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Roadmap Poison: What’s Getting in Your Way?


Your product roadmap is one of the most important artifacts for keeping your team aligned with regard to deadlines and priorities. Unfortunately, a number of problems can plague even the most well-organized and maintained roadmap. And these issues tend to sneak up on you and your team, meaning you need to be diligent in keeping. Read more » The post Roadmap Poison: What’s Getting in Your Way? appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo.

When is Your Product Ready to Remove the “Beta” Tag?


Until real users get their hands on your product, you can never be 100% sure it works. That’s why product managers leverage beta testing. It’s such an incredibly important and useful tool in the product development process. Internal tests can’t replicate what happens in the real world.

How to Build a Product That is Value-Focused Over Growth-Focused


We’ve all heard the startup stories filled with staggering growth and impressive exits. But despite the stories you hear, “faster” isn’t always the right answer

Upgrade Your Team

The Product Coalition

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The Product Growth Engine

Speaker: Dave Martin, Founder, Right to Left

How do you create sustainable growth? Do your product and feature releases achieve the desired results? In this talk, Dave Martin, founder at Right To Left, will explore how human bias repeatedly hinders product success and causes teams to miss out on their potential.

Priming and the Science behind Onboarding

Mind the Product

Priming is a powerful psychological tool in influencing consumer decisions and something product managers can use, to great effect, when onboarding new users. In this article, discover how and see examples of effective priming in play.

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Fuel Your Product Management Goals with These 3 Testing Tactics


When it comes to making decisions about your product, data is your best ammunition. Between analytics, surveys, support tickets, and customer testing, there are plenty of opportunities for your product management team to collect information about your customers’ experiences.

How to Retain Users Better with User Experience Journey Mapping


With no-code user onboarding tools , it’s easy to start building onboarding journeys that don’t reflect reality—all in a vain attempt to get new users to activate faster so they don’t churn.

The Secret to a Great Planning Process — Lessons from Airbnb and Eventbrite

First Round Review

Poor planning can spell disaster for companies and sow distrust among teams. Drawing from their careers at Eventbrite and Airbnb, Lenny Rachitsky and Nels Gilbreth break down their "W Framework" to help startup leaders develop plans, earn alignment and execute effective planning cycles every time.

Funnel Analysis: Ultimate Guide for Product Managers

UXCam Bluespace

An optimized conversion funnel analysis is critical for your product’s success. Insights Product Management

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

How I Overcame Imposter Syndrome as a Product Manager


No matter how far into your career you might be, you’re never too old for imposter syndrome to make an appearance. Imposter syndrome is a feeling of inadequacy that persists despite evident success, according to Harvard Business Review.

Product Management for Solutions Instead of Products

Proficientz – Product Management University

If you want to do product management for solutions instead of products, here are five best practices to employ. The moral of the story is that you do everything from the customer’s perspective first if you’re doing product management for solutions. The Playbook: Markets – Instead of analyzing only the horizontal markets for each product, first analyze the vertical markets across all products in your portfolio.

Four Product Phases

The Product Coalition

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Excellent Product Management – How to Transform Your Team [Infographic]

280 Group

The Product Management Skills – Benchmark Report identifies 15 skill sets that individual Product Managers and entire Product Management teams need to be excellent.

The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics

By embedding predictive analytics, you can future-proof your application and give users sophisticated insights. The Definitive Guide to Predictive Analytics has everything you need to get started, including real-world examples, steps to build your models, and solutions to common data challenges.

Sleeping Giants – Nandini Jammi on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Nandini Jammi started out in product marketing and growth, but after the US elections in 2016 her career took an unexpected turn when she joined Sleeping Giants, an organisation that aims to make bigotry and sexism less profitable.

Product Positioning: Overcoming Seven Obstacles to a Great Value Story

Proficientz – Product Management University

Here’s an example of product positioning at its finest. If you’re a car enthusiast, go read the marketing copy for your dream car. The product marketers do a masterful job of getting you to envision exactly how awesome you’d look and feel behind the wheel of that car.

How to Organize Information Technology (IT) & Digitization Roles

Spice Catalyst

Digital teams are responsible for developing, testing, and implementing a strategy to reach and engage target audiences through digital channels like web, mobile, and social.

How to have impact as a product designer

Inside Intercom

A lot of the books, articles and discourse around product design focuses on the process of design work (the things designers do) and the output of design work (the things designers deliver).

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

Scaling Matters by Beata Kovacs

Mind the Product

How do we take a product or team to the next stage? In her ProductTank London talk, Beata Kovacs, Product Director at GSK , takes us through her framework for scaling a startup and the strategic areas that need to be addressed, including: Goals and priorities. Skills and people.

TEI 248: Do these things to make your presentations more effective – with Nils Davis

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can combine influence and storytelling to achieve success. The author of The Secret Product Manager Handbook , Nils Davis, joins us to discuss his tips for better presentations.

Bridging the Gap: 7 Traits of Excellent Product Managers


Achieving alignment across teams and projects is the key to becoming an innovation engine. And it is not an easy thing to do.

Beyond the hype: Practical advice on building a platform

Inside Intercom

? ?. It’s hard to find a hotter trend in Silicon Valley than the idea of turning your product into a platform.

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

Basic dashboards used to be enough to thrill end users. But over time, modern capabilities have emerged—and bare-minimum features are no longer cutting it. How have analytics changed? And where do your BI offerings fall short? Find out sophisticated ways to future-proof your application. Brought to you by Logi Analytics.

Using Research in Material Design by Elizabeth Churchill

Mind the Product

At #mtpcon San Francisco, Elizabeth Churchill , Director of UX at Google tells us how research can work in product development to help us make useful and usable interactive experiences. Using a case study from.

How To Help Agile Teams Create Products Customers Actually Want


Nowadays there is no escaping the Agile hype. Large organisations are “becoming Agile” one after the other, fuelled by hopes of higher employee engagement and more efficient product development. Innovation Thought Leadership

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 2019 Revulytics Software Piracy Statistics


Commercial Value of Unlicensed Software in North America and Western Europe. Data from the BSA Global Software Survey 2018 shows significant revenue generation opportunities in regions with strong intellectual property (IP) laws.

5 Ways to Increase Your Website Conversion Rate

The Product Coalition

Websites have become more important than ever for businesses to attract end-users with their services and products. If a website is out of date, not compatible with the latest browsers or devices, it risks losing credibility in this digital environment.

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.

Making the Transition From Corporate to Startup

Mind the Product

By choosing to work in product management, in either a blue-chip/corporate environment, a fast-moving tech house or a startup, do we brand ourselves with the type or size of company we work with? And, if we do, is it then hard to make the transition from one type of business to the other?

How to Prepare for Product Management (PM) Behavioral Interviews

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

In this post, we interview Stephen on how to ace your product management behavioral interview questions. Stephen Cognetta is the co-founder and CEO of Exponent, a tech interview prep company. Previously, he was a product manager at Google.

Building the Future of Digital Technology News with Richard MacManus


Every week, we shine a spotlight on a founder, designer, researcher or leader in product who is building something that will shape our future.