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Increase your Productivity By Testing in Production


As companies start implementing more innovative practices, they are realizing the faults of using an imperfect environment like staging.

Six Must-Dos for Your First Month in a New Product Role


Congratulations on entering the next phase of your product management journey. Whether this is your first PM job or you’ve been in the field for a decade, it’s important to get off to a strong start in your new role.

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Patience – A Leadership Principle

Lead on Purpose

During the last few weeks and months so much has changed for all of us. With the recent pandemic we’ve seen many things change that we heretofore took for granted, things we’d become so accustomed to were transformed within days.

3 Signs That Product Paralysis Is Imminent and How to Avoid It

Proficientz – Product Management University

The initial stages of product paralysis begin the moment your company has its second product. Two products, two markets, two sets of users, two sets of priorities, etc. Enter product management into the equation.

How Much is that Feature in the Window?

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Roadmaps are about the future, and talking about a roadmap means talking about the future. But how you tailor that conversation depends on who you’re having it with, because your stakeholders’ vision for the future and your customers’ vision are likely two different things. Every audience has their own needs and expectations that you are working to fulfill, and as a product manager, it is up to you to manage these many moving parts. A conversation about creating value is going to vary based on whether or not you’re asking someone to buy your product, or fund it.

Daily Stand Ups and Crisis Management

Modus Create

Agile project management has taken over the world and is widespread within most organizations. SCRUM, Kanban, and SAFe frameworks lead the way in making teams and companies add value quicker while reducing traditional risks.

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H.O.M.E: Entertainment – when all the world’s a stage

Inside Intercom

“Home is where the heart is,” as the saying goes. And for now, it’s where you’ll find the office and school and the shops and concerts, too. H.O.M.E.

Your Project Budget Is Definitely Wrong

The Product Coalition

It’s impossible to imagine our lives without budget planning. We have to buy a lot of things, from food to entertainment, and if our expenses aren’t well managed, it’s easy to lose control over them and start spending too much. The same goes for software development.

The “51331 memo” and the origins of product management

Product Management Unpacked

Today is no ordinary Wednesday. It’s May 13th. It was on this day in 1931 that the field of product management was born – its birth marked by an internal memorandum written by Neil H. McElroy, manager of Proctor and Gamble’s Promotion department.

What is Digital Product Management?

280 Group

Indeed: What is Digital Product Management? That’s a question that thousands of Google searches are launched each day to ascertain – a search which returns more than 2.5 billion results in half a second.

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.

Extrinsic Motivation: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

Nir Eyal

The post Extrinsic Motivation: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices appeared first on Nir and Far. Motivation


Stories From the ProductTank Community – Hong Kong

Mind the Product

Organiser Amanda Lam tells us about her ProductTank in Hong Kong, where, despite Product Management still being in its infancy, the community is vibrant and keen to connect – in fact, on occasion, events have to be extended to allow for all the conversations!

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Customer Segmentation for Growth Hacking

Piyanka Jain

Marketers often equate growth hacking with driving user acquisition. Continue reading on The Startup ». data-science machine-learning ai marketing analytics

Are You Iterating Your Product Into Success or Into the Ground?

280 Group

A Common Product Challenge. The class had not yet started, but I was already getting questions about specific challenges the Product Managers at this company were facing. A question from one Product Manager still stands out in my mind. “I

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

How Do We Know if We’re Solving Customer Problems That Matter?

Proficientz – Product Management University

What’s the easiest way to figure out if we’re solving customer problems that matter? Here are three simple things you can do to determine if you’re solving customer problems that matter. Identify Customer Outcomes .

Product Management Salaries Survey – The Results

Mind the Product

We ran a short survey to ask you about salary and salary negotiations. Here we reveal our key findings.

Customer Segmentation for Growth Hacking

Piyanka Jain

Marketers often equate growth hacking with driving user acquisition. Continue reading on Medium ». data-science machine-learning ai marketing analytics

Monolithic vs Microservices from Product Manager Perspective

The Product Coalition

Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash Enterprise Product Managers are a bit different compared to the others. There are certain degree of technical knowledge that you have to know in order to proceed smoothly. One particular issue that I often see is, whether to scale up a product quickly or not.

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.

TEI 282: Do you have an innovator’s mindset to succeed as a product manager? – with Chuck Swoboda

Product Innovation Educators

The beliefs that enable innovation for product managers. Are you an innovator? Not every product manager is, but I think the good ones need to be. Innovation is most frequently described as a process that brings something new into existence, creating value for others, such as customers.

Troubleshooting Agile – Jeffrey Fredrick & Douglas Squirrel on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

One of the tropes we’ve heard again and again is that product people don’t actually build anything. We’re not designers (except when we are) or engineers (unless we can code) or anything actually, y’know, useful.

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Customer Segmentation for Growth Hacking

Piyanka Jain

Customer Segmentation for Growth Hacking (Aryng?—?Unsplash?—?William Unsplash?—?William William Iven) Marketers often equate growth hacking with driving user acquisition. They invest all their effort and money to acquire maximum users with a minimum amount of spend. However, not all users are equal.

What is Product Ops?

The Product Coalition

For such an integral part of product, it’s amazing that nobody seems to know what Product Ops is! As a skill on LinkedIn, Product Operations has grown 80% in the last year. So why is no one really talking about it the way they talk about things like Product-Led Growth ?

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

Rework Online Training Part 3: Design the Webinar Experience

Johanna Rothman

When I think of a training experience, I separate the training into these parts: The content I hope people will learn. This includes setting the context. The various interactions that will illuminate and reinforce the learning. How to wrap the experience so people get the most of it.

Building Consumer-Grade Experiences for the Enterprise By Ciara Peter

Mind the Product

What is enterprise software? Software used to satisfy the needs of an organization via its individual users.

The state of product analytics in 2020, and how to move forward


Sophisticated product teams that are able to merge business needs, user feedback and business objectives—all while proving ROI— are a rare find.

“The Edge Effect”: Lessons on Innovation from Nature

The Product Coalition

Photo by Tanya Nevidoma on Unsplash There’s a natural phenomenon called “ The Edge Effect ”. In ecology terms, it’s where two extremely different environments meet (i.e. desert meets rain forest). These regions all over the world are known to have some of the highest biodiversity ?—?they

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.