Sat.Jun 01, 2019 - Fri.Jun 07, 2019

Sticky from the Start: How to Create Products that Stick

ProductPlan

“Stickiness” isn’t always a good thing—but when it comes to products, we generally prefer users stick around and keep using them. Creating a sticky product experience means recurring revenue and more time to win over new customers instead of trying to convince existing ones not to abandon ship.

Should Product Roadmaps Have Dates?

Roman Pichler

What Product Roadmaps Are (in a Nutshell). To start with, let’s briefly recap what a product roadmap is. I view a roadmap as a high-level plan that states specific benefits a product should provide over a certain timeframe, which may range from six to 12 months.

Fast vs. Excellent – The Myth of the MVP (Minimum Viable Product)

Sequent Learning

A while ago, I watched a newscast on the BBC. Two guests were members of a military marching band. A video showed the marching band in full dress, as well as a glimpse of what they did during physical military training. In the interview, they spoke about their military discipline and how the training is reflected both in their excellent work as soldiers, and in how they practice and perfect their music and marching. Discipline and excellence. .

Empowered Product Teams by Marty Cagan

Mind the Product

At this year’s MTP Engage conference in Hamburg I had the pleasure to introduce my personal product management idol Marty Cagan to our audience. He spoke about one of his favourite topics: empowered teams.

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Innovate Faster with Metrics that Matter

Tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovating your products and growing your business. Written by Mixpanel’s Director of Analytics Strategy, Fatih Koca, get the tools, insights, and framework top companies use to define their product metrics.

Product Success Management Issues – Hans-Bernd Kittlaus – Episode – PSMI008

Spice Catalyst

Here is another episode of our podcast series “Product Success Management Issues”.

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Product Management: Dreams, Heartaches and the Great Indian Reality

NextBigWhat

A whole bunch of newbie product managers and wannabe PMs are a victim of content marketing. They’ve imagined a discipline/role that is not practical.

What’s in the DNA of Product People?

Mind the Product

I think there’s nothing better than talking to product people – they are my kind of people. The reason I say this is because product people put their hands up to serve right in the center of organisations where the competing pressures of business, technology, and the customer intersect.

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Product Success Management Issues – Albert Cheng – Episode – PSMI009

Spice Catalyst

Here is the final episode of our podcast series “Product Success Management Issues”. In this episode, we are featuring Albert Cheng, Director of Product at SoFi.

Evolving your Product Management career ladder

Inside Intercom

Product Management is an elusive craft. We all think we know what we’re talking about, but when it comes down to it, the difference between great, good and not quite good enough can be pretty slippery.

Why Conversational AI Is Key to Customer Service in the Customer Experience Era

In today’s hyper-competitive market, every business must become a customer experience-first business. Customer satisfaction has become more important than price or any individual feature. Read the new Tractica white paper to learn how important conversational AI is to your CX strategy.

Three Tools for Data-Driven Product Management

ProductCraft

As a product manager, I deal with three important challenges: Increasing user adoption. Did you know that up to 80% of all features go unused? Part of a product manager’s job is to make sure that users actually adopt the features built for them. Acquiring new users.

Lean, Agile, & Design Thinking by Jeff Gothelf

Mind the Product

Good product development practices are supposed to be built upon alignment and shared understanding, Jeff Gothelf, Author of Sense & Respond tells us at #mtpcon Singapore. But often, organisations end up looking a lot like that painting in the classic scene from the movie Goodfellas : One dog’s going one way, the other dog’s going the other way, and this guy is saying ‘Hey, what do you want from me?’ Joe Pesci, Goodfellas.

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Product Managers Deal With The Challenge Of Cup Holders

The Accidental Product Manager

Can a car ever have too many cup holders? Image Credit: Michael Sheehan. So if you were a product manager who was in charge of an automobile, what do you think that your #1 concern would be? Do you think that your customers would care most about how fast your car could go?

Are Product Managers Becoming Too Technical?

Proficientz – Product Management University

Product managers with technical backgrounds have steadily increased over the years. Is this good or bad for the product management professions? It begs a lot of questions in which a yes or a no answer is entirely appropriate. Here are a few that come to mind.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Soma Ray & Stephanie Agotborde from Booking.com on ‘Making UX Research a Team Sport’

Userzoom

UX researchers, Soma Ray & Stephanie Agotborde, describe how they created the ultimate UX super-team at Booking.com.

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Three Simple Ways to Make Product Prioritisation Easier

Mind the Product

The great thing about technology is that anything is possible. But when anything is possible, how do you decide what to do? And, arguably more importantly, how do you decide what not to do? Every one of my clients struggles with this paradox of choice.

Improve SaaS Feature Adoption With These 3 Quick Wins

Userpilot

Feature adoption is critical to the success of any SaaS product. As a PM, the last thing you want is for your users to completely ignore the features you’ve been slaving over the past few months. But it’s actually even more important than that.

Using CSV files

CardBoard

How to import/export CSV files in CardBoard. CardBoard supports CSV files. CSV files are intended to be CardBoard back up files that you can easily access as you transfer to new communities or accounts. Importing CSV files into CardBoard are for files that have been exported from CardBoard.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

MadKudu’s Liam Boogar-Azoulay on building apps to expand your product’s reach

Inside Intercom

For instance, many teams build apps on Intercom so users can leverage their workflows and services within our live chat Messenger and messages. Just this week, we announced a new group of apps that users can add to the Intercom Inbox to provide faster and deeper customer interactions.

How Netflix Built an Innovative Culture by Gibson Biddle

Mind the Product

A fish swims along, passes another fish and shouts: “How’s the water?” The other fish looks at him and asks: “What the heck is water?”.

Data in the News: A Win for User Privacy, a Setback for Business Analytics and Personalization

Indicative

Cookies have always been included in digital security and privacy debates so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Apple and Google continue to create and reinforce policies for web browser cookies to find the right balance between privacy and business.

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Synchronization Issues in Java Applications

eG Innovations

Why Synchronize Java Threads? Java applications deployed in production must be multi-threaded for scalability. Threads can be used for performing different tasks or they could be executing the same task to service different user requests.

Nine Companies Share 30+ Best Practices for Creating Embedded Analytics Products

In this 4-part series, product and technology leaders share insights for successfully going to market with a data product. Download the eBook now, and find out how you can embed analytics in your solution, from building your business case to designing and launching your product.

When is “Agile Scaling” the Answer?

Johanna Rothman

At the Influential Agile Leader workshop earlier this year, I led a session about scaling and how you might think about it. I introduced the topic and explained that “scaling” might not be the answer.

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Killing Zombies – Lisa Long on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

Ash Williams ( Evil Dead ); Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita and Little Rock ( Zombieland ); Shaun ( Shaun of the Dead ); Alice ( Resident Evil ); Lisa Long ( ProductTank ).

Data in the News: How Big Data Can Make Food Safer to Eat

Indicative

The interconnectivity of tech devices and their capacity to process data continues to improve. In fact, Foreign Affairs Magazine notes that more than 98% of all stored information in the world today is digital.

Why startups are hard — the math of venture capital returns tells the story

Andrew Chen

Dear readers, I’m happy to announce I’ve completed my first year in my new role at a16z, and it’s been a blast!

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!