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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?

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.


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Discovery Hand-Offs Kill Momentum: Here’s What to Do Instead

Product Talk

One of the primary benefits of working in a product trio is we reduce the hand-offs between functional roles.

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.


The Practical Guide to Using a Semantic Layer for Data & Analytics

Read about real-life examples and see quantifiable results by leveraging a semantic layer to unlock data for AI & BI at scale.

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.

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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.

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.

Mobile App Or Mobile Web: Key Decision Factors

The Product Coalition

So you’ve decided that mobile is important for your product but now you’re faced with the choice between whether to build a native app, build a mobile web app or make your existing web app more responsive.

From pandemic to pingdemic – Building through uncertainty

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon London+EMEA keynote, Randeep Sidhu, former Director of Product at Babylon Health and the NHS Covid App, describes the challenges of building the UK's NHS Covid app. [.]

Building Product to Enhance Customer Support: The Key to Customer Retention in an E-commerce Business

Speaker: Bhavana Angadi, Senior Product Manager at Hopscotch (Demand & Growth) | Former Product Manager at Bigbasket

Join Bhavana Angadi, Senior Product Manager at Hopscotch, as she details the best way to increase customer retention.

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

Big News: Pramp is Joining Exponent

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Today's economy has become increasingly technology-driven, and Exponent's mission of helping prepare people for jobs in tech is now more important than ever. From day one, we've been excited about building the best platform and community for tech job candidates.

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

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?


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.

Meditate Your Way to Better Product Management


The Meditation Retreat That Transformed My Life (and made me a better Product Manager). For ten days of silence – yes, I attended a silent meditation retreat! – I sat for twelve hours a day, cross-legged with my eyes closed, completely still, and I focused. . I focused deeply.

Aging Fun with Drunk Agile (Video)

Johanna Rothman

Daniel Vacanti and Prateek Singh graciously invited* me to be on an episode of Drunk Agile: Episode 37 Johanna Rothman Part Deux More Bigger Aging. Invited is their term. I sent them an email, politely demanding they discuss aging. Is it possible to politely demand? I tried.

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Appcues Pricing Explained – Should You Choose The Essentials or Growth Plan?


Appcues has 3 main pricing plans: Essentials, Growth and Enterprise. The lowest plan costs exactly the same as Userpilot’s lowest plan ($249 per month paid annually, or $299 paid monthly) but there’s a catch – it doesn’t include the same features!

Leading empowered product teams: AMA with Hope Gurion

Mind the Product

In the AMA session for MTP Leaders, Leadership Coach, Hope Gurion joined our very own Emily Tate, Managing Director at Mind the Product, to discuss how to lead empowered teams and enable best practices such as continuous discovery and autonomous decision making. [.]

Migrating Oracle to PostgreSQL

Considering migrating away from Oracle? Learn why PostgreSQL is the right move.

Previewing a full chapter of The Cold Start Problem — my upcoming book dropping in December

Andrew Chen

Hi readers, In just a few weeks, I will be dropping new book, The Cold Start Problem !! If you haven’t gotten your copy — if you are in the US, here are the relevant links: Amazon · Bookshop (support your local bookstore!).

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How to Build a Strong UX Research Portfolio – with Examples


The 6 key components of a good UX researcher portfolio, according to a user experience career coach. Includes examples of real portfolios

Appcues Onboarding Checklist – Are They Worth The Money? [ + 3 Alternatives]


To get access to Appcues onboarding checklists you will need to pay $10548 upfront (that’s $849/month paid annually). Appcues is a great onboarding and in-app engagement tool for SaaS but it can get pricey. Is Appcues worth the price?

This meeting could have been an email by Agata Bugaj

Mind the Product

If you're in need of some sanity-saving ways to keep cross-functional teams focused and aligned using data, Agata Bugaj, VP of Product at Fullstory is here to help! [.] Read more » The post This meeting could have been an email by Agata Bugaj appeared first on Mind the Product.


The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Strong and Effective Value Proposition

Speaker: Robin Zaragoza, Product Coach and CEO of The Product Refinery

Join Robin Zaragoza, product coach and CEO of The Product Refinery, as she shares tips on how to create a powerful Value Proposition that keeps your customer at the heart of your product development process.

Empathy in UX


“ E mpathy” is linked to many aspects and became a part of our everyday. How does empathy help us when we have to design a product? If we go to the strict definition of empathy we speak of the ability to share the feelings or experiences of another person, imagining that we are in that situation.

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The Difference Between Thought Leadership vs. People Leadership


At times, product professionals fail to realize the similarities and differences between thought leadership vs people leadership. A compelling thought leader most likely started as a people leader, such as a manager or a director.

The Ultimate Guide to Product Experimentation Framework – with Alexandra Ciobotaru from Novorésumé


Do you use data-driven product-led experiments in your company or you’re more into using trial and error to see the outcome of your efforts? If you’re among the second group, then you’re missing a lot.

SUNDAY REWIND: How to write OKRs that don’t suck

Mind the Product

As our OKR focus week draws to a close, we figured that it would be a shame to not look back to MTP Engage Manchester, when Adrian Howard taught us a lesson on writing OKRs that don’t suck. [.]


Data & Analytics Maturity Model Workshop Series

Speaker: Dave Mariani, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, AtScale; Bob Kelly, Director of Education and Enablement, AtScale

Check out this new instructor-led training workshop series to help advance your organization's data & analytics maturity. It includes on-demand video modules and a free assessment tool for prescriptive guidance on how to further improve your capabilities.

To Ask or Not to Ask? How to Design Research for Difficult Questions

dscout People Nerds

Tips for matching the question to the method and identifying which inquiries can’t be researched


DevelopmentCorporate - Untitled Article


Revenue churn is a major challenge for any B2B SaaS product manager. Every month and year customers decide to stop paying for your product. While some of the churn is involuntary (business closed, merger/acquisition, etc.), the majority is voluntary.

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Walkme Product Tours – All You Need to Know + Alternatives


Wondering if WalkMe product tours are worth the hype? It’s hard to argue with WalkMe’s reputation for digital adoption solutions. After all, it’s the onboarding software of choice for 30% of Fortune 500 companies. Impressive? Definitely. But does that mean WalkMe is right for your company?

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