Sat.Feb 08, 2020 - Fri.Feb 14, 2020

Metrics in Agile: How to Effectively Measure Your Transformation Journey

Agile Velocity

Velocity. It is one of the most commonly used, abused, and misused metrics in Agile software development. Teams, their managers, and even their stakeholders often focus on “improving velocity” without considering the entire value delivery system.

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Don’t tell me you miss me: 3 better approaches to user retention

Inside Intercom

It happens every day. A company you bought something from months ago sends you an email with three immortal words: “We Miss You”. These messages feel icky because the sentiment is belated and insincere. Deep down we know that the business doesn’t really miss us.

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Decisions, Debt, and Other Dilemmas by Janna Bastow

Mind the Product

In this keynote from #mtpengage Manchester 2020 , Janna Bastow , co-founder of ProdPad and Mind The Product, discusses how in tech, optimising debt is essential to building the perfect product. Watch the video to see her talk in full.

5 Steps to Breathing Again: A Time Management Method for Busy Product Managers

The Product Coalition

Highlights from my ProductX talk “The 24/7 Product Manager” Image by annca from Pixabay Raise your hand if you are not extremely busy. When you say that to a room of product managers, nothing happens. Nobody raises their hand. This profession is one of the busiest out there.

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.

Product in Practice: Tackling Big Hairy Product Challenges with Continuous Discovery

Product Talk

Hello, Product Talk readers! It’s time for another installment of Product in Practice. In this series, we highlight the impressive work that forward-thinking product teams are doing. Want to check out the other people and companies we’ve featured? Find our other Product in Practice posts here.

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Effects of Separating “New” Work vs “Maintenance” Work

Johanna Rothman

Back when I was a manager, my senior management wanted to separate the “new” work from the “maintenance” work. I suggested that every new line after the first line of code was maintenance. The managers poo-poohed me.

Trailblazing Women in Product Management: Brandye Sweetnam, Director of Product Management at PayPal

280 Group

In honor of International Women’s Day, 280 Group is hosting a panel discussion on how trailblazing women paved their way into Product Management.

Leveraging Software Platforms

Roman Pichler

Be Clear on What a Software Platform Is. Different people have suggested different definitions for the term software platform. Let me briefly share mine: I view such a platform as a collection of software assets that are used by several products, as the following picture illustrates.

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Finding Product Culture Fit

Sachin Rekhi

Product managers most often reach out to me for advice when they are in the midst of contemplating their next role.

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.

The Product People We Want to Be – What We Learned at MTP Engage

Mind the Product

This week (6-7 February), MTP Engage Manchester 2020 saw over 500 product people descend upon the iconic Manchester Central to immerse themselves in two days of product learning.

Behind the Product: Is Costco’s New Pay Fob a Customer Faux Pas?

280 Group

In our “Behind the Product” series, we discuss examples of products or services that highlight a particular product management concept or principle.

Time to scale AAP? Some notes from product perspective.


I look at everything from product perspective and these 2 images say a lot: (image courtesy: Hindustantimes). What do I see? A perfect execution. Results pretty much remain the same as last time. What happened with AAP in the national elections? A perfect disaster. What really happened?

Capitalizing Software During an Agile Transformation

Johanna Rothman

A client wants to know how best to calculate their software capitalization. They had a “standard” approach when they used waterfall. They no longer have all waterfall projects. They've started to use agile approaches. And, the projects don't all look the same.

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Design Thinking for Product Teams: Leverage Human Insight Throughout Development

Product teams must increase their exposure hours with customers—seeing and hearing them. Human insights and the design thinking framework can be applied to your development cycle to help you build better products and experiences for your customers.

Barry O’Reilly: Learning to Unlearn

Mind the Product

#mtpcon Singapore speaker Barry O’Reilly has made it his business to get business leaders to unlearn what they know, and he’ll be taking to the stage in Singapore next month to explain more about how and why leaders need to unlearn past success to succeed in the future.

How to Improve Product Experience and Scale your SaaS


Product experience is fast becoming one of the most important things to consider when it comes to growing your SaaS company. It has a direct impact on how users interact and engage with your company. It affects retention and churn, MRR and CLV. In short, it’s really important.

Large screen phones: a challenge for UX design (and human hands)

Imaginary Cloud - Design

I’m pretty sure my hands are not too small compared to the average human. I went as far as researching that, in a quest to answer the question “Is it me?”. The average length of an adult male’s hand is 7.6 inches (19,3 cm). For females, the average drops to 6.8 inches (17,2 cm).

UX 65’s VP of Marketing Alex Ortiz on embracing the era of automation

Inside Intercom

For many, the very mention of the word “automation” can trigger fears of lost jobs (at best) or an imminent robot takeover (at worst). Thankfully, no such Armageddon is on the horizon.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

In this eBook, we will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

How To Be A Great Manager – Claire Lew on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

We’ve all had that one manager that we’ll do anything to avoid for the rest of our careers – but have you ever stopped to think if you’re that person for someone else?

Another Dose of PM Humor


Our first PM humor post was such a hit back in December that we’ve decided to bring it back as a “Valentine’s Day Eve” treat (we were out of chocolate, sorry). We scoured our bookmarks and the web for all the funniest tweets we’ve seen circulating in tech Twitter.

How to Avoid Product-Speak and Build Products That Resonate

The Product Coalition

Well-meaning creative leaders often confuse knowing people with knowledge about people. Even the best teams slip into data-driven decisions that, while valuable, can make us forget that we build products for people, not numbers.

TEI 268: Why and how product managers can benefit from product communities – with Olga Andrienko

Product Innovation Educators

Communicating with customers through online communities and conferences to help product managers succeed. You need to be using customer communities in your product management work.

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.

Thank you for joining us at MTP Engage Manchester 2020!

Mind the Product

On February 6th and 7th, product people from all around came together to connect, share and learn at MTP Engage Manchester.

Product Love Podcast: Darren Chait, Co-Founder of Hugo


This week on Product Love, I sat down with Darren Chait, the co-founder and chief operating officer of Hugo, a connected meeting notes software. When Darren was a corporate lawyer, he’d have to bill clients for meetings, and it took forever before anything was really resolved.


5 Steps To Test Your Product Ideas

The Product Coalition

When we have ideas, it’s like a piece of Playdoh. Follow these 5 steps to make the right decisions as a Product Manager. Continue reading on ». design ux agile product-management startup

Amazing Whatfix Alternatives to Improve your Onboarding


Whatfix is a popular onboarding platform, but it does have several weaknesses. As a result, we thought we’d tell you about some of the best Whatfix alternatives that you can use to improve your onboarding.

BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.