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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.


Why its Important to Give Innovators a Stake in Innovation Success


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?


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.

Social Collaborative Management: Harnessing the Power of the Many

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker & Author of The Lazy Project Manager

Social Collaborative Management aims at delivering, at the enterprise level, a common goal for the business while harnessing the performance advantages of a collaborative community. This is a vital paradigm shift that many organisations are trying to understand right now - balancing traditional work and centralised leadership against the value of decentralised teams and trust. But the principles of harnessing collective power, collaboration, and community build an underlying ‘constant change’ capability that is critical in today’s new work environment.

Retention Marketing: How to Build a Retention Strategy that Works


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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The Product Coalition

Is your team Agile or Fragile? designed using: 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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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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The North Star Playbook

Every product needs a North Star. In this guide, we will show you the metrics product managers need to tie product improvements to revenue impact. If you are looking for a more-focused, less-reactive way to work, this guide is for you.

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

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 [.].

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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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 to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

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.

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).

Seeing Around Corners | Rita McGrath | BoS USA 2019

Business of Software Conference

How To Spot Inflection Points Before They Happen | Rita McGrath, Columbia Business School. Rita McGrath is a longtime professor at Columbia Business School and one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth.

A Brief Primer on SaaS Product Metrics


The product management world (and particularly the SaaS product management world) is full of metrics, KPIs, and other numerical measures. In fact, even experienced PMs can struggle to keep them all straight.

The Rise of Embedded Self-Service Analytics

Speaker: Chris Von Simson & Nat Venkataraman

Can your users get the data and analytics they need without leaving your application? Watch this webinar with Chris von Simson of Dresner Advisory Services as he shares why user enablement has emerged as the theme in today’s embedded analytics landscape.

Work From Home: A Blessing Or The Ultimate Productivity Killer?

The Product Coalition

Work-Life Balance | Productivity Hacks | COVID-19 The transformation of work-life in less than a year Covid-19 has taken a toll on everyone’s lives in every single way imaginable. Like starting for a toddler’s already messy school life to an old man’s well maintained daily schedule.

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.

How to Save 40% More Time on Beta


If you’re like 75% of professionals charged with securing real-world insights from beta testing, your time is short. When it comes to beta testing, Centercode is synonymous with saving time.

How to Use Data to Rework Your Product Roadmap


Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the Pendo blog. In life, we make plans and oftentimes the universe has something else in mind. In product management, a similar pattern occurs with the roadmap.

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!

Why Great Products Aren’t Always Successful

The Product Coalition

Having a great product that customers love is important, but is not enough to ensure the product’s success. Here are a few pitfalls to… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-strategy roadmaps productmanagment product-led-growth deepproduct

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.

Renew Your Reseller Strategy With Customer Success


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.