Sat.Jun 29, 2019 - Fri.Jul 05, 2019

Developing your spidey Product sense

BrainMates

Recently, I’ve interviewed folks from the Australian Army, Navy, and Airforce. These people are taught to sense and react to danger before it occurs. They carry out tasks without having to use all of their senses.

The Three True-North Metrics that Your Product and Business Need

The Product Coalition

Imagine finding yourself in an elevator with your CEO or top investor. After a brief hello she lands the big question on you: “How is the product doing?” You have 30 seconds to answer. A simple “all good” won’t cut it?—?you you need numbers. Your mind runs through your dashboard.

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Shortcuts to superpowers: What an emerging design pattern tells us about disruption

Inside Intercom

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Stop Confusing Habits for Routines: What You Need To Know

Nir Eyal

The post Stop Confusing Habits for Routines: What You Need To Know appeared first on Nir and Far. Habits

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How Much is that Feature in the Window?

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Roadmaps are about the future, and talking about a roadmap means talking about the future. But how you tailor that conversation depends on who you’re having it with, because your stakeholders’ vision for the future and your customers’ vision are likely two different things. Every audience has their own needs and expectations that you are working to fulfil, and as a product manager, it is up to you to manage these many moving parts. A conversation about creating value is going to vary based on whether or not you’re asking someone to buy your product, or fund it.

How new technology is affecting SMBs

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Cayden Whitmond Now more than ever, the future of business is one shaped by fast-paced innovations to technology and the way that work is done.

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Women in Product Management: Linda Andries, SVP Product Management at Measured Progress | AdvancED

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Linda Andries, SVP Product Management at Measured Progress | AdvancED. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to? sign up for our newsletter. How did you get into product management? My path is also my philosophy, which is ‘see a need – fill a need’. Admittedly, I watched the Robots movie with the kids and adopted the phrase because it is such an appropriate theme for innovation.

The Best Product Management Tools and the Problems they Solve

UserVoice

As a product manager, you probably wear a lot of hats. Strategist. Liaison. Analyst. Salesperson. QA…and those are just the ones you wear before lunch. With the litany of responsibilities on your plate, eliminating inefficiencies becomes an(other) important task.

Customer retention is the new conversion

Inside Intercom

The old world SaaS model was basically all about sign up and convert. The new SaaS model is subscription revenue-driven, which begs the question: what is a conversion today? After all, we don’t buy software these days; we subscribe to it.

How I Built an app Without Writing a Line of Code

Mind the Product

Once upon a time, if you wanted to create a new app or website and didn’t know how to code, you had few options: hire an expensive agency, scour the web for a decent freelancer, or learn to code. That meant investing a lot of your time or money, often without knowing if it would all be worth it.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The Six Keys to IoT Product and Company Success

Spice Catalyst

Join us for a live walkthrough of the essential strategies and tactics for building a successful product and IoT business.

Paul Boag on ‘How to Work Collaboratively on the User Experience’ [VIDEO]

Userzoom

We’re proud to present Paul Boag, User Experience Strategist and author of User Experience Revolution, and his talk ‘How to Work Collaboratively on the User Experience’.

Josh Seiden on why product teams should focus on outcomes over output

Inside Intercom

Deciding what your engineers should do next can be a lot like climbing a ladder. On the lowest rung is a problem to be solved. At the top is an impact on the business, a change in the bottom line. But the rungs in between can often be quite flimsy.

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When in Product, do as the Romans do

Mind the Product

The Roman legion was one of the best-run organisations of the ancient world, and outright the most successful military unit for the better part of eight centuries. This in itself makes it interesting for some (like myself) as a topic for study, but understandably it’s not for everyone.

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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.

Our 5 Killer Methods to Serve Customer Needs With UX

UX Studio

UX 100

Product Love Podcast: Hiten Shah, Co-Founder of FYI and Product Habits

ProductCraft

When I asked Hiten Shah what prepared him to be a founder, he answered, “I don’t know any better.” ” Hiten credits his career interest to his father, who encouraged him from a young age to consider entrepreneurship.

More deals, less work: how to unlock new efficiencies with sales automation

Inside Intercom

Operating a sales organization at any scale involves a lot of tedious, repetitive work. Without sales automation, this work can become a black hole for your sales reps’ time.

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Hedging Your Bets – Lucie McLean on the Product Experience

Mind the Product

Lucie McLean started on mobile products before the launch of the iPhone – she once held a phone for an illustration in a BBC article, and as a result, has some of the most famous hands on the internet.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

The Top 10 Metrics a Citrix Administrator Must Monitor in Their Environment

eG Innovations

Citrix application and desktop virtualization technologies are widely used by organizations that are embarking on digital transformation initiatives. The success of these initiatives is closely tied to ensuring a great user experience for end users as they access their virtual apps and desktops.

Painting the Picture of a Product Manager

ProductCraft

12 Product Management Myths

Apptentive

The path to success in product management is not a straight line. PMs have diverse backgrounds, ambiguous responsibilities, and varied definitions of what their role includes.

ProductTank, the Black Mirror Edition by Amie-Rose Long

Mind the Product

Amie-Rose Long is a contract product manager at NBC Universal Media. In this ProductTank London talk she discusses the answers of three product managers to her question: “Give me your horror stories, spare no gory detail.”.

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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.

6 Metrics Marketers Need to Start Tracking Now

Indicative

As customers navigate and interact with your website, they create an opportunity for you to measure and improve your performance with data. As a marketer, you can gain deep user insights from that data to optimize customer conversion, engagement, and retention.

Office 365 Performance Monitoring and Troubleshooting: What Microsoft Can’t, But eG Enterprise Can

eG Innovations

Microsoft Office 365 is the Most Popular Cloud Service Today. A recent analysis by Skyhigh Networks on 27 million employees rated Microsoft Office 365 as the most widely popular enterprise cloud service by user count.

How to Use Micro-Interactions to Improve Website Experience

Usersnap

According to ThinkJar ’s customer strategy research, 86% of consumers are willing to pay more for an upgraded experience. As a product owner, UI/UX designer or a marketer, we are all working to optimize the website experience and bring in more customers. But what defines a good experience?

What Questions Should you ask Your Product Manager Interviewers?

Mind the Product

Smart candidates know they need to prepare thoroughly for their product management interviews. However, most candidates focus their prep exclusively on answering questions and completely overlook the importance of preparing questions to ask their interviewers.

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.