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Lean Product Management – Minimizing Wait Times

280 Group

In the previous post on developing a Lean Mindset, we covered flow efficiency and how to apply the principle to get from idea to MVP (minimum viable product) faster. The post ended by mentioning two ways to shorten the time to MVP: Minimizing wait times (i.e., non-value added time) and Improving the productivity of our value-added steps. In this post we’ll focus on the first method, to minimize wait times. Eliminating wait times is one of the easiest ways to.[continue continue reading].

How to Run Product Portfolios at Scale

Mind the Product

In this talk I share my lessons learnt from client engagements with many of the world’s largest organizations. I showcase how I’ve helped enterprises rekindle their capability and culture of experimentation and learning. What are the key aspects to consider? Where should you start?

Creating effective customer feedback loops for product teams

Roadmunk

During one of my daily peruses of the tech Twitter-sphere, I came across a tweet I feel should be plastered on the walls of every single product organization ever. Tight and continuous feedback loops with real customers is common in great products. Stop debating and start validating #Prodmgmt.

How To Fix A Product Management Mistake: Diet Pepsi

The Accidental Product Manager

Pepsi’s product managers screwed up Diet Pepsi, can they fix it? Image Credit: Mike Mozart. I think that we do need to hand it to the Pepsi product managers – at least on paper they did everything that they really should have done.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

Every time an application team gets caught up in the “build vs buy” debate, it stalls projects and delays time to revenue. There is a third option. Partnering with an analytics development platform gives you the freedom to customize a solution without the risks and long-term costs of building your own. Learn when and why it makes sense to build, buy, or take a combined approach to embedded BI.

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How to Manage Product Research in Agile Mode

Craft.io

One of the challenges that kept ailing me in my formative days as an agile product manager was the lack of resources for research. Primarily, lack of time.

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7 Tips for Liberating Actionable Insights

Userzoom

How you can make your next research project more actionable and valuable. We live in a fast-moving world where everyone has questions. Executives, Marketers, Designers, and Product Managers all want to make an informed decision and manage risk intelligently. This is why a lot of companies are investing in User Research. It’s no wonder, then, that the number of research studies on the UserZoom platform are doubling every eighteen months (new Moore’s Law).

How to Break Free of the Feature Factory by John Cutler

Mind the Product

In the closing talk of this year’s MTP Engage Hamburg, John Cutler looks at why his Medium post 12 Signs You Are Working in a Feature Factory touched a nerve for so many people in product development. There’s widespread tension in our industry, John says.

Humanize Your Data

Joe Cotellese

I’ve been playing around a lot with the app Rescue Time , it’s a really cool productivity tool that helps keep your workday focused. I’ve used it for a number of years. Today, I was taking a look at some of my stats and came across this pretty cool statistic.

Build vs. Buy: Implementing the Right Experimentation Solution

Choosing Whether to Build or Buy. To build and deliver products that customers love, product teams at leading enterprises such as Uber, Netflix and Airbnb are focusing on experimentation as a critical business process. These teams are empowered to A/B test each new feature and gain valuable insights before rolling it out widely. After seeing what these companies accomplish with experimentation, you may be considering whether to build your own testing framework, integrate an open source solution, or invest in a commercial experimentation platform like Optimizely Full Stack. Download this whitepaper to discover: The key questions product teams must ask before choosing to build or buy. The most common requirements that enterprise teams have for experimentation. How to avoid key mistakes and plan for success when building an internal system.

TEI 138: The science behind success for product managers – with Eric Barker

Product Innovation Educators

Listen to the Interview for Product Managers and Innovators. Much of the advice we’ve been told about being successful as a product manager and innovator is logical, earnest… and downright wrong. My guest, Eric Barker, explores the science of success.

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Design System in Sketch: Simplify Designer Developer Collaboration

UX Studio

Nowadays designers commonly do not create webpages or app screens, but focus on designing a design system instead. Thanks to Brad Frost, who introduced us to the Atomic Design methodology , we have started to change our workflow in that direction and it is pretty awesome! A design system does much more than serve as a UI kit or a style guide. It contains all the necessary assets, rules, patterns, structures, flows and even the team values.

Your Product Manager Super Power: Not Knowing Everything

Mind the Product

How Much Should I Understand? A friend, who’s recently become a product manager, asked me that recently. She’d inherited a technical product where the engineers already had a view of the direction and deliverables required.

RealtimeBoard integration with Adobe Creative Cloud

RealtimeBoard

New Adobe Creative Cloud Connector Empowers Remote Communication and Collaboration Here at RealtimeBoard we continue to integrate whiteboarding activities into routine workflows of product teams. One of the recent updates on this journey is an integration with Adobe® Creative Cloud™, one of the most popular app collections for UI/UX Designers and other creatives who work […]. The post RealtimeBoard integration with Adobe Creative Cloud appeared first on RealtimeBoard Blog. Updates

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New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

Why do some embedded analytics projects succeed while others fail? We surveyed 500+ application teams embedding analytics to find out which analytics features actually move the needle. Read the 6th annual State of Embedded Analytics Report to discover new best practices.

Conducting market research–and other innovation insights for product managers Aug 25, 2017

Product Innovation Educators

Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. Tips for conducting consumer and market research for new products.

Perfecting the Product Launch

Sequent Learning

The post Perfecting the Product Launch appeared first on Sequent Learning Networks. BLOG PRODUCT MARKETING

User Behavior can Bite you – Lessons From the Product Management Trenches

Mind the Product

I am the founder of Jodi Logik , an online matchmaking startup in India. I started the business in late 2015 to provide a platform for young Indians to create a good impression through their online profile and steer clear of stereotyped profiles plaguing the matchmaking industry in India.

New features for b2b teams

ProductBoard

See which customer companies need which features If you’re a b2b product manager, chances are you’ll sometimes hear that a certain feature is critical for a customer company but won’t know who exactly at the company provided that input.

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Getting Started with Product Experimentation

How Product Development Teams Reduce Guesswork and Innovate Faster. Product development teams are embracing iterative release processes such as agile and continuous delivery to mitigate risk and adapt to evolving customer requirements. This trend is enabling teams to be more productive and increase product quality. But how do you know if you are building the right product or feature? Experimentation can help your team prove whether you are building the right product and eliminate uncertainty and guesswork from your software development process. Download this whitepaper to learn: How experimentation fits in with the agile development process. Best practices for integrating experimentation into your release process. Key considerations when buying an experimentation solution. Ways to optimize performance and ensure security and compliance.

OpenView Labs: Best Practices for Increasing Trial Conversions

Revulytics

You walk into a coffee shop you’ve been coming to for years that is a few steps from your office. As you duck and weave through the crowds and wind your way to the register, you place your order, and then grab a cup of the free new caramel cotton candy carrot latte positioned on the counter as you wait. You take a few sips, and are really just starting to enjoy yourself, when you discover that the cup is leaking.

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Introducing Live Conversation: Real-time human insights for better business decisions

UserTesting

From product managers and marketers to UX designers and researchers, everyone loves the insights gained from live customer interviews. The benefits of conducting live customer interviews include the ability to have dynamic discussions, observe verbal as well as non-verbal cues, … The post Introducing Live Conversation: Real-time human insights for better business decisions appeared first on UserTesting Blog. Product

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Gibson Biddle – Wicked Hard Decisions at Netflix

Mind the Product

Gibson Biddle has worked in product at several entertainment companies, such as Netflix, Mattel, and EA, as well as educational companies such as Chegg and The Learning Company. In his presentation, he discusses “wicked hard” decision-making and how it is a practiced art, and can be very easy with practice. He discusses all of these experiences through the lens of Netflix, where he was the Vice President of Product. A Brief History of Netflix.

New features for b2b teams

ProductBoard

See which customer companies need which features If you’re a b2b product manager, chances are you’ll sometimes hear that a certain feature is critical for a customer company but won’t know who exactly at the company provided that input. Indicate which *company* provided a piece of feedback In productboard, you can now attribute feedback directly to a company, even if you don’t know who. Source. Product

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How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, application owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings.