Sat.Mar 21, 2020 - Fri.Mar 27, 2020

10 Steps To Minimize SaaS Churn Through A Downturn


Investor Gavin Baker wrote a terrific blog where he shared his thoughts about recurring revenue. In short, you can’t take it for granted that your recurring revenue will, in fact, recur. 5) There is no such thing as truly "recurring" revenue. Some revenue is just more recurring than others.

From Zero to Hero: How Product Management Can Transform Your IT Department

280 Group

Utilizing the Product Management discipline yields big results. Give me $3M dollars and I’ll build you a million-dollar solution” said, no one ever. Yet, running IT with a cost-center mentality often leads to this kind of thinking.

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Her Product Lab is Giving Women in Product Management the Chance to Shine


Every great idea starts somewhere, and Her Product Lab starts at a dinner party.

How I Moved From Engineering Into Product Management

Mind the Product

What does it take for an engineer to become a product manager? Certainly, there are many ways to achieve this. Here I’ll explain how I did it, and I’ll share my personal experience of the process so that you can know what to expect from this transition.

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 fulfil, 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.

Product Management in Times of Crisis

The Product Coalition

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Scaling the Product and the Team by Rachael Shah

Mind the Product

In this talk from MTP Engage Manchester , Rachael Shah, Delivery Lead at the Co-op , challenges us to think holistically about scaling our products, and that means including our teams in our thinking.

Don’t Let Your Roadmap Become Outdated After Day One


For many product organizations, the end of a quarter means it’s time for roadmap review. Choosing to do this on a quarterly basis helps ensure teams are taking the feedback they hear from customers and applying it to future iterations of their product in a timely and regular manner.

How AI is influencing product management jobs

Product Management Unpacked

According to a Brookings Institution report , “Automation and Artificial Intelligence: How machines are affecting people and places,” roughly 25 percent of U.S. jobs are at a high risk of automation.

10 extremely relatable product management comics

The Product Coalition

We know that times are tough, but when has our job been easy anyway? Here are 10 comics that’ll remind you that work from home isn’t that bad after all. Follow Shipping Tomorrow on Instagram and Twitter for your weekly dose of product management humor.

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.

AMA: How to Excel as a Product Manager in Extraordinary Times

280 Group

Yesterday we enjoyed hosting an Ask Me Anything session on Facebook Live with five of our Product Management expert instructors. In this very serious time, we really wanted to be available to answer questions and help the Product Management community adapt and rise to the challenges we’re all facing.

Being a Successful Product Manager From 5,000 Miles Away

Mind the Product

As a product manager at Split , 5,000 miles away from the rest of her team, Sophie Harpur has learnt a thing or to about successful remote working. As you’ve probably read in all those blog posts and books about product management, the ideal scenario is to have your product manager co-located with engineering, sitting no more than two feet away from the team designer, back-end and front-end.

This Is Not and Cannot Be “Business as Usual”

Johanna Rothman

Many organizations heeded the COVID-19 warnings and sent people home to work as remote teams. The managers want to proceed as if the people can work from home and have “business as usual.” ” They've made these requests to their staff: Work at home, as if you were at the office.

TEI 275: Become a better problem solver by reframing the problem – with Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers can find a new angle on problems and be better problem solvers. Image credit: Gregers Heering. One of the most powerful tools available to product managers and innovators is, wait for it… reframing! We use it in two primary ways. First, to help us solve the right problem.

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.

3 Product Experiments Your SaaS Must Try Now to Reduce Churn


If there’s one thing every SaaS company is worrying about now – it’s churn. Amid the uncertainties of the coronacrisis – a lot of businesses are looking for unnecessary costs to cut.

The Black Mirror Test – Roisi Proven on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

Mind the Product

A couple of things we’re hearing people talk about a lot this week are how they’re adjusting to working in a different way, and how they are adjusting their strategies to deal with the current situation. These are situations that are fraught with the possibility for unintended consequences – something Roisi Proven covered in her great episode (and talk) about the Black Mirror Test.

Five Meeting Tips for Newly-Remote Teams

Johanna Rothman

You probably went from the office to remote so fast, you're still recovering from the whiplash of working from home. I found the biggest change when I started to work remotely was how meetings changed. I've learned these tips over the years. You might find them helpful. Tip 1: Start With Cameras On.

15 Working From Home Memes to Brighten Up Your Day

The Product Coalition

The recent pandemic has forced everyone to work from home regardless of where you are. I hope these meme will lighten up your day! Continue reading on ». startup working-from-home technology funny product-management

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.

5 Best Practices For Crisis Communications During COVID-19


If you’re like me, you probably feel like the world we live in is completely different from what it was even just a few weeks ago. Companies, as well as their employees, are learning to adapt to the new normal of working from home, the economic fallout from the crisis, the business impact to their customers—the list goes on. It’s also clear that no one was 100% prepared for the pace at which this new normal came about.

Stories from the ProductTank Community – Split

Mind the Product

Organiser Andrea Grisogono bursts with pride as she talks about what ProductTank Split in Croatia has done for her and her product community. What is it that motivates you to run ProductTank meetups?

Tips for Managing Customer Experience During Covid-19

AB Tasty

The situation is unprecedented and consumer behavior is shifting rapidly. We share some ideas for managing CX in this challenging context. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as Tips for Managing Customer Experience During Covid-19. Conversion Optimization E-commerce User Experience

How we use Slack at Slack

The Product Coalition

Tamar Yehoshua, Chief Product Officer, Slack A few weeks ago, I reached my one year anniversary at Slack. It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year.

Build vs Buy: 10 Hidden Costs of Building Analytics with UI Components

Many teams, as a logical first step, choose to build their own analytics with the help of UI components. But eventually you’ll find that doing it yourself and at scale has hidden costs. Consider these 10 factors when deciding whether you should build analytics features with UI components.

A simple template for writing usability tasks


How to prepare for a simple usability study. Crafting tasks and scenarios for a usability study is a balancing act between feast and famine.

Ensuring Intercom’s business continuity during uncertain times

Inside Intercom

As the COVID-19 situation continues to impact people, businesses, and communities everywhere, we know it is more important than ever to stay in touch with your customers, and Intercom is committed to helping you stay connected.

To Kill or Persevere: How Do You Score Innovation Projects?


Leaders often struggle with judging and making decisions on innovation projects. When faced with several teams that have been working on new innovative business ideas, leaders find it difficult to choose the ideas to give further investment and the ideas to stop.

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3 things I learned when achieving economies of scale as an entrepreneur.

The Product Coalition

Economies of scale are fundamental for any product or business in any industry. The concept represents the cost and competitive advantages… Continue reading on ». product-management strategy entrepreneurship buisness startup

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.