaders—the people who manage product managers.

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A Practical Guide for Agile Teams (2020)

Tim Herbig

This is my complete guide to Product Discovery in 2020

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Testing Business Ideas, By David Bland

Mind the Product

David Bland, co-author of Testing Business Ideas, spoke about his process in writing his book. True to his craft, he tested the content of his book as it was written. Watch the video to see David’s talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key points.

How to Use Different Funnel Visualizations to Effectively Tell Your Data Analytics Story

Indicative

Here at Indicative, we’re all about making data more accessible and easier to understand. One of our goals is to democratize access to analytics so that everyone at a company can make better situational judgment calls.

The Value of Multiculturalism at Modus

Modus Create

Earlier this year, I found myself looking for the next step in my career. While researching organizations, I was introduced to Modus Create through Fiorella Montero, our People Operations Generalist.

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

Build the B2B Product Manager Organization

Scott Burleson

Congratulations! You’ve been promoted! On your first day as a new B2B exec, your company’s Director of Public Relations wants to chat. Something about a press release. She says you’ll want to address stockholder concerns. To provide hope despite the weak economy and sluggish sales.

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Using Product EQ to Hire the Best Product Managers – Kate Leto on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Product people love to study frameworks, techniques, and approaches that have worked at other companies.

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Fake Product Market Fit: The Signs.

NextBigWhat

You either have a product market fit or you build fake metrics to get there (even unintentionally). But then, how can one be truthful towards PMF and not get into the fakeness of it? Great perspective by Indus. NextBigWhat’s #Threadmill brings you curated Twitter threads on product, life and growth.

Learn to Calculate Your Risk Metrics to Make Data Influenced Decisions

Strategyzer

In our previous blog post, we discussed the need for exploration projects to track four main key performance indicators (KPIs): risk and uncertainty, expected profitability, time spent, and cost.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

How to start a new business when all hell is breaking loose

BrainMates

Who starts a new business during a pandemic? Actually, a lot of people. It’s interesting that some of the world’s most successful brands emerged during times of crisis, including IBM, Disney, GE and more recently, Groupon.

Mindset – Being empowered to manage your stakeholders with Papa Akuffo

Mind the Product

Watch on YouTube | Listen on Soundcloud | Watch on Vimeo | View other Mindset episodes Rosemary King welcomes Papa Akuffo to Mindset. Papa is currently Product Management Lead at Ideo. He previously held senior product roles at Pivotal Labs.

Three Ways to Boost Your Product Engagement Score

ProductCraft

Given the current COVID-driven market changes, keeping an eye on how users are engaging with your product is more crucial than ever.

Brilliant Product Pivots from Lifestyle Apps Based on Changing Mobile Customer Behaviors

Apptentive

In the first half of 2020, iOS and Google Play apps were downloaded 64 billion times, an increase of five percent year-over-year and 10 percent from the second half of 2019. The global pandemic “has changed consumer behavior on mobile forever,” according to App Annie.

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

The art & science of Product Strategy in a crisis, disruption or acceleration

BrainMates

When everything around you is changing, what’s a Product Manager to do? Go back to the basics and do what we do best. In a Q&A a couple of months ago, someone in the (virtual) audience asked if they should be working on their strategy now, or if they should wait until things calmed down again.

Teresa Torres Answers Your Product Discovery Questions

Mind the Product

In the latest Prioritised AMA, we were joined by Teresa Torres who took questions from the audience covering a long list of juicy discovery topics.

The Latest and Greatest in PM Humor

ProductCraft

Welcome to another roundup of the best product management humor on the web. It’s been a while since our last edition, but the jokes these days are too good to pass up. Product managers, have you considered moonlighting as standup comedians? We think you’ve got the chops.

Why You Need To Do More Product Experiments (And How To Do Them Right)

Userpilot

Product experiments help product managers and their users get better results. It’s that simple. You need to be running them. In this blog, we’ll show you WHY and HOW. Source: apptimize.com. Experimentation and A/B testing are bread and butter in marketing, but in product…it gets complicated.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Product Update: August 2020

Indicative

Hello everyone! We’re wishing you good health and high spirits as this season comes to an end. We hope you enjoyed your holidays and we’re at your service as we enter the September business rush.

Sweating the details: Designing improvements to our product navigation

Inside Intercom

We recently shipped a suite of new features to dramatically uplevel Intercom’s support capabilities, including advanced ticketing workflows and richer reporting.

What’s Your Work-From-Home Personality?

ProductCraft

Happy Friday, everyone! We made it. As a treat to help you start the weekend on the right foot, we’re sharing this fun little quiz made by our friends over at Pendo. A lot of companies have been remote since April, and we’ve all struggled with how to make the most of working from home.

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Remote Work Is Changing Tech Salaries In The Era Of Coronavirus

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

High pay, the California dream, and snack bars are just a smattering of images that pop in your head when you think of software builders working for big-name tech companies in California. Twitter, Google, and LinkedIn have created this image of a collaborative, comfortable working environment.

The Connected Journey: Developing your Empathy to Strengthen Strategies for Customer Relations

Speaker: Esther Kieft, Delivery Manager (Group Technology) at Domino's Pizza Enterprises

It is well known that empathy is a key ingredient in creating lovable products, yet not all products offer the best customer experience. From meeting stringent deadlines to insufficient resources being available to carry out customer research, there is a range of reasons why customer empathy could be missing in product development. Join Esther Kieft, as she breaks down using empathy at a distance to evaluate the problems that customers are experiencing during this global health crisis.

How to Adapt Your Digital Product Amidst Many Rapid Changes Brought on by COVID-19

Emerge Insights

The Covid-19 pandemic has wrought many things, one of which is a significant weakening of the traditional “stickiness” of the status quo. As a result, a drastically accelerated rate of change has ensued, creating a challenging environment for digital products.

TSIA STAR Awards for Innovation in Value Creation

TSIA

TSIA is focused on helping our member companies optimize the value propositions of their products and services for customer delight, revenue growth, and business scale.

Product Management 101: Product Engagement

ProductCraft

Are your users actually finding value in your product? Sure, you might be able to say anecdotally whether they are or they aren’t. But as a data-driven PM, you want to be able to quantify product engagement.