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How Medline Conducted Nimble Product Research on a Scrappy Budget

dscout People Nerds

Medline needed to find out why their product wasn’t selling. The only problem: A tight budget.

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Why its Important to Give Innovators a Stake in Innovation Success

Strategyzer

To build a portfolio of innovation projects, companies need people that have an entrepreneurial mindset. This is different from the managerial mindset that is needed from people working on your portfolio of existing businesses.

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What Is Good Documentation, Anyway?

ProductCraft

Is anyone reading what you are writing? This is a serious question and one you should be asking yourself regarding documentation. As product people, we act as the keepers of documentation throughout every stage of the product development process.

When A/B Tests Aren’t Enough, By Scott Castle

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Scott Castle (VP & GM at Sisense) shows us how we can use data other than A/B tests and clickstreams to build products with longer, more complex user flows.

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.

Retention Marketing: How to Build a Retention Strategy that Works

Userpilot

You’re leaving cash on the table for your competitors to sweep up if you don’t have a strategy for retention marketing. So, in this blog we’ll show you how to keep your customers happy with a targeted retention strategy. And remember – happy customers are paying customers. Congratulations!

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AGILE OR FRAGILE

The Product Coalition

Is your team Agile or Fragile? designed using: canva.com With the massive increase in the number of products launched in the past decade, a lot of organizations have adopted the AGILE approach as a system of managing their processes.

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Learn Software Engineering Levels to Advance Your Career

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Software engineering levels are the road map that gets you to your career destination. Of course, it’s not all just for you. Levels bring also help employers in the hiring and promotion process.

Scaled Agile – Why? When? How?

Modus Create

Agile at Scale, or Scaled Agile, is all the rage! But, what exactly is it? When and who should implement Scaled Agile? Who shouldn’t? What does success look like? Scaled Agile is a way for organizations with many teams to plan, coordinate, and track work on large initiatives.

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What Is Your Leadership Style

The Product Coalition

Find your leadership style and avoid the fake leadership traps Leadership comes in many shapes and forms, sizes, titles or lack thereof, and has a profound impact on whoever and whatever follows.

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.

One Critical Part of Product Management That Got Lost in Agile Development

Proficientz

Agile is a software development methodology. It’s not a way to do product management. It’s not how you do product marketing or sales. It’s not a way to do strategic planning or run your business. Agile development is a methodology for building software, and it’s a good one! But that’s it!

Patrick Roelof ‘s 10 Essential tips for new Product Managers

Mind the Product

Thanks to his 2019 MTP Engage Hamburg talk, we now know 10 things Patrick Roelof wishes he’d known at the start of his career. Here he helps you to get one step ahead of the game by sharing them, giving you suggestions on how to adjust the way you work and excel in your product management [.].

TEI 292: The essential skills for product manager doers – with Karen Holst

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can break through the barriers that are keeping them from taking action. Product managers are doers. We make change happen. We are mini-CEOs after all, right? Here is the big difference between being a product manager and a CEO; CEOs actually can make change happen.

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Three Ways to Stop Agile Death Marches

Johanna Rothman

Your team says they use Scrum in two-week iterations. And, in order to “finish” everything inside the timebox, you don't do any of these things: Refactor to simplify the code or the tests. Create automated tests.

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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.

One Critical Part of Product Management That Got Lost in Agile Development

Proficientz

Agile is a software development methodology. It’s not a way to do product management. It’s not how you do product marketing or sales. It’s not a way to do strategic planning or run your business. Agile development is a methodology for building software, and it’s a good one! But that’s it!

Thank you for joining us at #mtpcon Digital 2020

Mind the Product

Last week we ran #mtpcon Digital – our 20th conference but also our first that was fully online.

Facts About Objectives

The Product Coalition

What product companies need to know about deploying strategy Continue reading on Product Coalition ». management business startup strategy product-management

The Adjacent User Theory

Andrew Chen

Guest Post by Bangaly Kaba (EIR @ Reforge, Former VP Growth @ Instacart, Instagram). The following was written by Bangaly with contributions by other Reforge EIR’s Elena Verna (Miro, MongoDB, SurveyMonkey) and Fareed Mosavat (Slack, Instacart, Zynga).

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.

Are you willing to pay the price

Ask Benny

What are you willing to sacrifice to get to your vision Many of us have a vision of where we want to get to. I am going to focus on a vision of a product, but I can easily take this into a vision of your career or even your life. The principles are very similar.

Demystifying the Technical Product Manager Role, By Anthony Ilukwe

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Anthony Ilukwe, then Director of Product at PathFactory, shares with us his views and experiences about the role of a Technical Product Manager (TPM).

How Technical Should Product Managers Be?

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

One of the most frequently asked questions from those aspiring to enter the product management field is: how technical do I need to be if I want to be a PM? PMs build and manage technical products. To do so, they interact with software engineers and data scientists on a daily basis.

Streamline your scientific research with PubMed feeds

Roy Madden

Research biomedical literature by following custom PubMed feeds on Feedly. Scientific journals produce overwhelming amounts of information every day. But a small portion of these articles refers to the biomedical information you need to research about.

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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!

Are you willing to pay the price

Ask Benny

What are you willing to sacrifice to get to your vision Many of us have a vision of where we want to get to. I am going to focus on a vision of a product, but I can easily take this into a vision of your career or even your life. The principles are very similar. Most of us when we try to break the vision into steps focus on what are the things we need to do. What are the steps that will help us execute the vision? Sacrifices.

Every Problem is a People Problem by Christian Idiodi

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon Digital 2020 keynote, Christian Idiodi, Partner at SVPG, explains why problems within organisations are people problems, and what leaders can do to tackle them. Watch the video to see his talk in full.

What is Product Analytics?

The Product Coalition

Product Analytics is the term applied to the automated gathering, analysis, and visualization of data. Most people first get their introduction to analytics through the popular Google Analytics, but there is a variety of analytics software specifically for tracking user actions on digital products. It’s not just Product Managers who need to implement product analytics. Anyone involved in software development, from engineers to designers, can use data to make more informed choices.

Product Love Podcast: Ben Taylor, Chief AI Evangelist at DataRobot

ProductCraft

This week on Product Love, I sat down with my good friend, Ben Taylor. Ben is currently the chief AI evangelist at DataRobot, an automated machine learning platform makes it fast and easy to build and deploy accurate predictive models.

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.

Renew Your Reseller Strategy With Customer Success

Gainsight

Companies have continued to brace for the worst during these difficult times. At Gainsight and other SaaS companies, with the challenge of new sales, the emphasis has been on showing value and growing with your existing book of business.

Product Strategy and Skill Development: Learnings from the #mtpcon Session Speakers

Mind the Product

In this first, Breakout Session release from #mtpcon Digital 2020, you can delve into four of the event’s deep-dive sessions focusing on product strategy and skill development.

10 movie quotes for product managers

The Product Coalition

Everyone loves a movie quote and so many of them lend themselves to the day to day life of a product manager. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». productivity product-manager product-management product-owner software-development-firm