Sat.Aug 19, 2017 - Fri.Aug 25, 2017

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.

Innovation is Broken by Janice Fraser

Mind the Product

What is the point of innovation? Why do we focus so much time and effort on digital transformation, agile transformation, and innovation? Simply put it’s because large organisations need to grow – and can’t.

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Podcast: Product Management in Agile Orgs

Melissa Perri

After Mile High Agile, I sat down with Howard Sublett from SolutionsIQ for the Agile Amped Podcast. We talked about how Product Management is missing from many Agile Teams and how they need to think about introducing the right practices and principles. Check out the podcast below. The original link to the podcast is here. podcast

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Product Knowledge: Asset or Liability?

High Octane Product Management

Is product knowledge more of an asset or liability for a product manager? Is product knowledge important in a product management role? Absolutely! The more important question is how much product knowledge is required to be successful? If you’re not a technical product manager, you probably don’t need as much as you think. Consider the following: Product knowledge tells you HOW a product works.

Take training beyond your LMS: technical considerations for extended enterprise

You know the benefits of extended enterprise. But how do execute the plan? Learn more about the technical considerations that can help you create a strategy to manage the delivery and tracking of product training across a variety of systems.

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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.

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 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.

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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Mixing Qualitative & Quantitative Data with Storyboarding

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Qualitative vs. Quantitative is a silly argument. Qualitative data from UXers should not compete against the quantitative data product owners need for their business model. Both are necessary to have a complete understanding of where the desirability of the product meets the viability of the business.

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.

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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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?

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.

Creating the "Right" Product Roadmap With Data

Speaker: Sunil Parekh, Head of Product Management, SimplyInsured

Data can be qualitative or quantitative, and comes from multiple sources: customer interviews, product usage & funnel analytics, company financial performance, and internal stakeholders. How do you use that data to create a product roadmap that is aligned with your organization’s business needs?

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).

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.

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.

Receiving Feedback

Julie Zhou

This was first published on my mailing list The Looking Glass. Every week, I answer a reader’s question.

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions. But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

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.

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

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