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Product backlog keeping you up at night? Throw it away.

UserVoice

What would you say if I told you that your product backlog is hindering your product and engineering teams from building the software your customers actually want?

Why You Might Need a Humor Audit: the Benefits of Laughter

Nir Eyal

The post Why You Might Need a Humor Audit: the Benefits of Laughter appeared first on Nir and Far. Habits

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To Build, Or To Buy? A Modern Product Manager’s Perspective On A Classic Problem

ProductCraft

Engineering time is one of your company’s most valuable resources—and as a product manager, it’s on you to use it wisely.

Wrangling Insights From Your Qualitative Research [+Webinar]

280 Group

To learn about this topic more in-depth, join our upcoming webinar on Thursday, February 18th, 2021: Fueling Your Product Strategy with Qualitative Research.

PROJECT TO PRODUCT: Building the Right Thing in the Right Way

Old and out-of-date project management principles are still very much in place in countless organizations. However, organizations are finding the solution to their problems, and the solution is Product Agility. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

Why There’s No Single “Right” Way to Do Discovery: Part 1

Product Talk

A few months ago, fellow Product Talk coach Hope Gurion and I sat down to discuss why there’s no single right way to do discovery.

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SWOT Analysis | How to Give Your Product Portfolio a Good SWOT

Proficientz

SWOT analysis is far from a new concept, especially for individual products. In B2B though, assessing your product portfolio’s S trengths, W eaknesses, O pportunities and T hreats should be an annual ritual.

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Business Model Disruption: MrBeast vs McDonalds

Strategyzer

2020 has been an incredibly disruptive year for the restaurant industry with losses of over $240B in the US market alone. Supply chains have been cut, the way people consume and order food has been turned upside down by the pandemic.

Shreyas Doshi on choosing, refining, and tracking product metrics 

Mixpanel

Why do smart product teams often build products with mediocre or no impact? Often, the answer is found in the discipline with which a product team measures the product. . Choosing your metrics: metrics categories. When selecting your metrics, you’ll want to consider a few different categories.

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Why You Should Have a Customer-Centric Goal for Product Adoption

Mind the Product

Chances are you’re already measuring your product adoption in one way or another. It may be daily or monthly active users, or something more specific for your type of product.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

TEI 321: How product managers can delight customers – with Chip Bell

Product Innovation Educators

Secrets for working with customers to create products they will love. This podcast is getting a new name to better reflect our objective here—helping product managers become product masters. That new name is Product Masters Now.

AI Gets Useful To Be A Modern Rebellion in Mobile App Development

The Product Coalition

AI Revolt In Mobile Apps Aimed at the next-generation marketing mobility elucidation, new innovations such as Virtual Reality Augmented Reality, IoT, as well as Artificial Intelligence has been covered up.

Decoding Amazon’s Working Backwards Process [Book Review]

NextBigWhat

We all must have heard, read about Amazon’s working backwards principle. But beyond the headline, nothing much has been offered in terms of details. How does Amazon’s working backwards process work?

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Public Service Product Management – Tom Loosemore on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Over the last decade in the public sector, there’s been a global explosion in citizen and resident-centered design and development, with movements in the UK, Estonia, Australia, Canada, USA, and many more strengthening their approaches.

Believe the Hype? Not All Tech Trends Live Up to Their Reputation

Not all tech trends are created equal. Rightpoint, a global experience company, has assembled a list of technologies that simply can’t live up to the hype, some that do and others that are undervalued. This information can help you prioritize investments, reduce spending on overhyped features, and improve your customer experiences.

How to Build an Invention Machine — 6 Lessons That Powered Amazon’s Success

First Round Review

Former Amazon execs Colin Bryar and Bill Carr helped build the "invention machine" that enabled the company to successfully launch everything from AWS to the Kindle. Here, they share granular advice and concrete takeaways for startups looking to alter their own trajectories

Kanban in a Nutshell

The Product Coalition

Four Principles and Six Practices Continue reading on Product Coalition ». agile-methodology workflow improvement kanban agile

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The State of User Research 2021 Report

UserInterviews

The third annual State of User Research report uncovers trends in UXR methods, tools, salaries, and remote work. Includes data from 525 user researchers in 44 countries

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Embracing Change as a Career Advantage by Sara Wood

Mind the Product

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital session, Sara Wood, CEO of Kaluza and ex EVP Product of Farfetch, explained how to use change to your advantage as you progress through your career in Product. Watch the 30-minute session in full, or read on for the highlights.

What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this white paper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

Rev1 spots investment opportunities sooner while cutting research time in half

Roy Madden

Case Study. How a VC firm uses Feedly to keep a finger on the pulse of the startup ecosystem. Since we track market sectors, news about the latest funding rounds, and product launches, we have been able to identify new companies worth looking at through our Feedly Feeds.

20 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started as a Product Manager

The Product Coalition

If I knew these 20 things when I started as a product manager, I wouldn’t have stressed so much, I would’ve focused on the right things… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management learning careers

From “Concept to Cash” – How To Use Value Stream Mapping For Agile Transformation Success

Agile Velocity

Value stream mapping is a common practice in the Agile space because it allows leaders and stakeholders to see where the flow of value delivery is slowing down and exposes opportunities to create better alignment across teams.

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How to Crack the Product Manager Career: Advice From Jackie Bavaro

Mind the Product

In this interactive AMA session for Prioritised members, Jackie Bavaro, author of Cracking the PM Career, shares what she knows about effectively managing your career in product.

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

5 Questions Wall Street Investors Should Ask SaaS CEOs

Gainsight

When public market investors aren’t busy going long or short on GameStop, they are bidding up cloud stocks to all-time highs. There has never been a better time to be a public software company. But in any frothy environment, you can find a mix of cream rising to the top—and dirt along for the ride.

Building Great Product Teams: Brent Tworetzky Reveals Lessons Learned

The Product Coalition

Brent Shares Examples of Six Meaningful Lessons Learned as a Product Leader Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management product-development startup-product product-team product-engineering

Management Learning with the Agile Wire

Johanna Rothman

I had a terrific conversation with the two Jeffs at the Agile Wire. See Modern Management Made Easy with Johanna Rothman for our recording. We touched on many topics in the Modern Management Made Easy books: The system of work. How fast can managers learn?

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5 Reasons Modus Recruits from the Open-Source Community

Modus Create

Employees who exhibit a solid combination of technical expertise, soft management skills, and a willingness to proactively collaborate with other team members can be the ticket to a company’s growth, but that Goldilocks combination can be tough to find, especially now.

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.