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18 Product Management Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Apptentive

Product management is a challenging role, no matter what industry you work in. But with great challenges come great opportunities, and most product managers thrive on taking on new tasks and solving difficult problems.

Grocery Product Managers Start To Think Small

The Accidental Product Manager

Product managers start to bet on smaller grocery warehouses Image Credit: BG Montifar. Grocery product managers are starting to face a real problem. More and more of their business is starting to be driven by customers going online and ordering food and then expecting it to show up at their door.

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How to Spot a Product-Led Company

The Product Coalition

As a product manager and consultant who helps organizations become successful technology companies, I’ve learned a lot about what makes… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product-led-company product-leadership product-strategy product-management product-led-growth

How to Escape the Vicious Cycle of Distraction

Nir Eyal

You have time for everything, even if it doesn’t feel that way. People are always saying “there aren’t enough hours in the day” to get stuff done. And yet research suggests that the average working American has four hours of leisure per day.

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How to Reach Peak Performance With the Product Management Organizational Health Checklist

Speaker: Rina Vernovskaya, CEO, 280 Group; and Roger Snyder, VP of Marketing, 280 Group

The degree of maturity of your product management organization can directly drive your ability to satisfy customers and become more profitable. Our Product Management Organizational Health Checklist and on-demand webinar can help.

The Two Keys to Improving Mobile Customer Experience

Apptentive

For many customers, their first interaction with a brand happens on a mobile device, so creating a stand-out mobile customer experience is key. We turn to our phones first in many circumstances, especially when we’re out and about.

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How to align our stakeholders as a Product Manager

Albin Poignot

Aligning stakeholders is a well-known challenge among the Product Manager community. At some point in our careers, we have all struggled with this

B2B Product Manager August 2021

Proficientz

B2B Product Manager August 2021 Issue. If you’ve been through an acquisition, you understand the challenges of merging product teams let alone cultures and processes.

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An Exact Breakdown of How One CEO Spent His First Two Years of Company-Building

First Round Review

Sam Corcos, co-founder & CEO of Levels, tracked exactly how he spent the two years since founding the company for a rare inside look at being a startup leader

A case study – how to end cooperation with a software house or contractor

Mind the Product

So you outsource. If everything is going well and according to the plan and budget, then perfect. But what to do, if not? I have had this case twice now. The company I was working with outsourced a software house and external consultants. The reason for that was valid, pros and cons discussed.

Bridging the Online and Offline: How to Apply Product Thinking to Expanding Your eCommerce Business

Speaker: John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude

In a post-COVID world, online retailers are forced to reevaluate their position and address the challenge of adopting new customer experiences. Even brick and mortar businesses are integrating more digital approaches to CX -- testing out loyalty programs and subscription-based models. Join John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude, for this enlightening discussion on the current state of the ecommerce landscape.

First Principles Thinking?—?If Elon Musk Did Conversion Rate Optimisation

The Product Coalition

Using first-principles thinking to break down your business model into fundamental parts Continue reading on Product Coalition ». product product-development marketing growth conversion-optimization

Create the Right Conditions for your Innovation Team to be Successful

Strategyzer

As part of our “What makes a good innovation coach?” webinar , Aya Caldwell (Executive Director for Digital Product at Novartis) shared with us three areas of focus she's constantly working on with her teams to create the right conditions for innovation success. Innovation Culture

Tristan Handy on the changing face of the data stack

Mixpanel

Tristan Handy is the founder of dbt Labs. In this interview, Tristan gives us his thoughts on the data stack of today and the hopefully improved capability and accessibility of tomorrow’s.

Mastering your product delivery: a guide on workflow management

Mind the Product

Workflow is a managed flow in which your work goes from its inception all the way to its creation. This may sound easy at face value, but there are many moving parts that come in and out of the workflow process and before the workflow is even devised yet, there are many steps that come [.]

How to Scale a Data Literacy Program at Your Organization

Speaker: Megan Brown, Director, Data Literacy at Starbucks; Mariska Veenhof-Bulten, Business Intelligence Lead at bol.com; and Jennifer Wheeler, Director, IT Data and Analytics at Cardinal Health

Join data & analytics leaders from Starbucks, Cardinal Health, and bol.com for a webinar panel discussion on scaling data literacy skills across your organization with a clear strategy, a pragmatic roadmap, and executive buy-in.

3 Tips in Developing a CRO Workflow to Maximize Conversions

The Product Coalition

Conversion rate optimization (CRO) is key to any marketers hoping to improve their website’s performance and marketing campaigns… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». saas cro conversion-optimization workflow

347: What most product managers get wrong about product management – with Grant Hunter

Product Innovation Educators

The truth about product managers’ common misconceptions. Today we are talking about what may sound like fundamentals of product management, but many product managers have misconceptions about these key topics. .

Product Manager, Product Owner, & Project Manager

Albin Poignot

Product roles are pretty new. Many companies are hiring more and more of these roles, and they are often very different from one organization to another. However, there are some common tasks across companies

Resilience as a product manager by Ellie Powers

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank Exeter talk, director of product at Slack, Ellie Powers, provides some insights into what resilience looks like as a product manager in light of the year we’ve experienced since the start of the pandemic.

Assess and Advance Your Organization’s DevSecOps Practices

In this white paper, a DevSecOps maturity model is laid out for technical leaders to use to enable their organizations to stay competitive in the digital economy.

Great Product Managers are Great at Networking

The Product Coalition

In today’s post, I am answering a recent question on Ask Sid — “How does one improve their visibility/ grow their network as a pm. What… Continue reading on Product Coalition ». business networking product-management

Leadership Tip #13: For Innovation, Remove at Least One Policy or Procedure a Week

Johanna Rothman

Some managers wanted to prevent Bad Things from happening in the organization, so they added policies or procedures. Now, these same managers want business agility. However, the policies and procedures increase friction and make it harder to get the Right Things done.

A product is not the product

Sri Vysyaraju

‘Product’ is not just the final product we ship to the customer (the WHAT), but also the way we ship that to the customer (the HOW). It includes, but is not limited to

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Product innovation is on the edge by Dave Dame

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon Digital Americas keynote, Dave Dame, Director of Accessibility at Microsoft, discusses the benefits of prioritising product inclusivity, encouraging cognitive diversity, and redefining the status quo in order to create futureproof products that are usable by all.

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Boost Your IT Success by Making the Move From Project-Driven to Product-Led

According to Gartner, 85% of organizations have adopted, or plan to adopt, a transition from being project-driven to product-led. Learn how to shape and accelerate digital innovation through a fundamental shift to a product-centric organization.

Making Your Users Feel “Warm & Fuzzy” About Your Product

The Product Coalition

Creating Positive User Emotions For Your Products Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash The colleague who always runs late for your meetings annoys you. The neighbour playing his music too loud every night just drives you nuts.

Product Operations – the Chief Enabler of an Outcome Focused Product Organization

Dragonboat

As product-led companies scale, misalignment, lack of visibility, dependency management, and communication overhead challenges rise exponentially. This is precisely why in 2011, PayPal brought on its first product operations professional for its Global Product and Experience organization.

Tips For Kicking Off A New Product (Internally)

ProductCraft

On the way to building a hugely successful company, most startups will need to expand from their initial product-market fit to a portfolio of successful products.

SUNDAY REWIND: How Culture Add Changes the Conversation on Hiring

Mind the Product

If you’re hiring for culture fit, you might want to rethink your approach. That’s the message in this 2019 post from Saielle Montgomery.

How to Operationalize Data From Multiple Sources to Deliver Actionable Insights

Speaker: Speakers from SafeGraph, Facteus, AWS Data Exchange, SimilarWeb, and AtScale

Learn how to blend various datasets together from top data providers in AWS Data Exchange like Safegraph, Facteus, and SimilarWeb with internal data to innovate and make smarter decisions at scale.

How to Give Your Product Managers Negative Feedback (Part 3)

The Product Coalition

Letting people go is never easy. As their managers, we always need to coach our product managers toward their next level. We usually try to help them succeed and both us and them give it our best. But how do you know if it’s time to give up? Here are a few ways to know the answer.

ProductPlan Named Fortune’s Great Places To Work Top 100 Small Businesses in 2021

ProductPlan

On behalf of the ProductPlan team, we are excited and honored to share some exciting news. Along with the honor of getting certified as a Great Place to Work (May 2021—May 2022) , we earned the recognition of Fortune’s 2021 Best (Small or Medium) Workplaces.

Shipping fast and safe: Building a culture of low-risk learning

Inside Intercom

Here at Intercom, we believe in shipping as quickly as possible. . It breathes life into your engineering team, and teams across the company, as customer issues and requests are resolved quickly and efficiently.