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How to Break Into Product Management

The Product Coalition

Breaking into Product Management is not easy. The competition is high, and most roles require you to have 2–3 years of experience before… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». career-advice technology product-management product-management-career product-management-skills

Why Product Analytics is the New Standard for Digital Measurement

Amplitude

As a result of the pandemic, we’ve seen the entire world shift to digital everything. This has had a tremendous impact on business, from rethinking budgets to developing new strategies.

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Sky’s Head of Product on up-leveling your product management process

ProductBoard

“Productboard forces us to do the right thing. It forces you down the route of good product management, because It’s making you define your drivers, identify your segments, and all that.”

How To Make Ethical Choices When Developing Software – Common Questions, Answered

Mind the Product

There are some questions about the practice of “ethical product development” that I’m asked all the time from folks actively working on products. For example, how do you define an “ethical” product? Or who should lead ethical product development?

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Old and out-of-date project management principles are still very much in place in countless organizations.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!

Leadership Tip #3: Use No As a Complete Sentence

Johanna Rothman

Have you ever noticed that other people want you to do “more” work? The work has risk—if you say yes to this work, you'll put every other deliverable at risk. What do you say? You can address this request with a simple sentence: No. That's it. It's a complete sentence.

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TEI 322: First Time UX analysis for product managers – with Elizabeth Ferrao

Product Innovation Educators

Four steps for product managers to make an awesome First Time User Experience. This podcast is where product leaders and managers become product masters. That has been our purpose from the beginning, and it is why I’m changing the name of the podcast to Product Masters Now.

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Building Accessible Products – Jonathan Hassell on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Accessibility is one of those things that we all know we should do, but are rarely confident that we’ve done it well. To get over that hump, we talked with Prof Jonathan Hassell about how and when to embed and test for accessibility (or a11y!),

Q2 2021 Writing Workshop to Free Your Inner Writer Open for Registration

Johanna Rothman

Do you want to develop a habit of writing? Or make writing easier? Or write to find and connect with your audience? I teach these principles in Q2 20201: Writing Workshop 1: Free Your Inner Writer. It took me a while to figure out how to organize the workshop so everyone (including me) could succeed.

Product Leaders! Your Product is Your Team.

The Product Coalition

“Without a team, the role of the product leader would not exist. The successful leader is reflected in the success of their team; and… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». teams-and-teamwork product-leaders product-management leadership product-leadership

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.

How to “steal like a designer” and boost creativity

Inside Intercom

Originality is the holy grail of creativity. But does true originality exist in design or is it always influenced by what came before? Let’s be honest: creativity is a nebulous landscape.

The Ethical Challenges of Building Dating Apps

Mind the Product

Dating apps occupy a strange place in our world. We operate within people’s intimate lives and as a product team, we build exceptional expertise on attitudes towards dating, sex and connection. This means we carry great responsibility and are always aware of the decisions we make.

Product Conferences In 2021 You Can’t-Miss

Userpilot

Wondering what the best product conferences of 2021 are? We’ve collected the best events for product folks that you can attend online or in-person. Check them out below in our month-by-month roundup with prices, dates, who attends, format, and what topics are going to be discussed. Table of contents.

The Homer Principle

The Product Coalition

Build products people love with these 6 Homer-inspired axioms Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-management product-design design product user-experience

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.

From Exec Roles to Board Seats — Lessons for the Startup C-Suite from Zendesk, Guru, eBay, & More

First Round Review

Anne Raimondi has led teams at SurveyMonkey, Zendesk, Guru, and eBay, in addition to sitting on the board for Asana, Patreon and Gusto. Here, she shares her most critical leadership lessons for scaling up as an executive, while also diving into her playbook for building impactful boards

Responsible Thinking for Product Managers – Expert Advice and Steps for Success

Mind the Product

So many missed that a profanity filter would prevent the residents of Scunthorpe from creating an AOL account, that the use of sat navs could ruin previously quiet streets for their residents, or that a social network for university students would end up interfering with democracy.

User Personas with Empathy – How to Drive Growth and Improve Product Experience by Better Understanding User Motivations

Userpilot

User personas are often misunderstood and overgeneralized by SaaS businesses, which impacts the product experience of SaaS customers. Jon Gatrell, a Product Management coach with over two decades of experience in product, sales, and marketing roles, tells us how to address this problem. Which User?

3 Things Missing From Your Product Requirements

The Product Coalition

Product requirements are there to help the team understand what you want to build. Whether you write them in detailed documents or share them briefly and verbally with the team, it’s easy to go directly to the bottom line and give clear instructions.

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.

The Art and Science of Removing Features from Your Product

ProductCraft

For many of us, the first couple months of the year pose an opportunity for a fresh start–a time to recalibrate what’s important to us and set our intentions for the next 365 days. So, why not think about our products in the same way? Just as people with the goal to be more organized.

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Making Hard Product Decisions for All the Right Reasons

Mind the Product

As product managers, it’s our job to think responsibly as we design and build products for our users. In this ProductTank Dublin talk, two speakers, Gibson Biddle and Kevin Devine, touch on this topic in different ways.

Introducing: Office Hours

Innovatemap

We believe digital products should be marketable, valuable and useable. We know this because, during the past seven years, we’ve helped 250+ startups and scale-ups build the first version of their product or take their existing products to the next level.

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Building Great Product Teams and Thinking Like Your Users

The Product Coalition

Brent Tworetzky Reveals Lessons Learned as a Product Leader Continue reading on Product Coalition

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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!

Writer’s Block: Don’t Allow Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt into Your Writing

Johanna Rothman

Every so often, someone asks me, “How do you write so much?” ” I don't feel as if I write that much. I have meeting-filled days, just as you do. However, I suspect there's something different about my days: I write for 15 minutes every day.

How To Prioritise Ethical Practice as a Product Manager

Mind the Product

In this Product Ethics panel for Mind the Product members, Martin Eriksson is joined by Cennydd Bowles, Kathy Pham, and Pavani Reddy to discuss ethical product practice. Watch the panel in full!

Growth Hacking with Customer Journey Mapping and AAARRR Funnel

Userpilot

The term “growth hacking” was coined by Sean Ellis in 2010 after he used this strategy to ignite unstoppable growth for Dropbox, LogMeIn, and other successful startups.

Is the Calm App as Calming as it Claims to Be?

The Product Coalition

The health and wellness industry has surpassed the $5 trillion mark. The spending in the wellness category will continue to grow given the rising popularity of the trend among the millennials. Calm was featured as the #1 meditation app in the world and Apple’s app of the year in 2017.

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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.