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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

A short story about how my team got better and what it taught me Continue reading on ». business leadership self-improvement management teamwork

How to Apply Best Practices from Site Reliability Engineering in Your Organization

Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate,

Modern software organizations build increasingly complex distributed systems with many moving parts. As senior software leaders, we often struggle with noisy alerts, grumbling between Dev and DevOps, slow incident resolution and many other related pain points. It’s hard to figure out what to do with this increasingly difficult problem, yet it’s clearly our responsibility to deliver features and production quality. We are excited to be joined by Liz Fong-Jones, who has a deep understanding of what it takes to implement SRE-type practices in many different kinds of organizations. She brings together a picture and set of practices under the umbrella of Production Excellence that provides a clear and practical plan for senior software leaders.

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

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.

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.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

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).

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.

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.

12 Signs You’re Working in a Feature Factory — 3 Years Later


I pressed Publish on 12 Signs You’re Working in a Feature Factory almost three years ago. Someone asked me recently about my “current thinking” on feature factories, so I took advantage of that prompt and gave it some thought. Here are twelve current thoughts on the feature factory challenge.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your embedded analytics. 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.

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.

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.

Writing Engaging Customer Surveys That Get Responses


Customer surveys are one of the best ways to get qualitative information Surveys allow people to share constructive and positive insights in a place where they can feel comfortable speaking candidly. about how your customers are feeling about your product, services, and other offerings.

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

Many application teams leave embedded analytics to languish until something—an unhappy customer, plummeting revenue, a spike in customer churn—demands change. But by then, it may be too late. In this White Paper, Logi Analytics has identified 5 tell-tale signs your project is moving from “nice to have” to “needed yesterday.". Brought to you by Logi Analytics.