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Why Product Managers Must Learn to say “I Don’t Know”

Mind the Product

As product people one of our most important skills should be the ability to say no. We may have to use it when the stakeholders want to implement certain features or when the developers at our startup try to refactor the MVP code.

The Surprising Benefits of Unconditional Positive Regard

Nir Eyal

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Top 6 Translation Management Tools for Software Builders


As a business, we’re regularly trying new products and tools to help us with our software development. Especially when building customer-centric products, the software text matters. Providing software in our customer’s native language impacts the user experience a lot.

Three Practical Tips for Designing in an Era of Digital Fatigue


Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the Connected blog. Remember the time when you were first connected to the internet? One of the first things I did was to do a search on Yahoo just to see what comes up.

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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.

COVID-19 Resources for Product Managers


There’s a lot of information out there about the COVID-19 crisis, from news and health reports to think pieces and risk assessments. If you’re looking for how this pandemic might impact your role and responsibilities as a PM, you’ll have to sort through a lot of noise.

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Learnings from SaaStr: 7 Things CS Can Learn From Founder Pitch Strategies


For many of us, we are now well past five months in various states of quarantine. Relationships are such a crucial part of sales, and it has become even more difficult without in-person contact.

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Product Managers Start To Deal With The Virtual Assistant Problem

The Accidental Product Manager

Voice controlled devices can’t do a lot of things Image Credit: Photo by Jan Antonin Kolar on Unsplash. So when you walk into the space that you live in, what’s the first thing that you do?

Better (everything) Everyday

The Product Coalition

The One Objective to Establish a Winning Startup and Product Culture Photo by Fab Lentz on Unsplash Last week I had a conversation with a couple of friends about the issues they’ve been facing at their startup.

How do you Help a Business to see the Value of Product?

Mind the Product

In Mind the Product’s state of product management survey last year we noticed a strong theme – umpteen respondents said that their biggest challenge was to get the business to see the value of product.

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.

Can Machine Learning Help Supercharge Your Products? [+Webinar]

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As Product Managers, we’re always looking for new ways to better fulfill our customer’s needs. Various waves of technology have promised to bring new capabilities to our products. Some, like cloud services, and mobile technologies have indeed revolutionized many of our products.

Celebrating the Birth of Product Management With the Industry Leaders of 2020

Product Management Unpacked

Just a few months ago, CMU MS in Product Management Program celebrated a very special day – 05/13/31. It was on this day, 89 years ago that Procter & Gamble promotions executive Neil H. McElroy wrote a memorandum that gave birth to the field of Product Management.

B2B Product Manager Magazine July 2020


The B2B Product Manager July 2020. We hope you’re enjoying your summer. This month we take a closer look at the practices of product management and product marketing and the extent to which our profession is keeping pace with the demands of our markets.

#mtpcon Digital: Day 1 Highlights

Mind the Product

Day one of #mtpcon Digital got off to a flying start today with two incredible keynotes, a selection of awesome breakout sessions, fast-paced networking, a cocktails masterclass, yoga and more! Here’s what went down.

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.

Can Machine Learning Help Supercharge Your Products? [+Webinar]

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As Product Managers, we’re always looking for new ways to better fulfill our customer’s needs. Various waves of technology have promised to bring new capabilities to our products. Some, like cloud services, and mobile technologies have indeed revolutionized many of our products.

Celebrate Failures as Much as The Successes


In most companies, incentives are tied to success (e.g. sales targets, revenue). But this approach does not work for innovation. In order to succeed at innovation, companies need to build a portfolio with a pipeline of projects and accept that most of these will fail before you find one that works.

TEI 291: Marketing timing and trends impact product management – with Jerry Abiog

Product Innovation Educators

What product managers can do when you launch a product at the wrong time. Times change, trends start, and trends die. Remember those friendship bracelets made of rubber brands. They were so popular with students that many schools prohibited them because they became a source of distraction.

#mtpcon Digital: Day 3 Highlights

Mind the Product

Launching a brand new event is never easy, and launching one amidst a pandemic sure comes with some unique challenges but I think I speak for the whole team at Mind the Product when I say – #mtpcon Digital…what a blast!

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.

Phenomenal Product Leaders Must Earn Authority—Build a Plan to Earn Yours [Template]

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No Formal Authority? Product management is a challenging role, and one key challenge is the need for others outside of your direct authority to help you achieve success with your product.

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Google Analytics vs. Customer Analytics: What’s the Difference?


Data is known to be the world’s most valuable resource. But companies struggle to make use of the information they’re collecting. The challenge, according to Deloitte, Duke University, and the American Marketing Association is a lack of alignment between data and decision-making.

My Immigration MVP made me a US and Canadian permanent resident.

The Product Coalition

Building a Minimum Viable Product doesn’t only apply to tech products. If you apply it in life, it can push you to make the best of… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». technology startup immigration canada san-francisco

#mtpcon Digital: Day 2 Highlights

Mind the Product

Having explored the platform yesterday, day two of #mtpcon Digital saw attendees and speakers ready and raring to go from the off. We enjoyed keynotes on hacking our careers and inclusive design plus breakout sessions on everything from accessibility, psychological safety and more!

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.

The Challenges of Building a Community of Experts

Modus Create

In an earlier article , I covered the phases of building a Community of Experts within an organization and what teams setting out to create a CoE could expect at each stage. Another important topic to cover is that creating one, or many, Community of Experts will come with challenges.

PM While Black: Making product management accessible to the Black community

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

In this post, we talk to Kayiita Johnson, product manager at Google Nest and the founder of PM While Black , a site making PM accessible to the Black community. In this Path to PM post, Kayiita and I discuss the challenges the Black community faces in getting into PM and how he is addressing them.

How to turn self-doubt into your #1 product management skill

The Product Coalition

The imposter syndrome is real, but we can use it to our advantage. Continue reading on Product Coalition ». career-development anxiety startup product-management product

Sleeping Giants – Nandini Jammi on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

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.

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!

Apps Like TikTok? Best Alternatives Review- Chingari, Roposo, Mitron, etc.

The Basics of Product Management

TikTok alternatives are booming. There has been a rush to download similar short video apps (Chingari, Trell, Roposo, Moj, etc.). Here are the top reviews. The short video app creation market is getting increasingly crowded with new entrants every day. But, which app has the best product roadmap ?

Modern Management Made Easy Principles—Again

Johanna Rothman

Several weeks ago, I posted my innovation principles , based on Modern Management Made Easy , book 3. I developed them because I was discovering the user journey through the book. I needed a way to link the ideas together.

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How To Turn Customer Needs Into A Product

The Product Coalition

So you’ve spent the past few weeks talking to customers, doing market research and you’ve touched down on a product that solves a real… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». startup design prioritization product-management technology