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5 Product Management Hacks for Product Leaders

Mind the Product

As a product leader, you are the product manager for a leadership team, and the tricks you learned in product teams remain valuable, they just need a little tweak. Here, to help you, are five product management tricks and tools for every product leader. Value Proposition.

Of Chickens, Eggs and PMs

The Product Coalition

Here’s a scenario you might be familiar with. Say you’re starting a new role as a PM in a startup company (congrats!). You find that the startup has created a robust product with many different features and capabilities.

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Color Psychology – Brilliant Helping Hand in UX Design


How does color psychology affect users’ attitudes and behaviour? There is a master trick, which can help to build a digital product which works more effectively.

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How Much Does Your Feature Cost?


So you’ve done your market research, interviewed customers, and prototyped your designs. Your go-to-market strategy is in place. Engineering is ready to start development.

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Is your Product successful? Yes/ No/ Don’t know.


If you answered “don’t know”, then right now you’re failing as a Product Manager. But, don’t worry. Firstly: I won’t tell anyone. Secondly: if you don’t know, it’s unlikely anyone else at your company knows.

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What are we really talking about when we say ‘customer empathy?’


This piece originally appeared on Forbes Tech Council. We hear a lot about “customer empathy” these days. Whether it’s in candidate interviews, design discussions or product management meetings, it’s become more critical than ever to prioritize the customer as a core part of company culture. That’s not surprising because as technological advances, frameworks, and APIs continue to trivialize. Source. Ideas

Feel Confident Tying Your Roadmap Back to Revenue


Regardless of your company structure, goal-setting strategy, or philosophical stance, at some point, the work you do on your product needs to map back to revenue. The question is, as a product manager, how exactly do you map product revenue to the roadmap?

The 3 Types of Stakeholders You Work with as a UXR (and How to Win Them Over)

dscout People Nerds

Your stakeholders are different. Here’s how to adjust your approach for each one.


How to Think About Brand as You Scale


A brand is so much more than a logo or a set of colors. Your brand is made up of every interaction that shapes the way people feel about your business. It sets the expectation of who you are, what it’s like to work with you, and the value you provide.

4 Approaches to Data Analytics for Your Application

Selecting the right solution for your embedded analytics is crucial to the success of your application. But with so many solutions and vendors, how do you make this critical selection? Learn about the different approaches to analytics and the pros and cons for each.

This business of UX: 4 ways to prove the value of UX in your company


Demonstrating the value of UX can be tricky. Between anecdotal rationale, startup cost, technical jargon and so on, what's a UX designer to do to convince stakeholders to just embrace the future?

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Measuring Your Product’s Performance With Benchmarks


I recently heard something from Calendly’s product team that made my jaw drop. Their product is being used to schedule millions of meetings per month. Many, many millions. Lots of companies have vanity metrics in the millions.


What are the Secrets to Enabling Sustainable Growth?

Mind the Product

Fewer than 10% of startups survive and grow into large companies and, for every time growth is done right, there are 100 ways it could have been done wrong. Here, I’d like to share the lessons I’ve learned from my years working as a product manager, focused on growth.

Roadmaps are still required in Agile. Here’s how to make them work.


Agile teams often view product roadmaps as an extra step that slows down the agile process. However, if you take a closer look at the Agile Manifesto, you realize that many of the principles are achievable with a product roadmap. Your agile product roadmap simply has to be different than the ones used by organizations that follow waterfall or other product development frameworks. To understand why. Source. Company

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.

What is an IoT Platform? (And How to Choose One)

Daniel Elizalde IoT Blog

An IoT platform is an integral part of any IoT product. It can help you accelerate your time-to-market, minimize risk, reduce development cost, and help you arrive at product-market fit faster. If you’re confused about IoT platforms, believe me, you are not alone.

Four top challenges UX teams face in 2020 and how to solve them


What are the top challenges that UX professionals will face in 2020 and what can we do to solve them? Over the last couple of years we’ve surveyed hundreds of people from some of the biggest companies in the world to discover the current UX landscape in enterprise organizations.

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Can AI Create a Fairer World? By Kriti Sharma

Mind the Product

In this thought-provoking keynote from #mtpcon London, Google Scholar and UN Advisor Kriti Sharma discusses the impact of artificial intelligence on decision making and what we, as product people, should be doing to ensure this decision making is ethical and fair. Key Points.

How to improve conversion rates with user analytics


Mary was only two clicks away from making a purchase. After 30 minutes of browsing on her iPad, she was convinced the new cognac-colored boots would complete her fall wardrobe. It was the style she was looking for: soft Italian leather, an angled block heel — a trendy take on a classic shape.

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!

The Ultimate List of Product Management Resources: Books, Blogs, and More


To truly excel in product management, you need to have a respect for design, an understanding of countless processes, a passion for problem-solving, excellent communication skills—the list goes on and on. That’s a lot to keep up with.

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The Ultimate Guide to User Research Incentives


What to pay user research participants, based on a sample of 25,000+ research sessions


How Accurate Is Your UX Research Data? By Martina Kuvalja

Mind the Product

Martina Kuvalja is a Senior Researcher at the University of Cambridge. In this ProductTank London talk, she explains how you should go about collecting data if you are part of a small team, and how to have meaningful conversations with the research members of your team.

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TEI 256: The right way to manage change that innovation brings – with Barbara Trautlein, PhD

Product Innovation Educators

With Change Intelligence, product managers can influence more powerfully. Everyday innovators see innovation opportunities frequently — making products better, improving processes, creating a new product, and solving problems. The word innovation can be phrased as “in-a-new-way.”

The Product Manager's Guide to Retention

This book walks through multiple aspects of retention, including why it’s so important, how to best measure it, and how to set goals for the different stages of retention. It also provides strategies for improving retention across the customer journey.

Announcing NextBigWhat Meetup: Finding Your Career Path In Product Management


Ever since Product Management has gone from relative obscurity to greater spotlight over the past decade – owing to the rise of tech companies – there has been confusion about the typical Product Manager’s career path.

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5 Things Companies Miss Out While Aiming For a Top-notch Product

The Product Coalition

With a strong desire to deliver a flawless software product faster, companies do their best to introduce a quality assurance function in the project. However, not all of them know how to do it the right way.

Distributed Happiness by Morgan Sowden

Mind the Product

How do you work effectively with remote teams? Morgan Sowden – CTO at Lendinvest and Co-Founder at Paydesk answers this question in his ProductTank London talk. He takes us through: Why you should hire remote team members. Benefits of remote work. What to do once you have a remote team.

The Product Team as a Bespoke Suit for Your Organization


Whether your organization is going through a product management transformation or is currently at a product steady-state, it’s worth taking a deep breath and considering what your company’s ideal product team looks like. They say the suit makes the man or woman.

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.

The Secret Ingredient for a Successful Product Launch


Today is the big day. You and the rest of the product team are launching what is sure to be the next game-changer. You’ve done all the legwork leading up to the release to make it a success, so what could go wrong? Why Aren’t Customers Adopting Our Latest Release?

Create a Conference Proposal the Conference Wants and Accepts, Part 6: Hook Your Reader with a Great Title

Johanna Rothman

You might wonder why I don't start writing a proposal with a title. In my experience, a great title is something I need to ponder and experiment with. I do often start with a placeholder title. When I developed this multitasking talk, I used this title: Stop the madness. End the multitasking.

Beats, Bootstrapping and Life – Mat Clayton on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Mixcloud CTO and co-founder Mat Clayton helped bootstrap his company from humble beginnings in an empty warehouse with no internet connection to more than 15 million active users over a 10-year period, all before they took their first round of funding.